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sleeping in the extremes
I’m going to be winter camping this coming January in potentially -30F weather. It may or may not get that cold but I need to be prepared for it. After a lot of backyard testing I’ve found that...

In Winter Hiking » sleeping in the extremes
December 16, 10:57am

Re: Food Dehydrator
From my experience: -Look for a thermostat. Meats, fruits and veggies all need different temperatures. The ones without a thermostat tend to run hot enough to dry jerky but will burn more delicat...

In GEAR » Food Dehydrator
September 14, 12:11am

Re: Silnylon mitts
I made a pair of silnylon VBL a couple of years ago. I can't honestly say I'd recommend them. You need to have a base layer inside the mitts for the VB to work and I found the mitts were ju...

In GEAR » Silnylon mitts
August 26, 10:14am

Re: Keen Targhee II Mid - eVent v KeenDry
I've talked to the Keen rep for Canada and he said the same thing about KeenDry. KeenDry has a bit of stretch to it so it works better in a shoe. The Targhee has a tendency to leak near the toe...

In GEAR » Keen Targhee II Mid - eVent v KeenDry
May 28, 9:56pm

Re: How thin can a baffled down quilt be?
I just finished making a quilt with 1" baffles and 1.5" loft. I put the baffles 5" apart and I don't think any closer would have made a difference. In fact if you make the baffle...

In Make Your Own Gear » How thin can a baffled down quilt be?
May 22, 10:58pm

Re: Frogg Toggs
I have both Frogg Toggs and DriDucks. They both work really well. I have a precip too and I like the Frogg Toggs much better. I'd go with the Frogg Toggs. I blew the seat out of the DriDucks th...

In GEAR » Frogg Toggs
May 19, 11:54am

baffles
The baffles are sewn through. My experience has been that unless the loft of the jacket is really high there isn't much point in having true baffles. There certainly wouldn't with the Whitn...

In Make Your Own Gear » Down Jacket
April 28, 4:52pm

Re: Down Jacket
I've made the one from Thru-Hiker and would definitely recommend it. I've made things from my own patterns before and they never turn out as well as something that came with a pattern and i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Down Jacket
April 28, 1:16pm

Re: FS: MSR Hyperflow
You may already know this but you can get a gravity adaptor for the hyperflow. http://cascadedesigns.com/msr/water-treatment-and-hydration/water-treatment-and-hydration-accessories/hyperflow-gra...

In Gear Swap » FS: MSR Hyperflow
April 26, 8:15pm

FS new Marmot PreCip L
I have a brand new, with tags, Marmot PreCip jacket. It is skyline blue and size large. After I got it I got a new waterproof breathable jacket through work and don't need this guy anymore. It&...

In Gear Swap » FS new Marmot PreCip L
March 10, 10:30am

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