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witnessed a pole failure
While this can certainly happen with any set of trekking poles given the right conditions, i was next to a friend when one his costco poles failed rather dramatically. These were the cascade mounta...

In GEAR » Costco Trekking Poles
July 29, 12:15pm

pay day is friday
Potentially interested on friday after pay day if it is still for sale. keep us updated Edit: Looks like a great deal Monty! I would've pulled the trigger as well if i didn't just pay ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Gossamer Gear Gorilla (Newest Edition)
April 23, 5:54pm

lifters
I only mentioned that as i appreciate load lifters even with light (15-20lb) loads as i find it more helpful and comfortable getting the pack in that "Sweet spot". I think the gorilla cou...

In GEAR » A penny for your thoughts...GG Gorilla Backpack 2012 ? Good pack ?
April 05, 7:28pm

load lifters
I was under the impression that the Gorilla model doesn't have load lifters (mariposa does)? I would be happy to be mistaken if it does.

In GEAR » A penny for your thoughts...GG Gorilla Backpack 2012 ? Good pack ?
April 05, 6:58pm

opti
I've used the adventurer opti with a good 100 liters of water since getting it a couple years ago and never had a problem (predominately weekend trips). At the time I bought the steripen I also...

In GEAR » Steripen Opti still the way to go?
February 25, 4:01pm

Re: Re: Tent advice please
If weight was not the main issue and durability (multiple years of daily use in completely differing climates) was and comfort was the chief component I would second looking at hilleberg tents.

In GEAR » Tent advice please!
November 15, 7:09pm

WTB: boilerwerks backcountry boiler or vargo ti woodstove
I'm looking for a boilerwerks backcountry boiler or a vargo ti woodstove. Will consider other lightweight wood burners as well. Bored with alcohol and looking to experiment a bit for winter tre...

In Gear Swap » WTB: boilerwerks backcountry boiler or vargo ti woodstove
November 14, 6:18pm

accurate, light
I used this compass for geologic mapping as I didn't want to carry the massive Brunton geo since it was steep terrain and 100% accuracy was not required. I've also used it a few times as we...

In GEAR » Brunton 8040G compass
November 13, 1:39pm

naturally lean.... but
I usually do workouts involving running, push-ups,pull-ups, and sit-ups... i find this most effective in staying fit (not bulking up) and I can definitely feel the difference when hiking. I have in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fitness
November 07, 1:04pm

environmental geologist
I am currently on the job hunt finishing up my M.S in geoscience and water resource management this December (job prospects are somewhat better than average). I've interned and will discuss tha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Careers working in the great outdoors
November 07, 12:58pm

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