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98% of my hiking is solo. I do some off-trail stuff too. I carried a SPOT2 for a couple years. Switched last year to an ACR resqlink for all the reasons listed in earlier posts. My first priori...

In GEAR » SPOT vs ACR? Need some advice
September 11, 9:36am

Dang, sorry guys, I didn't see Dave C's thread; I shoulda searched first. No doubt he's got the detailed info.

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene 4 Hoody: alternative to the venerable R1 Hoody?
September 08, 9:03am

Patagonia Capilene 4 Hoody: alternative to the venerable R1 Hoody?
Patagonia has a new hoody pullover with a deep chest zip, made in their "new/improved" Capilene 4 material:

In GEAR » Patagonia Capilene 4 Hoody: alternative to the venerable R1 Hoody?
September 07, 7:38pm

"For personal protection, it's much lower on the list. The round was designed for full-auto submachine gun use, not one-round hits. It's not much of a stopper." Tell that to th...

In GEAR » FNH Five Seven 1.6lb gun
September 04, 7:36pm

This quibbling talk about baseplate compass weights is silly. Go on a diet, lose 4 ounces off your gut, then get the compass that suits your needs. Sheesh... By the way, the compass u choose s...

In GEAR » Lightest functional compass?
September 04, 9:23am

Warren, does your pack have a detachable "brain" lid? If so it is really easy to rig a 1" webbing waistbelt for it and convert it into a hip sack. I hike with the Granite Gear Ai...

In GEAR » Fanny/Waist pack
September 02, 11:32am

Eric said: "the thing about a compass is that you may not need it most of the time ... but when you need it you REALLY need it ..." This. Most of the time you don't need to ...

In GEAR » Lightest functional compass?
September 02, 11:22am

John Abela for the win! Between the Sawyer filter, aquamira, and UV systems I am amazed that anyone bothers with pumps anymore, especially LW/UL folks.

In GEAR » Sweetwater Microfilter VS Katadyn Hiker?
August 22, 8:22am

I went with the Permatex as Anna suggested and it worked great. Perfect consistency, at least at room temp. Easy to work with, no smell. A 1.5 ounce tube was just enough for an OWare 9x9 tarp in...

In GEAR » best practice for seam sealing a new tarp?
August 21, 10:20pm

Definitely looks wrong. In addition to the paper hang tag, isn't there a sewn in tag that lists the size? IIRC my WM Caribou has that.

In GEAR » Can this be right? Large difference in WM vs Marmot sleeping bag lengths
August 17, 10:13am

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