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Zpacks now has a down hat
New on the website

In GEAR » UL Fall/Winter Hat options
December 07, 4:45pm

Smokies in January
You might get more than ankle deep snow at elevations in the Smokies.

In Winter Hiking » What footwear for exteded winter trip with wet snow (Southeast US)?
December 07, 8:08am

Galaxy S 2
I have this phone. I just switch over from an old iphone. I REALLY like it a lot. Its fast and pretty easy to use. The camera is good. The selling point for me, though, is the screen size. I ...

In GEAR » Samsung Galaxy S2
December 07, 7:53am

I think that's it, Michael. You don't want a large temperature gradient all around a big airmat. It will transfer heat out the sides and top as well. Engineering principles,best as I rememb...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping pad combo - which one on top?
December 04, 10:29am

foam on top
They don't work exactly Lile a series of resistors because of the larger surface area of the airmat. You want the foam on top so the temperature gradient between the air and airmat(with large s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping pad combo - which one on top?
December 03, 12:57pm

Tarps and rain
I have become more damp from condensation in my tarptent than I have yet to get from any blown rain in my 8 x 10 tarp. Maybe I have been lucky.

In GEAR » Tarps
December 02, 3:39pm

I would go tarping with a friend who tarps, if possible. There is a fear of the unknown with tarps. We've been told our whole life that you camp in a tent; it just seems wrong to do otherwise...

In GEAR » Tarps
December 02, 10:45am

Doggie assault
This happened to a friend of mine a few years ago. He had a pretty serious injury to his foot from the shooting. I don't think anyone would make this up unless he shot himself.

In Chaff » Hunter Shot in Butt by His Own Dog with His Own Gun
December 01, 3:43pm

I really like my tarp. I have a twin size tarp from gossamer gear and use it with a polycryo ground sheet only - no bivy. Its a simple set up. It is much lighter than a tent set up and keeps a v...

In GEAR » Tarps
December 01, 9:25am

I would not sleep in those temperatures in just the thermal sheet. I would look into a warmer quilt.

In GEAR » Gear selection for newbie -- going from tropical to arctic.
November 29, 7:53am

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