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Re: Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
Born and raised Texan and Hill Country ranch owner here. This time of year is really best for DRIVING the Hill Country West of Austin. Rent yourself a sporty convertible and head out HWY290. Lot...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 6:27am

Prolite Gear Windshirt Performance Tests
Prolite gets busy with their testing of some of the leading windshirt contenders. Looks to be a work in progress. Patagonia Houdini, Rab Cirrus, Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer, and Montane GL...

In GEAR » Prolite Gear Windshirt Performance Tests
April 10, 5:21am

Re: Nikon madness
Grasshopper, I say become more zen like with the 35mm F1.8 and a wisdom book by Masters Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell and John Shaw.

In Photography » Nikon madness
April 10, 12:26am

Re: or maybe the new MH South Col 70 Outdry?
FWIW, the new MH South Col 70 Outdry has been getting the luv here in Japan where our Winter ice approaches are long and hard. Ueli is pimping it too, http://vimeo.com/71263247 http://www.cli...

In GEAR » Paradox Pack or Mchale?
April 09, 2:48am

Re: Re: Ice Axe for 12 year old
The Clymb had a Grivel Futura, sans adze, on sale for $30 + 30% off at the end of March. With another 10% cash rebate service, I got it for $19 shipped!

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ice Axe for 12 year old
April 08, 6:56pm

Re: XL Recommended by Camp
I bought the Magic Anorak a few years back when they had them on Clearance for $29. It has a nice feature set for Alpine climbing, but breathability is not one of them. You can read about the doubl...

In Gear Deals » Sale: Camp Magic wind jacket and pants.
April 08, 4:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben tent for mountaineering?
John, I was more curious about the 5km distance part of your statement than the CF tarp. Because when I clicked on the "Hiking Journal" link of your blog I only found 5 somewhat strange p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 7:19am

Re: Re: Cuben tent for mountaineering?
John sez, "I have 3,000+ miles (~5000km) of hiking with a 0.34 CF tarp." Any online trip reports/diary posts or hiking partners that can corroborate this?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 6:11am

Re: Sony A7
So this thread got me curious about the latest and greatest and after a quick scan I don't get why you would not consider the full frame Sony A7 since the body is roughly same size as the Olies...

In Photography » Whats the opinion on micro 4/3s
April 04, 7:15pm

Re: material/form factor of aluminum stays and framesheet
Sarah, you want a frame that twists and turns with your back. Look for vids/images of the "butterfly" frames used in Mammut packs. Patagonia also uses a similar design in their new Asc...

In Make Your Own Gear » material/form factor of aluminum stays and framesheet
April 04, 5:39pm

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