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    I have not used a solar blanket with an insulated...

    I have not used a solar blanket with an insulated pad, nor do I think it would be of any real value.
    What I have done, however, is used an uninsulated BA pad into the upper 30s. Tried to, anyway. ...
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    I don't recommend anything in particular....

    I don't recommend anything in particular. Thermarest NeoAir XLite and Exped Hyperlite would be the first things I looked at, though.
    I chose Big Agnes over NeoAir ~8yrs ago, because I felt the...
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    Everlite is sold.

    Everlite is sold.
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    Back home, and this is still available....

    Back home, and this is still available.
    $190+Priority shipping=$205.05 gift, $211.15 with fees.
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    *I usually stay on top of communications and...

    *I usually stay on top of communications and ready to ship immediately, but will be out of the loop from 2-25 through 3-5, and will have no cell signal or internet service for at least 6 of those...
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    Paid for my upcoming trip selling bike tools, but...

    Paid for my upcoming trip selling bike tools, but then went shopping for stuff I "needed".
    Happy New Gear!:banana


    $205.05 gift, $211.15 with fees.
    That's $190+Priority shipping.
    I just blew...
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    Nope, don't have a PM from you. Still available...

    Nope, don't have a PM from you.
    Still available at $215.
    That's as low as it's likely to go, btw.
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    28's perfectly comfortable for me in my 42.6F low...

    28's perfectly comfortable for me in my 42.6F low limit bag, but I sleep much, much warmer than a normal human.
    And therein lies the problem with even an objective EN rating system.
    There's an...
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    Got my eye on something, all of a...

    Got my eye on something, all of a sudden:rolleyes:
    $215 shipped.
  10. Thread: rain kilts

    by OwenM
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    I have the EE rain wrap. Bought it because it is...

    I have the EE rain wrap. Bought it because it is lighter, simpler, and less expensive than the ZPacks ones that I originally planned to get(I like those, too). No velcro, which I hate, and removed...
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    Maybe you should get some pants!:p I've been...

    Maybe you should get some pants!:p
    I've been curious for awhile now about whether anyone else runs warmer as they age, but it doesn't seem to be the case. 'Course I'm not 50 yet, but keep running,...
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    btw, I am not playing 21 questions with people...

    btw, I am not playing 21 questions with people too lazy to read the linked thread(where I answered all those questions, already), or entertaining lowball offers-if I give it away, it'll be as a nice...
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    This is still available. [email protected]

    This is still available.
    [email protected]
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    If cost isn't an issue, I wouldn't even look at...

    If cost isn't an issue, I wouldn't even look at anything besides Katabatic. There simply isn't anything better as far as quality(I rank it higher than my WM bag, which kinda says it all) or design....
  15. Unfortunately, I do not. Used to see them all the...

    Unfortunately, I do not. Used to see them all the time, but my shopping is very erratic.

    Love the timing of seeing this thread, though.
    I'm wearing the crew neck and bottoms, right now!
    Had...
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    I went up to Angel's Landing in Zion NP during...

    I went up to Angel's Landing in Zion NP during early spring a couple of times, the second in 2011. In spite of an early start and low temps, snow up high, and ice covering "Walter's...
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    Misinformation just piles up on here. Part of...

    Misinformation just piles up on here.
    Part of the Chinnabee, from Turnipseed up to the Pinhoti, IS in Cheaha Wilderness, as is the entirety of the Pinhoti section on the loop, which IS blazed.

    ...
  18. Thread: Best hike 2019?

    by OwenM
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    While 2019, particularly the last half, had so...

    While 2019, particularly the last half, had so many great experiences, choosing the top ones isn't hard.
    Closing out the year visiting my only backpacking partner in the NC mountains, who sent me on...
  19. I see what happened. You hiked approximately...

    I see what happened.

    You hiked approximately *5* miles on the Fiery Gizzard Trail, then Raven Point and Dog Hole, etc(~10 total).
    If you get a chance to go there again, and aren't racing the sun,...
  20. Did you see anything, new map or whatever, with...

    Did you see anything, new map or whatever, with the name of the waterfall you go behind? I keep meaning to ask online or in person, and keep forgetting:rolleyes:
    How'd you like that one? I'm pretty...
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    ^^^that, but if you want a point of reference,...

    ^^^that, but if you want a point of reference, here's my new MLD Solomid XL and my friend's new Nemo Kunai(he will be out in these conditions regularly, 40+mph winds and whatnot, while they're a...
  22. 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,...
  23. 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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