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Seattle day hikes
Hi Rod, Here are some of my favorite local hikes (Seattle), that are close to your criteria (mainly great above-treeline views that are relatively close-in to Seattle): Mailbox Peak (North ...

In Gear Deals » Gear Stores in Seattle and Portland
July 11, 1:42pm

Re: MSR showshoes 40% off
They still have some available. I just ordered Denali Ascents + 8in. tails for $129 TOTAL SHIPPED !

In Gear Deals » MSR showshoes 40% off
January 16, 1:28pm

Re: Rainshadow 2 Tarptent as snow/4th season tent
Looks good b d. Please let us know how the overnight tests work. I've been extremely happy w/ my Rainshadow2. We used it for 10 (non-continuous) nights at Rainier this last summer. We luc...

In Multiple Use Gear » Rainshadow 2 Tarptent as snow/4th season tent
December 07, 8:22am

Firestarter as stove lighter?
What do you light alcohol stoves with? I've never used an alcohol stove. But I've seen others do it (pepsi-can-type), with a Bic-lighter. And they almost burned their hand from turning the lig...

In Multiple Use Gear » Firestarter as stove lighter?
December 06, 12:55pm

Re: 3 favorites from 2006
Here are the 3 items that made the most impact on my backpacking in 2006: 1) Tarptent Rainshadow (very roomy for 2 or even 3 people) 2) Photon LEDs 3) REI(Komperdell) carbon trekking poles...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 04, 4:17pm

Re: Re: BPL + Caldera???
Great! I was just going to post this question & email TD, BPL, etc. Then I discovered the forum search tool. Saved me, & others, a bit of typing. I continue to be impressed by BPL. Will the ...

In GEAR » New BPL Ti Gear
December 04, 3:53pm

Re: tent making for beginners
I just emailed Tarptent, info@tarptent.com And within minutes, Henry emailed me back saying that he'll send me a few free! A+, top-notch customer service.

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a tent
November 08, 3:53pm

Re: Re: tent making for beginners
Anyone know where I can pick up a few of the Tarptent guyline tensioners? I love my 1-yr-old Rainshadow 2, but I'd like to add the ability to retension from under cover. (It's been known to rain h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a tent
November 08, 2:53pm

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