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Fix for Slipping Cord Lock on Belt?
I have on of those cord belts with a simple cord lock to hold it cinched tight. Now the cord lock is slipping, and the belt no longer works. Aside from tying a knot monk-style, is there an aftermar...

In GEAR » Fix for Slipping Cord Lock on Belt?
October 06, 11:30am

Re: Deodorant/Anti-Perspirant... what do you use?
I still use those, the smallest travel size I have 1.25 oz. (Dove and Degree). Years ago on a ski trip to Lake Tahoe, I found tiny lip balm containers, no more than an inch long. For years, I scrap...

In GEAR » Deodorant/Anti-Perspirant... what do you use?
September 15, 7:12pm

Re: Steripen and Narrow Mouth 1L Platy
I took the 1.2 oz. extra weight (and bulk) penalty (over the 0.8 oz. 1L Platy) to carry a 2 oz. wide-mouth 1L Nalgene Cantene [sic]. Also allows the SP pre-filter to fit well. I'm pretty sure I...

In GEAR » Steripen and Narrow Mouth 1L Platy
September 04, 11:02am

Re: Where are Gerber Knives Made These Days?
Thanks for the info. Can't tell if they're made from US materials (like a lot of clothing with Polartec or Gore fabrics), or if the entire manuf. process was off-loaded to China using their...

In GEAR » Where are Gerber Knives Made These Days?
August 25, 5:30am

Where are Gerber Knives Made These Days?
I see most are listed "Imported." But so are Swiss Army knives, which are made in Switzerland (still, surprisingly). Are Gerber's now made in China? What's it say on yours? Thank...

In GEAR » Where are Gerber Knives Made These Days?
August 24, 9:32pm

Patagonia Sale, 8/14 - 8/21
The usual twice-annual sale, 30-60%-off select items. Surprisingly, the in-store selection as far as colors (at least in NYC) is much better than on-line.

In Gear Deals » Patagonia Sale, 8/14 - 8/21
August 19, 8:17am

Re: What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
I'm currently using Komperdell C3 Airshock (carbon fiber) poles, 14.5 oz./pr., purchased in Fall 2004. These are made by Komperdell for EMS. I haven't had any problems with slippage as long...

In GEAR » What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
August 16, 3:38pm

Re: What tunes do you guys play or listen to?
Sometimes I carry a Sony am/fm radio, runs on a single AAA battery. I use it mainly for weather, but that can be inaccurate, but I rarely use it for listening to music on the trail. Weighs 2.1 oz c...

In Chaff » What tunes do you guys play or listen to?
August 09, 3:57pm

Preparing for a Trip
We all know the benefits of physical preparation for a trip, and we all all have ways of developing physical strength and stamina, short of actual hiking. Maybe we take a loaded pack to the gym and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Preparing for a Trip
July 27, 10:32am

Re: Another new guy!
Hey, me too. I've been a long poster/reader on USENET, and I've lurked here for a couple of years before setting up an account last November. I was never a backpacker until a few years ...

In Chaff » New Guy
July 17, 9:19pm

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