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  1. I haven't spent an unplanned night out, which I...

    I haven't spent an unplanned night out, which I suppose is good. There are good suggestions here, but to me by far the best emergency option is to carry a bothy bag. No other option (sleeping bag,...
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    at a glance, cabelas offers up to 2x xl for...

    at a glance, cabelas offers up to 2x xl for women, and often had great deals.
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    The blizzard bag has always looked interesting. ...

    The blizzard bag has always looked interesting. But to have one item for survival, I think the bothy bag is the better choice. My 3-4 person bothy weighs 14 oz, so much lighter per person. The...
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    how about two nice vermont companies? ...

    how about two nice vermont companies?

    http://shop.ibex.com/Apparel/Womens-Bottoms/W-Tuck-Pant

    http://isisforwomen.com/p-616-nanda-devi-pant.aspx?category=bottoms
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    the cabela's packlight goretex shell is maybe the...

    the cabela's packlight goretex shell is maybe the best value option out there. I have precip shell, but I end up almost never using it for dayhikes. Precip was cheap and well known when it came...
  6. you descended sunset then climbed back up to...

    you descended sunset then climbed back up to maple ridge? did you then climb maple ridge back to the top? if not, i am sorry to say i think you missed the best part. but a great hike and your kids...
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    Vermont uses 911, so that would be the obvious...

    Vermont uses 911, so that would be the obvious choice for you. If your wife is out of state, she could call the VSP barracks, in any location, preferable the local one. Except some aren't open 24/7...
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    I love sunset ridge, and I love maple ridge even...

    I love sunset ridge, and I love maple ridge even more. But I would not recommend them for someone afraid of modest scrambling. Even Sunset has some exposure, ledges, and cracks. Nothing hard, but...
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    The crawford path and other trails are shown on...

    The crawford path and other trails are shown on the OSM routable map. I can't seem to get the OSM trails to show up on my garmin vista at the same as the NE Topo map, but that may be device specific...
  10. There are lots of choices and considerations...

    There are lots of choices and considerations (subura outback?), and by 4x4, it is hard to tell what you mean by that. You have a mini van, and if you need that kind of size, then there are lots of...
  11. I bought my partner boot gloves for her leather...

    I bought my partner boot gloves for her leather teleboots years ago. they definitely added warmth. But I wonder if the added weight defeats the purpose of wearing light hikers. Using an insulated...
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    The vista is rated at 25 hours, so it is a...

    The vista is rated at 25 hours, so it is a significant difference. The vista battery life is exceptional, so it can run continuously over multiple days. The vista weighs 5.5 oz, and the 60 csx is...
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    I think the substantial advantages of the vista...

    I think the substantial advantages of the vista hcx over the 60 csx are 1) lighter and smaller and 2) longer battery life. For a hiking GPS, either of those can be important. the 60 csx may have...
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    I don't have either. But you may want to read...

    I don't have either. But you may want to read this review on equipped to survive. They also have reviews and a lot of discussion about the Spot.

    http://www.equipped.com/McMurdoNewFastFind.htm
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  15. there is cascade climbers (I don't read it really...

    there is cascade climbers (I don't read it really it all, but remember it, got famous during the Hood incident).

    http://cascadeclimbers.com/
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    I'd recommend a softshell jacket for what you are...

    I'd recommend a softshell jacket for what you are doing, if this means winter, since that will be tougher and much more comfortable. If you like paclite, cabela's may have the cheapest option...
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    I would (strongly) recommend getting a polar with...

    I would (strongly) recommend getting a polar with the "wearlink" chest strap over the plastic one. It will be much more comfortable. I don't think I would want to hike with the plastic kind...
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    I have an 2010 Element now, but previously had a...

    I have an 2010 Element now, but previously had a Rav4 and long ago, a subaru wagon. I like them all, and in AWD + snow tires, think they are basically functionally equivalent. You live in Vt, so...
  19. when are thinking of coming? The GMC shuts down...

    when are thinking of coming? The GMC shuts down most trails/shelters during mud season, which stretches to Memorial day. Then you get bugs.
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    A puffy jacket is going to give you a lot more...

    A puffy jacket is going to give you a lot more warmth then fleece. But I don't think you need to go up to the 19oz MH. I would want to stay closer to the 10-12 oz range for spring/summer/fall, and...
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    It looks like it is from the guy that makes...

    It looks like it is from the guy that makes macgpspro software (James Associates), so by that measure, the company has a long history of support and innovation and developing and selling gps...
  22. Poll: I usually always bring some emergency stuff, and...

    I usually always bring some emergency stuff, and have combinations of several options depending on how far I am going and where and the conditions. I have never brought a sleeping bag. Mine are too...
  23. Thread: GPS units

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    Ok, sure, there could be States or places in...

    Ok, sure, there could be States or places in which the free maps are limited. Maybe I am too price sensitive, but before spending $200+ on commercial maps, buy a unit without them and try the free...
  24. Thread: GPS units

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    gps

    I think you can keep this fairly simple. The 60Csx and the Vista HCX and Legend HCX are older models. Start by looking at the newer touchscreen models: the Dakota and the Oregon. I haven't...
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    Ski and snowboard bindings and boots are much...

    Ski and snowboard bindings and boots are much more restrictive and tight. I have release ski bindings, but I doubt I could just pull my foot out. Skis are also really long and free at the ankle,...
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