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Postby markskor » Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:38 am

Well, as the season draws close and trips take shape, I thought it a good time to upgrade some gear...as if I needed anything.
This season's latest addition (also got Black Diamond poles too) is a Western Mountaineering Badger 850 down bag...found on sale for $325. Ever since I had my old WM bag "borrowed" from my tent at Sunnyside Campground, I have been looking to get another.
I have tried a few other bags but came to the conclusion that you cannot do better than a WM bag...especially after having one for years.
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Re: WM bag

Postby hikerduane » Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:55 pm

Wow, good deal. That's cheaper then my WM Apache 15 degree bag was.

It's amazing what enough calories do. Over New Year's, I slept in the back of my pickup outside Yosemite by a CalTrans sand house. It was only 25 overnight, but I was cold in my bag the last couple hours, but the next night by Dewey Point, it got down to around 15 and I was toastie. A lot of calories in the wine I guess.:)

I bought a new SMD Starlite pack to replace my ripped up Golite Gust, I need a few more things for a trip to AK in Aug. still, maps, hat, gaiters, more $$$.:) At least my plane ticket is paid for already.
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