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the magic spreadsheet
>> My version of this when converting to UL was to weigh my current gear, next to it place "the ideal item weight" (essentially what I would buy given a bigger budget than I have), ...

In Gear Lists » Price per piound
April 23, 10:27pm

Anyone up for doing me a favor?
Hey Folks, Apparently, I don't know ANYONE with a Costco membership here in St. Louis. The nearest one to me is 30+ miles away, and it's just not worth buying a membership for a one-tim...

In GEAR » 2 Carbon Fiber poles at Costco for $27
April 15, 10:03pm

Are these still out there?
Does anyone know if Costco is still selling these poles? Or any other source? It looks like they're not available from Amazon any more, and the Cascade Mountain tech website hasn't been u...

In GEAR » 2 Carbon Fiber poles at Costco for $27
April 12, 10:37pm

Wow! Good to know!
I'm surprised it worked out this way... Good to know! I have avoided the electrics because I (apparently mistakenly) thought they would be more likely to fail in these situations. Guess I...

In GEAR » Bic Mini vs. Bic Mini electric
April 09, 4:56pm

Re: One Bag No Hands
>> As you can guess this is a nightmare packing in the scout trailer, as it takes a lot of time and takes up a lot of space. With the one-bag policy, where do you guys sit at the campout? We...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » How often backpacking?
January 15, 11:29pm

I like to give time.
I, too, prefer to see the outcome of my giving. Most of my surplus gear finds its way to local youth that I am involved in teaching, so I get to see the gear actually put to use. I also prefer to g...

In Chaff » Rewards of Giving
January 14, 7:30pm

Brent, I'd love to take up the offer on these. If you're willing to let them both go to the same place, I'll give one to my son, and one to a needy scout in my troop. I will, of co...

In Gear Swap » PIF Dry Ducks
January 14, 7:05pm

I'm in trouble!
Uh oh... It looks like page 46 has been ripped out completely! This is from a Haynes manual for a truck (79 Chevy) that I haven't even owned since 1994!

In Chaff » Forecast your sex life for the year ahead.
January 13, 7:37pm

Re: 46 cent keychain light
I ordered 50 of those squeeze lights and some iPhone power cords/adapters. Ordered on 12/23. Received shipping notification on 12/29. Package got here on 1/12. Compared to domestically sourced t...

In GEAR » 46 cent keychain light
January 12, 7:27pm

Initial review of new Traveler pack (long read)
I've never had a frameless pack or one that used a sleeping pad as a back pad/frame. With a bad back and two bad shoulders, I was very apprehensive about shifting to this new paradigm, and it t...

In GEAR » Initial review of new Traveler pack (long read)
January 11, 4:38pm

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