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Get a good one
Evidence suggests that the human species wouldn't even exist without the invention of the edged tool so I don't see how someone can think of them as obsolete when they're fundamental to...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » unltralite knife
March 19, 2:24pm

Dogs on their leash please.
I love dogs and have no problems with seeing them on the trail. As long as they're on their leash. If a dog is off their leash that forces me to interact with the dog because the dog runs right...

In Philosophy & Technique » What to do when encountering dogs on the trail?
July 09, 3:45pm

No offense but cheap crap is never a good deal. I understand being frugal but IMO a good knife should be part of everyones emergency equipment. Do yourselves a favor and drop 20 bucks on a swiss ar...

In GEAR » The one dollar Wal-Mart knife
June 19, 4:27pm

Yep the rayway quilt is pretty much what we're going to buy unless there's a good alternative. Just looking to see if there's anything else out there.

In GEAR » 2 person synthetic quilt
May 07, 11:19am

2 person synthetic quilt
My girlfriend and I need to get new bags for backpacking. I hate mummy bags and she likes to snuggle so we're looking at 2 person quilts. Are there any pre-made quilts out there with synthetic ...

In GEAR » 2 person synthetic quilt
May 07, 10:12am

Re: Interesting
Oops. Still trying to get the hang of the software. This quote by Clay is what I wanted to add to my previous post. "I like his idea, but it doesn't seem like he is interested in self c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Minimalism
January 31, 5:03pm

Re: Interesting
This is my thoughts. I'm a minimalist by nature but I own what I need. I've read some ULers blogs saying they don't carry this or that because they can just borrow it when they need it....

In Philosophy & Technique » Minimalism
January 31, 4:58pm

A company called exotac makes a titanium water bottle that looks like the kleen kanteen. Expensive though.

In Multiple Use Gear » Water bottle--cook pot--water treatment vessel
January 25, 9:41am

Some are slow
I agree with Eddie. Even when on dayhikes in the summer with nothing more then a water bottle I'm still a slow hiker. I see a lot of hikers who are so focused on how far they can go or what van...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » "UL'er" vs "Traditional" Can we integrate ??
January 17, 1:46pm

Good comments so far. I would look at the mat and the food issue first before laying money into a whole new system. I took a class at rei on basic survival skills and one tip the guy mentioned was ...

In GEAR » Why am I freezing?
January 05, 2:28pm

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