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Carrying water for below 0F.
Philip at sectionhiker.com does a lot of winter hikes in NH and likes these insulators and bottles: http://www.40below.com/products_detail.php?ProductID=18 In the NH White Mtns, which can get t...

In Winter Hiking » Transporting water in cold weather- tips needed.
December 31, 1:39pm

Camel's Hump, VT.
"Assume we camp very close to the summit, since we love sunrises." I think this is against regulations: http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/primitive_guide.htm "Camping above 2500 fee...

In GEAR » Sleep system for Camel's Hump, VT? 4,000ft
December 23, 4:47pm

Amount of down in 0 deg bag
It's comparable to the EMS Mountainlight 0F bag which has 26 oz of downtek 800 down, http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12723074&lmdn=Temperature%20Range&cp=3677338.11326...

In GEAR » Amount of down in 0 deg bag
December 23, 4:12pm

RE: Please evaluate my gear for winter hiking
You will be too cold, possibly dangerously cold. Read up on hypothermia. Sleeping: add another sleeping bag roomy enough to go over your present bag. Add another pad (i.e., 2 pads), it can be...

In GEAR » Please evaluate my gear for winter hiking / backpacking.
December 23, 4:00pm

Layering down equipment?
Konrad and Mike: Yes, I'd say the theoretical rating of layered sleeping bags might be a lot better than the reality. My lost detailed post calculated 30F and 20F bags from Feathered Friends ...

In GEAR » Layering down equipment?
December 17, 6:47pm

Layering down equipment.
I just lost a very detailed post on this :( It's as simple as a+b=c if you use the right units, i.e., clo not temp ratings. See the graph that Richard Nisley posted: http://www.backpackingl...

In GEAR » Layering down equipment?
December 17, 1:00pm

Stretching tight leather boots and plastic double boots.
I've developed a bunion, so I need to use toe spacers (Correct Toes) that make foot wider across the toes. Without this change in foot geometry I get a blister in 2 miles. For summer I've ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stretching tight leather boots and plastic double boots.
December 15, 10:02am

Pack baskets.
Iceaxe, LLBean still sells pack baskets.

In Chaff » BPL and the Post Office are too slow.
December 11, 9:50am

Foot problems.
Travis, it might make sense to see a podiatrist about this problem. Check with local running clubs for recommendations. Altra has a nice very light hiking shoe with a wide toe box, which sad...

In Winter Hiking » GTX socks/trail runner user...not incredibly happy....advice wanted
December 10, 11:40am

Winter backpacking and 2WD cars with chains?
David Olson: "Cut down dump truck chains will get you through snow pushing on the grill." Really? That sounds like fun, except that it'd probably destroy the front of my car's ...

In GEAR » Winter backpacking and 2WD cars with chains?
December 10, 10:49am

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