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Tunnel hoods.
Consider tunnel hoods for cold windy conditions: http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Military-Surplus-Universal-Fit-Extreme-Weather-Hood-/230638738193?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b323db11 Anoth...

In GEAR » Recommend a hat/balaclava
November 27, 1:32pm

RE: Long Trail 2013 Gear List
Bugs: late summer you might get lucky and not have many bugs, but in a bad year mosquitoes can be bad till Sept. This year there were black flies here (N. Central Mass) till Sept, but that'...

In Gear Lists » Long Trail 2013 Gear List
November 25, 11:24am

RE: NH Four Thousand Footer Direttissima
Perhaps you've seen these already: http://sectionhiker.com/hiking-a-white-mountain-direttissima/ http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?18132-The-48-Direttissima-8-31-9-9 It seems like a ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » NH Four Thousand Footer Direttissima
November 12, 3:12pm

Plunge mitts.
Check out the hot tent campers in Canada; they use what they call plunge mitts. When you take the mitts off for some task, they hang by straps so you can immediately plunge your hands back in. http...

In GEAR » down mittens
September 28, 11:10am

Double bag.
If you're just doing this a night or two and don't mind carrying more weight and bulk, you could get a cheap/heavy/bulky/large synthetic sleeping to use as an overbag. This would add proba...

In GEAR » Would I regret using a 32 degree bag in sub zero temps?
September 27, 4:21pm

RE: Two NeoAir mats together? Velcro?
How about velcro tape stuck to the sides of the two mats to join them?

In GEAR » Re: Two NeoAir mats together?
September 09, 4:17pm

ursack vs bear canister
Jeremy: "...All of the bear cans can leak a bit if subjected to intense rain for many hours. Put everything in plastic bags. Maybe even the whole bear can in a plastic bag if weather is comin...

In GEAR » ursack vs bear canister
August 28, 11:09am

Shoes for duckfoot.
Very lightweight trail running shoes by Vivobarefoot and Altra have wider toe box than Keen. These are minimalist shoes. http://www.vivobarefoot.com/us/store-locator/ I developed a bunion and ...

In GEAR » Of Mids and Things - A Duckfoot's Lament.
August 19, 9:40am

BUGS. Insectshield your own clothes.
You can now get long lasting Insectshield treatments of your own clothes at about $10/item plus shipping. http://www.insectshield.com/PDF/IS%20Your%20Own%20Clothes%20-%20U.S.%20form.pdf When th...

In GEAR » How do you survive the bugs?
August 19, 9:21am

am/fm radio
Keep in mind the characteristics of AM and FM propagation: AM daytime: you will get local stations out to 50 to 100 miles, occasionally more. AM night time: 1000 miles is easy. Stations at 100...

In GEAR » Ultralight AM/FM radios
August 18, 7:19pm

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