Shawn Forry may in fact be the most interesting man in the world. As an Outward Bound wilderness instructor, he takes both children and adults on backpacking and climbing expeditions. During the winter, he runs scenic interpretive tours with 10 dog sled teams. He’s also a hiker. This past winter he and Justin Lichter became the first people ever to thru hike the Pacific Crest Trail in the winter.
You have to have those moments [of difficulty] to have something to compare to your more elated moments.
The award winning Palisade is extremely lightweight, yet is warm to just below freezing. This quilt is a great choice for spring in the desert, a thru-hike of the JMT, or a blitz around Mt. Rainier’s Wonderland Trail.
Shell Fabric and Lining Fabric: MLD Endurance 10d X 10x 3xDWR RipStop .74 oz sq/yd. Insulation: 2011 Climashield Apex, black color only for speed drying. Design Goal: Build the warmest for the weight, fully feature enhanced, multi-purpose synthetic quilt possible
The XTherm air mattress delivers the greatest warmth-to-weight ratio available in any air mattress by far, with a new, softer, textured no-slip fabric for better next-to-skin comfort and a quieter rest. Multiple , reflective ThermaCapture™ layers give the XTherm air mattress true four-season warmth without the weight or bulk usually found in a winter-worthy mattress. And now, the all new XTherm™ MAX delivers all the great features and benefits of the original XTherm in a full rectangular shape, providing added coverage and warmth for extreme temps and wider torsos.