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FS: Integral Designs Event Jacket Large
5'8" and 165 lbs

In Gear Swap » Integral Designs Event Jacket Large
February 11, 7:08pm

FS: Integral Designs Event Jacket Large
Price dropped to $125.00

In Gear Swap » Integral Designs Event Jacket Large
February 11, 12:41pm

Kindle 2.0 is out...almost Search for Kindle At 10.2 ounces, it seems even better. Someone please buy one and report.

In GEAR » Kindle 2.0 is out...almost
February 09, 1:00pm

Integral Designs Event Jacket Large
Made famous by BPL. $145.00 Free shipping in the Continental US. Used, but in excellent condition. Nothing wrong with it. I wear prescription glasses and prefer the bill on the hood of the thru...

In Gear Swap » Integral Designs Event Jacket Large
January 31, 5:14pm

torso measurement?
Do you know what your torso measurement was? as defined by Dan? for this pack? 7th cervical spine (to floor) minus illiac crest (to floor) = measurement

In Gear Swap » FS: McHale LBP39
January 29, 5:47pm

Hardrock sizing
Rei has a sale on them now, item 781-531 I wear a 9.5 in most shoes, but my Hardrocks are a size 10 in darn tough socks.

In GEAR » Montrail Hardrock fit?
January 24, 8:36pm

Montrail Vitesse successor?
What is Montrail making now that replicates the Vitesse? I can't seem to find my size in it, and wondered what has replaced it.

In GEAR » Montrail Vitesse successor?
January 22, 5:42pm

Poles are a mixed bag for me
Like any other piece of equipment it depends on the trip... For me it breaks down based on the terrain and whether I have a trail or not: Trails: Downhill sections they help me. Uphill they e...

In Philosophy & Technique » A case for trekking poles?
January 11, 3:58pm

where was that taken?
Like to go there someday...

In Photo Gallery » lost and found
January 07, 7:21pm

no, I can't take credit, but it really is a great article, isn't it?
I read it several years ago, but could still remember enough to google it the first time. James, no need for an apology. I'm also an INTJ. I suspect that most who participate in internet...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A Real Personality Profile of a Lighweight Backpacker (instead of demographic sketch)
December 24, 7:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Tim Cheek

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Mountain Laurel Designs 850 ml Cup
Perfect because it does what the advertisement says it will do. It holds enough water to reconstitute your freeze dried food, and your hot drink. Boil the water for both, pour whatever is needed for t...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 05, 10:07pm

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews
I feel like I have to choke down energy bars. They are just too dry for me. And, these things didn't seem appetizing to me because they had the consistency of gummy bears and the political cor...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
September 05, 10:01pm

Amazon Kindle
Some people fish, fly kites, chat with their hiking mates, or mull over their route and equipment when they aren’t hiking. Some hike from dawn to dusk and have no time for such weighty pass times. If...

In Miscellaneous Products
September 05, 9:54pm

Garmin Oregon 550t
This review is by a first time GPS user, so I can’t offer a comparison to other units. I’m also not familiar with the technical aspects of GPS units, so I can’t offer you performance data. What I ca...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
September 05, 9:53pm

Ultimate Survival Technologies Sparkie Firestarter
Plastic broke while trying to use it the first time. Apparently, the spring wasn't strong enough for the plunger to pop out when I squeezed the case. Super gluing it back would likely prevent m...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
August 25, 8:19pm

Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure by Peter Stark
Okay, maybe this is engaging and educational, but it gave me the creeps. How many ways can you kick the bucket in slow motion?

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:32pm

Alone Across Alaska 1,000 Miles of Wilderness DVD DVD $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping. This is a DVD of a solo hike from the east end of the Brooks range to the west. Six hundred miles of hiking and four hundred on an inflatable canoe. ...

In Books and Media
April 14, 9:30pm

Inov-8 Roclite 390 XCR
I bought my pair from REI in case I needed to return them. I'd have preferred a pair without gore tex, but it was fun to splash through water without drying out. I was worried that the description...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 06, 9:37pm

Cocoon Vest Vest
I ordered the medium because that is what I wear in a Patagonia Micro-Puff, but the neck was too big for me, too. I have replaced it with a small, and the fit is perfect. I prefer the zipper over t...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
July 05, 7:56pm

Equinox Lite Tripper Organizer Pouch
The irony of repackaging stuff into smaller containers is the accumulation of a whole lot of little containers. I have tried to keep track of them all a variety of ways, but always feared I'd mis...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 28, 10:00pm