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 30th, 2009

Comparing sleeping bags can be pretty difficult.  Manufacturers quote a variety of numbers and measurements and prices vary dramatically.  It can be hard to sort through it all and make a good decision. I’ll talk about a few important quantifiable considerations, and leave the qualitative decisions to you. Fit is a qualitative factor that should […]

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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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