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  1. Thread: Winter Boots

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    I've recently reverted to putting a felted wool...

    I've recently reverted to putting a felted wool insole in my winter boots of all types. It adds a considerable amount of warmth and was standard practice when I was a kid growing up in Minnesota. I...
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    It can't be long before the generals are gathered...

    It can't be long before the generals are gathered in the bunker to hear a rant on this topic ;)
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    Some meat (or texturized vegetable protein, if...

    Some meat (or texturized vegetable protein, if you prefer) for the pot: FAT BIKES: TOURING CENTERS MULL NEW FAT-TIRED FAD
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    Yeah, what he said. It has the virtue of getting...

    Yeah, what he said. It has the virtue of getting the weight of the snowshoes as close to your back as possible, and balance is improved by placing one on each side.
  5. You will be hard-pressed to realize the benefits...

    You will be hard-pressed to realize the benefits of double camber when you're off a packed trail. (The pun at the beginning is unintentional.) What matters more in that circumstance is how the ski...
  6. I have the Hammerhead, predecessor to the Axl...

    I have the Hammerhead, predecessor to the Axl, on my Annums and love it for touring and turning. I can only imagine how sweet the latter must be from the reviews.
  7. Thread: Pin-pin

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    So, have you answered the original inquiry...

    So, have you answered the original inquiry privately, or is he deep under cover with CSIS?
  8. Okay, I thought I'd let others offer suggestions...

    Okay, I thought I'd let others offer suggestions before I chimed in with my (now possibly tiresome) recommendation. But I can't let you continue to be unaware of the Madshus Annum, which I bought...
  9. I've found that wide skis like my Madshus Annums...

    I've found that wide skis like my Madshus Annums (fka Karhu XCD Guides) often lack a well-defined center groove. When the snow is soft, there's not much wandering around. But when things get crusty...
  10. Thread: Pin-pin

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    Fairly sure it's this guy:...

    Fairly sure it's this guy: http://www.canada411.ca/res/4507533224/Alain-Chevrette/198832065.html.

    Which "might" also be this guy, which you may know from looking at his pics:...
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    This should be printed on weatherproof posters...

    This should be printed on weatherproof posters and appended to the "turn back now" signs on the trails. It's an excellent description, and thanks for sharing your experience.
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    TIF is a government subsidy for businesses that...

    TIF is a government subsidy for businesses that can't get private financing on terms that are economically viable. There's usually a pretty strong reason.

    I'm not opposed to infrastructure...
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    Sigh. "State and local governments across the...

    Sigh.

    "State and local governments across the United States use several types of property tax incentives for business, including property tax abatement programs, firm-specific property tax...
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    Wore out a 60/40 and some cotton fishnet. Could...

    Wore out a 60/40 and some cotton fishnet. Could never find the wool version in those days.
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    OMG you're old. ;) I bet you even had a 60/40...

    OMG you're old. ;)

    I bet you even had a 60/40 parka at some point. Wait, I guess you did: Any companies still make windshells with the 'old' 60-40 cloth ?
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    Not from what the Concord Monitor reports....

    Not from what the Concord Monitor reports. According to Lt. Wayne Saunders of the Fish and Game Department: "She had no intention of staying overnight. What she had was sufficient for a day hike in...
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    People familiar with accident investigation know...

    People familiar with accident investigation know that a series of errors are often jointly responsible for the outcome. In this instance, choosing the planned route in the face of the forecasted...
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    No new info in the NHPR story except the...

    No new info in the NHPR story except the specification that MRS has been assisting.
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    With the frequent large dumps and my boredom at...

    With the frequent large dumps and my boredom at doing anything twice in a row, I've been unable to keep any of my half dozen local ski routes broken out. Not much good for technique, but my quads are...
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    FWIW, the Arctis Expe was a popular choice for...

    FWIW, the Arctis Expe was a popular choice for this among SAR types I knew in Alaska. You will probably find (if you haven't already) quite a few online references to the Guide (Annum)/Silvretta...
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    This point needs a whole lot more prominence and...

    This point needs a whole lot more prominence and emphasis. Being out in the open in winter is quite different from being in the trees. Zippers, cords, flaps, laces, etc. all need to be carefully...
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    My Norwegian forebears demand that I combat the...

    My Norwegian forebears demand that I combat the entreaties of the AT crowd whenever I can. ;)

    For instance, by linking to this countervailing wisdom:

    In Defense of the Duckbill
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    I use Asolo Extremes for this and am very...

    I use Asolo Extremes for this and am very pleased. But then I hate the very notion of plastic on my feet unless I'm wearing crampons. The Extremes are very comfortable to tour in and can handle those...
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    I have the re-labelled version, the Madshus...

    I have the re-labelled version, the Madshus Annum. They are the proverbial cat's you-know-what for this purpose and others. I would step down a notch to the Extreme class of boot. That's what I'm...
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    I'd skip #6 for the time being. There is really...

    I'd skip #6 for the time being. There is really no good solution for meeting both that and the backcountry requirement, especially since you do not want a mediocre experience.

    The desire to use...
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