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Re: Ice Axe Question
The other thing is that the pick is supposed to be moderately sharp on any ice axe, regardless of length. It is supposed to be sharp enough that you can push your thumb against it, and it will hurt...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 7:19pm

Re: GF in Europe
Words to live by: Never underestimate Madison Avenue, even if it is in Europe. --B.G.--

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 16, 7:14pm

Re: Gluten free granola
Did you ever notice that they don't seem to sell Gluten Free food items in Europe. Either that means that they have zero incidence of celiac disease, or maybe that the whole Gluten Free phenome...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten free granola
September 16, 5:05pm

Re: Think I'll go long
The only thing more important that keeping sharp ends out from under your chest would be keeping the pick away from your eyeball. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 4:58pm

Re: ice axe
I agree with most of what has been stated here. My ice axe experience goes back so far that two of my ice axes have wooden shafts. The steeper the slope, the shorter the axe. A long axe makes an ex...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 1:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Trout question from a noobie
No flakey texture in the flesh. I don't know what an indie curl is. The pan had been sizzling hot, but not smoking hot. --B.G.--

In Fishing » Tenkara vs Golden Trout
September 16, 11:01am

Thaddaeus
If there were any big advantage in the case size for cellular reception, don't you think that Apple would have been busy marketing that feature? --B.G.--

In GEAR » iPhone Q: does larger size mean better reception?
September 16, 1:45am

Re: Inreach failure
Reported where? --B.G.--

In GEAR » inReach SE: No tracking points, no messages went through today!
September 16, 12:46am

Re: Re: Trout question from a noobie
No, we didn't. The orange blob kind of threw us off. --B.G.--

In Fishing » Tenkara vs Golden Trout
September 15, 8:14pm

Trout question from a noobie
We were high in the Sierra Nevada along the headwaters of the Middle Fork San Joaquin River. One person had the pole, dropped in the line, and had a trout on a salmon egg in six minutes. We aren...

In Fishing » Tenkara vs Golden Trout
September 15, 6:10pm

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