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I only have one vest and it is part of my REI spruce run jacket. Not the lightest but the arms and hood zip off so it is both #1 and #2 for me... although I do have a Montbell Thermawrap that I...

In GEAR » synthetic post...3 items questioned
September 11, 1:55pm

I've had two experiences with MSR's customer service and found them to be excellent. A friend gave me a Hubba tent - which had a fly that had delaminated - sent them an email explaining ...

In GEAR » The best warranties?
September 11, 1:12pm

Dave - your pm is not setup for email - but ill take the pad (helium and all!) Pm me your payment information. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » FS: Exped UL 7 SynMat
September 10, 3:01am

Nice to see that the classic - as noted - is capable of handling most jobs (if perhaps not elegantly). I'm a bit of a knife knut so I typically have more knife with me than I need. I recent...

In GEAR » how big of a knife do we really need (or how small of knife can we get by with)?
September 09, 7:29am

Heavier layer - or more layers for increased cold
I picked up a set of Polartec power stretch heavyweight base layers to use primarily for sleeping in cold weather. My last cold trip I used lightweight bottoms supplemented by a pair of synthetic ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Heavier layer - or more layers for increased cold
August 29, 10:04am

I'm no expert
I'm still a newbie but have become a convert to the windshirt concept. And if I'm stopping for a short period I'll layer an insulation on top of the windshirt. If I'm in camp fo...

In GEAR » Windshirt sizing
August 28, 7:01am

Alky stoves
Are most folks using a "tea" style kettle using them with alcohol setups? I can see the wide base being a bigger advantage in this setup depending on the stove you're using. ...

In GEAR » "tea" kettle versus pot with lid
August 27, 3:44pm

Some good advice
I'll check out those links as well... I have a somewhat similar setup to you actually and without food and water am a shade below 20 pounds the last trip I took. In my case REI Flash 65 (ab...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking to shed some pack weight in a hurry
August 27, 11:46am

"tea" kettle versus pot with lid
I recently picked up a Primus Litech tea kettle on a lark to give it a try in place of a regular "pot" (in my case typically either a Vargo ti 750ml or Primus 1L powerpot). Taking a look...

In GEAR » "tea" kettle versus pot with lid
August 26, 1:22pm

Canister stove ignition options
First - I get the impression that many here favor a non piezo stove for a few reasons - weight savings being one, reliability and versatility being others. I was fiddling with my new jet butane ...

In GEAR » Canister stove ignition options
August 23, 8:13am

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