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  1. Thread: Down bag

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    I think they have to be, since they have dealers...

    I think they have to be, since they have dealers in Europe, and just happened to Google that one right up from a UK dealer. When I went back and checked other models, they didn't have both specs,...
  2. Thread: Down bag

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    The Helium is EN rated 13.5F lower limit/25.2F...

    The Helium is EN rated 13.5F lower limit/25.2F comfort, and the Alpinlite is rated -10C(14F) and -4C(25F), respectively.



    Marmot makes good bags, but it's not gonna have the premium materials...
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    I wouldn't bother. If you see any hunters, it'll...

    I wouldn't bother. If you see any hunters, it'll be at the pullouts along the highway, not on hiking trails.
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    No permits, no checkins, etc. I've heard stories...

    No permits, no checkins, etc.
    I've heard stories of breakins at Adams Gap maybe 6-8 years past, but also left a vehicle there for 3 days during that time frame. Could happen anywhere, rarely does,...
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    Oops.......

    Oops.......
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    nm, noone I recommend the place to ever goes...

    nm, noone I recommend the place to ever goes there, either!:p
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    ^^^that I've had typical FA and WFA training,...

    ^^^that

    I've had typical FA and WFA training, and Combat Lifesaver way back when.
    I don't have a "FAK", but what I think of as an "emergency kit".
    Always have a bottle of Germ-X floating around,...
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    You know your fear's irrational. If carrying...

    You know your fear's irrational. If carrying pepper spray and a knife gives you peace of mind, and calms that fear...do it, go hike.
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    Back up at $230 shipped.

    Back up at $230 shipped.
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    The first thing that jumps to my mind is that I'd...

    The first thing that jumps to my mind is that I'd use something like my old rope tarp for the dog, and keep a DCF solo floor for myself.
    Mine is an older Black Diamond model that has loops at the...
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    Withdrawn for the time being.

    Withdrawn for the time being.
  12. Thread: Needle Ice

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    Yes. I just assumed that was frost around the...

    Yes. I just assumed that was frost around the bottom, because he was commenting on the low temps. Maybe he just meant the seed pods opening was a sign of the season.
    But it looks frosty!:p
  13. Thread: Needle Ice

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    Friend of mine in the NC mountains put this up...

    Friend of mine in the NC mountains put this up yesterday, and I thought of your post here when I saw it.
    I don't know that it's "needle ice", but it's pretty cool.
    45815
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    That's awesome. Sometimes you make me wish I kept...

    That's awesome. Sometimes you make me wish I kept some kind of log. About the best I can usually come up with is which states I've hiked in on any given year. Hope you're feeling better.

    Wait, 200...
  15. Thread: Needle Ice

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    The AT is a lot of places. Needle ice occurs in...

    The AT is a lot of places.
    Needle ice occurs in a lot of places.

    Those muddy looking spots that crunch underfoot...that can be needle ice, too(or just frozen mud!). Something to do with water in...
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    Bump with a price drop. $230 shipped

    Bump with a price drop.
    $230 shipped
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    Partial solid inner for TT Notch

    SOLDPartial solid inner for TarpTent Notch.
    I practically never use this. <10 nights' use, all in established campsites.
    Zero damage or wear. As new, except for a few tiny pieces of pine straw....
  18. No desire for that AT app, as I can't visualize...

    No desire for that AT app, as I can't visualize very many parts of the AT, but I "hike virtually" all the time. In a sense.
    Perhaps this is off-topic, but put me on a Cybex Arc trainer, or just a...
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    Western Mountaineering Everlite

    6' Regular Western Mountaineering Everlite with supplied stuff sack and storage bag.
    $240 shipped USPS Priority.
    Excellent condition. Only 4 nights in the field, plus a few on the bed at home....
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    I have gone in whole hog on luxury items, lately,...

    I have gone in whole hog on luxury items, lately, as my pack weight is so low it's ridiculous. For overnighters, anyway. Doubt I'll be toting all this crap in the Rockies with a week's food or...
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    Poles are the same. Straps are L and R handed....

    Poles are the same. Straps are L and R handed. It's mostly at the thumb. The wrong one twists the little bare section of strap under your thumb, while the right one keeps the strap straight, and a...
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    Describe your "air pad", and how/where you are...

    Describe your "air pad", and how/where you are uncomfortable.
  23. Thread: Clumpy down

    by OwenM
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    Second more drying time, and tennis balls(I...

    Second more drying time, and tennis balls(I always use 6).
    btw, not "advice", as I'm hardly the leading authority on the subject, but what I personally do...or don't do.
    I never wash my down. ...
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    It sounds so crazy when you say it, but you can...

    It sounds so crazy when you say it, but you can get an off the shelf pair of down pants with 2oz of fill that weighs less than an empty Nalgene bottle, and probably a pair of both warmer pants and...
  25. Thread: Base Layer?

    by OwenM
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    Aside from polar vortex weather, or under...

    Aside from polar vortex weather, or under raingear in lieu of regular pants when it's cold and wet, I have never once hiked in a long baselayer bottom...for long. Meaning I've started out on a cold...
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