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Re: Re:
The concept behind the pumphouse is fine, it's just too small. I think the Thermarest pumpsack would work fine, and it's big enough to do the job pretty well, though a one-way valve like t...

In GEAR » Does anyone know when Big Agnes will be releasing their Q-Core SL?
January 21, 11:44am

Re: Trance and UL, and McHale Durability question
"How do McHales last so long with the ultralight materials? Is Spectra especially tough?" Yes, it most certainly is. The McHale's aren't just made with custom features. They...

In GEAR » Looking for info on Mystery Ranch
January 13, 10:25pm

RMI is excellent...
I climbed with them last summer, blog links below in case you're interested:

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Learning to climb Denali
January 09, 5:25pm

Re: My $.02
I ended up settling on Scarpa Phantaplastics for my mountaineering initiation. They're a lot lighter than I'd anticipated, and nigh indestructible, so used are a great option, as are rental...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Mountaineering and Ice Climbing Boots
January 09, 5:14pm

Re: Eddie Bauer First Ascent Alchemist
I have an Alchemist. I've been using it mostly as a commuter pack, because the same clever setup that enables it to expand to a 55L pack also happens to work really nicely for carrying a tripod...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lightweight Mountaineering Pack
January 09, 5:04pm

Re: WG stove questions
mox: If it matters, an MSR Universal, though I don't think anything is unique to just this stove. Do you mean an MSR Whisperlite Universal? If so, use the flip stop option. It's the c...

In GEAR » WG stove questions
January 09, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Some quilt info...
Josh: "My thought is if you use the bungee system under your pad why not use a sleeping bag? just my thought." Webbing straps weigh less than even lightweight fabrics like Pertex Quant...

In GEAR » Quilt Suggestion for Newbie
December 30, 11:09am

Some quilt info...
Josh: "The problem with quilts in cold weather is your shoulders get cold, but your jacket will offset that." That's not necessarily the case. It depends a lot on how the quilt is ...

In GEAR » Quilt Suggestion for Newbie
December 29, 9:06pm

Spoon + Chopsticks for me
I favor a long-handled spoon which is good for nearly everything except noodles, but I do like rice noodles when camping. :)

In GEAR » Sporks SUCK!!!
December 29, 2:49pm

Re: Katabatic
I have a Blackwelder, which is a tad heavier than what you're looking at, but it served me well at 15,500 feet in Tanzania and also in the snow at around 0F. I think I'd have done fine in t...

In GEAR » Quilt Suggestion for Newbie
December 29, 2:10pm

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