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Granite Gear Alpine Vapor Weight limit
Yeah, the Alpine Vapor had caught my eye... I think it's same suspension as Vapor Trail? What are folks thoughts about the upper limit on weight w/ Vapor Trail? Good info re: sidepockets.

In GEAR » ULA Circuit replacement?
October 08, 12:59pm

ULA Circuit replacement
Seems like it comes down to three choices: ULA Catalyst - I like design best. A little bigger than I need. Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone - Seems to be quite comfy, don't like fabric, or side ...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit replacement?
October 07, 6:34pm

mini firesteel
Yeah, mine worked well when it was square, then I think the back of the blade started rounding a little and didn't work so well. Seems kind of lame that the firesteel should be so finicky... D...

In GEAR » mini-firesteel problem
October 04, 8:18pm

mini-firesteel
yup, scraped the paint. My best theory is that when the steel is perfectly smooth it doesn't spark. So you have to scrape to where it has a bit of an edge, then scrape that... that's my t...

In GEAR » mini-firesteel problem
October 04, 8:00pm

mini-firesteel problem
I took a mini-firesteel on my recent desert trip, and used it one night to make a tiny cookfire. Using the back of my knife rather than the supplied scraper, I found that sometimes it sparked, som...

In GEAR » mini-firesteel problem
October 04, 7:12pm

ULA Circuit replacement
Folks: Thanks for the thoughtful responses. A few more pertinent details: Base weight on this last trip was 14 pounds. Depending on the weather, I could add or subtract a couple pounds f...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit replacement?
October 04, 7:06pm

Comando = chafing?
Any problems there?

In GEAR » Underwear solutions?
October 03, 8:14pm

Escalante
Hey folks, Thanks for the great tips. Gotta get back there for a couple months! Spent the week in Escalante area, full report after I get photos downloaded... hw

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Southern Utah/Arizona Strip Advice?
October 03, 5:14pm

Underwear solutions?
Part 2 of gear debrief from Escalante trip: I need warm weather underwear that is not polypro. I've been using REI MTS boxer briefs, good ventilation, quick drying, but many do they hold a ...

In GEAR » Underwear solutions?
October 03, 5:04pm

ULA Circuit replacement?
Just got back from a sweet week in the Escalante area. Unbelievable country. Two gear related issues arose, I'm posting them in separate threads for clarity. 1) My ULA Circuit pack just...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit replacement?
October 03, 5:02pm

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