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Firing Sawyer
I rejected the old blue/grey sawyer for exactly this reason. Would slow to the trickle after very little use, even with very clear water. The Mini is still working for me. Probably takes me a minut...

In GEAR » Firing Sawyer
July 07, 10:15am

Re:Montrail Shoes
The Masochist is comfy and fine for dry conditions, but useless if it's at all wet out. Zero traction. Also really tough to get a snug enough fit and still be comfortable. The insole has a bad ...

In GEAR » Montrail Shoes
July 01, 10:36am

RE: My "wind shirt" rant...
My Rab eVent jacket comes in a hair over 12oz, which puts me right around 1lb for jacket + windshirt. Definitely room to go lighter here. For me, one of the hardest points to regulate temperatur...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 25, 1:50am

RE: "My "wind shirt" rant...
My Houdini worked pretty well for me on last Sunday's day trip. Conditions were a steep snow climb / scramble in temps well above freezing. Light intermittent drizzle at the bottom turned to mo...

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 24, 10:59am

Re: La Sportiva Boulder X Mid
I was thinking the stiffer sole of the Boulder would be an asset for off-trail mixed snow/rock scrambles. Anything specific you'd recommend as an alternative? The Scarpa Tech Ascent also caught...

In GEAR » La Sportiva Boulder X Mid
March 15, 11:32pm

RE: Another lost hiker story
If the part of the article about crossing the Pratt River is correct, the hiker was nowhere near the correct trail. You'd would think crossing by several unexpected lakes would be a strong sign...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another lost hiker story
October 12, 3:51pm

Re: Reflectix Construction Methods?
The Tenacious Tape looks a little overpriced for what you get, but I'll definitely try some of the alternatives mentioned in this thread. Thanks for all the suggestions.

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflectix Construction Methods?
September 05, 10:22am

Reflectix Construction Methods?
Pretty new at working with the Reflectix material - I've tried building a cooler similar to the Escape Pod. I'm using the Reflectix aluminum tape for joining the seams, and folded over to f...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflectix Construction Methods?
September 04, 10:32am

Re: Tool Logic Signal Fire combo whistle and firesteel
Nice form factor. I'm just curious whether (and how) they justify the "5 tools in 1" claim on the package!

In GEAR » Tool Logic Signal Fire combo whistle and firesteel
January 04, 8:37am

Re: Re: Aww, I'm late.
"I think Derek is gonna keep this train rolling." Nope. I pointed out the issues I had - no need to get sucked down the path of circular reasoning. One post is enough.. Except this one...

In GEAR » Earth Runner Sandals vs Exodus Sandals
January 02, 10:53am

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