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Pad Sleeve A piece of fabric affixed to the bottom of a sleeping bag that is designed to hold a sleeping pad, preventing it from slipping away from one's sleeping area.
Paraffin Cooker / Stove A camp stove that uses paraffin as its fuel.
Peakbagger A person who strives to continuously hike the summits of various mountains. In NH, this may be someone who endeavors to hit all 48 four thousand footers.
Pit Zips Zippers in the armpit of a jacket used for ventilation.
Post Holing While hiking, punching through soft terrain, such as snow or very loose earth, usually with each step or with hiking poles.
Powder Skirt Contrary to popular belief, this is not Rob whining in the snow. A powder skirt is an extension on the bottom of a shell that covers past one's buttocks to prevent power snow from getting in your pants.

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