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Re: Best choice among the UL down jackets?
Here is the BPL State of the Market report for ultralight down jackets that talks about many of the jackets mentioned in this thread: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/ult...

In GEAR » Best choice among the UL down jackets?
December 12, 1:00pm

Re: Sierra High Route/JMT Hybrid - August 2013 - A Backcountry Adventure
I enjoyed this very much, thanks. And good job sealing the deal at the end of the trip. :)

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route/JMT Hybrid - August 2013 - A Backcountry Adventure
December 11, 10:56pm

Re: Cookie dough
Cookie dough... that is xxx genius. Why didn't I think of that?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Winter Comfort Food
December 11, 10:53pm

Re:"Light" gear list to shoot for?
Doug, I'm glad you're getting some good feedback. I have a Katabatic quilt and I think it would be a great choice for you. With a dry bag or waterproof pack liner there's almost zero ri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 09, 7:47am

Re: Sleep socks
Most of the time (3 season) I just bring a 2nd pair of my hiking socks to sleep in. Then you can wash and dry one pair per day and always have clean sleeping and hiking socks. For winter use I ...

In GEAR » Best sleep socks?
December 09, 12:14am

Re: "Light" gear list to shoot for?
Doug, You can go quite a bit lighter without making any fundamental changes to how you backpack by replacing some of your existing items with lighter versions. Ultimately however if you still wa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "Light" gear list to shoot for?
December 07, 3:23pm

Re: Winter Quilt with a Trapezoidal Baffled Footbox
Looks great Andy. Though I have to admit I am totally baffled (ba dum dum) by the pics of the footbox in progress. Hopefully you'll get to try it out soon.

In Make Your Own Gear » Winter Quilt with a Trapezoidal Baffled Footbox
December 05, 11:15pm

Re: Man ties legs together, crawls for help
Learning from other accidents is a great way to keep yourself out of trouble. I read Accidents in North American Mountaineering every year when it comes out. That being said, I don't find Eric&...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Man ties legs together, crawls for help
December 05, 11:11pm

Re: Avalanche Safety for Backcountry Travelers
An excellent and timely article. Thanks Kevin.

In Editor's Roundtable » Avalanche Safety for Backcountry Travelers
December 03, 9:49pm

Re: 8# base weight high sierra gear list. critiques?
Looks great to me, it's not that different from what I bring. It looks well thought out. For July/August I would leave the R1 hoody at home. Or maybe switch it out for a warm hat, which I didn&...

In Gear Lists » 8# base weight high sierra gear list. critiques?
December 03, 9:59am

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm