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EMS Ice Down Jacket $80 -- check stores.
This is an excellent deal for a very warm jacket. EMS online has limited sizes, but local stores may have more. The Acton, Mass. store had most sizes in stock as of last wednesday (Jan 23). Cal...

In Gear Deals » EMS Ice Down Jacket (big down parka) for $80
January 30, 12:54pm

RE: Winter Mt. Washington Summit List
Add: Neoprene face mask or tunnel hood for high wind chill: Mittens are warmer than glov...

In Gear Lists » Winter Mt. Washington Summit List
January 24, 9:18am

EMS down parka on sale $120, serious warmth.
EMS has a very nice down parka on sale till Tuesday. I just bought one and it has very nice loft and serious warmth for $120. They are running low and you might have to buy it in a store rather t...

January 21, 8:00pm

NEOS overshoes for snowshoeing.
I also have been using NEOS overshoes with a felt liner and several pairs of wool socks for day hikes in the cold (down to a little below 0F). They are warm, have better traction than my vivobare...

In GEAR » SnowShoe boots?
January 17, 12:05pm

CAMP Magix 10 AND Hillsound Pro crampons $63 free shipping
I have the Camp Magix 10 and they are excellent and it's a very good price. They are intermediate between Kahtoola microspikes and real crampons. They are very similar to the well reviewed H...

In Gear Deals » CAMP Magix 10 crampons $63 free shipping
January 16, 9:00am

RE: Too high of expectations from DAM's?
BPL has an article testing insulated mattresses (probably by Roger C.) The R value of the insulation increases the more you inflate the mattress. This also makes it less comfortable for me, but ...

In GEAR » Too high of expectations from DAM's?
January 13, 1:40pm

Is 600-650 down worth it?
Yes, good quality 600-650 down gear is worth it. The only advantages of the synthetics remain better wet performance and cost. I think in the olden days the down in sleeping bags and clothes t...

In GEAR » Is 600-650 down worth it?
January 04, 12:33pm

New Hampshire Snowshoeing
Views from the top just had a thread about winter hikes for beginners, mostly in the Whites: ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Hampshire Snowshoeing
January 04, 11:30am

Carrying water for below 0F.
Philip at does a lot of winter hikes in NH and likes these insulators and bottles: 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: "Camping above 2500 fee...

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

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