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Re: Re: Re: Fuji
Not really. Summer weather patterns favor hiking closer to the Sea of Japan side of Honshu with foul weather more common and violent on the Pacific side. You will also want to get into the high alp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
June 16, 12:50am

Re: Re: Canister Stove - Snow Peak Giga Power GS-100 or Litemax GS-120 (Kovea Supalite)?
I have both without the igniters. I think I like the Litemax better, especially if I am just boiling water. The adjustable pivot tri-stand is brilliant and matches up perfectly with the large and s...

In GEAR » Canister Stove - Snow Peak Giga Power GS-100 or Litemax GS-120 (Kovea Supalite)?
June 14, 1:36am

Re: Fuji
the time to climb Fuji is now. when the official season starts in July you will ass to tail with 1000 others all the way up the mountain. would not wish that experience on my worst enemy!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
June 13, 4:10am

Re: re: bowl lifter
Well that is plain kewl Robert. How did you make it?

In GEAR » Anyone use the Snow Peak titanium bowl for a pot?
June 12, 1:17am

Re: Trip to Japan
If you have 3 consecutive days, I'd recommend Tateyama Alpine Route in the North Alps. You can overnight in a relatively nice lodge in Murodo with onsen bath so no gear needed. The climbing is ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip to Japan
June 12, 1:10am

Re: Snowdonia
Ok, so I have been in London now for a week and have signed up for Intro to Scrambling and Advanced Scrambling courses at the Plas Y Brenin National Mountain Sports Centre June 23-July 4! I will ha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
June 11, 3:30am

Re: Fusion 65 for Blaze?
In your first post you indicated you had a Granite Gear Blaze AC60. Curious as to what you did not like about the Blaze? Afterall, it is an award winning pack and the Large has an adjustable torso ...

In GEAR » How does my backpack fit? (Pics inside)
June 10, 12:55am

Re: Re: smelly down.
Dale is correct. Smelly down = bad/poorly processed down. Maybe not even be spec'd correctly. Not to blame the quilt maker, but fraud is rampant in down business. Even the big retailers can get...

In GEAR » awesome quilt, smelly down.
June 09, 2:26pm

Re: Re: Quild with Torso Length XLite + Torso CCF
+1. Recommend you experiment with your current pad first. I found the ~3" dropoff put uncomfortable pressure on my lower back. No such problem with the X Wave Inertia. Even though the pad is m...

In GEAR » Quild with Torso Length XLite + Torso CCF
June 04, 11:30pm

Re: Re: trimming NeoAir
I use a Granite Gear Airbeam L size in my Kumo by just folding the bottom ~4". FWIW,I am also having great success with the Klymit Inertia X Wave wide torso so far this Summer As for tri...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trimming an Inflatable Pad
June 04, 11:09pm

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