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Synmat 7 LW
I had a similar baffle failure on an older synmat 7 LW. It happened in the middle of the night while I was lying still on the pad. One minute I was sleeping comfortably, and then I felt a strange...

In GEAR » Exped SynMat Winterlite Failure
September 28, 9:32am

Be Expert with Map and Compass by Björn Kjellström. This book seems to be the most commonly reccomended guide for map and compass work. Those Scandinavians are masters or orienteering. http:...

In GEAR » Books on Map and Compass Reading
September 08, 7:32am

Ripstop By The Roll carries several versions of Climashield Apex. Here is a link to their 5oz. They have a chart on their site ...

In GEAR » Synthetic quilt 30°F (-1°C)
August 11, 6:27am

next sock purchase
I'm on the border. I wear 13 4E or 14 4E shoes. Most socks say they fit up to size 13, but I usually can fit in to the normal size, but sometimes they are way too tight so I just move on to a...

In GEAR » Socks for big feet, sizes 14 and beyond.
August 06, 7:54am

ohm 1.1 hipbelt pockets
I use an older ULA Ohm 1.1. It is the original version of the Ohm that I sent back in to Brian (who still owned ULA at the time) to upgrade the hipbelt to the newer version that he was selling at ...

In GEAR » Hip belt pockets yea or nay?
July 30, 7:17am

0.51 tarp
Not sure on the construction differences between .5, .7 and 1.0. All I can say is that my 11' x 7.5' cuben hammock tarp made with 0.5 has weathered some horendous weather without any pro...

In GEAR » Cuben Fibre strengths
July 17, 7:07am

E lite
I had the older version of this headlamp. I stopped using it when the rotary switch stopped working correctly. I kept having intermittent contact that would make the light flicker or shut off unt...

In GEAR » Petzl Headlamps
July 13, 11:18am

The Edelrid 19g is lighter than the Camp Nano. It weighs in at 19g and is also climbing rated. But I think it would be a bit overkill for bear bag hanging.

In GEAR » Bear bag carabiner
June 30, 8:45am

"I've tried NB 14 4es and found them to be tight. I got a pair of inov8 trailroc 255s and they are working just fine for me.They also don't feel like clown shoes as do the altras.The l...

In GEAR » Trail runners for wide feet?
April 15, 6:14am

wide feet
Hi Randy, I feel your pain. I have 14 4E feet and wear NB/Dunham shoes almost exclusively. Having such boatlike feet, I got used to going to stores and asking them to bring out everything they...

In GEAR » Trail runners for wide feet?
April 10, 7:01am

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