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About Me Mostly a mountaineer who likes heavy gear and gourmet food on the trail. Trying to learn how to shave a little weight here and there.

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Air core and g4
I'll take both the g4 (I have just about worn mine out) and the air core (I'm tall so long is mandatory!)

In Gear Swap » FS: Spring Gear Sale Part 2: Packs, Pad, Stoves, Shirt...ULA, GVP, REI, Big Agnes, MSR, Primus, Patagonia
April 08, 5:44pm

late to the party
Late, but I figured I'd pitch in my thoughts about a certain point I read above: that if you need a year to know if you really want your gear you shouldn't be able to return it.. My coun...

In GEAR » NPR Reports: REI vs L.L. Bean Return Policy
September 26, 9:50am

weight savings
On weight savings, there are some redundant items - 2 pairs of long underwear (unless one is for winter, the other 3 season, gym shorts, etc... I bet you could shave quite a few ozs by simply peru...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Critique My Pack List
October 09, 9:06am

abp
this has already been posted. Decent little mug/pot. I bought one and am pretty happy with it.

In Gear Deals » Stoic 700mL Ti Kettle - $19.50
October 07, 11:11am

Matthew Allen
Slightly OT, but if you are still looking for the BD avalung pack, they have been on Steep and cheap a lot the last few days for 89 bucks..

In Gear Deals » REI 20% sale starts today - but an unfortunate discovery about any perceived savings at REI Outlet
October 05, 12:52pm

oh yeah
oh, and when it comes to warmth, I've found it better to err on the side of too warm for winter alpine stuff. Winter is not the time to get caught with your pants down insulation wise.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ideal Alpine Shell
October 02, 11:47pm

do you really want to mess around in extremes?
Just curious... Why not just go white gas or esbit in really cold temps? Both work, and I would hate to be without a stove when temps get extreme. Seems like canisters just arent the right call,...

In GEAR » Winter stove update?
October 02, 11:42pm

14er shell
Hi Allen. I've made a hobby of winter 14ers the last few years. You need to be prepared for very very cold, but also something very breathable as climbing makes you hot, and quickly (if you...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ideal Alpine Shell
October 02, 8:33pm

just honey peanut
does this only apply to honey peanut and not regular peanut too?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Recall notice- Justin's Peanut Butter
October 01, 6:07pm

Some more
Balsalmic bowtie (cold) pasta salad. Bowtie pasta salad Artichoke hearts in oil package from cost plus Kalamata olives in oil pine nuts chicken package package balsalmic vinagrette salad dr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gourmet Backcountry Food
September 30, 1:28pm

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