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Re: Camping with infants below freezing?
Oh modern society, how you forget history so easily. Inuit have been doing this for millenia, as have the people of Himalaya and any other cold or mountainous region. Even in an igloo, temps onl...

In GEAR » Camping with infants below freezing?
April 10, 3:31pm

Re: 2011 sizing
I can't comment on the exact size but from what I remember many short torsoed individuals (I think around 18") found that even the M/L was too small. I'm thinking with the light frames...

In GEAR » Osprey Hornet 46
April 10, 3:05pm

Soaps and Alcohols
Watching their videos they do admit some limitations. Apparently soaps and alcohols will cause "neverwet" to fail, however the failure is not permanent so when the soap is rinsed off or t...

In GEAR » Anyone hear when 'Never Wet' is due to hit the market?
April 06, 2:59am

Re: Re: static
Nathan, Eric is most likely referring to himself. He's a rare type that seems to own one of every piece of gear from all the trendy companies yet constantly criticizes himself and his ilk fo...

In GEAR » Hooded insulation cons/pros?
April 06, 2:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Catch
Roger, their product claims both hydrophobia AND oleophobia (well heavy oils at least, not sure if that would include skin oil) which would be pretty dang amazing. That said, Water Repellency (a...

In GEAR » Anyone hear when 'Never Wet' is due to hit the market?
April 06, 2:29am

Mountain Lion Hunting
I still think the issue is this being proposed for mountain lion wounds. For the most part, humans are larger than lions and they don't hunt us. In some rare circumstances, whether small adu...

In GEAR » New mountain lion after bite care device, $65
April 06, 2:23am

Re: footwear for wet, cool canyon hiking
I second the NRS Hydroskins. I usually use them with a thin synthetic liner (wrightsocks) for all day slogging through river bottoms with water temps in the 50s. My feet get wet (pretty much unavoi...

In GEAR » footwear for wet, cool canyon hiking
April 04, 2:12pm

Re: First Ascent Katabatic Tent
Thanks, I figured it out too. For some reason it seemed like the fly was rotated 90 degrees from the inner. If you look at slide 7 on the link in the OP the way the diagram is drawn is a bit wei...

In GEAR » First Ascent Katabatic Tent
April 02, 9:30pm

Strange, but it looks like the vestibule does not have any doorway access. Since it's a "double d" door it seems the doors are on the side and based off their diagrams this puts the s...

In GEAR » First Ascent Katabatic Tent
April 02, 7:17pm

Re: Re: Smartwool
Gah, I dislike when they have hooded product photos/videos with a model and NEVER show the hood actually on. I don't know about you guys but I tend to buy hoodies for, well, the hood (or some p...

In Gear Deals » end-of-season
April 02, 11:53am

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