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Paris sled
Jason - I special ordered one through REI last year.

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a Pulk and need to find right sled
November 10, 8:47am

Re: Interesting new spray-on nano-silicone coating
From the limited information in the article it looks like they developed a room temp sol-gel process for coating surfaces. There is a gas phase process that creates a silica surface that is used to...

In GEAR » Interesting new spray-on nano-silicone coating
February 03, 1:47pm

Solar solution to recharge laptop
Laptops are too power hungry and solar is too inefficient to provide a light weight charging solution today. I just carry a spare high capacity battery and use the laptop (actually a lower power co...

In GEAR » Solar solution to recharge laptop, please help.
January 13, 11:49am

Leaving your gear at camp - theft concerns
My experience (~ 30 years) Trailhead car break in - 2 Gear stolen at climbing area - 1 Backcountry camp - 0 Car camp - 0

In GEAR » Leaving your gear at camp - theft concerns
September 30, 8:36am

A convert
I bought the Ebisu pole along with a line about a month ago and created a kit similar to Ryan's. This is a light, simple, elegant style of fly fishing. The casting technique is very easy to lea...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backcountry Fly Fishing with Tenkara: Ultralight Style and Simplicity
August 19, 7:50am

Osprey 46
I have a 46 and it is down right cavernous. Here is my gear list for a recent weekend trip. REI Shuksan jacket Montbell UL Parka MontBell #3 UL hugger sleeping bag Terra Nova laser comp tent ...

In GEAR » Exos Cubic Inches
June 12, 9:57pm

Reed pants
I wear a 33 waist 34 inseam too and I have a pair of medium. They fit over hiking pants and jeans easily and have plenty of length.

In GEAR » Golite Reed Pant owners...
June 12, 8:18pm

Retailers
I have noticed that many shops that carry light gear will only do so for a year or two. I have asked why and the reply has been "high return rates". Do most people equate weight with dura...

In Editor's Roundtable » Selling Lightweight: How Retailers Can Help Your Pack Weight
June 10, 7:06am

Auto off
I found this is the review section of the REI site: 1) press the button rapidly 6 times, which puts the light into "signal mode." 2) Then press and hold the button for about 5 seconds...

In Editor's Roundtable » Photon ReX Review
November 12, 10:26am

Online topo
Is it www.gravitycollege.com?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » online source for free topo heeeelp
November 12, 10:04am

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