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In Make Your Own Gear » Modest Mod of a Leatherman tool
April 23, 3:58pm

What elevation? What projected temps/weather? Low elevation hills/flat, low-exertion, nice weather, no snowshoes/skis needed ... sure. Otherwise you sound a little light to me, but without s...

In Winter Hiking » Spring Snow Camping Skin Out Weight
April 21, 5:30pm

REI is probably your best bet for anchor building. Climbing gyms are usually top-rope or pre-placed protection for leading. Not much help there in actually setting anchors up. If your local co...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Where to learn basic climbing skills?
April 19, 11:19am

Not fot tall guys...
*Men’s: Regular length up to 5’10” Bummer.

In Gear Deals » Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15F $120
April 19, 11:06am

$68 after 35% coupon http://www.sierratradingpost.com/jansport-klamath-68-backpack-internal-frame~p~3676m/?filterString=packs-backpacks-and-daypacks~d~174%2F&colorFamily=03 No belt-pocket...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Used 50-60L Pack!!!
April 18, 1:06pm

Just got an email from GoLight about their packs being on sale. http://www.golite.com/gear/backpacking

In Gear Swap » WTB: Used 50-60L Pack!!!
April 18, 1:00pm

PM sent
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In Gear Swap » FS Cilogear 60L Worksack
April 17, 3:41pm

Not in the middle
Lost Coast is not between SF and Santa Barbara. :P Water + dog-friendly really puts a hit on your options. Call ahead because any place you pick may be booked up and whether or not the streams ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » End of April in California... Where do I go?
April 15, 3:34am

If you just want to see it used, hook up with one of the local colleges. Most have some sort of "outdoors" group. You can put it up on freecycle.org, but no guarantees that it'll ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where do you donate still-useful backpacking stuff?
April 15, 3:06am

Fleece and wool
I prefer wool over fleece, though they are close IMHO. I use wool-baselayers and sometime fleece over the top. Down reserved for puffy and sleeping bag. Usually with a thin merino LS shirt and...

In GEAR » Fleece reconsidered
April 12, 5:31pm

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