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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2002, 04:35 PM
clorlc
 
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I'm with Joy. I haven't put on a pair of snowshoes since suet was in style so I can use all the advice you can give.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
I am being challenged by a friend take up this winter sport. I would like to know what to pack differently in terms of food and supplies. Additions to my first aid pack. Clothing I've got - Gortex vs. down filled coat? Should I trade my down sleeping bag for a synthetic one? What rating should I go for. How about addressing the different energy level required for winter hiking vs regular hiking. Should I be concerned with building muscle in a different area? I am full of questions and would appreciate any wisdom that you might want to part with. Thanks

Brenda
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