[cdt-l] Stoves, shoes and layers
Ginny & Jim Owen
spiritbear2k at hotmail.com
Wed May 16 00:14:48 CDT 2007
Last year we used an alcohol stove - we never had a problem getting fuel
along the way. We shop as we go, minimizing mail drops as much as possible.
Alcohol worked well for that.
Shoes - I wore running shoes part of the way, light/midweight boots in the
snow in Colorado and again in northern Montana. Jim can't wear running
shoes for any distance hiking - they kill his feet. He does well with
Last year was a fairly warm year, except for the last month. We wore Precip
rainjackets, with mixed results. We both used a Patagonia micropuff jacket
for our warm layer. It worked great for most of the trip. I carried long
underwear all the way and was glad I did. Jim didn't until September and
had a few very cold nights. In September we added a layer - a Driclime
windshirt. In the snows in mid-September, I was glad to have the warmth to
hike in. The micropuff wasn't warm enough alone in camp after mid-September
- I needed the extra layer. We also added rainpants in mid-September and
needed them for that snowy stretch. After that they were mostly dead
weight, but we carried them anyway because of the uncertainty of October
>From: "Doug Graybeal" <doug at graybealarchitects.com>
>Reply-To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
>To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
>Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Stoves, shoes and layers
>Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 07:18:29 -0700
>We are planning on hiking the CDT in 2008 and are planning ahead. We are
>interested in through hiker input on stoves. Esbit tablets are also of
>interest, which can be mailed by ground. We are also interested in light
>weight shoes and Go-lite makes a new lightweight non leather shoe which
>dries quickly. Leather takes longer to dry. Debate is over Gortex verse
>none waterproof and ease drying shoe.
>Last any input on what layers of clothes people found successful would be
>appreciated. Light down jacket which is lighter than fleece, etc. We are
>planning on poly-pro base layer, second loft or air layer such as Patagonia
>Thank you one and all for your input.
>Doug and Peggy.
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