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Re: snow shoeing in trail runners?
I think you might need a dry pair of socks every few hours with just socks alone for your feet to stay warm enough. You could try Gore-Tex socks over the wool socks, or a polypro liner sock, vap...

In Winter Hiking » snow shoeing in trail runners?
November 19, 8:30pm

Thanks!
David and Roger: Thank you for the instruction!

In Winter Hiking » Skins for Rossi BC 70 skis
November 19, 8:12pm

Re: Re: Skins for Rossi BC 70 skis
Roger: In that case, it is odd! I'm quite a newbie at skiing, so I shouldn't dismiss lack of proper technique so quickly. Even with significant weight on one ski, it doesn't seem to g...

In Winter Hiking » Skins for Rossi BC 70 skis
November 19, 5:43pm

Skins for Rossi BC 70 skis
What climbing skins should I get for my Rossi BC 70 xc skis? They're 189 cm, waxless, fish scale kick zone, metal edges. Should I just get whatever full-length Black Diamond skin fits them? Can...

In Winter Hiking » Skins for Rossi BC 70 skis
November 19, 12:56pm

slope
Maybe try to sleep on a very slight slope which is more easily discernible? That would be better drainage too if it rains. You'll have to test and find the limits of when your pad and bag slide...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to tell which way the tent floor is sloped on a level site?
November 18, 10:41am

Re: Best tent for rain
Some options: - Whichever tent on tarptent.com appeals to you. - Golite Shangri-La 2 or 3, with a non-Golite net tent for bug season (Golite net tents are heavy) - MLD Duomid or Supermid (...

In GEAR » Best tent for rain
November 17, 8:30am

Re: sleeping positions
Try different variations of back sleeping: 1. Half on your back and half on your side. This might require a piece of gear partially supporting the back though. 2. Arms raised vs. at sides ...

In Philosophy & Technique » sleeping positions
November 16, 10:43am

Re: WHY Comprimise sleep comfort? for a FEW OUNCES?
Scott, You're right that a good night's sleep is more important than shaving a few ounces. But, what if you could get the same comfortable sleep and carry 1-2 pounds less? Some can. W...

In GEAR » WHY Comprimise sleep comfort? for a FEW OUNCES?
November 13, 9:33pm

Re: What is your cold weather sleeping system?
Pad: Exped Downmat 7 full-length, 32 oz Bag: 0F Marmot Never Summer 650 down, 3 lbs, 15 oz(!) Baselayer: polypro bottoms, polyester top, dry wool socks, light polypro balaclava Other cloth...

In GEAR » What is your cold weather sleeping system?
November 13, 9:00pm

Re: Exped Downmat 7 or 9
I have the full-length Exped 7. Once it gets so cold, I don't want to be relying on an inflatable as my only ground insulation. I add a Ridgrest 47" length around 0-10F with a 0 degree bag...

In GEAR » Exped Downmat 7 or 9?
November 13, 9:59am

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