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I use the Superfeet Merino (Green, with a wool cover, because I found them on sale for really cheap) in my work boots and love them. Granted, I'm not running with them, but I am on my feet in t...

In GEAR » Superfeet Green insoles?
August 04, 11:36pm

Merino sweater
One of my new favorite garments is a Smartwool Merino sweater I got at an REI garage sale. During the week I wear it almost daily, at least in cooler weather; works well with jeans, and paired with...

In GEAR » Light merino sweaters for hiking mid-layers?
July 02, 12:44am

Easy repair method
You could always suck it up and send it back to the manufacturer. I've done it a few times and had great results. Slow, but it works great.

In GEAR » cannot find hole air mattress
June 30, 10:22pm

Ventile cotton apparently fits the bill. Long staple, densely woven cotton, with a weight of 230 gpm and a hydrostatic head of 750mm. I suppose light leaves a little to be desired, but there's ...

In GEAR » Naturally weather resistant material?
March 24, 9:47am

Heinlein's Razor
I'm with MB on this, it might just be a simple instance of Heinlein's Razor, 'Never ascribe to malice what can adequately be explained by stupidity.' For what it's worth, I ...

In GEAR » REI web site hides bad products
August 24, 5:23pm

I was given a few samples of the first batch of beer concentrate, and while the process is technically interesting, the product just didn't taste all that good. It was identifiably beer, but ab...

In GEAR » Pat's Backcountry Beer...
July 03, 10:07am

Platypus damage
I've had one Platypus die on my, and it was user error, I guess. I left it out after a trip, and one of my cats got to it. Luckily most of the teeth ended up in the non-structural base, but a f...

In GEAR » Platypus: Durability, Repair, Technique
June 09, 12:06am

Re: Re: beer
I've had that Pat's beer, and really wasn't impressed. Think mediocre homebrew. I've heard that the recipe has improved since the first batch though, and I'd be willing to try i...

In GEAR » Hydration for trail runs?
May 30, 9:42pm

Re: Re: Thanks alot for all of the ideas guys.
The best cheap alternative to a NeoAir is simply a cheap NeoAir. Dale is right, REI garage sales are full of air mattresses that have leaks, often for $15 or so. The corollary is that they aren...

In GEAR » Cheaper alternative to neo air?
February 23, 5:54pm

Great deals
An original Neo-Air for $15. It was marked as 'leaky,' so I purchased a patch kit as well. As the leak was on a seam, Cascade Designs replaced it with a brand new Neo-Air X-lite. I also...

In GEAR » Post your REI Garage Sale scores
April 08, 10:42am

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