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kindle touch
I have the first version of the kindle touch and really love how compact, handy and readable it is. I used it voraciously for about 6 months, but now my son uses it. I currently have a galaxy s...

In GEAR » Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
April 29, 6:00am

where?
I might be able to get by with a stick or a boot heel or a rock in certain types of soil/sand. I do most of my hiking in the smokies though. Good luck getting a stick or a shoe to put a 6"...

In GEAR » Potty Trowel.... What?
March 21, 5:23am

nice hat....
I was close to buying one of these because it seemed so versatile. The largest size was almost too big for my 7-1/2" head, which is a rare occurrence indeed. I ended up not getting it thou...

In GEAR » Cabela's Guidwear Flats Cap
March 16, 4:00pm

suspension
I use a bridge hammock, so my minimum hang distance between trees is already pretty long. I need trees to be at least 13 or 14 feet apart to get my hammock between them, and that is after I shorte...

In GEAR » Hangers show me your suspension hardware please ;-)
March 07, 5:59am

not a fan of exped
I have used the exped air pillow (size small) for a while now, but I get annoyed with the curved section and the thicker section. The thicker section would nest perfectly under my neck when I am l...

In GEAR » Another pillow thread--high loft pillows for side sleepers
February 05, 7:00am

cuben sail shapes
I saw a documentary where they were building a sail for a racing boat. They had a big curved plastic form in the exact shape that they wanted the sail to form into. They then hand built the sail ...

In GEAR » When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
February 05, 6:50am

yeah
I'm not interested at all in the Nube, but I agree with Trace on it's potential selling points. If you are coming at hammocks with no experience, it is nice to have an easy starting point,...

In GEAR » The Next Great Gear Invention
February 03, 11:22am

bowl = pot
Yes, they are totally different products.... But, if you are buying a 600 and intend to remove the handles and use foil for a lid.... then this is good information.

In GEAR » $50 Evernew 600 = $17 Snow Peak Ti bowl
January 19, 7:50am

Re: Hee, hee
Eric, The backpackinglight.co.uk podcast just did an interview with somebody from RAB and they talked about the reasons for the current increase in down prices. They said it was partly due to t...

In GEAR » New Eddie Bauer UL jackets, bags, and cubin pack
January 17, 6:21am

agree and disagree
Eric, I agree and disagree with your comment about EB's FA pricing. I agree with you that and I would not pay full price for first ascent gear. The pricing is too high and I can get by w...

In GEAR » New Eddie Bauer UL jackets, bags, and cubin pack
January 16, 5:28am

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