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Re: tripod
He has a 2lb "big lens" on the listso I suspect there's a DSLR in play that isn't on the list and the RX100ii is a back-up.

In Gear Lists » PNW gear list
July 29, 2:35pm

Re: Re: New bottles by Hydrapak
"I'd buy a few if they aren't too heavy and if a steripen fits through the opening." They're advertising the lid for the Stash at 43mm. If my google-fu serves, I believe N...

In GEAR » New bottles by Hydrapak
July 29, 2:00pm

Re: PNW gear list
A couple things jump out at me: Fleece Hoodie & Puffy / I'd bring one or the other for three season - 15 oz Longjohns - 3oz seems off by almost half for one item. I'd bring the b...

In Gear Lists » PNW gear list
July 29, 1:52pm

Re: Re: Getting Married. Destination wedding?
Congratulations! Columbia Gorge is pretty awesome. Leavenworth, WA is a nice combination of hiking, rafting, fishing, window shopping, etc when it's not on fire.

In Chaff » Getting Married. Destination wedding?
July 29, 10:54am

Re: The trail food you just can't stand
I'd rather eat a pinecone than try to gag down another Cliff Bar.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
July 28, 11:26pm

Re: REI return policy
Toccs, Don't take any of this personally. Each and every time the REI return policy comes up, the thread quickly devolves into a silly shame fest where the mere act of returning an item bec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » REI return policy
July 28, 11:18pm

Re: Safety in the backcountry
"According to the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, your odds of becoming a victim of violent crime in a national park are one in 708,000. In the United States overall, it’s one i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Safety in the backcountry
July 28, 8:47pm

Re: REI return policy
My opinion and interpretation of the REI policy: Shorts - I'm with the store on this one but I see your point. Poles - I'm 50/50 on this one. I know the abuse I put my poles through ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » REI return policy
July 28, 8:38pm

Re: Bear spray
The article is barely (or should I say bearly) a paragraph but since we're speculating (read talking out our arses): Pepper spray is ineffective on some people. It works on me but I've ...

In On the Web » Glacier NP, Texan, Bear spray and gunshot
July 28, 8:24pm

Re: Multiple Drums/Howling Video
This one?

In Chaff » Multiple Drums/Howling Video
July 28, 9:25am

All Reader Reviews by Ian B.

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm