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Rob Vandiver (ShortBus) - BPL Guest

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In GEAR » Titanium Switch
February 12, 11:15am

RE: Cold Drawn
Those pots are seriously drawn? I thought most ti parts like that ("cast" looking parts) were titanium powder pressed into shape then sintered. Thinking about it, this woiuld account for ...

In GEAR » Titanium Switch
February 11, 11:47pm

Cold Pressed
Your UK Blogger buddy was talking about Cold Isostatic Press, I believe. I dont think there would be much of a difference in finish between that and Hot Isostatic Pressing, but I don't really k...

In GEAR » Titanium Switch
February 11, 4:37pm

Great read.
As a gun toting, God-fearing, anti-racist, tea-party type, I can say I was not offended at all. As a matter of fact, I think it's pretty great that we live in a country where we can all say wha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What I learned hiking the CDT and in 20 years of backpacking.
February 04, 11:25pm

Just got the stoves and tested them out. They are fantastic, super efficient. Thanks for the great deal!

In Gear Deals » Super Bowl Saturday Super Stove Sale
February 03, 3:19pm

"Watch Casio Mudman 1.6 ---- easily nixed for a watch free experience!" **Head explodes** Funny how little things like this will probably do so much for my outdoors experience, but ...

In Gear Lists » First Gear List
January 29, 7:38pm

thread ninja by a newbie.
Ive been eyeing bearpaw also, for a while now. I was wondering, the picture they have is the Minimalist set up on a ground cloth. Is the cloth recomended? The floor is listed as 30D silnylon, is th...

In GEAR » Compare a couple bug bivys--- would you buy either?
January 28, 2:17pm

Re: Re: Preferred sleeping p[ad for forming framless pack.
"The Ridgerest rolled up and packed burrito style is my favorite." I was hoping I would see this, as this is what I plan on doing. Now I just need to decide if I could do with a Solite.

In GEAR » Preferred sleeping p[ad for forming framless pack.
January 23, 10:40pm

By the way...
Dont forget Golite 40% off sale is still underway. Punch in code DSW10 at checkout and it drops the Jam to $90. Im going this route, as most of my kit is dialed in for spring, and a Jam should easi...

In GEAR » Packs, Packs, Packs
January 21, 9:31am

Yuppie Gear?
"Hmmmm. What does this piece of gear really SAY about me?" Pffft. Listen, Im poor white trash. I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left. If I got a great deal on...

In GEAR » ll bean nanopuff imitation
January 19, 8:55am

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