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Lay off
With a year of severance, my only question would be, "Why wouldn't I through hike the PCT?"

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lay-off = backpacking
February 04, 11:58pm

Ian - I say chuck the AR-7 or Springfield and get an AR-15/M203 over/under combo. Call it "The Exploder" survival rifle. P.S. As a criminal defense attorney, former prosecutor and for...

In Gear Swap » FS: Survival rifle: Armalite Explorer AR-7
February 04, 11:30pm

Cuben Floor
It is really is what Dan said, if you can accept a little more sight selection, prep and care, and realize you won't be passing a cuben bivy to your grandkids along with a Rolex and a McHale pa...

In GEAR » MLD Superlight bivy with cuben floor - durable without ground sheet?
February 04, 11:24pm

Cuben Floor Haters
There are lots of cuben floor haters out there. I have used cuben floors in both the .74 oz and 1 oz flavors for the last 4 years. The final result, just this season, is I noticed one tiny pin hol...

In GEAR » MLD Superlight bivy with cuben floor - durable without ground sheet?
February 04, 9:40pm

I would love to hear if the hype about Eider down is real. Sounds like Unicorn hair.

In GEAR » Eiderdown
February 04, 8:33pm

Puffy? Why not spend more?
If you insist on a warm puffy, why not go with a much, much more expensive gear experiment? If you really want a warm puffy, why not pair it with something like a Feathered Friends Vireo or, better...

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 04, 8:17pm

Summer Puffy
Here in the warm, sunny PNW I don't carry a puffy in the summer. For shoulder season, I carry a Nunatak Skaha vest. I am usually on the move until just before bed time. On occasion, I have been...

In GEAR » favorite high elevation summer down puffy??
February 03, 7:31pm

1.45 Cuben Stuff Sack
It's a Zimmerbuilt Summit Sack! It is an identical product. I just checked on Zimmerbuilt and the Summit Sack is no longer up on his web site, so the market for this kind of cuben sack is all y...

In Gear Deals » 1.43oz Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack Pack and Free shipping over $30
February 02, 12:51am

I have an Integral Designs Sil Cape. I throw it in my day pack as a hedge against rain and my young daughter uses it has her hiking poncho. Seam sealed it is 5.4oz. I would not want to use it with ...

In GEAR » Borrowing poncho/rain cape features from cycling rain gear
February 01, 1:29am

Hooded vs. Hoodless
Dave U - You Canadians and your "pockets." How European. We Americans don't need no stink'n pockets. I go hoodless, with a Nunatak Skaha jacket for winter and vest for shoulder se...

In GEAR » Hooded vs. hoodless puffies
February 01, 1:24am

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