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Re: How to persuade a guy from using army boots?
I wouldn't bother unless he's whining. I went on a dayhike with a group and there was a guy struggling to keep up, but he wouldn't hear suggestions of wearing anything else. I think he ...

In GEAR » How to persuade a guy from using army boots?
October 16, 11:14am

Re: Multi-Day Running Trips
I'm a trail runner too, though I don't get much chance to participate in it and thus do much shorter distances than you're probably thinking of. I've learned that on a running trip,...

In GEAR » Multi-Day Running Trips
October 15, 1:12pm

Bivy plus for use without a tarp?
I'm curious about what to use for bike touring. I currently use a BMW bivy and a small silnylon tarp, but find the combination fiddly and annoying. I'm always rolling the bivy over and wigg...

In GEAR » Bivy plus for use without a tarp?
September 28, 8:41pm

RE: "Is it...SIL-nylon?!?!"
Most nylon in fabric stores is just calendared (heat pressed) on one side so it looks shiny. I have seen some that has some plasticky coating on it but it wasn't silnylon. Silnylon feels really...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is it...SIL-nylon?!?!
August 28, 1:26pm

Re: What is your sock strategy?
I'm a big fan of the injinji socks as well. If two pairs work well for you, you could try to save weight by exchanging the outer pair for anklets if you haven't already, but I would try goi...

In Philosophy & Technique » What is your sock strategy?
August 16, 5:56pm

Re: Re: Clothing choices...
>>Getting a nice clothing system can be somewhat expensive, but I recommend you to not be cheap about it. It is better to do it right the first time and buy quality gear. Otherwise you'll end up wa...

In GEAR » Clothing choices...
November 07, 4:36pm

Re: Land Mines
I would certainly hate them a lot less if the owners were forced to use the NYC police-style crap bags. Stock crap is usually full of more nasties than human crap, and it's larger and plunked down ...

In Chaff » Do you hate horses too?
November 07, 3:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Red "M"
Ryan- Would this be akin to Montbell's point system for rewarding our super ho status with shiny new toys? I'm curious how you're databasing this info that you're mining. I know you've menti...

In GEAR » Not a Gear Question But...
November 03, 9:45pm

Re: The Scarlet Letter (and it aint Hawthorne)
Looking at how much I've spent at BPL in the last month (thanks for the cheaper Vapr seconds! x0x0x) I'd believe that conspiracy theory.

In GEAR » Not a Gear Question But...
November 03, 6:46pm

Re: Book Interview - Lighten Your Load
Thanks for using Creative Commons and sharing knowledge with us!

In On the Web » The WildeBeat: The audio journal about getting into the wilderness.
November 03, 4:08pm

All Reader Reviews by Courtney Waal

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REI Minimalist Bivy Sack
You forgot the most important part- it's CHEAP! I'm amazed that they sell something far more than a nylon bag with a drawcord for MSRP $89. I picked mine up at a sale for $65, making it hard to compla...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
October 06, 7:44pm

Gregory Reactor
At 22 oz, this pack is heavy for the 700 in^3 of internal storage space. To the pack's credit, though, are generous and very useable exterior mesh pockets and just barely enough interior space for my ...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 03, 8:31pm