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  1. I use a hammock, but carry a neoair for sleeping...

    I use a hammock, but carry a neoair for sleeping in shelters on trips where that makes sense. Rolled up in with the neoair I have a cut to size sheet of polycro that keeps the air mattress clean and...
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    You posted a valid and useful point of...

    You posted a valid and useful point of consideration as far as I was concerned. Not a "Do as I say!" commandment type post at all. Sorry if I misconstrued what you were saying :)
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    Nice to see all of these open minded responses....

    Nice to see all of these open minded responses. Not a one of you told the poster what to do, just what makes you happy and why.
  4. I read this thread the other day and was...

    I read this thread the other day and was surprised not to see anyone mention using alcohol to prime a white gas stove to save fuel and reduce carbon and yucky smell output. This video demonstrates...
  5. Might want to look at the Hubba NX before you...

    Might want to look at the Hubba NX before you make up your mind. I don't own one, but have an original Hubba I used for many years. Bit of a coffin, very narrow, but you can sit up if you aren't too...
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    Two Night Winter Bondcliff

    https://youtu.be/WPS16ojuY_o

    Last cold weather trip of the year. Beard came off two days later and the womens of the house rejoiced! :)
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    +1 on the umbrella :) Even for all the situations...

    +1 on the umbrella :) Even for all the situations you can't use them I find it worth carrying for all the situations where I do use them.
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    I wasn't trying to be that mean :) Just...

    I wasn't trying to be that mean :)

    Just pointing out that the guy from out of state was trying to tell me how my tax dollars need to be spent and I wasn't having it.
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    We were informed. Everyone knew enough about what...

    We were informed. Everyone knew enough about what happened to know how to avoid a repeat and there was zero evidence leading to a rational suspicion that the RVs were involved.

    Your concern about...
  10. I have one of their 30f shorties for three...

    I have one of their 30f shorties for three season use and its great, but I can see where that length might not work for Winter. I have the 10f full length and go sub zero in it. Tempted to grab...
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    I've been known to kill over a pound of cheese...

    I've been known to kill over a pound of cheese and sausage on a big mile day. Does that count? :)
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    Eating snow adds to risk of hypothermia so using...

    Eating snow adds to risk of hypothermia so using fire or stove to melt it is preferred. You didn't die so we'll count this one as a win either way :)


    Respect for the dead or a conspiracy...
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    Cheap is cheap, but heavy is heavy. My family...

    Cheap is cheap, but heavy is heavy.

    My family bought me some cheap hikers for Christmas so I'd stop wearing my good ones around the house. That heavier material is a noticeable drag on every step....
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    As someone who uses a sled/pulk on winter trips I...

    As someone who uses a sled/pulk on winter trips I can attest to the fact that the same tool that is beneficial in easy terrain can become a nightmare to manage in challenging terrain. Both sled and...
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    Not sure about the legalities. I know a lot of...

    Not sure about the legalities. I know a lot of trails prohibit wheeled vehicles which includes bicycles and carts. Even if legal, much of the trail's terrain does not lend itself to wheels. On those...
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    Checking the pack weight once you're fully loaded...

    Checking the pack weight once you're fully loaded is actually a good idea. Folks who add up their base weight plus consumables are often surprised to find that their fully loaded pack weighs more :) ...
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    If anyone is looking for more details on the EE...

    If anyone is looking for more details on the EE Rain Wrap I did a Trailspace review on it when it first came out in '17. Been riding in my raincoat pocket ever since. Well, except when I wear it :)...
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    Get it if you can Ben! I just rewatched the HD...

    Get it if you can Ben! I just rewatched the HD version of this video and while its a lot better than youtube, it still can't compare to being there :)

    peakbagger is correct about the zoo factor...
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    It lacks prominence. There isn't a big enough...

    It lacks prominence. There isn't a big enough drop between Baxter and Pamola so it doesn't count for list baggers. Still counts for everyone else though :)
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    I've used an EE APEX 20 over the top of a 30...

    I've used an EE APEX 20 over the top of a 30 down TR Ventra sub zero with good result. Some additional clothing took it down to around -20F. My preference is to use the APEX over the down so...
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    You might be surprised at how long that built in...

    You might be surprised at how long that built in battery lasts if using the lowest output setting. The higher outputs will eat it up in just a few hours, but on low it lasts for weeks. Working on a...
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    Six Day Pemi Video

    Well, the video isn't six days, but it is over an hour. Grab a beverage and settle in for a trip around the Pemi including some parts most folks don't get to see.


    https://youtu.be/lgDLaDBfdiw
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    I did a two night loop of sorts in that area a...

    I did a two night loop of sorts in that area a couple of years ago. Went up the ledges on the way up to the south peak, across to the north peak and then down the back side on the Eagle Link Tr....
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    Facebook groups are the place these days it...

    Facebook groups are the place these days it seems. Lots of activity there.

    With end of summer, a holiday weekend and college groups getting started I would expect to see a lot of folks out there....
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    I keep my bug net on my hammock even in Winter....

    I keep my bug net on my hammock even in Winter. That catches anything falling on me other than rain.
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