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+1 HE pot; Weight of Fluxring Helios 3L? Re: HX pots
+1 David. I was also going to recommend a heat exchanger pot like the Primus 1.7 or 3L, which are also handy for snow melting. David, what's the weight and dimensions of that Fluxring Helio...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Group cooking
August 27, 1:36pm

FYI REI Carbon Power Lock = same plastic flip locks and non-detachable carbide tip as Cascade Mountain Carbon
Just found out from the local REI that the REI Carbon Power Lock is built just like the Cascade Mountain Carbon flick lock poles - while the flick lock screws on both are metal, the collar and the ...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 22, 3:03pm

Re: Re: re: Pole straps
Jake my wife and I were doing a long weekend hut to hut in the White Mountains one September and encountered more than a few folks from out West, especially California, complaining about the lack o...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 22, 1:50pm

REI Carbon Power Lock w/ metal nuts? Cork? W's version worth loss length? Great value in poles
Does anyone know if the REI Carbon Power Lock by Komperdell also comes in a cork-grip version whether from REI or Komperdell? Also, do the REI poles have metal tightening nuts on the flick lock mec...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 22, 1:39pm

Trekking poles - straps versus strapless
I'll add, coming from a cross country skiing background, my wife and I get great use out of the straps on our poles and have a hard time understanding why one would want to go without them. The...

In GEAR » Trekking poles
August 22, 1:25pm

Stainless Scandinavian bushcrafter knives
Ken, the first fixed blade knife I was ever given was a stainless Puuko fishing knife - my great aunt brought it back from Denmark after working there for a few years - it was awesome, especially f...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bushcraft knife
August 11, 11:09pm

Another lightweight winter boot w/removable liners
I've also read the Arcteryx boots will have different liners/insoles for different purposes - more warmth, water-resistance, etc. Spring 2015 usually = mid-Jan/early February. However, we d...

In GEAR » Winter boot fans, start drooling now...
August 10, 4:58pm

Not yet seeing value of Alpha for lightweight backpackers over fleece + breathable wind jacket
I'd have to say so far I'm agreeing with Rick M - I can't see a use for the Alpha if you already have a lightweight breathable fleece + breathable wind layer (I use the R1 Hoody and old...

In GEAR » New Polartec Alpha discussion
August 09, 3:56pm

Adam is spot on. I hiked in that area nearly every fall season for years. The 'Gunks are heavy use but they're also very beautiful which is why people come back again and again. They also o...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Shawangunk mountain range
August 07, 2:31pm

Advice for Lake Tahoe 1st Visit - Car Camping + Hiking, Kayaking, Biking
I've lived in N California for a few years (though spent some of that time on the E Coast) and while I've snowshoed and skied mountains around Lake Tahoe, I've never been to the shore o...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Advice for Lake Tahoe 1st Visit - Car Camping + Hiking, Kayaking, Biking
August 03, 6:23pm

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Craig, How do you set up an auto search on eBay? Not familiar with that feature. Did you set up an outside program to crawl eBay? eBay is not only useful for acquiring used and new gear at low...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 20, 7:51am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
My wife has had such good experience with her Houdini that I'm going to switch over from my Montane Lite-speed. I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The material has excellent ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The fit is quite good, with plenty of room to layer underneath, without being way too big. I'm 6 ft 180lbs, 42 chest and I do fine with the ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:31pm