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The vibration damping qualities of carbon are worth the price. I've been using a pair of carbon flick locks from BD; just ordered a new pair because I wore out the grips (metal is showing th...

In GEAR » Best aluminum flick-lock hiking poles? Al versus Carbon for shelter support & field repair
April 12, 8:00pm

Got mine!
Got the standard long; weight is spot on at 0.77oz with supplied sheath. Also got the smolt; weight is under the reported weight, knife is 0.12oz and the lighter of the two sheaths supplied is...

In Gear Deals » FLYWEIGHT KNIVES---Damn Fine Titanium Knives!
March 26, 3:32pm

When we moved into this house five years ago, first thing we did was take out the lawn. Drip irrigated plants and mulch has replaced it. Backyard lawn went a couple years later, still a work in p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 3:45pm

clip zip
I have a couple clip zips and a clip+. Great players being able to run rockbox. Format a 64gb card to FAT32, good to go. In terms of podcasts, I like Freakanomics and Wait-wait Don't Tell ...

In GEAR » mp3 podcasts
March 24, 3:35pm

Sold pending payment
Sold pending payment Steve

In Gear Swap » FS: FF Daybreak Jacket, Medium, Moss Green
March 23, 10:54am

I'll be there and bring my collection of zebralights for folks to check out; H600, H600F, H602, SC600 MkII L2, SC600w MkII L2, H52, H502r, SC52w, and H32F Steve

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » GGG/SOCAL 2015
March 22, 9:51pm

Yes, what a crock
How about the "Ray-Way wash bag". Gets things twice as clean because the confined space causes more "vigorous agitation". Add that to the list... Steve

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ray Jardine examines Cuben Fiber
March 22, 9:22pm

Free extras!
Now includes three straw inflated pillows!! Steve

In Gear Swap » FS: FF Daybreak Jacket, Medium, Moss Green
March 22, 9:09pm

Doubt it
I don't think so. I find my straw hats at hardware stores usually, for yard work. Last about a year or so, no matter what kind/style I get. I would recommend changing the bead to a cord lo...

In GEAR » Quality straw hat?
March 20, 10:34pm

I prefer to stir (with a steripen) rather than squeeze. Just run the water through a bandana/coffee filter first if not clear. Unless you know the air didn't get down to freezing, or you pu...

In GEAR » Finally need to buy a water filter, have REI dividend, what to get?
March 20, 4:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Steve B

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Katabatic Customer Service
I have ordered two items in the past with no issues; a Palisade quilt and a Helios 55 backpack. Both were shipped quickly and arrived without issue. Quality on both is impeccable. But that is for a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 12, 10:17am

Mountain Laurel Designs eVent Rain Mitts
Have used these a couple of times, in southern California rain. So not really cold, but cold enough that some gloves are helpfull. Positive: They go OVER your sleeves, so when used with hiking...

In Clothing - Raingear
April 18, 12:15pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
Have ordered stuff in the past with no problem, in terms of quality and timeliness. My last order had a 5-8 week wait notice, but took over 11 weeks to get shipped. Ordered a half fabric/net doo...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 09, 3:11pm