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The one that always makes me smile.
This one's easy: my Kelty. It's been nearly everywhere I've ever backpacked, albeit not the trips when I wore my Lowe internal, and it's always comfortable, reliable and functiona...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ONE piece of gear makes you smile and why
March 16, 8:59pm

Re: Classic External Frame Project
Well, that's a neat-looking backpack and some good numbers on the weight. This could be a cool project! Wait, who in their right mind uses an external frame pack?

In GEAR » Classic External Frame Project
March 16, 8:42pm

Pit Zips are only for those qualified to use them.
So, I'll start off with that responsive ad hominem... I find the pit-zips in my admittedly-untrendy PreCip to be functional, easy to zip in both directions and part of a clothing system that...

In GEAR » The crappiness of pit zips
March 02, 10:30am

Safety Glasses not always so good...
I have reason to use those cool, lightweight safety glasses pretty often: we use them for handouts for Scouts at shooting days and I wear the same sets they do, in "shooter yellow", clea...

In GEAR » UL Sunglasses
February 11, 7:07am

This is a great thread
This is a great thread, with some excellent ideas in it. Here's my list from 2013: --DriDucks rain suits --1 mil painters plastic from Home Depot, for ground cloths --the Kirkland down ja...

In GEAR » Best Cheap Gear of 2013
February 10, 11:29am

The bucket filter
I love it! The whole article is pretty darn good.

In Philosophy & Technique » The 5 gallon bucket gear filter
February 07, 4:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Telescoping pole
The pole pictured is exactly what our son has fished the High Sierra with for the last three seasons, albeit with a slightly lighter reel that came off a similar complete I purchased and swapped fo...

In Fishing » Telescoping pole
February 02, 9:15pm

Coghlan's stakes ARE "soft"
The Coghlans stakes are a great deal and a far better stake, both in terms of durability and shape, than the very light, soft aluminum noodles that came with the ten ALPS Mountaineering tents my Sc...

In GEAR » Coghlans vs MSR Groundhog
February 02, 8:55am

Re: Framed Packs arent 3 lbs
It's true: my framed pack is more like 4 lb. It's fun reading these threads because, as much as I have learned and lightened my rig by getting great ideas and reviews from backpackers...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
February 01, 7:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Where at in the Sierra?
I'll echo the suggestions for the 20-degree bag and make a suggestion for a killer bag at such a low price that you will be able to also buy the Costco Kirkland down sweater and a really large ...

In GEAR » 3 season sleeping bag for Sierras
January 31, 6:32pm

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