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How often can WM bags be found on 20-30% discount?
Adam thanks for posting. I'm not in the market yet but will be soon for new quality down bags. How often can WM or similar quality bags be found at 20-30% discounts?

In Gear Deals » Western Mountaineering 25% off
July 31, 10:05pm

Ken you can have it all - Scandi grind, good sheath and value price too
You can stay well within budget, stick with your scandi grind and Mora by getting a Mora Bushcraft and combining it with a Kydex sheath you buy from a cottage maker or make yourself. There are make...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bushcraft knife
July 31, 9:58pm

Tensegrity
Hi Michael it's great to see you and Sierra Designs here. I still have a Sierra Designs Meteor Light going strong after years as a car camping tent (tons of room and ventilation - only complain...

In GEAR » SNEAK PEEK: 2015 Sierra Designs TENSEGRITY ShelterS
July 31, 9:46pm

Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
Which bike multi-tool would you most recommend? Mountain biking years back the only one I carried was one of the original bike multi-tools, the Cool Tool, basically an adjustable wrench and cha...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Bike Multi-Tool recommendations?
July 29, 11:00pm

Patagonia M's Stretch Microburst Pants, Salomon M's Shoes, Hind W's Top still available
Ibex Indie Hoody and Patagonia Micro Puff Pants sold Patagonia M's Stretch Microburst Pants, Salomon M's Shoes and Hind W's Top still available

In Gear Swap » IBEX M's INDIE HOODY L NWT, SNOW PEAK Ti UL 1400 POT + LID, PATAGONIA MICROPUFF PANT NWT and more
July 18, 10:50am

Using Polartec Alpha in a two insulation jacket winter layering system
For max versatility for many uses, instead of one very warm belay insulation jacket for rest stops and camp, I like to use two lighter synthetic puff insulation jackets, the outer one sized a bit l...

In GEAR » New Polartec Alpha discussion
July 14, 11:18pm

AMK SOL Emergency Blanket versus Polycro and Light Tyvek for strength + durability?
Ken's option, the Adventure Medical Kits SOL Emergency Blanket (1-Person), is certainly lighter than Tyvek and probably just as light as Polycro, and those AMK blankets seem durable (have colle...

In GEAR » looking for something relatively cheap and lightweight sheet that will go under my sleeping pad
July 14, 11:05pm

Patagonia comment on Nano Air Hoody (Polartec Alpha)
Something that might help think about how Patagonia sees Polartec Alpha fitting in to their layering systems - found out from Patagonia that they are discontinuing the Knifeblade Jacket, which was ...

In GEAR » New Polartec Alpha discussion
July 14, 10:48pm

Great trip report and photos; Writing Jack's Laws
Jack, beautiful photos and great trip report. Sorry about your ankle. Despite everything looks like it was a very memorable trip. You are one tough guy hiking out on that ankle under weight - now t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Brought back a souvenir from Rae Lakes Loop
July 14, 10:39pm

Thanks Bob for those Harriman photos; Salamander species?
Bob thanks for posting those photos! All that green lushness, water and the salamander make me miss NY, Harriman and New England forests. Which species of salamander is that? Beautiful. It's...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Harriman State Park overnighter
July 14, 10:29pm

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