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bothy
I am sure I bring less then I should, but finding that edge is one of the main points of this site. Now that I may often have one of my kids with me, the issues get even more difficult. Since t...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Day Hiking Items: Scenario
October 21, 9:53pm

Microspikes
I have the Microspikes and would recommend them highly.

In GEAR » STABILicers vs MICROspikes
October 20, 8:48pm

down
here is the bpl article I was referring to: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/ultralight_3-season_down_jackets_sotm_2010_part_1.html "As the down is progressively ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Extraordinary Claims - Extraordinary Proofs
October 14, 8:24am

compressing down
Hopefully someone will have the courtesy to let Richard know about this thread, in case he wants to respond. In rereading the BPL article on the issue, you are misstating the conclusion. I don&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Extraordinary Claims - Extraordinary Proofs
October 14, 7:27am

hanes
I wonder what they wore above Camp 4, since they don't appear to have used any of the 3 jackets listed.

In GEAR » aerogel everest field test
October 13, 5:38am

bpl
Given the amount of info avail on the net for free, I don't think it is such an easy call. In years past, much of the content seemed stale so I have lapsed in the past. However, there has bee...

In GEAR » BPL Subscription
October 12, 11:14am

baking
If I understand your idea, the anodized pan would be on the bottom, with water in it, and rocks holding up the baking dish inside. If so, I don't think you need anything heavy or anodized, if ...

In GEAR » Deep Anodized Aluminum Skillet & Lid?
October 11, 5:20pm

baffled
I am confused about baffling. As I read the recent BPL articles on down jackets, based on Richard's research, the clear impression is that loft does not matter nearly as much as quantity of do...

In GEAR » First look at MontBellB Frostline!
October 11, 6:18am

cabela's superlight
Continuing in the hunting and fishing theme, and the search for cheaper options, I emailed Cabela's about their "superlight 750 down jacket" which is $129. They replied back that the...

In GEAR » Found this down jacket
October 05, 2:24pm

winter daypacks
This is one of those situations were almost any pack can work, just some packs are better and more specially suited to carrying snowshoes/snowboards in the winter. To me, the main considerations a...

In GEAR » Snowshoe Daypack
September 29, 9:12pm

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