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Re: And what about the EN ratings?
It all depends on the person. I can sleep on one side in 20* bag snugged up and comfortable while my gf is on the other side warm in a 30* bag half unzipped. This is where gear shake out hik...

In GEAR » How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
May 22, 4:04pm

Re: Re: LONG TRAIL Unsupported hike 2014. Need to know best pack to use for the weight.
Section hiker was talking about a normal Thru hike with resupply.. i don't think Mariposa can do 45+ pounds unsupported. check the 40lb load pack thread in Gear a few up/down from this th...

In GEAR » LONG TRAIL Unsupported hike 2014. Need to know best pack to use for the weight.
May 22, 8:04am

Re: What's your Summer Sleep System?
White Mountains NH 40-45F M90/2.5 apex MYOG quilt 12oz under 100$ Neoair full length plus Exped air pillow convertible nylon pants, thin sleeping socks, synthetic t shirt or icebreake...

In GEAR » What's your Summer Sleep System?
May 21, 1:14pm

Re: Re: It works!
I use a lot of the same accessory clothes for both.. baselayers, long finger gloves/mitten shells, hats, neck gaiters, arm warmers. i do 100% road rides.. many with groups so having specializ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Same gear for Bikepacking and hiking?
May 20, 7:34pm

Re: CT/MA
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

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