Originally Posted by mountainhanger
I find a lot of bits n pieces but when it comes to a all around specific way toinstruct us noob's there isn't a whole lot. So maybe this is a call out to shug,fronkey and all the experienced winter hangers and hikers to maybe make a dedicated sticky or video series on the how to and what nots. I am still wondering how any of you actually hike without overheating and then hypothermea. When do u need the pulk? What is a pulk? What kind of stakes u use? What if its too frozen. How do u carry ur backpak if ur all bundled up? What clothing works best and how do u care for ur hammock when they freeze? What about suspension lines?
See what I mean? Lots and lots of ?? but something that is really pullin at me right now. Mods hope this in the right place
PULK: A sled designed to carry gear or other cargo more comfortably than you could on your person while crossing various terrains on non friction surfaces such as snow and Ice. They are pulled behind you or dogs while snowshoeing or skiing. They are simply used to carry much more gear than you could carry otherwise, with much less effort.
I use mine any time there is enough snow to let me!
Big advantage of the pulk is its lets your back breath making it much easier to regulate temperatures.
I find I don't need many layers to stay warm while hiking.
Stakes: I use the same stakes I use in the summer I just stomp the snow to get it firm enough to hold. You can also use CD's, small bags, sticks.
When bundled up and cant use a pulk.. Adjust your pack to fit.