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re: REI Passage
I'm outfitting my daughter, age 14 but very small for her age, and also got the REI Passage 38. Good price, I like that it has a taller and thinner profile to keep the weight closer to the spin...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Kids Backpacking Gear
March 04, 11:08am

another Casio
After looking at this issue I went with a cheap, simple Casio. It has a small face, it's thin, it's light, water resistant for swimming, dirt cheap, includes a 10 year battery. This is what...

In GEAR » watches!?!
March 04, 7:04am

Re: Carrying Olive Oil
I have a small food-grade nalgene-type bottle for short trips, and a lightweight flask for longer trips. I like the flask because its shape contours well to the inside wall of a bear canister. Neve...

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 02, 12:14pm

GG now carrying chrome umbrella
For those lamenting the downfall of the GoLite Chrome Dome, Gossamer Gear has just added the silver Liteflex umbrella:

In GEAR » GG now carrying chrome umbrella
February 27, 10:01am

re: Quilt
You've gotten some great advice here. Just to add, in case it isn't obvious, a quilt can give you a lot more room inside, which is a pro if you toss-and-turn or otherwise like to spread arm...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 24, 5:52pm

Re: The weight you you hope for versus the weight you take
The weight you carry is all that matters, the spreadsheet is just a tool to help you know what that is. The spreadsheet doesn't have to be 100% inclusive, as long as you have a grip on what is ...

In GEAR » But the way you you hope for versus the weight you take
February 13, 2:19pm

thanks but...
Thanks Fred, but at 700 cubic inches the BV is going to be smaller than what I need. For anyone thinking of offering a Garcia, sorry but same thing, I'm looking specifically for a Bearikade, th...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bearkade Expedition or similar size
February 09, 4:14pm

WTB: Bearkade Expedition or similar size
I have a 9-day solo planned this summer plus a 7-day with my daughter, both Yosemite so both need a big bear can. I figured better to buy than to rent twice. I will need something bigger than my cu...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bearkade Expedition or similar size
February 09, 12:26pm

"Along 50' of rope, even if there was heavy wear, you should get enough reflection to easily find your bear hang in the dark." Even more to the point, the reflective material will ...

In Gear Deals » A Reflective version of the Ultraglide Bear Line. Who wants it??
February 05, 6:19pm


In GEAR » What's in YOUR first aid kit?
February 02, 11:53am

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