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Re: Socks
I'll second the motion about the Costco wool socks. Nice socks at a great price.

In GEAR » Everyday Socks?
October 31, 7:38pm

Re: First time backpacking
Take good care of your feet - you're only as good as they are. Get some good boots/shoes and socks, and break the boots in. Make sure you do plenty of walking around the neighborhood (wearing...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First time backpacking
October 31, 7:35pm

Re: Working at going UL
Mike, Thanks for serving in the Marines. I'm glad you weren't disabled to the point you can't enjoy things like backpacking!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Working at going UL
October 31, 7:19pm

Can you easily get/use good filters with the lenses for this camera? I'm in love with circular polarizers.

In Editor's Roundtable » Olympus E-620 Digital SLR Camera Review
October 27, 9:10pm

Re: Re: re
An interesting fact here is that, as societies become wealthier, they tend to voluntarily control (more or less) their own populations. The birth rate in rich places like Japan, most of Europe, an...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 26, 10:59pm

Interesting but insignificant
Tom: not sure who's tongue is more firmly in cheek, mine or yours. Douglas: glad you liked it. Craig: You misunderstand me. I'm no antipopulation zealot. Nobody thinks the "...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 25, 9:27pm

This is all interesting, but insignificant
Someone once said that the only sincere act of an extreme environmentalist is to commit suicide. This relates to my hereby proposed Butler's Law of Environmental Degradation, as follows: Pe...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 25, 7:13pm

Deal on Western Mountaineering Flash Jacket
Bought one in the Bent Gate store in Golden CO today for $213.99. (They're having a general sale.) The regular price of $260 is what shows on their website (and everyone else's). I heard...

In Editor's Roundtable » Western Mountaineering Hooded Flash Jacket Review
October 15, 9:00pm

Great Review
Thanks, Will. Some questions: 1. Are you saying that the NeoAir can, or cannot, be used in the pad sleeve? Would the NeoAir size matter (I have a Large), and would you have any NeoAir durabil...

In Editor's Roundtable » Gossamer Gear Gorilla Backpack Review
October 14, 7:54am

Front pack for DSLR
I carry a Canon 20D with a 17-40L lens in a Lowepro Topload Zoom AW case. There is also room in the case to add a 70-200 F4 lens with a little effort. This makes for a heavy setup! I carry the c...

In Photography » DSLR
October 07, 12:13am

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