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Stakes that can take a pounding
I've been using thin titanium hook stakes and they're been great for the most part, but I need a few that can really be hammered on without bending. I have a few of the straight "pegs...

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 10:09am

Re: LEAVE NO TRACE
This is what *I* do but don't, in any way, feel that everyone should do the same. - The basic common sense stuff about trash, wildlife, etc. - I pack out all toilet paper and food scraps -...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 05, 8:50am

Re: How to cache water in a forest?
I use 1-2L containers. I don't hide them all that carefully, but put it out of obvious sight. I do include a note with my first name, the cached date AND the "expiration" date (as i...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
August 28, 8:06am

Re: Re: Re: Bumping Not Allowed People
I'm not a hippie, or an anarchist, and I generally think rules are a good idea, but I confess I don't really get why bumping is such a bad thing. Seems like it's better than multiple...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 27, 1:03pm

Solomid-copycat for the vertically challenged...
I've been considering a Solomid BUT can't justify the cuben price and the silnylon version is a little too heavy. So, I thought I'd make one since I can afford to size down a little. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Solomid-copycat for the vertically challenged...
August 25, 10:39am

Re: Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent?
>> Anyone else seeing similar in their local EB? Definitely seeing it here in Michigan. The only reason I ever went in the store was for the FA stuff, especially during sales. I started ...

In GEAR » Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent?
August 21, 1:29pm

Re: Re: Michigan Trip
Possibly, but my September schedule is tricky, so I don't want anyone to plan around me. But keep me posted!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan Trip
August 18, 6:37am

Re: REI return policy
I think there's some confusion about whose "lifetime" the product is warrantied for. It sounds to me like you're interpretting it to be *yours* but I believe it refers to the pro...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » REI return policy
July 31, 10:16am

Re: Sleeping Bag
EN-ratings are helpful but not the end-all, IMO. In the end, I think understanding bag specs is key. I think it's a good exercise to go to a brick-and-mortar shop to "try on" bags f...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag
July 30, 8:57am

Re: Okay, so here is the new scenario.....(family and solo backpacking)..what's the perfect set-up?
>> What would be your ULTIMATE solution Ultimately? One of every flavor. My son and I are the backpackers in our family. Sometimes I go alone, sometimes with my son and/or our dog (w...

In GEAR » Okay, so here is the new scenario.....(family and solo backpacking)..what's the perfect set-up?
July 29, 12:32pm

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