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Need Lightweight Water Filter for Backpacking

I want to upgrade my old dinosaur. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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4-season + all rounder tent recommendation for NZ and Andes

Hi all,

I'm a climber based in New Zealand and am looking to upgrade to a lightweight tent that I can use for a 4-season mountaineering but also at low elevation for long trans-alpine trips. I know this is a pretty big ask but ah well. So far I've got on OK without such a tent by using a bivy bag, snow cave, huts etc, but I'm going to be taking the next summer off ...
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Force ratings of gear

I read the ratings of different gear, such as cams and such, but I did not really understand what the ratings mean in terms of comparison with an actual fall. I did the analysis below. I am assuming a worst case 10 m fall. This would be climbing climbing to a height of 10 m, and then falling back 5 m back to the site of the anchor, then 5 m back down to the ...
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Matterhorn boot selection


I've got week long trip coming up to the french and swiss alps, where i'm praying for weather and hoping I can get up both Mont Blanc (trois monts) and the Matterhorn (honli).

In the interest of space I don't want to take over two sets of boots, so i'm hoping for feedback from anyone who's climbed them, particularly the Matterhorn.

I've recently worn through my pair of summer boots, meaning the only pair ...
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Is Boreal G1 Lite suitable for 7000 m. peaks

I know description of this boot says that "it is for 6000 m peaks". But I still wonder is Boreal G1 Lite (http://www.borealoutdoor.com/products/details/g1-lite) suitable for 7000 metres peaks).
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Boots for Rainier

I am climbing Mt. Rainier July 24th, 2017 and was wondering if my boots will work. I am considering using my Salomon ALP MTN GTXs with Smartwool PhD Heavy socks. I know they work well with my Black Diamond crampons, I'm just wondering if they will be warm enough.

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OGL: The Hunt for the Best Winter Down Sleeping Bags of 2017

FYI: More data points for those on the quest for a new winter fart sack..

Outdoor Gear Lab: The Hunt for the Best Winter Down Sleeping Bags of 2017
http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/ca ... wn-cold-we
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Backpacking chairs?

Looking for some suggestions for compact and lightweight backpacking chairs. I usually don't bother but this will be a longer trip where I will have some time to sit around.

Thank you!!
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new-b question "id back pack"

hi all, i have a question regarding a back pack i picked up this weekend. sifting through a musty/dusty garage i spotted this stuffed in a corner. at first i thought it was plastic but all the straps where leather and appeared old. asked the gentleman running the sale what he'd take for it and said 2.00 so i brought it home. small marking on lower inside, a webner-amerili? 76 schaffhausen. couldn't find any info ...
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Stove board design for snow

I tackled a dilemma today:

How to make a stove board that can prevent melting down into the snow for winter use that can accommodate one large snow melting pot under two burners or two separate pots under two separate burners. At just a hair over 6 oz, I think it turned out pretty well. I'm planning to test it out live this weekend and will report back. In the meantime, I'm interested in any ...
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