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Wash-in vs. Spray on DWR
Need to wash and redo my Houdini jacket and some unlined softshell pants. Wash-in DWR seems so much more thorough. But do I really want DWR on the inside? Even if there's no lining? Also...

In GEAR » Wash-in vs. Spray on DWR
February 13, 6:57pm

Re: Re: Keeping hands warm
Good tips on swapping out fleece liners so they stay dry. For folks asking about core temp, yes, was warm, staying just shy of sweating. Weirdly, hands were warm on way up, cold on way down. I ad...

In GEAR » Keeping hands warm
February 07, 2:32pm

Keeping hands warm
Went snowshoeing yesterday up in Rockies, 20 degree day, windy. Struggled to keep my hands warm, a recurring theme. What are you all's lightweight solutions for keeping hands warm in cold/win...

In GEAR » Keeping hands warm
February 07, 1:03pm

Petzl XP2 Glare
Just occurred to me that one could put or glue electricians tape over the clear plastic and fix the glare problem. Or paint it.

In Editor's Roundtable » Petzl Tikka XP2 and Tikka Plus2 LED Headlamp Reviews
February 04, 9:53am

Custom Backpacking Fixed Blade
Not sure. If you're in LA, you can check it out in person. Will weigh when I get a chance, but it might be a day or two.

In Gear Swap » Custom Backpacking Fixed Blade
February 03, 10:01pm

Custom Backpacking Fixed Blade
Ok, not ultra, ultralight, but I know there's a few folks on here who secretly carry more than a razorblade. I had Brian Andrews make this up for backpacking, need money more than knives now, ...

In Gear Swap » Custom Backpacking Fixed Blade
February 03, 9:58am

Tikka XP2 review
Thanks for the review. I tried the XP2 and found the light spilling from the housing distracting, and I don't wear glasses. Also couldn't believe there's no gasket around batteries. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Petzl Tikka XP2 and Tikka Plus2 LED Headlamp Reviews
February 02, 8:11pm

Zebralight 501 - EOS
For sale, new condition, used a couple times round the house. Takes 1AA. $70 shipped USPS priority mail w/ Delivery Confirmation Paste this into your browser for pic: http://i547.photobucket....

In Gear Swap » Zebralight 501 - EOS
February 02, 7:14pm

Colorado Moose
We were on the Burning Bear Creek Trail, near the 285 and the town of Grant...

In Post-Trip Reports » Colorado Rockies: Moose, poison oak?
September 28, 6:33pm

Colorado Rockies: Moose, poison oak?
Went for a great hike outside Denver yesterday. Two questions: 1) Is this poison oak? Leaves were about 1 inch long. Sure hope not. 2) Saw a moose. Are these native to Colorado? Is i...

In Post-Trip Reports » Colorado Rockies: Moose, poison oak?
September 28, 5:55pm

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