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if you hike with poles bring them on the trip, they are worth their weight.
also, how's your moisture management with the nepals? have you worn them in the snow for four days without being able to bring them in someplace warm to dry them out? i'd rethink my water...

In Gear Lists » Rainier Gear List - WITH PHOTOS!
June 15, 9:55pm

i use manzella thermolite-10's as my go-to base layer glove.
they are sufficently thin that while wearing them i can do anything that i could do bare-handed. they are also thin enough that all my other gloves will layer over them. I'm thinking the are su...

In GEAR » Lightest baselayer top and gloves
June 05, 3:28pm

Re: wild Gear
kristen, to preface my reply, i’m going to start out by saying i can’t answer your question in this situation. on rainier or anywhere else for that matter, you are (should be) making conscio...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Layering advice for Rainier
May 21, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Layering advice for Rainier
from the paradise parking lot to muir (if you are going to muir) i’d be in shorts, or tights with running shorts and a white long sleeve base layer top. skin out from say muir to the summit i...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Layering advice for Rainier
May 20, 7:59pm

i've been very happy with my bd lighthouse
while the tent is out of production, they show up with some frequency on ebay and some of the other resale sites. i like it because it's relativly big/long compared to the other tents in teh *...

In GEAR » Ideal shelter for above tree line use in the Wind Rivers
May 12, 6:59pm

7 years isn't too bad when you consider
edward abbey's been dead since sometime in the late 80's. so if it takes him 7 years to reply i'd consider that pretty good. and if he now wants to be called *krudmeister,* who am i to ...

In GEAR » re for sale
May 05, 9:37pm

the bulk of my kit is made in the usa
my various shells and synthetic puffies are from wild things and my down jacket is from feathered friends. much of my mid/baselayers are from nwalpine and mars/patagonia (berry compliant). my slee...

In GEAR » Conscious gear buyer
April 29, 8:45am

1/2 off = $139- on the mh stretch capacitor jacket at backcountry
if i remember correctly, dry.qevap is mh's version of 2.5 layer event.

In Gear Deals » 1/2 off = $139- on the mh stretch capacitor jacket at backcountry
April 10, 9:48am

"You'll still be a tiny dot on the ground for that guy looking for you from a chopper." really?
that's not what the sar guys i've asked have said. they've all said bright reds and oranges make you much more likely to be spotted from the air and that bright white works well also. s...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 02, 9:16am

i've customized a box to mail a pack similar to this
method -

In GEAR » Shipping a pack
February 20, 3:37pm

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