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earbuds v. canalphones
Earbuds are different than canalphones. Canalphones can make decent earplugs. It should be noted that the point of earplugs isn't to make it so you can't hear anything. Earplugs muffl...

In Multiple Use Gear » Ear Plugs / Headphones
April 14, 11:57pm

pack mule alert!
"And BTW, when these trail gurus talk of having the right tool for the job, why is it always with the idea of going lighter and going ultralight? In other words, it only seems like UL proponen...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent Thread Part 2
March 09, 11:00am

Dual purpose?
As long as you don't want to cook and stay dry at the same time. Or--as long as you don't want to eat while it is raining.

In GEAR » Ti Tent Stakes Work as Pot Supports, Yes?
February 07, 6:20am

Wrong technique
barbell deadmen only, here.

In Community Support Forum » Who's nailed into the dining room floor to test pitch a shelter?
January 29, 11:37pm

re: gimmicky
"The lightweight Osprey packs are overburdened with gimmicky crap. Better use of the weight would be in an effective suspension (this would include better belt and shoulder strap padding).&quo...

In GEAR » 2014 Osprey Exos 48
January 29, 7:00pm

I'd like to see some measurements by not REI
I'll be interested so see some objectively gathered specs before my interest is really piqued. I've found REI's brand-name products to over-promise a bit when it comes to their listed s...

In GEAR » New REI Quarter Dome Tents
January 28, 7:43pm

Wind pants are for urban exercise
Here in the East they would get shredded by the underbrush nearly instantly. And that's not going to do you any good for wind protection.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirt?
January 02, 6:33pm

Pendleton Yakima
The Pendleton Yakima is the brand of blanket recommended by B.O.S.S. It's actually 14% cotton, which may seem like sacrilege to some here, but I think it'd be hard to say it doesn't...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wool sleeping bag for desert use
September 27, 8:35am

nat geographic maps?
http://www.natgeomaps.com/ti_205 Maybe these?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT Question
September 13, 12:46pm

Frying pans are small.
I had a Spanish national scout leader once carry a 26" Paella pan 2.5 miles into our campsite. I think it weighed something like 12 pounds, but we harvested enough freshwater mussels and crayf...

In GEAR » The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
September 12, 8:51pm

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