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RE: "Down shifting in Enlightened Equip quilts?"
I have a 30 degree Rev-X with 30% overfill. In my experience the Karo baffles do a better job of keeping the down from migrating during use than previous bags I have had that use standard horizonta...

In GEAR » Down shifting in Enlightened Equip quilts?
November 19, 11:56am

RE:"Removing Wrist Straps From Poles"
John Using a nail punch and a hammer gently tap the pins out, they can easily be put back later if you need. I have done this with my poles as I use straps for snowshoeing but not for hiking.

In GEAR » Removing Wrist Straps From Poles
November 16, 6:26am

RE:"Cough drops"
Anything with a detectable odor runs the risk of attracting critters, cough drops included.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cough drops
October 20, 9:38am

RE: "Favorite piece of gear - Fall 2012 edition"
It is hard to pick one thing that is a favorite above all others when so many things in my system have really come to shine this year, however if I had to pick just one thing that I use the most an...

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear - Fall 2012 edition
October 19, 10:27pm

Re: "Outdoor Research Helium II Rain Jacket"
Just picked one of these up recently and wanted to add my two cents since this community and this thread helped convince me to pull the trigger on the purchase. I have a size Large Helium II an...

In GEAR » Outdoor Research Helium II Rain Jacket
October 19, 6:04pm

Re: "Just bought Evernew.9 liter pot"
I am not sure I see the downside, imagine the weight savings if your pot can cook your meals without a stove!

In GEAR » Just bought Evernew.9 liter pot
October 17, 3:16pm

Re:"Icy feet"
Jennifer, what temps are you having these issues in and what is your current footwear? The reason I ask is that heavier socks will result in colder feet if it means that your shoes are now too snug...

In GEAR » Icy feet
October 10, 12:47pm

Jam 50 belt
I have one of the new Jam 50's in size medium. It appears that the size medium's belt is about the same size that David described in his prior thread. I have a 32" waist and it fits me...

In GEAR » Jam 50L and MH Thruway: final initial thoughts
September 18, 3:15pm

RE: "River to RIver trail list"
I actually hike in a LS all year long, as long as it is breathable and light in color you don't overheat and it helps with the bugs, particularly when treated with permethrin. Merino is nice, b...

In Gear Lists » River to RIver trail list
September 18, 12:28pm

Re: "River to RIver trail list"
Since you said your specific concern is clothing I will address that first and please feel free to cherry pick what I have to say; and sorry in advance for the wall of text ; ) *You are packing a ...

In Gear Lists » River to RIver trail list
September 17, 8:25pm

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