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Gear and learning
Honestly, the Nikon 5000 you have is actually quite a good camera. I would start with http://www.strobist.com and go through the lighting tutorials. Much of what you learn in there about appl...

In Photography » Where do I start?
September 05, 4:37pm

Check out a toploader/holster!
I have one of the toploading Lowpro AW holsters. I removed the shoulder-strap and put a heavy-duty web belt on it. Then added lower strap around the bottom (think, military gasmask pouch-on-the-l...

In Photography » Seeking Solution - how best to carry an SLR Camera
September 05, 4:19pm

hah
It's not that women want to be equals, they want to be better than men, and chivalry is just one manifestation of this. When was the last time SHE bounced ahead and held the door open for yo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Search and rescue crews warn about online-based groups
September 04, 3:56pm

Cabin gone
Lost our cabin in the fire relatively early on, just outside of Groveland. Serious bummer ... built by my great-grandfather back in the 40s. Last count I heard was 111 structures. -mox

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
September 04, 3:06pm

Arrrrghh...
Any chance of a "long" version of this for us taller folk? Everyone thinks being tall is a huge blessing, but ... try it. *sigh* -mox

In GEAR » CB3/Cloudburst 3 Initial impressions
May 09, 12:24pm

Chocolate
42 meals = 14 days ... sounds like a blast! I read once that Everest guides say to bring at least 1lb of chocolate. Heh. Things like GrapeNuts and other cereals can be eaten with heated wate...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meal Planning :: 42 meals packed for Alaska... Help?
April 30, 8:16pm

Tenkara - yes or no
So my fly rod broke. Fiberglass tip splintered. Do I spend the money on a new rod, or spend the money on a Tenkara rig? Thanks! -mox

In GEAR » Tenkara - yes or no
April 29, 6:01pm

Re: Sale AND Coupon
"I'm pretty sure your original assumptions are wrong." I still have the emails. 30% off + $20 eDeals back *Valid for web orders only. Discount will be applied at checkout. Disc...

In Gear Deals » Sierra Trading Post - watch out
April 27, 10:16pm

STP
A couple things to clarify, since STP seems to have some defenders here (which is completely tangental to the issue at-hand.) I would like to heartily thank the people who took the time to try and...

In Gear Deals » Sierra Trading Post - watch out
April 26, 1:06pm

Sierra Trading Post - watch out
I had a coupon for 35% off my order ... looked at a few things. Then I received a 30% off + $20 back coupon. Looked at a few things. Then I noticed that the "base price" of the items...

In Gear Deals » Sierra Trading Post - watch out
April 25, 3:34pm

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