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Re: FS: Winter Gear Oware Alphamid, Nunatak balaclava, BPL balaclava, vapr thrm socks, smartwool socks, puffy mittens, etc.
PM sent on the stove

In Gear Swap » FS: Winter Gear Oware Alphamid, Nunatak balaclava, BPL balaclava, vapr thrm socks, smartwool socks, puffy mittens, etc.
December 14, 7:32pm

Re: Volumetrically Dense Food?
You may not have to get too fancy to do two weeks in a bear can if it is a Bearikade Expedition. I can do 12 days in mine without changing anything from my usual menu - the only expedient I need is...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Volumetrically Dense Food?
December 11, 12:01pm

Re: Thank you
That list looks good but you don't say what you'll be wearing on your lower body. In camp it will make a big difference to have some warmth for the legs as well. My personal preference for ...

In GEAR » Top layering early Sept JMT thru hike
December 08, 8:46pm

Re: Question - hands cold
First of all make sure you are keeping your core temperature up, because if your core temp dips you'll have a much harder time keeping your hand warm. As a guy who tends toward furnace when mov...

In Winter Hiking » Question - hands cold
December 08, 12:28pm

Re: Tunnel Tent
cookholes also went away because while handy in the snow they leaked like crazy if used in the rain and you got rain running under your floor. So okay on a dedicated snow tent but bad otherwise. Al...

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
December 08, 12:12pm

Re: Recommendations for a JMT or thru-hike book...
Not exactly a story of one person 's thru-hike, but it is about the JMT, and has gorgeous photos: http://johndittli.com/site/content/view/57/48/

In GEAR » Recommendations for a JMT or thru-hike book...
December 08, 12:06pm

Re: How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
Like Roger says, making a good tunnel tent ain't easy (and he ought to know, as tunnel tents are the core of his oeuvre). As to the spacer idea and its validity, I have my doubts. Better, meth...

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
December 07, 4:28pm

Re: MSR Autoflow Gravity filter
That's not new, it's been out for quite a while.

In GEAR » MSR Autoflow Gravity filter
December 07, 4:07pm

goatskin good
+1 on the goatskin - light but tough. Also, the gloves I use for work (carpentry) might be pretty good - Grease Monkey Gorilla Grip. Not as tough as a leather glove, so they won't last as long ...

In GEAR » Recommendations for leather gloves for Southwest bushwacking
December 07, 2:57pm

Re: Alpina Alaska 75mm
I have yet to get my hands on a pair of Alaskas, but from what I have heard on another forum, you'd be pushing it to try to handle Annums with them. Epochs would be a better matchup probably.

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
December 06, 10:16pm

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