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Re: Re: Re: Hypothermia
Even the site you linked directly to states a healthy adult can survive 2 hours while treading water @ 50 F. That's without a PFD. Thanks for reinforcing my point. Can you get hypothermia in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 28, 12:03pm

Re: Hypothermia
Lots of misconceptions about the onset of hypothermia. For a healthy adult, it can take 30 mins or more for mild symptoms to develop when immersed in ice water (0 C or 32 F). That goes up to 2 hour...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How stupid is it to go into the wilderness without a shelter or survival skills?
May 28, 6:50am

Re: bags
"In my experience, the lower fill quality suffers less loft loss from humidity than the 900+ does" That's more or less fact. To get the higher FP they have to remove more of the na...

In GEAR » Help with sleeping bag choice - WM summerlite/megalite, MB UL SS3, or EMS Mountain Light 35
May 27, 6:45pm

Re: WTB locus gear CP2 flip lock trekking poles
They look quite similar to the REI Carbon PowerLock without the branding and some bits removed (cap on the grip and basket).

In Gear Swap » WTB locus gear CP2 flip lock trekking poles
May 27, 3:06pm

Re: BD Alpine Carbon Cork 2012 vs 2013
I haven't seen the new version, but I know Skurka uses and loves the previous model and they're a bit lighter. That's enough endorsement for me.

In GEAR » BD Alpine Carbon Cork 2012 vs 2013
May 27, 5:13am

Re: FS: Original NeoAir Regular (two)
SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: Original NeoAir Regular (two)
May 26, 6:11pm

Re: not a framesheet
Interesting. I just talked to Mike two days ago about a custom pack and he made no mention of it. I'll never use the capacity of the 4400, so it never made sense for me. I'll also never...

In GEAR » HMG vs. Zimmerbuilt
May 26, 5:51pm

FS: JetBoil Sol Ti
I'm selling a lightly used JetBoil Sol Ti. I've modified it by flipping the neoprene sleeve inside out (less flashy) and removing the (more or less) useless fabric handle. Askin...

In Gear Swap » FS: JetBoil Sol Ti
May 26, 5:11pm

FS: Original NeoAir Regular (two)
I have two regular sized (20x72) NeoAirs. Asking $65 each shipped or $110 shipped for both. Offers welcome.

In Gear Swap » FS: Original NeoAir Regular (two)
May 26, 5:07pm

Re: Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
I did one SUL trip a few years ago (~8 lbs including everything I was wearing). I found that it made no difference in my comfort level while moving, no difference in the amount of mileage I could c...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Any "NEW" SUL Hikers out there?
May 25, 7:09pm

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