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Re: Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass on sale
No. They are not. EMS is selling an MC-2. The one from REI is part number MC-2G (make note of the G). G is for Global. The ones without are designed to work in a specific zone. The difference was e...

In Gear Deals » Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass on sale
August 22, 2:44pm

Re: Winter/Expedition Sleeping System
Roger, I know it sounds funny, but I enjoy winter camping in spite of the fact that I hate the cold. I agree that keeping moisture out of the insulation is kinda smart, yet I never invested or ...

In GEAR » Winter/Expedition Sleeping System
August 22, 12:42pm

Re: First (U)L Trip
Your FSO is less than your base was before. Don't worry about hitting some arbitrary number on the scale. Keep it safe and comfortable. If you enjoyed it before, you're carrying even less n...

In Gear Lists » First (U)L Trip
August 22, 3:32am

Re: Seam Sealing
The top should be sufficient. Make sure to setup your tarp before sealing. Silnylon should be taut when you seal it. Otherwise the silicone layer could tear when setting it up if it was not evenly ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam Sealing
August 21, 7:40pm

Re: Winter/Expedition Sleeping System
"The use of VBL is almost essential at really low temperatures." What do you consider really low? I've slept outside down into single digits Fahrenheit, but just layered clothing a...

In GEAR » Winter/Expedition Sleeping System
August 21, 5:13pm

Re: Free for $5 postage: shortie gaitors
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In Gear Swap » Free for $5 postage: shortie gaitors
August 21, 5:03pm

Re: The Right To Hunt
"Meanwhile, argue for banning cars. Tens of thousands of folks are killed per year by car accidents, and many thousands more are seriously maimed, in the U.S alone. These losses are often due ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 21, 5:06am

Re: free tibet
"any one who leaves this country, whether it be on a Peace Corps mission or otherwise, has no say in what happens in our borders." I've never used it, but last I heard, the absente...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Hunter Shoots Hiker in Washington State
August 21, 4:46am

Re: Big Sky International Convertible 2P Tent REVIEW Review
Ben must be out in the sticks. I expected to see a post from him within an hour of this posting online. Stay tuned.

In Editor's Roundtable » Big Sky International Convertible 2P Tent REVIEW Review
August 20, 5:16am

Re: Sparkie demo ??
The Sparkie video wasn't available at time I read this, but the description makes it sound like it has a more restricted use than either my firesteel or one-handed flint striker (forgot the nam...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Lights (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2008)
August 20, 5:12am

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