March 07, 2010

Pix, Pulks, and Plinking

February 26-28 I went winter camping for the first time in a very long time, skiing in to a site on the Arapho National Forest north of Silverthorne, Colorado.

Blogger Sawtooth has put together a slide show about it.

It was a good trip, but my old down sleeping bag is not adequate for -18 F. (-26 C), and if I am going to repeat the experience, I need to upgrade!


mdmnm said...

18 below sounds tough! What are your impressions of the Kifaru gear?

Chas S. Clifton said...

Kifaru gear is excellent quality but not cheap, due to the quasi-custom way it is made. People who have it love it, though.

Me, I bought a new Osprey day pack recently. It's a Colorado company, but the labor was probably performed by Vietnamese.

Some of the small Kifaru shelters are the business for low-weight backpacking, though.