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7 years isn't too bad when you consider
edward abbey's been dead since sometime in the late 80's. so if it takes him 7 years to reply i'd consider that pretty good. and if he now wants to be called *krudmeister,* who am i to ...

In GEAR » re for sale
May 05, 9:37pm

the bulk of my kit is made in the usa
my various shells and synthetic puffies are from wild things and my down jacket is from feathered friends. much of my mid/baselayers are from nwalpine and mars/patagonia (berry compliant). my slee...

In GEAR » Conscious gear buyer
April 29, 8:45am

1/2 off = $139- on the mh stretch capacitor jacket at backcountry
if i remember correctly, dry.qevap is mh's version of 2.5 layer event. http://www.backcountry.com/mountain-hardwear-stretch-capacitor-jacket-mens?CMP_ID=DM_NAN_BD_0002&nan_pid=18018...

In Gear Deals » 1/2 off = $139- on the mh stretch capacitor jacket at backcountry
April 10, 9:48am

"You'll still be a tiny dot on the ground for that guy looking for you from a chopper." really?
that's not what the sar guys i've asked have said. they've all said bright reds and oranges make you much more likely to be spotted from the air and that bright white works well also. s...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 02, 9:16am

i've customized a box to mail a pack similar to this
method - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYdV7qWlTfA

In GEAR » Shipping a pack
February 20, 3:37pm

"Casual, daily use exacerbates the already un-ideal loft degradation of synthetic puff." really?
i understand the mechanics and have experienced how repeated and prolonged compression of synthetic insulation has degraded it's loft/insulation quality over time, but am unsure why simply wear...

In GEAR » Fleece or Synth?
February 12, 9:01am

the tale of the little red hat
this may be a wild goose chase but i have a handmade wool diver's comforter (hat) in red from knotty ash and it rocks. here's his email address ashdivingservices@hotmail.co.uk and here...

In GEAR » Wool Watch Cap Recommendations
February 11, 1:23pm

nice - looks like a lot of fun.
what did you use as a form for the blocks?

In Winter Hiking » East Coast Igloo
February 09, 6:29pm

based on the photo, it doesn't look like a lynx (which is a mummy-shaped bag)
unless you really want/need a super-wide bag, a semi-rectangular shape might not be the best idea no matter what the temp rating. a semi-rectangular bag with a comparable temp rating to a mummy wi...

In GEAR » Which Western Mountaineering Bag
February 09, 10:14am

hot water bottles (nalgenes) are standard practice for many when camping in the cold
sure you need to make sure the top is on properly, but who here has direct experience with a nalgene bottle rupturing in yours or somebody you were with sleeping bag. when it's cold you need to...

In GEAR » How to protect your down in case of a punctured hot water bottle/bladder.
February 01, 3:31pm

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