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blue barrel
Although not UL and not marketed as truly bear proof, blue barrels are extremely popular for food storage for canoe trips. They are much larger than a bear canister, and fit nicely in a canoe. I ...

In GEAR » bear canisters
September 19, 7:32pm

Tibetan Titanium Trek Kettle
Thanks for confirming that. I sure got the impression from earlier threads here that people were using the smaller #10 for the bushbuddy. I would buy one for $4, but don't really want the han...

September 13, 9:58pm

I should have been more clear: I did that, they didn't have them. Searching back here it looks like lots of people in other places can't find them either (including even after offering to ...

September 11, 8:02pm

Does anyone want to guess if this is the hard to find IMUSA mug, sometimes seen at walmart but not around here: ...

September 11, 7:00pm

line tightners
I agree that they work great. I like tying knots, and can usually manage a truckers hitch, but the nite-ize is smoother and easier and allows you to finish the knot under tension. A medium size...

In GEAR » Nite-Ize Rope Tensiones
September 08, 5:34pm

Killarney is a beautiful place. I went canoe camping there, although we did day hike the ridge, which included hiking the slot or the notch or whatever that was called. Compared to what I see her...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Killarney, LaCloche trail advice
September 04, 1:54pm

dacs in winter
snowshoes are now required in the high peaks, on your feet. So people shouldn't be postholing anymore, and you shouldn't plan to carry your snowshoes at all for the most part (although you...

In GEAR » Winter Hiking, Snow shoeing and Peak bagging Adirondacks
September 04, 11:58am

I should first say that I haven't summited in the high peaks in the winter. It is a long drive around the lake and the hikes are mostly hard and steep and long, so they are tough to do in the ...

In GEAR » Winter Hiking, Snow shoeing and Peak bagging Adirondacks
September 03, 7:51pm

I am a big fan of getting them custom made at beyondfleece, since then you get a perfect fit and the features you want. But looking at their colors right now, it seems like they are mostly offerin...

In GEAR » Looking for a pair of Softshell pants.
August 13, 2:22pm

no groundsheet
I find it striking on this forum, where so many are focused on low weight, that so many are suggesting you need a groundsheet or a footprint. It strikes me as unnecessary weight, and I think a gro...

In GEAR » Tent footprint - help me choose one
June 20, 6:46am

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