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Re: When is a frameless pack practical?
Why not get the Arc Blast, and if you feel like going frameless just take the frame out? That would drop the pack to perhaps 12 oz.

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 3:31pm

re: Frogg Toggs
>> "How ridiculous are you willing to look? My Frogg Toggs UL pants are only 4.1 ounces and only $20 total (including the jacket!) but they look absolutely absurd. I got the size medium ...

In GEAR » Rain pants recommendations for occasional, light use?
November 26, 11:31am

Cheap things
Instaflator - for 99ยข is lighter than and works as well as any battery-powered inflator and is quicker than small pumps. Not as cheap as blowing up the pad by mouth but much easier (especially at ...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 25, 3:18pm

REI sale coming on eTrex 30
FWIW, just got an e-mail from REI previewing their "Black Friday" sale, and will have the eTrex 30 for 40% off ($160).

In GEAR » GPS Advice - Recommendations
November 25, 2:05pm

disposable "tupperware"?
What about the disposable food containers from Glad and such companies? Cheap, light, durable.

In GEAR » Very light & tightly sealing plastic food storage recco?
November 19, 5:03am

don't worry about "freestanding"
A "freestanding" tent means that when you set it up it can stand on its own, NOT that it does not need to be staked to be secure. A freestanding tent that isn't secured can be lifted ...

In GEAR » family tent and gear upgrade
November 15, 3:56pm

Re: Re: No more plastic...
+2 on the S2S aluminum. I also use the long-handled version, to get into FBC corners. Lighter than Ti, cheaper than Ti, and super strong.

In GEAR » No more plastic...
November 12, 5:27pm

StickPic
Bob, I have a mini tripod with velcro similar to what you show, but for "selfies" I got a StickPic: http://www.thestickpic.com/ Works great and only 0.4 oz. Not a tripod though as t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tripod hack on trekking pole
November 05, 1:41pm

re: re:
And, being on different frequencies, a watt of power on one probably won't translate to the same transmission distance as a watt of power on the other. The key is in the OP's statement, ...

In GEAR » Personal locator Beacons (PLB's) recommendations
November 02, 12:44pm

go see a doctor
Andy, you've gotten a lot of good input, but your only first move should be to see a podiatrist or orthopedist. Don't rely on internet diagnoses from fellow hikers, no telling if what they ...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 31, 6:21am

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