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Re: Sawyer Inline Versus Steripen
I've used the Sawyer Squeeze and the Steripen Opti. Both worked well. One way to look at it is which failure would you rather deal with: obscure blink codes and dead batteries versus ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Inline Versus Steripen
December 20, 10:39am

Re: GTX socks/trail runner user...not incredibly happy....advice wanted
Throw out the standard no waterproof footwear guideline for winter. If feet need insulation to stay warm, then that insulation needs to be dry. I use GTX socks which are way over sized. They wor...

In Winter Hiking » GTX socks/trail runner user...not incredibly happy....advice wanted
December 12, 12:31pm

Re: Re: winter tent recommendations
Ben, I don't know. This will be my first ski trip there too. Edit: Another option I'm leaning towards is taking the lift at Timberline up so that I can save my energy for the wildern...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
December 11, 6:32am

Re: winter tent recommendations
Ben, I'll probably do the same trip on skis this winter. I would've taken either a BA Copper Spur UL1 or an 8x10 flat tarp on this trip, even with more than a foot of snow in the fore...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
December 10, 10:40am

can't make it
Unfortunately, some things have come up, and I won't be able to make this trip.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Group trip: Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV
October 23, 7:41am

Re: New to UL -- Rocky Mtn, 3 season kit
Good, well thought-out list. You're probably carrying more stuff in your survival gear and ditty bag than you really need. Only you can determine what. :) A #1 Mora classic fixed blade knife...

In Gear Lists » New to UL -- Rocky Mtn, 3 season kit
October 01, 3:52pm

Re: Considering a GG Gorilla, but afraid to give up my osprey frame...
I have to laugh at this thread because I have a Gorilla, and I've been considering trying an Osprey Exos or other model because of the mesh back. My back always seems too sweaty. I often like t...

In GEAR » Considering a GG Gorilla, but afraid to give up my osprey frame...
September 21, 8:04am

Re: Re: Re: Melting Snow Setup
I use that Open Country 2 liter pot for winter too. I left the tabs/bail on. The bottom of the pot will deform a little over a campfire, but I don't mind. I also have an even larger 4 liter one...

In Winter Hiking » Melting Snow Setup
September 17, 10:28am

Re: polyester vs. nylon bottoms
Look for polyester running shorts. There are also softshell shorts if you want something more durable and heavier. Sometimes the softshell material is nylon though.

In GEAR » polyester vs. nylon bottoms
September 17, 10:11am

Re: Steripen Customer Service
Exact same experience here. Mine was brand new.

In GEAR » Steripen Customer Service
September 13, 10:23am

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