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It works
I bought a couple pairs of bamboo hiking socks a few years ago from Big 5. They did OK, lasting about as long as some synthetic socks I've had. My understanding of the appeal of bamboo is be...

In GEAR » Bamboo clothes?
May 18, 1:26pm

Update
Update: I trimmed one of the pads down to 19" x 58", just a tad bigger than the Thinlight pad as I wanted a few more inches of length. The weight came out to 2.9 oz, just what I was...

In GEAR » Tour Mat - Cheap 1/8" CCF Option?
May 17, 3:08pm

Re: !
"You bought your wife a Mother's Day gift at 99 Cents Only?!" ------------------ Shhhhhhhhh.....she still doesn't know. Its not the money anyway, its the thought that coun...

In GEAR » Tour Mat - Cheap 1/8" CCF Option?
May 11, 4:50pm

Hiking online?
While I hike as often as possible, two or three times a week when I can, the vast majority of time I am at home, work, etc. because I have to be. That's where this forum comes in. No, its not &...

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 11, 2:11pm

Re: Fleece
I've found that fleece cuts wind well enough and keeps the head warm, especially if there's ear coverage. What I like about the thin Merino beanies (especially the Icebreaker Chase)is that ...

In GEAR » Beanie - merino vs fleece?
May 11, 10:13am

Tour Mat - Cheap 1/8" CCF Option
Ever since the flooring underlayment thread, I had been looking for cheap 1/8” CCF pad ideas. I didn’t want to buy a whole roll of Floor Muffler, and the pieces given to me by a friend who does...

In GEAR » Tour Mat - Cheap 1/8" CCF Option?
May 11, 8:56am

Hiking - Merino, Warmth - Fleece
While hiking, I prefer Merino (Smartwool Training Beanie or Icebreaker Chase). To keep my head warm in colder temps, I have a Microfleece Beanie that covers the ears (picked it up a thrift store). ...

In GEAR » Beanie - merino vs fleece?
May 08, 10:47pm

Re: UL battery/power pack for camera
The nice thing about an external USB battery pack is that you can charge other devices such as your phone, etc. from it. If you want to do Time Lapses of much longer than about 1.5 hrs, you have to...

In GEAR » UL battery/power pack for camera
March 14, 4:30pm

NewTrent Trentium
If you don't really want to spend $80, look at the New Trent Trentium. Its been a great case for hiking. Its a slim case, has 3 different backings (to change the appearance), and its reasonably...

In GEAR » iPhone 6 Case for Backcountry Use?
March 03, 10:29pm

Nice job
Sweet, very resourceful.

In GEAR » DIY Ultralite Fishing Rod
February 21, 10:29pm

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