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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

Re: Cleaning Closet
E-mail sent regarding the MSR Kettle. Regards, Simon

In Gear Swap » Cleaning Closet
June 02, 8:03pm

Re: re:Weight Credit for Multi-use Items?
"what would be the point of distinguishing between pack weight and worn/carried?" Aside from the weight breakdown analysis, my list is also used as a checklist--going and coming. So if...

In Gear Lists » Weight Credit for Multi-use Items?
May 23, 11:07am

Re: Re: Re: Silk liner only?
Take the bag--good idea. I perfer wunderground.com, but they all get the same feed from NOAA. The NOAA weather stations are local (relative to the Zip code or the city), usually in the nearest ...

In GEAR » Silk liner only?
May 23, 10:53am

Re: Gear weight rules :-)
Well, I was just considering the tarp vs. tent question, and comparing solely the skin-out weight of either option, the weight is pretty close (within 8 oz.). I thought I could rationalize the tarp...

In Gear Lists » Weight Credit for Multi-use Items?
May 22, 10:52am

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