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David, I saw you have the Magix when I googled them on BPL. I appreciate your thoughts. I am inclined towards them simply because they have the more substantial spikes than the KTS. They also have ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Magix 10 vs Kahtoola KTS Steel crampons
June 29, 8:09pm

That's odd
We said that in Michigan all the time. Now I hear it in Oregon...

In GEAR » Do you always take a rain jacket?
June 25, 7:54pm

Depends on the Hike I suppose
Any overnight, yes, I bring the ten essentials. They're in my pack. On a dayhike, generally no; there's usually at least one thing from the list missing. For a dayhike on a beautiful day on...

In GEAR » Do you always take the classic hiking essentials?
June 25, 5:38pm

Magix 10 vs Kahtoola KTS Steel crampons
Any opinions on the two? KTS is lighter, Magix is cheaper and come with anti-balling plates. This would be for entry level mountain climbs, nothing too burly, and snow traverses. Steel because t...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Magix 10 vs Kahtoola KTS Steel crampons
June 25, 11:37am

Haven't tried them yet
I haven't tracked down a pair in person to try on, so I still don't have a comparison between the two. I'll add to this whenever I get around to it. By all accounts, people seem to r...

In GEAR » Wave Ascend?
June 25, 9:03am

Yes, apples to oranges
David, I realize. Different tools for different jobs. But that's the best answer to the bivy question I can put forward. -Jeff

In GEAR » I don't get UL bivy
June 19, 10:28am

My recent permutations of this shelter equation
I have two shelter setups right now: poncho-tarp + MYOG bivy and a Golite SL-3, recently acquired, + ...something (groundsheet or bivy, maybe even the matching nest). Poncho-tarp/bivy: Poncho is...

In GEAR » I don't get UL bivy
June 18, 9:27pm

Recipe yields
Hard to say because I ate the first batch already. Filled the round, 10" skillet and was about .5 - .75" thick. I just sliced off a wedge when I wanted some. Good stuff; I was going to sa...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Clif Bar Panforte Review
June 18, 6:57pm

My Panforte di Siena recipe
Inspired by Clif Bar and the fact that none of these seem to be in my area, I made my own panforte. Like my Logan bread, it's mostly stuff I try to keep on hand anyway. Panforte di Siena ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Clif Bar Panforte Review
June 17, 12:48pm

Trail Report links please
Katy, would you throw up a link to some of those trail reports please? I'd love to see them. Thanks -Jeff

In Philosophy & Technique » Feedback, lightening load, fretting over nothing
June 17, 12:26pm

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