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MSR
A friend gave me his MSR Hubba - and the fly had delaminated. It was a known issue some years ago with a batch of material. I emailed them and told them I didn't buy it, it was given to me ...

In GEAR » People's experiences with warranties?
August 19, 3:20pm

Re: Texas Pete Sriracha packets!!
I'll check those out - always liked Texas Pete generally as a hot sauce (plus supporting a NC company - deceptive but I suppose "Winston-Salem Pete" doesn't have quite the same ri...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sriracha warning too all!!
August 14, 9:50am

Heat
I had a question about the dehydrated heat comment above - i.e. that the drying process removes the heat element from something like sriracha or an onion... How does that work? Dried chiles and...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sriracha warning too all!!
August 13, 8:05am

Music
I play guitar but would not take even the Martin "backpacker" on a backpacking trip... But I have seriously been thinking of getting one of these to take on trips - inspiration to lea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you take along a musical instrument?
July 24, 10:51am

Event
My first backpacking trip ever was in rain/ice/snow sub 30s and I had a RAB Latok shell that was worth every penny. Great hood and watertight. I might not have gone on another trip but for the RA...

In GEAR » rain jacket suggestions for specific need
July 22, 7:54pm

Bart
Bart Simpson - awesome! I am a convert. Grew up in suburban DC and my father was not an outdoorsman (great father - but WWII, Korea, growing up in eastern NC with no AC - once he had a house wi...

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 18, 12:00pm

tiware
PM sent re REI tiware

In Gear Swap » FS: Suunto Core, .9 ti cookpot, Brunton remote canister kit, Petzl Headlamp
July 17, 3:22pm

Venturi
I got one as well - size L in my case but they do run slim. Used it last trip and it worked quite well.

In Gear Deals » Polartec Alpha - half price
July 16, 6:44pm

Good discussion
Well this has been interesting. I tried to read the book and admit to abandoning it maybe 2/3 to 3/4 of the way through. I wanted to like it. On some level I never could identify or connect with...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
July 16, 1:53pm

Interesting results thus far
Some good stuff thus far. Blue CCF - tried this once and my 40 something body said "nay" - better than the ground but just barely - 1 Thermarest ZLite - so light and durable ... but...

In GEAR » Your subjective comfort score for sleeping pads, 1-10
July 16, 11:43am

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