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Santa Fe, NM
The O'Keefe Museum, and dinner at Geronimo's. I think there will be way too much snow to do much hiking, unless it's around town. Which ain't bad. Like others have said, you might b...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Scotsdale, AZ or Santa Fe, NM, where would you rather have an overnight hike?
December 10, 11:07pm

How are you celebrating the winter soltice?
I didn't even know you were supposed to celebrate.

In Chaff » How are you celebrating the winter soltice?
December 10, 11:03am

Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
I can't imagine a conservation group paying ranchers for wolf predation. Not going to happen. Well, a hunting group might, since they are more about conservation. Never happen with an environme...

In Chaff » Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
December 08, 10:29am

Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
Shame they spent 10s of thousands of dollars investigating the obvious, but it is politically incorrect to imply that wolves might be a danger to humans.

In Chaff » Wolf kill confirmed in Alaska
December 07, 10:12am

UL bag for a AT thru-hike?
I think a GG Gorilla would be a safer bet. Or a ULA Ohm.

In GEAR » UL bag for a AT thru-hike?
December 07, 9:57am

The 1%
I wonder why he didn't interview George Soros? And I still think a flat tax cures all ills. And I swore I would never read another chaff thread.

In Chaff » The 1%
December 07, 9:51am

My Paleo
I'll be watching this too. I've been torn between the Paleo, and the gluten free, and the slow carb diet that Tim Ferris promotes. I need to lose 30-40 so I can ride my bike in the Iron Hor...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » My Paleo
December 04, 10:34pm

Gossamer Gear Murmur Dyneema DX First Look
Now if only someone would post a pic of the rumored GG daypack. Or is this it?

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear Murmur Dyneema DX First Look
December 04, 9:46pm

Suggestions for Christmas break
Pretty good snow so far in central northern New Mexico, so I don't think I'd count on that.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for Christmas break
December 01, 8:08am

My bike shop sells a gel that you put on a HRM to insure contact. Works great. You can all buy a bike there too, and save your knees! I wish I could like running, but it's just too much like...

In Chaff » running
November 30, 4:15pm

All Reader Reviews by Joe Clement

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Marmot Atom Mens Regular 40 Degree
Nice bag. 1/2 zipper is kind of a pain, and makes it hard to use as a quilt. Seems true to rating.

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
June 26, 10:24pm

ULA Catalyst
Replaced my Exos 58 with this, much more comfortable, with more weight. Got a deal on a 2008 model, and added the dual stays. A lot bigger pack than I'll use most of the time. Gained some weight o...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 07, 8:53pm

ULA Circuit
Switched to this for more durability, and the ability to carry more water in the desert. Works like a champ, and you couldn't ask for better customer service.

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 07, 8:50pm

Osprey Exos 58
I have to ding it a little for the hip belt. I think the hip belts on the large runs small, because it didn't wrap around me enough to be effective. And that may not be fair to ding it, because al...

In Backpacks - External Frame
September 07, 8:46pm

Tolerated my questions and suggestions for design improvements, and never laughed once. Called my cell phone after an email question about tent set up, requested emails pics, diagnosed the problem, an...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 17, 12:11am

SteepandCheap.Com SteepandCheap.Com
Great deals, lightening fast shipping.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 17, 12:06am

ULA Equipment
Got both a Catalyst and Circuit. Great phone service, answering questions. Sent an email when the new Circuit came, and Casey called me on my cell phone within 24 hours. I almost didn't answer, si...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 17, 12:05am

Pro Lite Gear customer service
Had a problem with an underfilled Ultra 20, never a question about making it right.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 17, 12:00am

Gossamer Gear
Quick to answer questions, and even call you back. Hard to beat. Retrofit my Mariposa with the new aluminum stay for next to nothing, and had it back in a week. Service and products so good, I am will...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 11:59pm

Golite Ultra 20
Mine kept me warm in the upper 20s, so I'm happy. I'm not completely sure it would reach 20, and keep you warm for 8 hours. But it's a great product for a great price.

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 07, 12:17am