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Re: Tax advice
I know something about US federal taxes - and Roger's advise is spot on. Work tools and uniforms are fully deductible on the 1040 form. It's not an itemized deduction, so it's not j...

In GEAR » Down bag in SE Alaska?
October 05, 1:24pm

Just ask the other instructors
I'm sure several have tried down vs synthetic in the field in that area. Pretty much everyone agrees that down is about 10-12 degrees warmer for a 20 degree bag rating, and packs into 1/3 o...

In GEAR » Down bag in SE Alaska?
October 05, 1:21pm

Thicker base layer
I find a base layer warmer than a liner. It creates a cozy micro climate. I wear 100 wt fleece long johns and a 200 wt fleece jacket when it's cold. They do double duty as sitting around in cam...

In GEAR » Adding warmth - more clothes vs bag liner
September 24, 8:34pm

Mora clipper
I have several moras that I use for bushcraft tasks including notching branches with a baton so they can be broken off the (down) tree, section info the wood into 2 ft lengths, and splitting one in...

In GEAR » Good lightweight fixed blade knife + sheath, preferably straight + serrated blade
September 24, 8:25pm

Freezing rain clothes
Your system should work. Here's what I use: A light weight base layer and either a 100 or 200 weight fleece during the day. 100 if lots of effort or mid day. 200 (or a second 100) if it'...

In GEAR » how to handle base layers in freezing rain
September 05, 7:10pm

One base layer
And 2 mid weight insulation layers rather than 1 thick one. Wicking base layers are heavy for their warmth, and warm fleecy mid layers are clammy next to your skin. One or both can also supp...

In GEAR » 2 base layers vs 1 thicker layer.
September 03, 8:25pm

CCF on top
Is Very noticeably warmer feeling in the winter on cold ground. Not sure on snow because once I noticed this, I didn't try it the colder way when it snowed :) To see for youself, just lay on...

In GEAR » regular ccf pad under large inflatable pad.
September 03, 8:14pm

Constant Rain
How to pack tent when it's raining: Very carefully :) I grab the apex and lift so the shelter looks like a pyramid. This prevents any of the outside surfaces touching the inside surfaces. T...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 30, 9:14am

50 liters is the smallest size pack most ultra lighters will take on a through hike. 40 is too small for everyone except UL experts with a 5 lb base weight. 60-70 is needed if you are using some c...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 7:51pm

Active side sleeper
I'm an active side sleeper, and I often sleep with one knee forward. I find that if I use a quilt that is 8" wider than the measurement from the floor, around my shoulder, and back to the...

In GEAR » Question for quilt users
July 16, 8:08am

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm