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Korean-made Lightweight Gear
Hey, gang. I currently live in Korea and wondered if anyone had an idea as to what brands of lightweight gear make their way from Korea to the US/Europe. A lot of things are manufactured here (s...

In GEAR » Korean-made Lightweight Gear
June 16, 11:41pm

nepal trekking guides
shawn, i've been reading up pretty seriously re: trekking in nepal since i'll be leaving for a 3 month trip in a little over 60 days. i don't remember seeing any information about th...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Nepal trekking and pass info
June 17, 6:51pm

re: fear mongering
miguel, as an american idiot abroad, i second this notion. there's a pretty big disparity between the actual severity of events in asia/europe and news reporting in the us. sensational news ...

In Gear Lists » Korea in June list
April 16, 11:35pm

long distances. small country.
ok. so with the exception of seoraksan and jirisan national parks there really aren't any long hikes in korea. the mountain ranges just aren't built that way. that said, there are some love...

In Gear Lists » Korea in June list
April 15, 8:21pm

re re korea
regarding exercise: not a whole lot. there is the lunch/recess hour just like in american schools and they do have a dedicated physical education teacher (not one who is split between multiple scho...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » White rice is killing you
March 18, 7:22pm

rere korea
right. i don't think that necessarily one thing is the prime cause here. you were probably given very specific information from your doctor on how to regulate the proper caloric intake for your...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » White rice is killing you
March 18, 10:01am

with regards to white rice in korea
i can only comment on my experience eating with korean children and adults in my elementary school and other social settings. speaking specifically about korea, this issue is too complex to be ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » White rice is killing you
March 18, 8:44am

august to november
wow. great write-up and pictures. thank you so much. i've committed to leaving my current gig edutaining korean elementary school students in the ways of english and how to be a bearded gian...

In Post-Trip Reports » Annapurna Region - Nepal
March 15, 10:48pm

it fits
over here in korea they're pushing the samsung mirrorless camera. hard. but, you can find the nex (and accessories) if you look hard enough. i noticed that i was never using zoom on the sto...

In Photography » Sony NEX Lens Impressions
November 09, 5:51pm

that aint no women's jacket
i'm over here in south korea...uniglo (uniqlo?) is an asian company and is definitely represented in all the large cities here. since the clothing is built to asian specs the zippers are all on...

In GEAR » 7oz (199g) down jacket from UNIGLO in NYC
November 06, 5:43pm

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