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WG stove questions
Concerning leaving the pump in the fuel bottle, I often do that but you need to be careful if you are going to have a substantial altitude change. I once started the day in Yosemite Valley and ende...

In GEAR » WG stove questions
January 09, 6:46pm

Headlamp recommendations
You should really take a look at the Zebralight headlamps, either the H51 models (1 AA cell) or the H31 model (1 CR123 cell). They are fantastic lights, with an excellent UI, and are very light wei...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
January 07, 6:15pm

Re: what's your favorite winter pant?
I really like my First Ascent Mountain Guide Pants. Pretty much everything I need in a winter pant, and nothing I don't. They're warm without being bulky, they stretch a bit, and they fit...

In GEAR » what's your favorite winter pant?
December 19, 7:54pm

Nice looking line
Lawson, I just ordered a couple of lengths of that new line of yours. Looks nice.

In GEAR » alternative to kelty triptease
June 22, 8:56pm

Re: dogs and gothics
I agree about not bringing the dogs on the Great Range, including Gothics. It is seriously rugged terrain. As Nate Lee said, plenty of vertical ledges, ladders, cables, etc. Some dogs could probabl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Adirondaks - high peaks region - recommendations?
April 11, 5:56pm

Re: Winter pad
Lately I've been using a combination of Z-Rest pad on the bottom and a ThermaRest Women's ProLite Plus on the top. Both full length. Works very well for me. I think the lowest temps I'...

In Winter Hiking » Sleeping Pad?
April 09, 1:16pm

Re: Part of our cost of admittance
Couldn't agree with you more, Kevin. The wilderness belongs more to the bears than it does to us, as far as I'm concerned. Bears do what they are naturally inclined to do--get food where t...

In GEAR » this Bear Cannister thing...
April 09, 12:26pm

Re: Barkies are really nice...
I've personally never had any trouble maintaining a convex edge in the field. Mainly because a properly convexed edge needs very little maintenance, at least in my experience. When it does req...

In GEAR » Recommend a goo knife?
April 09, 7:46am

Re: Recommend a goo knife?
Unless you go custom, I don't think you can do much better than a Bark River Knife. Although Fallkniven is also very good. Both use a convex edge, which is both stronger, and more easily sharpe...

In GEAR » Recommend a goo knife?
April 08, 9:25pm

Backpacking the Whites
Funny, I was going to caution you against planning 20 mile days in the Whites, but I didn't want to unintentionally insult you in case you're super fit and, as the other poster said, lucky....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking the Whites - N.H. - advice?
April 05, 7:25pm

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Bearikade Expedition
Among other trips, I carried my Bearikade from the northern end of Glacier to the southern end and was totally pleased with it. Of course, no one likes carrying a bear canister, but at least this one ...

In Miscellaneous Products
June 08, 10:10pm