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Thanks for sharing your gear experiences Christine. This is one of the best threads I have seen that highlights LONG term gear use and expectations.

In GEAR » Gear: What breaks when and why?
February 16, 7:43pm

Re: Re: cell phone-- bringin' it?
My 406MHz PLB has better coverage than your cell phone : ) Actually, I do take the smartphone as it functions as a camera, camcorder, notepad, GPS (with offline topo), weather, alarm clock... an...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » cell phone-- bringin' it?
February 14, 7:55pm

Re: SOTMR Thoughts
The suggested types/models Dan mentioned are what I would be interested in. Maybe options from both ends of the price spectrum rather than all uberexpensive cuben models. Remember that many of us l...

In GEAR » When is the Tent SOTMR coming out?
February 14, 6:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio
That is neat Bob, I have seen some guys playing around with old PRC-25/77's and PRC-68's on the Amateur 6m (50-54MHz) band. That stretch of wavelengths has some interesting characteristics,...

In GEAR » Two-way radios
February 04, 10:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Radio
Sorry to create confusion Bob, you are indeed correct that both are licensed. By unlicensed I should have specified FRS with it's effective radiated power limitations compared to other options.

In GEAR » Two-way radios
February 04, 6:43pm

Re: Radio
Colin, Amateur Radio is a very versatile tool and can be well worth getting the basic license, whether you use it strictly as a means of communication or grow to find it is an enjoyable hobby. I us...

In GEAR » Two-way radios
February 04, 5:59pm

Amateur Radio?
Although it may be overkill for your situation, have you considered obtaining FCC Amateur Radio Licenses? The Technician (entry level) class only involves a 35 question multiple choice test (mostly...

In GEAR » Two-way radios
February 03, 8:08pm

Re: What's your UL BOB List?
Not to get on the whole big BOB scenario, but this is what I have and would use in that situation (notice I used pounds, not ounces): 5lb 70L pack for carrying hefty loads (because resupplying w...

In Gear Lists » What's your UL BOB List?
January 21, 10:08pm

A SOTMR of trekking pole supported double wall shelter systems would be beneficial to me. This could include 'mids with inners and the newer tarptent style double wall models that can also be u...

In GEAR » When is the Tent SOTMR coming out?
January 21, 8:40pm

Re: Bump
Another bump for this as I have been debating between a Duomid with Inner vs. Notch for similar use. My initial impression would be that the Duomid would survive better but the Notch looks much mor...

In GEAR » Duomid or notch?
January 19, 9:31pm

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