Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


View the most recent posts on the forum.


Messages - yardsale

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 21
1
Old topic I know but I have nothing else to do. 

What about RENTING high quality sleeping bags if you are only going  out a few times a year and don't want to spend $900 on a new bag?

2
Other Winter Camping Gear / Re: Centre zip sleeping bags
« on: Today at 07:44:56 am »
Too bad.  As I become older, three problems have emerged with cold camping.
1. Shit is too heavy.  Solution:  fit twenty somethings  attracted to porter job at $20/hour.  (This worked well the first year we tried it)
2. I am an increasingly active sleeper .  Solution: Barrel bag??  Center zip bag??
3. Have to get up 1 -2 nights to urinate:  Solution: P jar that is stored under snow to keep from freezing.  Catheter??


3
Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Heat at night
« on: March 26, 2020, 04:13:00 pm »
Forse07  Don't I wish I could spend the whole night in bed.  69 year old bladder has other ideas.
Haha! Yeah it is no fun getting out of bed to put on cold boots and go outside only to return to a cold sleeping bag Once you open up that bag all the that was stored in there is gone almost in an instant. I tried using an empty bottle one time but it was frozen solid by morning and I ended up having to pack it out.
You have to bury it upside down in the snow by your bag so it doesn't freeze and even if it does freeze a bit the cap will still be removable.

4
Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Heat at night
« on: March 13, 2020, 06:43:28 pm »
Forse07  Don't I wish I could spend the whole night in bed.  69 year old bladder has other ideas.

5
Fire and Woodstoves / Heat at night
« on: March 11, 2020, 02:19:05 pm »
Just curious. We don't.

6
General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Winter camping!!
« on: March 01, 2020, 08:16:22 pm »
My model now ( that I am trying to convince my wife to buy into)  is to  identify places off the beaten past that permit turns on excellent terrain, then find  two fit 20-30 sometings who want to shlep the 100lbs of gear into that place as a  remote basecamp for bc skiing.  Think of all the yurts around.  Not a bad way to spend $400.

7
General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Chimney
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:53:13 pm »
Changing from a  3" pipe  to a tapered 3" to 4" tapered pipe made a HUGE difference with our Four dog stove.

8
Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: My backcountry ski(s) setup
« on: January 15, 2020, 09:01:25 am »
Tuas were nice turning boards.  Soft.    It is interesting that all the bc stuff now is big and heavy except for the Vole Vector which now goes for $700 or so.  Other bc skis are stuck in the xc mode with double camber and no tip or tail rocker.  They turn but nowhere near as easily as the Vectors.  A word on camber.  IMO, camber works only when you are on a firm surface where you can compress,  then release for glide. On soft bc surfaces, there is no  platform to compress the ski in the first place, not very useful in that setting.



9
Back Country Skiing Discussion / Re: My backcountry ski(s) setup
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:09:40 am »
Vole Vectors, 3pin cable, light plastic boots , now from Scott.   Vectors have become VERY pricy.  If I were looking today I would look at  Kom Altai skis.

10
Can't recall how to post photos but search "meltback from stove posted on 5/27/18 for my strategy.   Three of four contact points with the snow are outside the heated space and are quite stable. The forth is sufficiently away from the stove that it doesn't melt much. I put a piece of foil on top of the pole end to further reduce movement.  Works well.

11
Winter Camping Clothing / Re: "Travel" clothing v.s. "Camp" clothing
« on: December 22, 2019, 08:50:19 am »
Down booties and one wool shirt I wear as an outer layer in case I get too close to the stove.  Other than that it is just various layers I would wear in the field.

12
Winter Camping Clothing / Re: In praise of synthetic clothing
« on: December 17, 2019, 06:09:43 pm »
I had a copy of that book at one time.  Sad that it is gone.

13
Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Your favorite wood processing and fire tips?
« on: December 16, 2019, 10:57:45 am »
For sure.  Using another stick of wood works fine and you don't have to carry another tool in with you.

14
Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Your favorite wood processing and fire tips?
« on: December 14, 2019, 08:32:03 am »
  When splitting small pieces of wood, I position the axe where I want on the end, then use another piece as a mallet to drive the axe. Easier and safer than taking a swing at a small target.  Also want to sing the praises of my 17" Fiskars axe. I am mindful of the reverence for traditional ways in this forum but the  handle on this axe is indestructible and it splits like a dream

15
Fire and Woodstoves / Re: Your favorite wood processing and fire tips?
« on: December 11, 2019, 05:15:25 pm »
 I get the same effect, I think, by finding a low "v" in a tree and feeding the saw log through that.  For me it is essential to have the saw log immobilized and stable enough to use two hands on the sawl.

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 21