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Re: How does one take off a Trekking Pole Tip?
I couldn't get the tips of my LT4s off with boiling water. I held the shaft in a vice with some rubber padding and slowly carved the plastic off with a sharp knife & razor blade. It works, ...

In GEAR » How does one take off a Trekking Pole Tip?
October 15, 3:18pm

Re: SilNylon vs Cuben rain jackets
Sorry, I don't have an answer for your original question, but before you give up on DriDucks you might want to try out this company's new rainwear using a similar material. Maybe it will ha...

In GEAR » SilNylon vs Cuben rain jackets
October 11, 9:56am

Re: HipBelt Pockets
For me, I've found that hipbelt pockets greatly increase my efficiency on the trail. Here is what I put in there: -Snacks (eat candy/energy bar while walking) -Steripen or Aqua Mira (water ...

In GEAR » HipBelt Pockets
October 08, 3:41pm

Re: Gossamer Gear LT Poles
Anyone know how the Locus Gear poles compare to LT4s in terms of stiffness? They are an ounce more per pole, but have flicklocks... my wild guess would be that the flicklocks weigh about an oz and ...

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear LT Poles
October 08, 9:44am

Re: Yosemite: Ten Lakes Basin
Thanks for sharing Paul. That view from Ten Lakes Pass sure is nice, isn't it?

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite: Ten Lakes Basin
October 05, 1:09pm

Re: Rae Lakes Loop
Thanks for sharing Adam! Your pics are great as usual.

In Post-Trip Reports » Rae Lakes Loop
October 05, 12:59pm

Re: Mt. Whitney after Government Shutdown
I'm just speculating, but since Whitney Portal Store is there, my guess would be that they wouldn't gate the road. There is a gate about halfway down to Lone Pine that is used in the winter...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mt. Whitney after Government Shutdown
October 03, 10:00am

Re: Baffle repairs! Any recommendations?
If WM can't help you, DownWorks in Santa Cruz probably can.

In GEAR » Baffle repairs! Any recommendations?
October 02, 1:58pm

Re: MLD Littlestar Initial Impressions
Very interesting to see some more photos of one of these. Do you happen to have any pics with a person or sleeping pad inside to give some sense of scale? How would it work for two people?

In GEAR » MLD Littlestar Initial Impressions
October 01, 9:51pm

Re: Weight of Nalgene "Ultralite" 1L (for Steripen folks)
Do you have a link for a website that has the "Ultralite" Nalgenes? There are a bunch out there advertising them as ultralight but it's not clear if it's actually a different prod...

In GEAR » Weight of Nalgene "Ultralite" 1L (for Steripen folks)
September 30, 4:42pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm