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Re: Re: Re: Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
"1. By avoiding the situation." How would you avoid the situations? Read Manfred's Brooks Range trip report. Sometimes, the right response is to change plans. But yeah, stuf...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 1:47pm

Re: Re: Scenerios
Justin: I would definitely go for the driest branches low on the tree. I find they snap off just fine (of the Black Spruce we have up here). I agree that a serious knife could be helpful, but for...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 1:44pm

Scenerios
1. You're in a forested area. High temperatures are in the upper 30's (F/slightly above freezing). It's been raining nearly constantly for 4 days, and continues to rain. While attemptin...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 28, 1:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
For all the what-ifs that theoretically could arise that require a 1 ounce knife (and the far fewer, but infinitely more dramatic situations that would require Crocodile Dundee's knife), there ...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 10:35pm

Re: discount applies to what, exactly
Of the last dozen items I've ordered with 30 or 35% additional discounts, only one or two weren't further discounted. I think they were both "Bargain Basement" "Bargain Barn...

In Gear Deals » 40% off coupon code for today only
August 27, 10:15pm

Re: Re: Re: is a knife a non-essential item?
>"I never judge someone's knife choice" I do - when I'm hiking on a paved path in Yosemite, where the greatest risk is being attacked by a hungry ground squirrel, and someon...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 27, 10:01pm

Re: Your quilt is violating a Patent!
Whether 1993 is the filingdate (20 year term) or the issue date (17 years), that patent no longer has any effect on other parties. More broadly, the US patent Office switched many years ago from...

In GEAR » Your quilt is violating a Patent!
August 27, 6:36pm

Re: Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
So, like fast-food burgers, sleeping pads are advertised using their "pre-cooked" weights? Get a good law firm, research the misleading diagonal measurement lawsuit (that was over $100...

In GEAR » Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
August 26, 10:44pm

Re: Quinoa
*The granules are slippery and move around easily. If you take enough it would make a comfortable cushion for the top layer of a pillow (haven't tried this, but it sounds semi-plausible). I ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Quinoa
August 26, 9:22pm

Re: Shuttle from Anchorage/Palmer to Talkeetnas
NPS lists three shuttle services. Definitely check that they are still operating and that they operate that late in the season. http://www.nps.gov/wrst/planyourvisit/mccarthy-road-transport.htm

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Shuttle from Anchorage/Palmer to Talkeetnas
August 26, 8:36pm

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