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    Sticky: Re: Trekking Hints & Tips

    Hi Iris, it depends on what you mean by "lighter" and "heavier" sleeping bags. You'll be spending a lot more warm nights down low than cold nights up high.
    Most lodges have a blanket or 2 if you...
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking Hints & Tips

    You could always wear both pairs of long johns under your soft-shell pants for the climbing day. Legs don't need to be as protected from the cold if your torso is well insulated and/or if you are...
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking Hints & Tips

    oakdog: That bag that you are talking of would not be an overkill for Nepal, especially for someone who sleeps a bit cool, but I would think that it's going to be way too warm for indonesia / India....
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking Hints & Tips

    oakdog: You can certainly pick up most things in Thamel, although you'll probably not be able to find the "high-tech" items like lightweight pertex, the down jackets tend to be filled with cheaper...
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    Sticky: I thought that I would post restrospectively and...

    I thought that I would post restrospectively and let people know how my gear actually went.

    1) 70L pack (~3kg) --> too heavy, next time will cut gear down and go with a smaller, lighter pack -...
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    Sticky: Thanks for your feedback Escher. ***I...

    Thanks for your feedback Escher.

    ***I would only take the thermal shirts and not [long sleeve dryflo shirts]...
    Yep good call, there's no additional warmth those shirts, I get sucked into...
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    Sticky: Here's my list

    Ok, it looks like I'll be going a bit heavier :( lots more weight in the sleeping bag and pack itself primarily.

    I am taking a small pharmacy with me, but it weighs nothing so I see no problem in...
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