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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Video - Winter Camping Season Is Underway!
« Last post by cousin Pete on November 20, 2018, 11:05:00 PM »
Hello Harlan:  Cool video.  Congrats on getting your start on winter camping.  I have about two months to wait until I head out for a trip. 

Take care,
Cousin Pete
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Christmas Gift Guide
« Last post by Moondog55 on November 20, 2018, 06:58:54 PM »
Unfortunately postage to OZ doubles the cost of the FF booties but if somebody wants to post me a pair of XL in Purple I'd be happy to accept.
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Christmas Gift Guide
« Last post by jwclever on November 20, 2018, 06:20:22 PM »
I take and use my Feathered Friends down booties on my winter trips but I just wear them in the tent (on a canvas tarp/military surplus wool blanket floor) and not outside. I wear them with my wool socks on and haven't experienced my feet being too hot, just comfortably toasty. Due to the cost, the booties are dedicated to my camping trips and I don't wear them at home. I want them to last as long as possible. One feature I do like about the FF booties is that the outer shell with its foam sole comes off allowing one to wear the inside down sock to bed. I've yet to do that but just having the option is nice.

While the FF booties may be more expensive than other options out there, they do just slide under the Christmas Gift Guide price cap of $100   :)

Cheers,
Bill


http://featheredfriends.com/down-booties.html
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Classifieds / Re: The cold is coming, get you one of these!
« Last post by Pathfinder on November 20, 2018, 05:26:01 PM »
I might be interested since i experinced the polar opposite as your shrinking son - i outgrew mine. 

Is this the same XL model that is offered on the LOTN website for $270CAD? 
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Classifieds / The cold is coming, get you one of these!
« Last post by southcove on November 20, 2018, 12:13:50 PM »

And just in time for the holidays, surprise someone (or yourself) with a great gift for north country cold weather outings!

FOR SALE:  a never been out of the house, sized XL Lure of the North (LOTN) 10 oz sewn anorak. 

Bought for my son, he subsequently lost 20lbs while in college his last year and in a surprise this summer, decided to move to the not so wintry conditions of Myrtle Beach SC - and this while this anorak could be considered a nice coverup, it is sure not beach wear! ::)  So rather than sit on a shelf for another winter while I hope, seemingly in vain, that my son comes to his senses...

It has colored native style trim on the bottom sweep, on the neck and on the arms.  It also has extra velcro on the wrists, neck closure and an extra pull tab on the hood as well as a mid-riff tie off and hood tightener. 

It's beautifully sewn by LOTN and what it needs is a new owner who can use it on the trails and lakes of the north country like it was designed to do.   

$235 shipped CONUS.
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Video - Winter Camping Season Is Underway!
« Last post by Soledad on November 20, 2018, 10:42:08 AM »
Thanks Harlan, looking forward to seeing more!
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Christmas Gift Guide
« Last post by Bothwell Voyageur on November 20, 2018, 09:22:58 AM »
Good question. I have some Patagonia Nano Air pants in synthetic for that very reason. I think as long as you are wearing socks inside them they would be fairly well protected, same as using a liner or wearing clean underwear inside a sleeping bag.

I suspect down will also be better at conforming to the shape of your feet.

Saying all that I'm sure the EE socks would also be great.
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General Winter Camping Discussion / Re: Christmas Gift Guide
« Last post by Coldfeet on November 20, 2018, 05:44:57 AM »
Question here, just about to pull the trigger and order the down booties when I started to research the topic of "down vs synthetic".  Enlightened Equipment (I have their 30f down quilt) uses synthetic and mentions feet sweating and that's why they prefer synthetic.   Now their booties are also just for sleeping bag, no sole on them for wearing outside.  Almost the same cost.  I also understand about wearing a thin liner inside the bootie for dirt and body oils

So, down vs synthetic?  opinions?   Does the downtec treated material and fabric keep sweat from entering? 

side note, I love that pocket bellows, nice holiday present for myself.  Thanks
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Tents and Shelters / Re: Kanguk VS Alaskan
« Last post by southcove on November 19, 2018, 05:30:34 PM »

You'd be in good company in these parts with a choice of tents and stoves... ;)   And then still be guilty of thinking that there would still be a few bases that you hadn't covered with just two of each...

I know, eh? I recently spoke with someone who now has three Snow trekker's! Imagine the greediness of having three tents!?  ;D

Greediness...?  I prefer just to think of that lucky bugger (whomever he is...hmn?) as having planned and schemed better than I have.   :-X
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Tents and Shelters / Re: Kanguk VS Alaskan
« Last post by Pathfinder on November 19, 2018, 10:49:29 AM »

You'd be in good company in these parts with a choice of tents and stoves... ;)   And then still be guilty of thinking that there would still be a few bases that you hadn't covered with just two of each...

I know, eh? I recently spoke with someone who now has three Snow trekker's! Imagine the greediness of having three tents!?  ;D
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