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Re: 24 Hours: Packrafting the Grande Ronde River
Ryan, A question on your feet - would you say your system keep your feet dry, wet but warm, or wet and chilly. If you were planning a much longer trip, say a one to two week trip in conditions ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 24 Hours: Packrafting the Grande Ronde River
October 31, 4:53am

Re: Compact camera pouch for 5N with kit lens?
This is what I came up with for my 5N. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=68884

In Photography » Compact camera bag for 5N with kit lens?
October 30, 2:50am

Re: Re: microweight merino wool vs wind shirt
+1 Stephen. I personally put out a lot of body heat when I hike. WPB Shells are never B enough, so I like to get them off as soon as I can or I sweat buckets. Wind Shirts also work great when u...

In GEAR » Windshirt question
October 29, 1:35am

Re: Windshirt question
Like many have already said, I use the wind shirt over my base layer.  I've only started using one in the last 18 months, but I regret not learning about the benefits of it sooner.  In fact I...

In GEAR » Windshirt question
October 28, 1:58pm

Re: Could that Condensation in Your Bivy be a Leaking Floor?
I would advise you to steer clear of the Ti-Goat bivy.  mine has some issues with the quality of its build.  A zipper across the top is a pain when compared to a side zipper.  Finally it seems ...

In GEAR » Could that Condensation in Your Bivy be a Leaking Floor?
October 28, 1:41pm

4 oz waterproof padded camera bag
Well my ZPACK bag just arrived. I had it made one inch deeper: I then made a padded internal frame out of a foam mat: Added to Zpack bag with my new NEX 5N: Result is a 4 oz w...

In Photography » UL Camera Bag
October 27, 3:50am

Re: Anybody got long-term feedback on the CT Microburst?
While I have not used mine on the trail in excess of 60 days, I have used it to inflate my mats at least 60 times. The only problem that I had with mine was the first time I took it out and tr...

In GEAR » Anybody got long-term feedback on the CT Microburst?
October 26, 6:49am

Re: Drysuit & Feet
Dan, David, Thanks to you both for your ideas. Hopefully Ryan discusses feet options in his article. It will be a little while before I move back to Canada and need a drysuit. By the time I’...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Dry Suits
October 24, 1:26am

Re: Alpacka Dry Suits
I did think about gortex socks, and I do have some sealskinz socks. However, I wonder if they would actually seal, or would you get water wicking up the material outside the sock. I wonder if late...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Dry Suits
October 23, 9:11am

Using latex socks with latex gaskets on a drysuit or paddling pants.
I thought that I might elaborate on what I’m interested in. I understand why Alpacka went with latex ankle gaskets vice attached socks. I was wondering if (in very cold conditions) you could us...

In Packrafting » Alpacka Dry Suits
October 23, 5:02am

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