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keeping your limbs warm
I'm usually more worried about keeping my limbs warm when sleeping in the cold. Once they warm up, my body seems to "equilibrate" to the ambient conditions and I sleep well. One trick to gett...

In Gear Lists » Fall sleeping system
October 28, 10:44am

Re: Mountain Hardware goods... good CS on my end
I've emailed MH about several issues in the past regarding my Trango 2 and they were always quick to respond and suggest a rapid resolution. I think MH is still a pretty innovative company (co...

In GEAR » Mountain Hardware goods
October 28, 10:28am

More on HTs
A 5W HT is truly a multi-purpose item in the bush. There are so many features built into an 8 oz package that most people don't ever get around to READING about them all (much less using them). ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Alone
October 26, 2:53pm

voice recorder + camera
Some digital cameras also have WAV functions as well and can double as voice recorders. My digital has a 10 sec WAV function/ photo so you can record 10 seconds of notes for each photo if you so c...

In GEAR » Ultralight voice recorder
October 26, 8:50am

Re: Re: Quilts and Top bags
For Petras, I'm using the Nunatak Arc Ghost and I partially share your opinion of the bag at lower temperatures. Wish I knew that you were putting the Alpinist on ebay though cause that's proba...

In GEAR » Quilt vs. Bag
October 26, 5:44am

OR Exped mattresses
Why don't you just get a down-filled air mattress from Outdoor Research? I believe they make two thicknesses. The Exped 7 is 2" and the Exped 9 is 3.5". I believe the Exped 7 comes in 3/4 le...

In Winter Hiking » Sleeping Pad Warmth In The Winter
October 24, 2:12pm

Sat phones???
If your hiking in the high mountains couldn't you just take advantage of the extensive amateur network of repeaters that dot the countryside? Altitude (ie LOS) is a HUGE advantage for shortwave ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking Alone
October 24, 1:59pm

eVENT
GE owns eVENT now so its probably even harder to get yardage.

In Make Your Own Gear » eVENT fabric
October 24, 1:46pm

Re: Re: perfect pack on the La Cloche
Actually, come to think of it, my last camp was H48 (Proulx Lake) because of the cold wind on my last day I too could not stay at H49. If you ever decide to go back there you might want to check...

In GEAR » Perfect pack
October 24, 1:17pm

perfect pack on the La Cloche
A little OT. Charles, what camps did you stay at on the La Cloche Silhouette? I was at H21, H33, H47 and managed the distance by doing the North and South Ridges by moonlight. I posted a t...

In GEAR » Perfect pack
October 24, 12:37pm

All Reader Reviews by John Chan

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Integral Designs Siltarp 2
This is now my preferred mode of tarping. After experimenting with cat-cut tarps, hammocks, tee-pee tarps, I have concluded that the most versatile configuration is the standard flat 8 x 10 silnylon ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 12, 9:41pm

Montbell Breeze Dry-Tec UL overbag (M)
I have used this bivy for 1 full season now. Compared to the BMW Vapor bivy this overbag has several plusses and minuses. The advantages 1. No stakeout points. This may seem counterintuitive, ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 12, 9:33pm

MiniBullDesigns Trek 3
The MBD Trek 3 is the fully pressurized version of their original side-burner. There is no priming cup. You must add the denatured alcohol via small hole on top of the stove after unscrewing a wing-...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 09, 7:11am

Vargo 1.3 L Titanium Pot
Very well made item. On the bottom of the pot it says "made in Japan" which from the dimensions, suggests that its an Evernew pot without the pot handles. I'm not sure how long the non-stick surface...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 09, 6:59am

Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet 25/30
Recieved my MLD Prophet 30 the other day. Its a pretty simple design but will probably do what I envisioned it to: carry a UL 3-day summer kit. I had Ron make some small modifications to my pack lik...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 9:17am

Nunatak Skaha Plus
Recently took delivery on my much anticipated Skaha Plus down sweater. Two long, anxious months from concept to delivery but boy, was it worth it. I had Tom build a sweater in Quantum shell/ 0.8...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 24, 7:53pm

Golite Hex 3
I recently applied UL philosophies to group camping so I replaced my MH Trango 2 tent with a Golite Hex 3. This week, I took the Hex 3 on a planned circumnavigation of the 100 km LaCloche Silhouette ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 26, 5:09pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
Probably the best overall LED headtorch on the market. Ample light, ample light settings, great battery longevity.

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 08, 1:13pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Great primary pot for 1 or 2 if you are going to boil water and add. I have even used it for cooking rice (you'll need a pot cozy). I gave it a 4 because of the flimsy handles but I guess for UL coo...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 08, 1:11pm

Montane Featherlite
I've been using the Montane Featherlite Smock as a replacement for a bulky hardshell and its worked great so far. The Pertex fabric with DWR really does well in light precipitation and even in the oc...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 08, 10:34am