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Lumix: POS charges thru the camera
My Panasonic Lumix charges the battery in the camera via USB cable. Leica lens, high optical zoom, often a special package deal at Costco.

In GEAR » Recs for point and shoot camera that charges through the camera
July 23, 9:49pm

re: lightest 20 oz plastic bottles
My gym has a vending machine with SmartWater bottles in 20oz size, so they're out there. I'm guessing it would weigh about 1 oz. I use a water bottle similar to the Arrowhead and such but i...

In GEAR » lightest 20 oz plastic bottles
July 20, 5:58am

Re: Minibulldesigns Sawyer Mini Adapter
I reached the same conclusion about the syringe -- too big/heavy and the water stream can't be fully directed through the filter. My "clean" bottle is a 0.7L spring water bottle with ...

In GEAR » Minibulldesigns Sawyer Mini Adapter
July 17, 11:32am

re: backcountry internet options
Whatever happened to HYOH? To the OP, I don't have much to offer in terms of hardware advice either, except that you are looking at satellite connectivity and either very expensive or limite...

In GEAR » Backcountry Internet Options
July 13, 2:29pm

re Gatewood arm coverage
Thanks all for the suggestions. I use trekking poles so the idea was to see what I could do about exposed arms. I would prefer to not hike with my arms inside the cape -- not only would doing so...

In GEAR » Gatewood cape - arm rain coverage?
July 03, 6:15am

Gatewood cape - arm rain coverage?
Picked up a Gatewood recently and am excited at the weight loss of a single piece of gear serving as tarp and rainwear. An issue with the Gatewood though is that when wearing as a rain cape your ar...

In GEAR » Gatewood cape - arm rain coverage?
July 02, 2:59pm

Re: Gear and hot car
You'll want to watch out about leaving any kind of airtight sealed container, the heat can make the contents want to expand. Anything from a water bottle to fuel bottle to olive oil container t...

In GEAR » Gear and hot car
June 30, 3:47pm

re: tiny hardware
Zpacks and DIY Gear Supply are where I would turn first as well.

In GEAR » where to purchase micro/tiny sized plastic cordlock, cord ends, buckles, ladder buckles?
June 29, 5:55am

Monkey Pillow + FlexAir
I use a Monkey Pillow pillowcase, size large, has elastic straps to hold it to the sleeping pad and one side is a soft fuzzy fleece-like material against my face. Inside I put a large FlexAir (disp...

In GEAR » Do you pack a pillow?
June 25, 2:49pm

+1 Jonathon
Yup, I agree that ultimately it's the people and how they choose to use the equipment, rather than the equipment itself. I definitely take Adam's point that, if you bring annoying people to...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 24, 8:59am

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