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Re: F.S. Katabatic Blackwelder quilt (Wide\Reg)
That is a lovely piece of kit, Stephen. These aren't made any more are they? That quantity of down means it's got to be on a par with the WM Kodiak, and a good 10oz lighter. Decisions, d...

In Gear Swap » F.S. Katabatic Blackwelder quilt (Wide\Reg) & Crestone Hood, both never used.
May 02, 2:47pm

Hi Gary, I just saw the updates to this thread. Yes, it's the door from a cottage manufacturer now hunkered down in the lowlands of Scotland, facing a lot of criticism for non-fulfillment o...

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 27, 4:32pm

Trailstar door
Gary, Want to borrow my cuben door to try it for size? It does a good job of keeping the worst of the conditions out while still allowing decent ventilation.

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 26, 5:30pm

Tenkara, Patagucci style
Fly fishing, with all its "rules" and equipment, had as much appeal to me as golf. That is until I learned about Tenkara through Daniel Galhardo, credited with bringing this variant to N...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
April 23, 6:27pm

news coverage
I do live in the US, and have for the last 18 years. Sure, I heard the horrible news on the radio yesterday, and it was on the evening broadcasts on TV. Newspapers caught up this morning, because ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » yet ANOTHER major tragedy on everest
April 19, 9:29pm

Re: yet ANOTHER major tragedy on everest
Consider the media coverage of last year's dust-up between Uli Steck's party and Sherpas, and this horrific event. If 13 western climbers had been killed there would be plenty of hand-wring...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » yet ANOTHER major tragedy on everest
April 19, 7:37pm

I have both the Lone Peak 1.5 and Olympus. Both are sketchy on wet and snowy conditions, but for 3 season use in the Rockies I'm happy enough with them. And until inov-8 redesign their trail ...

In GEAR » Are any of the Altra shoes even a little durable?
April 19, 2:44pm

Dogs and Exped mats
I no longer let my dog anywhere near my Expeds, after he had a panic attack when he got himself trapped under the same bed as I was storing my Synmat UL7 LW. No amount of tenacious tape could save...

In GEAR » The down in an Exped down mat UL7
April 19, 2:31pm

Lone Peaks
The red Lone Peaks look like Ronald McDonald shoes, but Altra came out with a black version which is rather less in your face. They fit nothing like the Roclites - a much broader forefoot, and the...

In GEAR » New Roclite 295s--anyone tried them yet?
April 17, 3:04pm

Re: Cuben Cricket Tarp!
Sold to Joe.

In Gear Swap » FS: Two MLD cuben shelters: DuoMid & Cricket
April 17, 12:59pm

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Mountain Laurel Designs
I had to cancel an order I placed a couple of weeks ago with Ron. He was very gracious, no argument on his end or attempt to persuade me not to cancel, and my refund came through within 24 hours. To...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 21, 7:52am