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re 2013 Staff Picks
These were probably the least helpful picks ever, here or on any other hiking site. Let's summarize what's on the list (* denotes hiking or backpacking gear I might be interested in): sh...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
December 26, 3:55pm

Tuition Payment
$20 is a pretty cheap tuition payment to the School of Life. I've made many that are 10 or 100 times that amount. Thanks to Yang, that $20 provided a free class for all of us. What you learn...

In GEAR » Very unpleasant experience with Six Moon Design (SMD)
May 30, 2:55pm

Shipping charges are not right
I was trying to buy two small pillow covers. It wants to charge me $3 shipping for one pillow and $8 shipping for two pillows. Can this be fixed?

In Gear Deals » Monkey Pillows @ 37% off for large or small versions
May 06, 2:54pm

Too many drips for wraps
I have a question about the excess water once a salad is rehydrated. I made chicken salad for wraps with freeze dried chicken, dehydrated carrots, cukes, and onions. (Plus a few spices, raisins, pe...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Salads on the trail
September 26, 9:20pm

Sleeping warm
My first air mattress was a BA IAC. I was always cold, even at 40 degrees. I got so freaked by being cold that I got the Exped Downmat 9 and a zero rated quilt. The Downmat 9 is hefty (about 34 oz)...

In GEAR » How would you have done this differently (I was too cold)?
August 17, 10:56pm

Shoes
I just looked on the New Balance site and those 610's don't look very wide to me. They are built on the SL-1 last, whereas the SL-2 last is for folks with narrow heels and wide forefeet (li...

In GEAR » Another Shoe Thread With a Twist
August 09, 12:44pm

Road Runner Sports - terrible customer service
I just got terrible customer service from Road Runner Sports, despite being in their $30 a year VIP program. Evidently their inventory system can't even tell their customer service reps if they...

In Chaff » good running store in SoCal
July 25, 10:57am

Dumplings
Dumplings are a great option if all you have is a pot with a lid and a screw-on-the-canister stove. You can cook them on top of any soup or stew.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Baking
July 18, 12:19pm

Arm length?
I am interested, but it is for a tall thin guy with 35" arms. Any idea if the arms on this jacket would be long enough? Thanks.

In Gear Swap » FS: eVent Kitmah Jacket LARGE black
November 30, 2:55pm

Makes no sense
This makes no sense. What if there had been no SPOT? One climber refuses to backtrack. After maybe some heated discussion, the other climber takes the rope and goes back. When he gets to where he...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Teton climber receives disorderly conduct fine
October 19, 5:11pm

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