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I'll take them
Sending PM.

In Gear Swap » FS: Craghoppers Nosilife Lite Pants - 32/24
January 23, 12:36am

Re: Re: Grand Canyon
"You only need an unbelievably tiny pinch of alum, but it's important to homogenize the solution thoroughly." Ah. Maybe that's why alum didn't work that well for me in the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Grand Canyon
January 23, 12:17am

Yes, always
"Do you carry a backup fire starter on a longer than a weekend trip? " Yes. You never know if you're going to have an emergency that extends a "weekend trip". My backup...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
January 21, 2:34am

3 kinds of water sterilization, ✓ 5 stoves, ✓ 3 tents (well, 8), ✓ 1 tarp, ✓ 4 bags (8, actually) and mattresses ✓ at least a plastic storage bin of trail food, not to mention tra...

January 15, 10:35pm

Hi John, I'd like to get the Mountain Hardwear Justo Trek Long Sleeve shirt, size M if it's available. I'll send you a PM. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » PIF: New Long sleeve shirts, Fleece mittens, and more!
January 15, 10:07pm

Apple store
Yes, the Apple Store can give you replacement pricees much cheaper than buying a new phone.

In GEAR » ihpone battery permanently damaged by sub freezing temperatures?
January 14, 6:39pm

Re: ihpone battery permanently damaged by sub freezing temperatures?
Which iPhone? If it's an iPhone 5 sold between September 2012 and January 2013, see this page: I could just be a bad battery. Mike

In GEAR » ihpone battery permanently damaged by sub freezing temperatures?
January 11, 8:23pm

Re: A new charging solution
Yes, you can charge the ultra and freedom via usb.

In GEAR » A new charging solution
January 08, 11:19pm

Erica, Moms are the best. Your post made me think of this: I would suggest making a list of gear you need or want and just post it. Some people ...

In GEAR » Soooo, I need a job.....
January 07, 1:01am

Re: Re: Garmin Basecamp
"The core is a free download but as far as I can tell I have to by map sets to do anything in the woods. About $390 + S&H to get the western US on DVD. Or am I missing something?"...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mapping Software for a Mac ?
December 30, 9:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike In Socal

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Black Diamond Ultra Distance
I got the Black Diamond Ultra Distance poles as a gift in 2011. They performed admirably on a 35 mile trip through the Grand Canyon this past April. The bottom sections did get pretty scratched up t...

In Trekking Poles
May 19, 9:36pm