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Sierra Trading Post
Are they only sending these sale offers to me because I've been buying so much stuff? Or are you guys getting it? An additional 35% off? 40% off? I got an Icebreaker tshirt for $24. Go...

In Gear Deals » Sierra Trading Post
September 30, 10:46am

What GSM Park Ranger said
I called the Backcountry Office at 865-436-1297 They said the store at Clingmans Dome had chocolate, trail mix, bottle water, and sometimes they have sodas. FYI in case you're thru hiking...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Smoky Mountain Thru Hike
June 03, 2:09pm

Golite Pinnacle Backing Modification
My Golite Pinnacle is great. It has a thin piece of foam as the backing. I'm considering removing the foam and putting in a cute piece of my Thermarest Ridgerest. If it won't fit in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Golite Pinnacle Backing Modification
June 03, 1:03pm

GSM Hike
Thanks. I guess we'll just bring what we need. I've been to the gift shop there at Clingmans Dome. I know they sell a little something in the way of candy. But I can't remember wh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Smoky Mountain Thru Hike
June 02, 11:28pm

Smoky Mountain Thru Hike
I'm thru hiking the smoky mountains in June. Wondering where I can resupply or at least get a little food/snacks? Anyone know if the Clingmans Dome Store has candy bars, food, or any snac...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Smoky Mountain Thru Hike
June 01, 9:18pm

When is wool better?
Justin, you made some interesting points. When is wool advantageous for drying slower? What situations? I'm through hiking the Smoky's in a couple weeks and I'm thinking of weari...

In Gear Deals » Merino wool hoodie for under $100. What do you guys think?
June 01, 7:33am

New Western Mountaineering Bag
Where is the best price to get a Western Mountaineering bag or possibly a Montbell bag? I'm needing maybe a 20-30 degree very light bag.

In GEAR » New Western Mountaineering Bag
May 21, 10:33am

Thanks guys! I picked up an XL for $11.99 !!! I didn't really need another down jacket...but a vest would be great!

In Gear Deals » lands end 600 fill vests for $11.99 shipped
November 20, 12:50pm

Thanks. I picked one of these up. I have a lifestraw, but this one looks interesting to try out too.

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Mini PointOne for $15.99
November 20, 12:49pm

I have one similar
I don't know the name of it, but my wife found one for me at a thrift store. It weighs 3 ounces...and is very water resistant, almost water proof. It's pretty thin though, so I assume it&...

In Gear Deals » Help me identify this Patagonia shirt
August 29, 12:22pm

All Reader Reviews by john braun

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Tarptent Contrail
I've been on a few trip with my Contrail. Total, I've spent about 20 nights in it. I've been in snow and rain. The only problem I ever had was the last night I spent in it during ...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
March 11, 10:54pm
December 22, my package arrived. But it was the wrong item. Imed customer service and they overnighted me the correct product.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 15, 10:18am

This is funny. Wal-mart customer service has plummeted to the ground over the last decade after Sam died. I avoid Wal-mart when possible, but every now and then you gotta stop by.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 15, 10:16am

Golite Pinnacle Pack
I've used this pack on three different trips. I love how light it is. And it's very comfortable since I usually have 25 lbs thereabout in the pack. It's one of my favorite pieces of gea...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 08, 10:56pm

Jim Wood SuperCat
Easy to make. I took it on an overnight hike last weekend. I was boiling water as fast as my friends with MSR pocket rockets.

In Stoves - Alcohol
February 11, 10:20pm

Moosejaw the company
I ordered a pair of Montrail Vitesse shoes. On the order page, it said, "Ships the next day." The next day I received an email stating my product would be shipping five days later. I ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 02, 8:23pm

I called Henry looking for information on attaching a floor to a older model tarptent that was on clearance. He told me he may have a returned tent he can sell me with the floor already attached. He...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 02, 8:18pm