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Re: Re: so no micro
For what you describe Microspikes would be fine. There's a pretty massive difference between Microspikes and something like Yaktrax.

In GEAR » crampons for non technical people - choices
November 26, 1:47pm

Re: Commentary: The Packraft in 2013
Good stuff...currently trying to decide on rafts for the wife and I for pretty much the "serious weight savings in serious conditions, but not serious whitewater" that you describe (think...

In Editor's Roundtable » Commentary: The Packraft in 2013
November 21, 11:14am

Re: Re: nice tarp
Feel free to make offers...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 21, 7:40am

Re: 12 lb density?
One thing I learned is that density doesn't necessarily equal stiffness or hardness. 2 lb density can vary in stiffness quite a bit. IDF or ILD is the stiffness/hardness measurement. That s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hard foam ?
November 20, 10:51pm

Re: Hard foam ?
Timely question; I've received about a dozen or so samples from various online foam sellers in the last couple weeks (basically from anywhere I could find that didn't make you buy a crazy a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hard foam ?
November 20, 6:27pm

Re: nice tarp
Thanks Rob. I hike mostly in the desert, and on most trips don't take a shelter at all. When there's weather that warrants taking a shelter, it usually involves lots of wind and sand ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 19, 8:54am

prices dropped..
another price drop...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 19, 7:49am

Re: Simple tarp for a shelter
Lots of tieouts helps (including midpanel). I hike mostly in east/southern UT as well and if it's going to be windy I take a more enclosed sheter that can be pitched to the ground (currently a...

In GEAR » Simple tarp for a shelter
November 16, 12:48pm

prices dropped
Prices dropped on all items

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 16, 8:34am

Re: Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka ~vs~ Golite Bitterroot
lclo of the Montbell is 2.51 vs 3.44 for the Golite. Pretty big difference in warmth. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=18950&a...

In GEAR » Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka ~vs~ Golite Bitterroot
November 15, 11:32am

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