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Thanks for the down and dirty analysis. I have been interested in the wraith because Stoic fits me well. But everyone raves about the Houdini. Sounds like the Stoic is comparable in breathabilit...

In GEAR » Windjacket Fabric Showdown
June 21, 11:02am

SIde sleeping
I would look at the wide Enlightened Equipment quilt; great deal. For a bag, I would check out the Montbell bags. The stretch seems to allow a lot of leg gymnastics.

In GEAR » Side sleeper in need of a sleeping bag or quilt suggestions
June 19, 4:45pm

Zion, other southern Utah areas area good in October and very different from your Alps. I did it last October and loved it.

In Pre-Trip Planning » where to hike arround mid october ?
June 19, 4:41pm

Stability is not great, but is workable. I have found it fits on the can pretty well. With a base that small, its just not going to be that stable. I just switched to a zelph Starlyte and beer c...

In GEAR » Best Sideburner for Foster's Can
June 19, 8:40am

Get to see Bassnectar again next month in Louisville @ Forecastle. Also Zion I, A-Trak, etc. Mostly an alternative fan though. I love Animal Collective, Atlas Sound, LCD Soundsystem when I can l...

In Chaff » House and Techno Ultralighters
June 19, 8:08am

Cat can works fine on a foster's pot. I have even found that it's not terribly inefficient when I used a tall close windscreen. The heat transfer rate on the vertical walls is not as bad ...

In GEAR » Best Sideburner for Foster's Can
June 19, 7:56am

Windscreen for a cat stove
If your pot is fairly wide, halfway up the pot should be fine since most of the heat will be dispersed by then to the bottom of the pot. A taller/thinner pot may call for a taller winscreen becaus...

In GEAR » Windscreen for a cat stove
June 14, 9:22am

Down sleeping bag needed
I have the Montbell #3 too. The baffles do feel a little thin but the bag wraps around you well and, in my experience, has kept me pretty warm to around freezing temperatures. I recently got my...

In GEAR » Down sleeping bag needed
June 13, 1:22pm

September AT Section in NC
For a light insulating layer, the Stoic Hadron is light and inexpensive on Department of Goods site. Stoic tends to fit a little slim and have long arms. I have one and really like it.

In Gear Lists » September AT Section in NC
June 13, 8:25am

September AT Section in NC
I would take a hat and possibly a little sunscreen. I would take your lighter quilt and leave your winter one home. I would leave the pack cover home; you have a liner. I would likely carry less...

In Gear Lists » September AT Section in NC
June 12, 7:31am

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