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Re: Down Bag rating inflation over the years?
The ratings have changed due to global warming. ;-)

In GEAR » Down Bag rating inflation over the years?
October 20, 8:25pm

Re: Help me . . .
I have these from Marmot and like them: sleeping bag Scree softshell pants

In GEAR » Help me . . .
October 20, 7:32pm

Re: Winter layering/suffocation
For 5F, you need more insulation on your feet, head, and probably legs. For the top, just wear: * baselayer * medium to thick fleece * the thickest down or synthetic parka which will keep ...

In GEAR » Winter layering/suffocation
October 20, 3:15pm

Re: Have a great trip!
Thanks Bob, that's a great website! (And just when I thought I had accounted sufficiently for altitude!)

In Post-Trip Reports » Seneca Creek-Spruce Knob, WV, Oct 6-8
October 15, 11:38am

Re: Seneca Creek-Spruce Knob, WV, Oct 6-8
Bob, Awesome photos and interesting trip report! I'm heading there this weekend. I'm hoping for rain, but I don't think it's going to happen. Hopefully there's still some...

In Post-Trip Reports » Seneca Creek-Spruce Knob, WV, Oct 6-8
October 15, 7:56am

Re: Platypus Big Zip
For me, the Big Zip wouldn't work as well as a small rigid "cup" does with small seeps and puddles. Katherine has a good point about the weight.

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 14, 11:49am

Re: UL Gear List observations and conclusions after three years of JMT experience
Interesting thoughts. I agree with the approach of not spending large amounts of money to save small amounts of weight. Go light enough, but no lighter. I do like to use a 5.5 oz silnylon ground...

In Gear Lists » UL Gear List observations and conclusions after three years of JMT experience
October 14, 8:20am

Re: How to get water into collapsible bags?
I use a cut off bottled water bottle. It flexes to form a nice pour spout.

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 13, 3:52pm

Re: Exped + CCF
I think much of the issue with all down mats is how much the person's body sinks into the mat. That seems to be mostly a factor of body weight, weight distribution, and inflation pressure. If a...

In GEAR » how much r value for snow?
October 13, 9:13am

Re: Alchol stove.
Consider Esbit also. Get one of the titanium folding wing stoves if you do. Disadvantages: slight odor (like fish) messier pot harder to light costs more Advantages: simpler fuel is sol...

In GEAR » Alchol stove.
October 10, 9:41am

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