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Re: stake sale at interesting time...
Yah, that was intentional! We try to keep a sense of humor around here... ;) Cheers, -Mike Martin Techniques Editor

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » stake sale at interesting time...
July 09, 10:28am

Re: Walking cart
A Swiss company called Carrix makes a commercial version of this concept. :-) Cheers, -Mike

In GEAR » Walking cart
June 26, 2:02am

Re: Why tent stakes?
Just a teaser -- We have a major Techniques feature on alternative to stakes coming out soon. Stay tuned... :-)

In Philosophy & Technique » Why tent stakes?
June 18, 6:44pm

Re: Report addition
Thanks, Tom. I think your report was more comprehensive than mine. :)

In Post-Trip Reports » 2008 Trail days in Damascus
June 15, 7:28pm

Re: really?
Laboratory grade pure Aerogel indeed has the lowest density of any known solid. But... To manufacture a product that is cost effective and durable enough for commercial applications, Aspen Ae...

In Multiple Use Gear » Chemical Hand Warmers
June 03, 3:44pm

Re: Commo Experience
Hi Ron- IMO, the promise of non-intrusive 1 way communication is one of SPOT's best features. Calling home on a cell or sat phone undoubtedly diminishes the wilderness experience for me. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker - Full Review
June 02, 7:01pm

Re: WTB: Granite Gear Vapor Trail
I have a long black/sage one in pristine condition. $90 plus shipping. Please PM me if you'd like more info. Cheers, -Mike EDIT: Oops, sorry. It's a size regular, not long.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Granite Gear Vapor Trail
May 30, 1:47pm

Re: Tilley hat - which one?
I've got a modified LTM6 that is near perfect. Take a look at this old thread for my mods. Cheers, -Mike

In GEAR » Tilley hat - which one?
May 25, 6:12pm

Re: Powerstretch vs. R1: the same or different?
R1 is really Powerdry by Malden Mills (or used to be, anyway). Malden's Powerstretch is very similar, but has a higher lycra content to provide stretch. Both Powerdry and Powerstretch are avai...

In GEAR » Powerstretch vs. R1: the same or different?
May 24, 12:59pm

Re: R1, R2 warmth compared to classic fleece (100/200/300)?
The "high loft" variants of Thermalpro, especially in the heavier fabric weights, can be as warm as or warmer than 300 wt fleece. But as Brad said, they have higher air permeability than ...

In GEAR » R1, R2 warmth compared to classic fleece (100/200/300)?
May 24, 10:16am

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm