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Sat phone?
Loaning a Spot might be tricky since there is a big liability issue (if you happen to hit the emergency button). How about renting a Satellite phone? These are generally available (but not cheap).

In Gear Swap » Want to Borrow/Rent Spot 2
August 02, 4:51pm

A thought
As you are reading these comments and forming your own opinion consider the 'survivorship bias' (c.f. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias). Those that had very negative experie...

In GEAR » Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts
July 25, 11:30am

Zpacks Poncho/Groundsheet
In the summer I use the Zpacks poncho/groundsheet with my hexamid. It's only 2.4 ounces more than the standard Zpacks groundsheet; and it is good rain gear if needed. If rain is more likely...

In GEAR » Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts
July 25, 9:52am

Backup
I have a Coughlan 4 in 1 safety whistle. This also has a compass, thermometer and magnifying glass (stuff you can remove from your emergency kit now). It's 0.8oz and pretty inexpensive. ...

In GEAR » Missing "essential" items: backup light, whistle, and fire starter
June 22, 10:00am

Thanks
Thanks folks for the great sources of info!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Data source for trail food
June 21, 11:55am

email
Hi, Happy to send some images, but I need an email address. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Down Jacket M
June 19, 4:09pm

Any interest?
Any interest?

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Down Jacket M
June 17, 10:51am

FS: Montbell UL Down Jacket M - SOLD
SOLD – Montbell UL Down Jacket. Brand new and never worn (except to try on). I have the original tags. Color is Sepia (a metallic dark brown color). Size is medium with weight of 8 oz. ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell UL Down Jacket M
June 13, 12:31pm

Data source for trail food
Hi, I’m looking for a source (prefer online) of data that would give carried weight, calories and calorie breakdown (fat, protein, carbs) for a range of trail foods. An excel file would be per...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Data source for trail food
June 13, 10:24am

Thoughts
Sorry to hear of the issues. It's not an excuse but I do note that SMD is growing fast. They just moved into a new location and have outsourced a lot of their production. Perhaps it is ...

In GEAR » Very unpleasant experience with Six Moon Design (SMD)
May 29, 2:45pm

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