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re followup
Thanks for this interesting followup, Andrew. Am going to now check my multiple Voile 3-pin configurations for variability! (I do know they all work). Sorry about Badger. You probably know, b...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 22, 12:45pm

X-Trace binding experiences?
I would like to hear of experiences with these bindings, particularly footwear you were happy with. In David Chenault's 2011 review of the X-trace bindings, he says: "The limitatio...

In Winter Hiking » X-Trace binding experiences
January 15, 3:07pm

Question for 3-pin boot users
I had this once, bills so thin I went down many clicks, but did get contact. And just to be clear, your pins are just riding up&down within the boot pinholes, yes? Holes aren't actually com...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 15, 2:40pm

hard & unyeilding i/o soft & squishy
OK this is crazy, & tell me to "nevermind" this post if too distracting, Kodiak. I have problem feet like H. Jim. I suspect arthritis (am 66) on the side of the ball of big toe (but I...

In GEAR » Soft and squishy shoes for backpacking?
January 09, 11:33am

Does Schoeller Dryskin sag-out and die?
I have some old Cloudveil Schoeller Dryskin ski pants I loved but moved to lighter pants. When I quit using them, they had grown too big. I had lost weight but not height, so I fear Schoeller migh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does Schoeller Dryskin sag-out and die?
November 20, 11:24am

Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions
Daryl Daryl wrote: "The pseudo-science wet weighing numbers I posted above, however, show that water is being held by the garments tested....both nylon and polyester." Nothing pseudo a...

In GEAR » Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
November 08, 11:40am

re Grabbier fabric with DP/Xpac
Reading with interest as I'm planning to rebuild a belt on my DIY pack. Used bad foam that sort sunk under use, belt to long and narrow. I want to go much wider and maybe switch to 3d mesh. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grabbier fabric with DP/Xpac
November 02, 11:13am

re: which waterproofing agent?--reconsider Scotchguard
Wanted to bump this for for en-route findings from my once every three year attack on the mystery of what, PRECISELY, is in "tech-wash" and DWR, other than adjectives, adverbs and other h...

In GEAR » which waterproofing agent?
November 01, 12:53pm

Lightweight mid trail running/hiking shoes/boots - breathable, no Gore-Tex?
Thanks, spelT! Had found the five tens, but this is a number of choices. Lowa and Danner Extroverts most intriguing.

In GEAR » Lightweight mid trail running/hiking shoes/boots - breathable, no Gore-Tex?
October 30, 9:41pm

Fun and fancy food ideas
My favorite, from back when I cooked, is fresh bread. Well, I kept it to fry bread, but that's still nirvana. Dress it one way and call it pizza. With enough linger-time it's great for di...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fun and fancy food ideas?
October 29, 9:59pm

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