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First Ascent
EB's First Ascent line is targeted directly at everyone who is willing to pay Patagonia prices for gear. But it mostly seems built from a "technical mountaineering" standpoint. So e...

In GEAR » New Eddie Bauer UL jackets, bags, and cubin pack
January 12, 7:43am

solplex doors
I think the feature of the solplex that I am most curious about is the overlapping doors. It seems like an ingenious approach that would save time, hassle and weight by not including a velcro or z...

In GEAR » zpack solplex tent
December 24, 5:37am

carry on
Isn't BPL grand? Good thing there are informative, helpful people here.

In GEAR » zpack solplex tent
December 23, 6:37am

what I thought they were for
What I have thought they were for: When trying to use the pot lifters on a pot that has its lid on, you can use the upward prongs to push the lid up and catch its lip on the prongs, then attach ...

In GEAR » MSR Panhandler potlifter - Horns? Better solution?
October 11, 4:56am

G Line
I am currently using G Line for my tarp guylines. This stuff works great, holds knots very well, and has a nice stiff hand so it does not tangle easy. Taut lines and prussiks hold great, and I do...

In GEAR » The best 1mm Line
October 10, 4:13am

toenail clippers
I sometimes carry a set of baby nail clippers. They are enough for touching up rough spots, but I would not like to do a full toenail clipping session with them. Definitely smaller and lighter th...

In GEAR » Foot care kit, need help.
September 26, 8:10am

what i carry
My foot care kit consists of the following: sportslick in a clear plastic balm jar (0.25 oz capacity - good for 5-6 days of daily use on my feet and nethers) 8 strips of leukotape (5" x ...

In GEAR » Foot care kit, need help.
September 25, 6:57am

Teva Mush Universal
I did eagle creek years ago with a pair of standard Teva's. They worked fantastically, but they were also well over a pound for the pair. Since then, I have been using crocs for water cross...

In GEAR » camp/water shoes
September 16, 10:54am

prusik continuous loop
Here is another option. I use gline from lite trail. It is slightly lighter than zline from zpacks. You can get it in grey or blaze orange. 1. I use a 5' length of gline for my tarp gu...

In GEAR » Tensioners or taut-line hitch for 1 mm Dyneema
September 09, 7:28am

squeaky Ohm
I have an original Ohm made by Brian. Before Brian sold the company, and before the Ohm 2.0 came out, Brian introduced an upgraded hipbelt that had pockets on it. I sent my pack back to Brian to ...

In GEAR » Anyone else slightly underwhelmed by ULA packs? [crickets chirping]
August 19, 7:27am

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