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re. Colors options of Cuben
White cuben might get stuff on it but it doesn't get dirty -- dirt into the fibers like mustard into a cotton shirt. Any color cuben can get stuff on it, the same way any color groundcloth can...

In GEAR » Colors options of Cuben
May 21, 7:11am

RE.: The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
If we're giving out permits, I wonder if a permit to be a trail angel would be helpful. While that goes against the spirit of trail angeling, I've seen four or five 12-packs of sodas left ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 19, 10:19am

MSR WindBurner (not WindBoiler)
REI has a MSR WindBurner for pre-order. There doesn't seem to be any additional information about it online. It's nearly identical to the WindBoiler: 0.25 oz more according to the specs....

In GEAR » MSR WindBurner (not WindBoiler)
May 18, 2:18pm

REI Anniversary Sale + Coupon Code
In the past, I've used the same code on more than one online order. I don't know if REI has since "fixed" that.

In Gear Deals » REI Anniversary Sale + Coupon Code
May 16, 12:11pm

Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance, Stephen Herrero
As mentioned above, you might check out "Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance" by Stephen Herrero. Prior to going into grizzly areas I've reread parts of this book to *calm* ...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 13, 12:45pm

Re. Colorado Trail List - a bit nervous, I'd love some feedback
When you do your "weekend-long test/training hikes," you may want to bring the food you have planned for your longest section -- particularly, your longest section on the second half of t...

In Gear Lists » Colorado Trail List - a bit nervous, I'd love some feedback
May 05, 7:42am

Not to pile on Kevin, but websites cost money to run -- the domain, hosting, web design, etc. I think that's the motivation behind 'PIF's to members'. If people open PIFs to every...

In Gear Swap » Free to a Good Home: Ultralight Backpackn' Tips, Mike Clelland
April 28, 12:35pm

re. Umbrella on the PCT
I found an umbrella on the CDT -- while I sullenly trudged along in the rain -- and don't think I'll go back to a jacket or a poncho. I had actually tried an umbrella years ago and didn...

In GEAR » Umbrella on the PCT
March 30, 10:47am

re 20% off REI coupon started today
I'm not sure if this is nationwide but I was given a free REI t-shirt for buying something in-store with my dividend today. I assume it's a limited supply. This was in College Park, MD.

In Gear Deals » 20% off REI coupon started today
March 27, 2:23pm

re. "clothing for a july CT - HELP!"
Re. "leave the wind shirt behind or find a different one?" In my experience, the CT is a lot windier than the JMT -- sustained, strong wind along all those open ridges. If you're t...

In Gear Lists » clothing for a july CT - HELP!
March 22, 9:52am

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