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All Forum Posts by Ian B.

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Re: Re: Not 51% of all items
Ditto what Ken said. I've already been down this flame war road so I'm tip toeing through this one. Sometimes these items are merchants trying to get rid of some surplus items. Somet...

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
September 30, 7:56am

Re: any reason to use a softshell?
I bought a Squamish for that very reason as I was getting tired of overheating/sweating in the winter. I'll let you know how it worked out next spring.

In GEAR » any reason to use a softshell?
September 29, 10:00pm

Re: Funny Western Video
:) Made my day!

In Chaff » Funny Western Video
September 29, 5:54pm

Re: Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
"They sometimes are too good to be true and have mysterious origins" I've seen a few that raised an eyebrow. One guy had a few new in box stoves. I asked him to please explain wh...

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
September 29, 5:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
Like this one Daryl-Squared? http://kpr.craigslist.org/pho/4691363803.html Seems legit.

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
September 29, 5:45pm

Re: Re: Re: I want this filter?
Keith, What I appreciate about this article is that the author provides a thorough synopsis of what it is and the technology behind it. I'm not reading this as a sales pitch nor is he tryin...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 29, 10:12am

Re: 1.0 vs .74
"Well...the duplex has a 1oz sq/ft floor....greg was using a .74 oz floor...so there is that difference." True. It may be fine but we'll know more/better in a few years to see if ...

In GEAR » Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
September 29, 9:10am

Re: Re: Acceptable down bag weight?
Kelty Cosmic Down +4* weighs per REI 3 lbs 15 oz (size long) and is $199 at REI. http://www.rei.com/product/882217/kelty-cosmic-down-4-sleeping-bag-long-2014-closeout#specsTab Kelty Cosmic (s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acceptable down bag weight?
September 29, 9:04am

Re: I want this filter?
"you can't tell when the rapid pure is no longer effective. it's useless." Same could be said for the Sawyer if it's exposed to sub freezing temperatures. The issue wi...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 29, 8:35am

Re: Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
At 6'3" I find the Twin to be palatial when hiking solo with plenty of room to lay out my gear. I think the Duplex is a nice looking design but my largest concern is that the floor is cub...

In GEAR » Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
September 29, 8:25am

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