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All Forum Posts by E J

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Trekking poles - straps versus strapless
I'll add, coming from a cross country skiing background, my wife and I get great use out of the straps on our poles and have a hard time understanding why one would want to go without them. The...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 22, 1:25pm

Stainless Scandinavian bushcrafter knives
Ken, the first fixed blade knife I was ever given was a stainless Puuko fishing knife - my great aunt brought it back from Denmark after working there for a few years - it was awesome, especially f...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bushcraft knife
August 11, 11:09pm

Another lightweight winter boot w/removable liners
I've also read the Arcteryx boots will have different liners/insoles for different purposes - more warmth, water-resistance, etc. Spring 2015 usually = mid-Jan/early February. However, we d...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 10, 4:58pm

Not yet seeing value of Alpha for lightweight backpackers over fleece + breathable wind jacket
I'd have to say so far I'm agreeing with Rick M - I can't see a use for the Alpha if you already have a lightweight breathable fleece + breathable wind layer (I use the R1 Hoody and old...

In GEAR » New Polartec Alpha discussion
August 09, 3:56pm

Shawangunks
Adam is spot on. I hiked in that area nearly every fall season for years. The 'Gunks are heavy use but they're also very beautiful which is why people come back again and again. They also o...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Shawangunk mountain range
August 07, 2:31pm

Advice for Lake Tahoe 1st Visit - Car Camping + Hiking, Kayaking, Biking
I've lived in N California for a few years (though spent some of that time on the E Coast) and while I've snowshoed and skied mountains around Lake Tahoe, I've never been to the shore o...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advice for Lake Tahoe 1st Visit - Car Camping + Hiking, Kayaking, Biking
August 03, 6:23pm

Re: Re: Puukko
Oops Ken I read that a bit too fast - thought you were looking for a Mora but with a better sheath...lots of stuff out there should fit the bill. One I would recommend is a Bark River Necker II 3.5...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bushcraft knife
July 31, 11:20pm

Bike Multi-Tool versus tools; Best light standalone chain tool
David and Dale, great advice, thank you. I'm thinking about continuing with my prior method of putting together my own tools (the Cool Tool was just a simple adjustable wrench with several hex ...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
July 31, 10:35pm

a pleasure, thank you
Thanks Josh, you and all the recent buyers were a pleasure to deal with. Hope you enjoy them and thanks again for the purchase.

In Gear Swap » IBEX M's INDIE HOODY L NWT, SNOW PEAK Ti UL 1400 POT + LID, PATAGONIA MICROPUFF PANT NWT and more
July 31, 10:21pm

Re: Looking for a Wool Underwear Product Tester
Mac my wife and I would be glad to test. Is this meant as an all temps brief? Have you written a job description? Wonder what the qualifications are...

In GEAR » Looking for a Wool Underwear Product Tester
July 31, 10:11pm

All Reader Reviews by E J

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eBAY.com
Craig, How do you set up an auto search on eBay? Not familiar with that feature. Did you set up an outside program to crawl eBay? eBay is not only useful for acquiring used and new gear at low...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 20, 7:51am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
My wife has had such good experience with her Houdini that I'm going to switch over from my Montane Lite-speed. I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The material has excellent ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The fit is quite good, with plenty of room to layer underneath, without being way too big. I'm 6 ft 180lbs, 42 chest and I do fine with the ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:31pm