It has been well established that layering is a superior approach for dressing for outdoor pursuits.  However, the traditional layering method of base, insulation, and shell often does not meet my needs. I have spent a lot of time in the cold working out this method for layering, that allows for changing weather conditions, and […]

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Chris on September 18th, 2009

It is no surprise that I enjoy the cold, and so it is no surprise that I’ve spent a lot of time in some cold places.  I’ve learned a lot of things about how to sleep comfortably in the cold.  Here is what I do. I take a good look at the historical temperature and […]

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Chris on September 15th, 2009

A repair kit is incredibly valuable on longer trips in remote areas.  Breaking a crucial piece of equipment can not only end a trip prematurely, but put you in a very difficult position.  If your means of transporting your food breaks, if your means of obtaining fresh water doesn’t work, if your means of staying […]

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Chris on September 13th, 2009

I enjoy trail running quite a bit.  The surface is softer than concrete and asphalt, the terrain is less predictable, and the scenery is more beautiful.  I really only run on trails I know very well, but I still take a small kit with me that contains some essentials. Leukotape As I’ve mentioned, this is […]

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