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Re: go see a doctor
As for your specific pain, lots of good info already. To prevent it in the future, get a shoe with a rock plate. I live in AZ and every last one of our trails is nothing more than fist to ball s...

In GEAR » Foot pain after a trip: How to prevent in the future?
October 31, 8:15pm

Re: Harness and Shoes
Hard to go wrong with the Black Diamond Momentum. It's a staple and can be used indoor, outside, and even on ice. A great all around beater and not expensive. Get the "package" with a...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Harness and Shoes
October 31, 8:01pm

Re: hood man
All the time. For the weight I can't find a better way to stay warm.

In GEAR » How many actually use their down hood?
October 30, 11:30pm

Re: Petzl Attache
Glad I picked one up on a lark last time I saw it on sale at REI!

In GEAR » Petzl Attache
October 29, 10:08pm

Re: Waterproof shell Jacket help
Not sure about import/EU stuff, but you might want to check out extremtextil.de and shelby.fi as they both carry performance outdoor fabric. They should both have some PTFE fabrics which will be be...

In Make Your Own Gear » Waterproof shell Jacket help
October 29, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Hipbelt attachment
Some PU coated nylon or cordura should be much stickier and also relatively waterproof. If your design relies on the grippy back material, you could just make the entire back panel out of it and us...

In Make Your Own Gear » Grabbier fabric with DP/Xpac
October 28, 9:55pm

Re: Gear for Patagonia (Torres del Paine, Chalten/Fitz Roy, Ushuaia) in March
Extreme rain and wind happens pretty much year round. You'll be moving into fall so expect increasing variability in weather and generally cooler temps. Good wind gear for both tops and bott...

In Gear Lists » Gear for Patagonia (Torres del Paine, Chalten/Fitz Roy, Ushuaia) in March
October 28, 9:51pm

Re: Help me buy my next Layering piece for winter camping/Backpacking.
Where do you plan to hike? That is probably far more important than any other info. Winter is not the time to test theory. Only experience with cold will accurately help you gauge your BMR and your...

In GEAR » Help me buy my next Layering piece for winter camping/Backpacking.
October 28, 9:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Locking zipper help
Depends on the zipper, I know the deadbird atom has a non-locking zipper which likes to work itself open but my windshirts never seem to have an issue. Maybe a toothed vs coil zip issue. Also th...

In GEAR » Locking zipper help
October 28, 9:17pm

Re: Thread derailing
Tarps on sale, gear swap, or the standard campmor PU nylon are places where most people get their cheap tarps. You can also MYOG tarp pretty easy and cheap. You can always do the blue nylon packing...

In GEAR » First Light purchase—sleeping bag/quilt or shelter?
October 28, 9:13pm

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