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Re: proof
Larry, I'm pretty sure they have all my recent (decade, 15 years?) purchases accessible by my member number or phone number.

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 14, 9:03am

Multiple Return Dilemma
Not to stir the pot further. . . well, okay, I will: What if a company offered a "Truly lifetime jacket" and they explicitly said if the zipper breaks, it gets worn through, so dirty a...

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 14, 12:10am

Re: Return dilemma
I bought a steak at Safeway 5 weeks ago and kept it in the refrigerator. I took it out for dinner yesterday and it was all green and fuzzy. Should I return it for a refund? That might sound sa...

In GEAR » Return dilemma
February 13, 6:25pm

Re: fire as survival
Jerry, I concur that in almost all true survival situations, getting out of the weather and into all possible clothes, sleeping gear, and shelter trumps dealing with a fire. Radiant warmth on o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 13, 11:40am

Re: Whitney to Lone Pine
I agree that getting from Whitney Portal is a very easy hitch. All those hikers and backpackers can relate to another hiker and want to help out. If you want it to go even faster, Hitching 101...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Whitney to Lone Pine
February 13, 9:42am

Re: Re: Nero day hot showers on a thru hike?
>"asked a cop "i am tired about to literally fall the F over, and is there a spot you'd prefer i do that ... sir ? ". Peter is right about this, at least in smaller towns. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Nero day hot showers on a thru hike?
February 12, 10:02pm

Zebra light
That sure looked like a weight WITH headband, but I didn't have mine handy to check. Bag the headband - lights belong at waist level for hiking because when head mounted, they wash out all bump...

In Gear Lists » How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo
February 11, 12:12am

Reasons why
"lose weight? photography? Independence from a significant other? plain curiosity? midlife crisis? nature rehab? a new experience? to impress a dude?" Or perhaps, Gain muscle...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
February 10, 11:59pm

Re: Trash bags
+1 on Rex's suggestion. Those $4 ponchos, (I've bought them for $0.40 in China) are vinyl. Vinyl gets very brittle below 40F. Hail will punch right through them. We called them suicide ...

In GEAR » Best of the Cheap Ponchos? Polycryo Poncho Yet?
February 10, 11:50pm

Re: Re: Hiking Yosemite in winter with a baby?
>"apparently there was a hanta virus problem at Curry Village in the past ..." Yup. It was in their "Signature Tent Cabins" We got a call from them to look out for Hanta...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking Yosemite in winter with a baby?
February 10, 4:38pm

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