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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

Tunnel hoods.
Consider tunnel hoods for cold windy conditions: http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Military-Surplus-Universal-Fit-Extreme-Weather-Hood-/230638738193?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b323db11 Anoth...

In GEAR » Recommend a hat/balaclava
November 27, 1:32pm

RE: Long Trail 2013 Gear List
Bugs: late summer you might get lucky and not have many bugs, but in a bad year mosquitoes can be bad till Sept. This year there were black flies here (N. Central Mass) till Sept, but that'...

In Gear Lists » Long Trail 2013 Gear List
November 25, 11:24am

RE: NH Four Thousand Footer Direttissima
Perhaps you've seen these already: http://sectionhiker.com/hiking-a-white-mountain-direttissima/ http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?18132-The-48-Direttissima-8-31-9-9 It seems like a ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » NH Four Thousand Footer Direttissima
November 12, 3:12pm

Plunge mitts.
Check out the hot tent campers in Canada; they use what they call plunge mitts. When you take the mitts off for some task, they hang by straps so you can immediately plunge your hands back in. http...

In GEAR » down mittens
September 28, 11:10am

Double bag.
If you're just doing this a night or two and don't mind carrying more weight and bulk, you could get a cheap/heavy/bulky/large synthetic sleeping to use as an overbag. This would add proba...

In GEAR » Would I regret using a 32 degree bag in sub zero temps?
September 27, 4:21pm

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