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Re: David and others
I walk in them on flat, frozen ground (and parking lots, frozen lakes, etc) a lot. Crusty snow is fine, too, as long as it is shallow-angled or you break through. What they aren't as good at ...

In GEAR » Steger Mukluks
December 03, 6:08pm

Re: Re: Question about cuben fiber and sparks
If you found sparks to be a problem, adding a length to the chimney would reduce sparks in two ways: They would burn more completely in the longer upward travel. And they would have longer to f...

In GEAR » Fun with WiFi and fire!
December 03, 1:16pm

Re: Re: Jetboil Sol vs Fire Maple FMS-117 or...
Ah, now I see "121 miles". Fisher Ridge System in Kentucky, apparently. Warmish, wet, muddy. I still think toughness trumps compactness which trumps weight. But the ability to swish...

In GEAR » Jetboil Sol vs Fire Maple FMS-117 or...
December 03, 12:19am

Re: Jetboil Sol vs Fire Maple FMS-117 or...
Compactness is important in caving. More so than weight. Even more important is toughness. Can you toss it in a pack with a water bottle, carabiners and a descent rack, then roll on top of the...

In GEAR » Jetboil Sol vs Fire Maple FMS-117 or...
December 03, 12:15am

Re: Fish Tacos
How about something I'd call, "cooked ceviche"? Instead of denaturing those proteins with acid (lime juice), use old-fashioned heat. Pan cook them, flake out the meat and mix in sals...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Fish Tacos
December 02, 9:31pm

Re: Patagonia encapsil parka on ebay
So my evil scheme to finance the kids' college educations by stockpiling a fleet of $700 down parkas is going according to plan!

In On the Web » The worst cyber Monday deal....
December 02, 9:28pm

Re: Bag Coupling Question
If and only if the two bags have the same zipper type (e.g. #10 YKK), they will zip together. Really, you are trying to mate zipper make&model, not sleeping bag make&model. So dig into th...

In GEAR » Bag Coupling Question
December 02, 7:35pm

Getting all wet
>"You're not supposed to shower with a jacket on!" Because wearing a raincoat in the shower feels like using a . . . .

In GEAR » "Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
December 02, 4:03pm

Re: The worst cyber Monday deal....
Doug: That reads like every Westmarine sale, ever. Never on boats, motors, Garmin, radios, etc, etc. I've pondered a constitutional amendment (state not federal) reading, "All advertis...

In On the Web » The worst cyber Monday deal....
December 02, 4:00pm

Re: Safety in climbing and hiking
>"I suspect that reckless behavior is fairly uniformly distributed among climbers, backpackers and hikers. " Not in my experience. True, not all rock climbers are safety conscious,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Man ties legs together, crawls for help
December 02, 3:20pm

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