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Re: Re: Local trails
OK - riding across the US on a 36 inch unicycle? 11/10 for coolness

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » The Shortest Bikepacking Trip on Record
April 02, 7:13am

Re: VAT
"Price includes VAT; if the item is to be delivered outside the EU, VAT does not apply and 15% is deducted from the price" "I ordered one a week or two ago and had 17% deducted fo...

In Editor's Roundtable » PHD Mountain Software Yukon Down Pullover Review
March 25, 5:56pm

Re: Best 70L pack for Climbing / Hiking
Sounds like two completely different things: carrying gear up to a crag and doing light/UL walks. As someone else said, if you're just hauling gear for 30 minutes you don't need a pack - i...

In GEAR » Best 70L pack for Climbing / Hiking
March 22, 3:47am

Sleeping bag
Beautiful photos and video, wish I could do that. Re the sleeping bag - I think you could lose at least 100 grams and be warmer by switching to a WM bag or something of similar quality - their 1...

In Editor's Roundtable » Fast and Light Winter Travel
March 21, 3:25am

Re: PHD Mountain Software Yukon Down Pullover Review
"One ounce of down of this quality expands to 900 square inches (0.58 m2)" I think that the test is how many CUBIC inches an ounce of down expands to when a "piston-type apparatus...

In Editor's Roundtable » PHD Mountain Software Yukon Down Pullover Review
March 21, 2:49am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 9.0
"I am hoping those more familiar with Tokyo and it's earthquakes can fill in some of the blanks RE: geology, acceleration and fault lengths above." Most of the Kanto plain is alluv...

In Chaff » Japan Earthquake
March 16, 1:59am

Re: Japan Relief
"I am thinking of possibly joining a rescue group or a volunteer organization that just does things like cook and clean up and such and going up to Sendai for a week or so (university work sta...

In Chaff » Japan Relief
March 15, 2:47am

Re: Re: Re: 9.0
Lynn Tokyo has had M6 quakes in the last couple of years - and there was no damage at all. I was there in 1992 when there was a shallow quake from a fault directly under Tokyo which set off the...

In Chaff » Japan Earthquake
March 15, 2:21am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 9.0
"however I believe (though am not certain) that the Japanese use a slightly different scale again" Lynn Yes, they do: they measure them on moment magnitude. Sendai was an 8 on thei...

In Chaff » Japan Earthquake
March 14, 4:03am

Evacuating 60,000 people/10 km radius
NHK is advising that everyone within 10 ks of the the reactor is to evacuate - about 60,000 people.

In Chaff » Japan Earthquake
March 11, 7:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Arapiles .

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Nuwai 1 Watt (HLX-712L)
I bought this light from Battery Junction for a ridiculously cheap price, at least when compared to what retailers charge for headlights in Australia. Because CR 123 batteries are so extraordinarlily...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
August 31, 6:16pm

Montbell Versalite
I tried this pack on in the store when they first came out in Japan last year. I love the look and features but like a lot of the Mont Bell packs I found the straps rubbed on my neck/shoulder muscles...

In Backpacks - External Frame
May 02, 3:11pm

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
(Actually I'd give it a 3.5 if that was an option.) I'm trying to replace a now very old Patagonia pneumatic anorak but the Houdini doesn't quite get there. Positives: it's very ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
April 05, 2:09pm