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Re: Re: Re: Re: Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
"...sounds like vivo is stringing you along here. I'm very hesitant to buy anything from vivobarefoot now other than their sew-on soled leather shoes which have held up for a long time of ...

In GEAR » Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
September 11, 8:39am

Re: Re: Which takes less energy for cross country: skis or snowshoes?
"Skis will be easier. How long is this journey? and how much will you be carrying?" Thanks, guys! To answer the questions, the journey is only 2.5 miles in to a yurt and 2.5 miles out....

In GEAR » Which takes less energy for cross country: skis or snowshoes?
September 09, 7:56pm

Which takes less energy for cross country: skis or snowshoes?
I have many miles on snowshoes but know almost nothing about skis. For cross country travel which is mostly flat but with a section that climbs 220' in 1/4 mile....and in snow that I can be sin...

In GEAR » Which takes less energy for cross country: skis or snowshoes?
September 09, 7:34pm

Re: Re: Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
I finally spoke with Vivo and showed them my worn soles. They told me I had earlier models with soles made partially of recycled rubber and that the new models were made of a more durable compound.

In GEAR » Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
September 09, 8:11am

Re: vireo
I really don't know, Anthony. Hadn't thought about it....though it would likely be something custom....maybe a Vireo with a 3/4 zip and a drawstring bottom.

In GEAR » Quilt vs bag, input wanted (Alsek vs Hummingbird)
September 09, 8:08am

Re: Re: Re: What's the purpose of camp shoes?
Patrick....take a deep breath and relax, man. Didn't you see my little winky face??? Just having a little fun during an idle moment. "Pretty ironic that your plugged into the matrix ra...

In GEAR » What's the purpose of camp shoes?
August 05, 9:35am

Re: What's the purpose of camp shoes?
Because people are addicted to "stuff" in their everyday life which is then carried over to their backpacking? Otzi and Ishi didn't need special camp shoes. Just say'n...... ...

In GEAR » What's the purpose of camp shoes?
August 05, 8:22am

Re: western mountaineering down pants?
I was in the same boat: MB or WM. I went with WM. It's been a few yrs but it seems I did for the reasons you mentioned. I use them for what you mention too...and they are really nice. However, ...

In GEAR » western mountaineering down pants?
July 24, 8:27am

Re: How do you find the Vireo?
Hope I didn't come across as trying to sell you on the idea of the Vireo. Just sharing what I finally did. :-) I've only used my custom Vireo a couple of times...once above freezing and ...

In GEAR » Quilt vs bag, input wanted (Alsek vs Hummingbird)
July 23, 10:13am

Re: Quilt vs bag, input wanted (Alsek vs Hummingbird)
I love the theory behind the quilt. And they are obviously popular with some. I pondered the ol' question, "quilt or bag" for ~2 yrs. The final nail in the quilt coffin was driven in ...

In GEAR » Quilt vs bag, input wanted (Alsek vs Hummingbird)
July 23, 8:45am

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