Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast - When the Weather Outside is Frightful and There is No Inside, What Gear Works?

Carol Crooker exposes the insanity of Bretwood Higman and Erin McKittrick. Three pounds of shared sleeping quilt for minus 30 degree weather?!

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by Carol Crooker | 2008-04-29 00:01:00-06

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Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast - When the Weather Outside is Frightful and There is No Inside, What Gear Works?

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This Podcast is sponsored by Big Agnes, makers of award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents, offering innovative lightweight solutions for backpacking. Named after a peak in The Mt Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes is a small company located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Spend a night with Big Agnes and you'll never want to sleep inside again. Visit us at BigAgnes.com.

Overview

Bretwood Higman and Erin McKittrick have been trekking along North America’s wild western coast since starting from Seattle in June. They have carried a core set of gear from the start and made a few adjustments as they traveled north. For the shift from non-winter conditions to winter conditions - which they define as "colder than 20 degrees or with snow too deep to walk through" - they added amazingly little gear. They discuss this added gear and the spectacular failure and success of some of it.


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"Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast - When the Weather Outside is Frightful and There is No Inside, What Gear Works?," by Carol Crooker. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
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Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast – When the Weather Outside is Frightful and There is No Inside, What Gear Works?

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Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast – When the Weather Outside is Frightful and There is No Inside, What Gear Works?
 on 04/29/2008 21:40:40 MDT Print View

Companion forum thread to:

Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast -€“ When the Weather Outside is Frightful and There is No Inside, What Gear Works?

Edited by MikeMartin on 04/30/2008 12:07:11 MDT.

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coas on 04/30/2008 08:26:59 MDT Print View

Catchy title

Michael Martin
(MikeMartin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: North Idaho
Re: Podcast: Journey on the Wild Coast on 04/30/2008 12:07:47 MDT Print View

Thanks. Fixed. :)

Roman Dial
(romandial) - F - M

Locale: packrafting NZ
Sharing while sleeping on 05/04/2008 17:32:00 MDT Print View

Hig and Erin's observations on sharing a two-person quilt (or whatever it's called when there's insulation on top but just nylon on the bottom) are insightful.