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Re: Need the skinny on Icebreaker
I found Icebreaker sizing to run small. I see you're going for the XXL. I'm size 46 jacket, 17.5 shirt, and the XL was way too small, even for a baselayer. (I usally wear XL in all tops...

In GEAR » Need the skinny on Icebreaker
March 02, 9:20am

Re: Re: "Simple Container for gels/cremes"
I use contact lens cases. You can sterilize them (especially the ones for the old thermal disinfection units), they're really light, and easily resealed. I've carried anti-biotic cream and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Simple Container for gels/cremes
January 26, 10:57am

Re: Titanium Whistle - tiny, loud, no reed to loose
What I really need is a titanium compass. Or a titanium toothbrush (with nylon bristles, not titanium--don't be silly!). Or a titanium flashlight. Or a titanium compass with a built-in titanium...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Whistle - tiny, loud, no reed to loose
January 20, 4:26pm

Re: Anyone Oversize a Pat. Houdini?
Thanks, John. That's what I thinking. My point of reference is the Pat. Dragonfly pullover, the precursor to the Houdini. Does anyone know if the cut of these are different?

In GEAR » Anyone Oversize a Pat. Houdini?
January 19, 6:49am

Anyone Oversize a Pat. Houdini?
Has anyone ever sized up (by one) on a Patagonia Houdini to accommodate thicker layers underneath? I would like to use the Houdini in a winter setting as an unltralight outer shell.

In GEAR » Anyone Oversize a Pat. Houdini?
January 18, 6:34pm

Re: FS: MLD Grace Solo EXP and MLD Superlight Bivy
PM Sent re: Bivy.

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Grace Solo EXP and MLD Superlight Bivy
January 13, 5:23pm

RidgeRests for Winter Camping
I inherited two short (40") RidgeRest pads (5/8" thick), a few years old (black), but in good shape. I want to use these for winter camping. I have a Big Agnes Insulated AirCore 78&quo...

In GEAR » RidgeRests for Winter Camping
January 09, 12:40pm

Re: Instant
Yup, instant coffee for me too. And although I enjoy my French press, Starbucks' Utopia, and Keurig brewers, this is only at home, not in the field. Besides, 30% of a good cup of an enjoyable...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
January 03, 11:24am

Re: Heavy Weight Beginnings
My story is a bit different... Although I camped with my family as a small child, my first foray into heavyweight camping revolved around bicycling in the mid-80s, and I did that for many year...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Heavy Weight Beginnings
December 28, 2:07pm

Re: Christmas Gear!
I was a good boy: Zebralight H30 w/2 RCR123A Batteries and Charger Perhaps the perfect headlamp for backpacking? Haven't tried it for that yet, but for reading up-close thru on-trail naviga...

In GEAR » Christmas Gear!
December 26, 8:49pm

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