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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

Re: Re: Re: Earth Runner
Two obvious flaws in this reasoning: "...i doubt it's placebo because i don't have any concrete, preconceived belief about it to begin with." Effects like "feeling bett...

In GEAR » Earth Runner Sandals vs Exodus Sandals
January 02, 10:28am

Foxwear fit
I have a couple of their power stretch tights in different weights, and am very happy with the fit. It's great being able to get a pair with a long enough inseam without being ginormous.

In GEAR » Foxwear clothing?
October 08, 12:47pm

flash pain
I really wanted to like the Flash, due to the better lid and usable mesh side pockets. I had already ruled out the Kompressor since it didn't look like it had a good means to carry a water bott...

In GEAR » REI FLASH 22 vs MARMOT KOMPRESSOR day packs Review and Comparison
August 06, 11:40am

Re: Dividend
$2.59 here. Not too surprising - I can't remember the last time I visited REI and actually purchased anything. My current pattern is to stop in, remember that I never find anything, then go hit...

In GEAR » REI Dividend Coming
March 19, 1:27pm

Snowshoe Boots
I'm also on the hunt for a pair of light, yet sturdy snowshoe boots to use with my MSR shoes. I currently use a pair of Inov-8 Roclite GTX mids, sized up to pair with some expedition weight woo...

In GEAR » SnowShoe boots?
January 16, 12:50pm

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