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where did you stay Seth? I did 40mi of CT section SOBO before my LT trip and stayed at Riga shelter and Sharon Mtn campsite.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help planning beginners New England trip
May 17, 7:46am

Re: Re: Re: Re: my tips
For you sleeping in your clothes might work.. but i think what if it rains and some stuff gets wet. or the temps drop more than you thought. you feel pretty stupid freezing your ass off whe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Noob wants to make a summer quilt!!!
May 17, 6:26am

Re: Re: my tips
well she did say she liked something draped over her.. which i also like so i can appreciate that. sleeping in rain gear.. ugh.. no thanks.. way too humid here for that.

In Make Your Own Gear » Noob wants to make a summer quilt!!!
May 16, 8:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
hehe so true. especially shown when the NOBO's get to NH and get confused when there aren't blazes in wilderness areas and trails actually have names not just the AT. i always sugge...

In On the Web » Thru-Hikers: Specialized outdoors knowledge
May 16, 2:31pm

Re: Re: Synthetic summer quilt
I think 2.5 is plenty.. you can wear your insulation layers, add a hat, etc to beef it up if needed. I used mine on the Long trail in 3 sided shelters in early Aug. temps into the 40s at night...

In Make Your Own Gear » Noob wants to make a summer quilt!!!
May 16, 6:49am

Re: Noise
Doesn't bother me.. so comfortable.. sleep like a dead rock. much less annoying than the thump thump thump of that big brass valve on my old BA air core when i'd roll it up in the AM. o...

In GEAR » NeoAir Noise
May 15, 10:13am

Re: Re: Tents and Rain
holy 4 year bump batman.. some of these tents may not have existed then ;)

In GEAR » Best tent for rain
May 14, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Noob wants to make a summer quilt!!!
I used my 2.5 apex quilt down into the mid 40s with hat, long pants, socks, LS merino 150 and nano puff. I sleep pretty cold too. i used the Sin50 design with M90/M90T(inside). velcro/drawcord...

In Make Your Own Gear » Noob wants to make a summer quilt!!!
May 14, 11:57am

Re: Re: Car Keys
single key attached to the handy clip inside the inner pocket.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Car Keys?
May 12, 7:16pm

Re: To strap or not to strap......
I do not use straps and do not believe that you can use them like XC ski poles since there is no GLIDING involved. it is like pushing the steering wheel in your car.. you are using effort but no...

In Editor's Roundtable » Effectively Using Hiking Poles: The Gas-Brake-Coast Method
May 12, 9:29am

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