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Felted Wool
Felted wool mitts, also known as boiled wool mitts, are considered among the most bomber and weather proof mitts in the world: For cold, wet and nasty (as opposed to cold a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Felted Wool Mittens/Sleep socks 2.1oz
December 05, 2:48pm

x-country skiing
"what kind of things would you look for in cross country ski clothes and why would they need to be different from regular winter hiking clothes?" That's a large umbrella. What kind...

In GEAR » Layering strategy for Winter Running
December 04, 10:30am

Required items for UL backpacking
I wrote this up for a beginners trip I used to lead. May be of use: Written from a more conservative viewpoint as I think beginners need st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Required items for UL backpacking
December 04, 10:20am

What Are You Hoping Santa Brings You This Christmas?
More time off....

In GEAR » What Are You Hoping Santa Brings You This Christmas?
November 25, 6:28pm

Clothes for camp chores in winter
I strongly suggest getting one with a hood. Much warmer. Something like the Montbell Frostline or similar (I use a GoLite Bitteroot myself) FWIW, I assist Andrew with the winter backpacking t...

In Gear Lists » Clothes for camp chores in winter
November 25, 10:22am

Clothes for camp chores in winter
For winter backpacking, I'll echo the thought you'll need/want a real down parka and not the "down sweaters". If you are performing more camping chores, esp with a group, a pai...

In Gear Lists » Clothes for camp chores in winter
November 25, 9:25am

Canoeing Mississippi River
" By the time you get to Baton Rouge, the river is positively industrial." ~15 yrs ago, my girlfriend at the time was a native of the Baton Rouge area. The area where she grew up ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Canoeing Mississippi River
November 24, 2:20pm

Beginner to winter backpacking...need help with layering
These folks do more hot-tenting, but lots of good advice on this website: Has to be modified a bit for the backpacking we do, but they stay and warm and comf...

In Winter Hiking » Beginner to winter backpacking...need help with layering
November 21, 11:02am

leather treatment
"So the only reason I can see to put anything on the leather of these boots is to reduce how much water they absorb" Don't forget, treating the leather is not just about making it ...

In GEAR » leather treatments on hybrid leather/GoreTex boots?
November 21, 9:35am

Clothes selection
"Even in the backpacking context, we judge people by their appearances -- imagine someone showing up at a GGG in an oilcloth raincoat, with a canvas backpack and tent... wouldn't they be h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Clothes selection
November 20, 4:15pm

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