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George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
My Winter Gear ( list) on 02/02/2009 18:35:54 MST Print View

Goals:
Storm proof shelter, ability to safely cook inside, warm/comfy pad, large enough pack for gear. Use existing quilts and insulation for sleeping. Total weight less than 25 lbs.

Read, researched, bought, and tested...

THE NEW

Winter storm proof shelter:
Hilleberg Kaitum 2 GT (7lb 14.9oz)

Winter stove (R. Caffin Standard):
Primus EtaPower EF Trail (1lb 10.7oz)

Winter sleeping pad:
Exped DownMat 9 (2lb 6.9oz)

Pack:
GoLite Pinnacle (1lb 14.9oz)

THE OLD

Sleeping insulation (3lb):

JRB No Sniveller quilt (20.9oz)
MLD 2Thirds XP quilt (9.6oz)
BMW Cocoon UL 60 Hoody/Pant (17.8oz)

About 15.8 lb for shelter, pad, stove, pack, and sleeping.

More details, comments and weights to follow.

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
More info needed on 02/17/2009 10:17:28 MST Print View

Where do you plan to backpack?
What are the lowest temps/wind chills you can expect there?
Have you tested cooking in your tent? (ventilation, etc.)

Eric

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
My Winter Gear ( list) on 02/24/2009 14:27:37 MST Print View

Although you haven't posted your entire gear list and weights, I would be interested in how you think the Pinnacle does with load transfer in this case.

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: More info needed on 03/03/2009 17:40:53 MST Print View

Eric

where:
This winter I'm in training mode and have been in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Next winter I plan to take a trip or two to CA. Maybe CO.

temps/chills:
lowest temp 5F(-15C) but mostly mid-20 F (-4C)

cooking in your tent:
love it and still alive (thanks to our Mr. Caffin's articles)

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: My Winter Gear ( list) on 03/03/2009 17:43:02 MST Print View

David,

Pinnacle load transfer:

Works well for me. Go far so good.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
My Winter Gear ( list) on 03/05/2009 20:32:59 MST Print View

Good stuff. I just ordered one (not here yet) for my winter pack.