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Dang, I actually had one of these in my hand last week. I had lunch with a friend and we were going over gear for our trip. he pulled out this stove. You should have plenty of room to feed stick...

In GEAR » Emberlit Ti or Littlbug Jr. for Winter Backpacking (only)
December 25, 7:57pm

hobo stoves
Our group is lighter hiking group, but not SUL. Most use hobo's in the winter. All of them prefer a side feed, because of the simplicity of the wood preparation. once your fire is going (small ...

In GEAR » Emberlit Ti or Littlbug Jr. for Winter Backpacking (only)
December 25, 7:40pm

The web-site ways that the titanium version is backordered until after Jan...When is your trip? My trip is the 12th-19th and one of our members is testing that stove. Dave

In GEAR » Emberlit Ti or Littlbug Jr. for Winter Backpacking (only)
December 25, 7:23pm

Chad, I'm looking at adding the downmat to my system. What is your opinion and experience? I use two foam pads 1/2" (25 x 77) and 1/4" (20 x 70). I see that you live in MN, and we...

In Winter Hiking » Please describe your winter sleep system
December 25, 7:17pm

from rei
Chad, I was looking at the downmat also. this is from rei. you have first crack at it. Medium - 20 x 72 r value 5.9 weight 32 ounces. of course this is the newer model Dave

In Gear Swap » Gear purge continues! Western Mountaineering, Bibler, Feathered Friends, Optimus, Snow Peak - cheaper prices!
December 25, 7:07pm

I would prefer the side feed of the emberlit. It would be nice if it were lighter (ti) and less of a pain to assmeble, but the results speak for themselves. The less you have to prepare the wood, t...

In GEAR » Emberlit Ti or Littlbug Jr. for Winter Backpacking (only)
December 25, 5:50pm

Re: Low End Comfort Level for Insulated Pants
I've worn a smartwood base / hiking pant / MH compressor in the low single digits with no problems. I think you should be fine. (had a wind layer and rain pants in reserve) Dave

In Winter Hiking » Low End Comfort Level for Insulated Pants
December 24, 7:57pm

Fat suit
A friend of mine took 2 sleeping bags and put them together with zippers and such to make a fat suit. He uses it in the deep cold around camp - kind of like the poor mans 8000 meter suit. Enjoy...

In Make Your Own Gear » What to make with old sleepingbag??
December 24, 7:49pm

great idea
I love it. I just might have most of the raw matierals laying around in my basement. Might have to order the roket ship plywood, do you sell it? :) Dave

In Make Your Own Gear » Sort of crampons, sort of mini snowshoes for use with your slippers
December 24, 4:45am

Andy, Good system, cool blog. I would only go the steiger route if you can dry them out by a fire or bring them inside at night. We tried them a few years ago and it was difficult to get the lin...

In GEAR » Boots for Michigan and East Coast Winters
December 23, 10:19am

All Reader Reviews by David Goodyear

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caldera cone w gram cracker esbit stove snow peak solo
Just returned from a 4 day bushwhacking trip. This setup achieved 2 near boils (small bubbles) per esbit tab. Morning and night temps in the mid 30's - water taken from cold creeks. I allotted 4 t...

In Stoves - Other
October 08, 7:52am

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I bought this tent before becoming a member of this site. When I read the review of the SL-1, I was worried about its stability and durability. I am not a tarp camper so the seedhouse seemed to be the...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 12, 7:22am