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Re: foot problem: advice please
I'm not a foot surgeon, but I would advise avoiding surgery as much as possible and using it as an absolute last resort - it can cause more problems than it solves. Surgery should be reserved f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » foot problem: advice please
June 19, 11:56pm

Re: They are shameless and full of deceit
Brian that is unbelievably predatory and someone should shut them down. BBB is worthless - always do a chargeback and let the crooked merchant waste their time. Threatening sending a letter ...

In GEAR » 123mountain.com CAUTION
June 19, 11:51pm

Blizzard Bag and improvised natural insulation/wind protection
+1 Ian - the Blizzard Bag is very warm for the weight. We opened one up at the recent SF Bay Area GGG and it was spacious, WARM and waterproof - ingenious design for mylar baffles when the bag is e...

In GEAR » Seeking advice on emergency insulation for unplanned overnights
June 19, 11:44pm

Your favorite taller mug pot large enough to hold a gas canister + stove?
I use the 1.3L Evernew Ultralight Ti pot for 2P and 1P now - the pot is only 3.9 oz with a Ti foil lid (4.6 oz with stock lid) so it's light enough for 1P use. When 2P I bring a bowl and/or cup...

In GEAR » Your favorite taller mug pot large enough to hold a gas canister + stove?
June 19, 11:37pm

Prefer taller mug/pot for 1P
I use the 1.3L Evernew Ultralight Ti pot for 2P and 1P now - the pot is only 3.9 oz with a Ti foil lid (4.6 oz with the stock lid) so it's light enough for 1P use. When 2P I also bring along ei...

In GEAR » Evernew Titanium Pasta Pot
June 19, 11:30pm

New photos of Ibex M's Indie Hoody L
Upon request posted better photos of the Ibex Indie M's Hoody L. Please note the actual color is blue, not purple. It appears somewhat purple on my monitor.

In Gear Swap » IBEX M's INDIE HOODY L NWT, SNOW PEAK Ti UL 1400 POT + LID, PATAGONIA MICROPUFF PANT NWT and more
June 15, 2:19pm

IBEX M's INDIE HOODY L NWT, SNOW PEAK Ti UL 1400 POT + LID, PATAGONIA MICROPUFF PANT NWT and more
Finishing out a big closet cleaning including some new with tags items. Buy with confidence - I’m a longtime BPL member who has participated in multiple GGG Bay Area gatherings (and made a film ...

In Gear Swap » IBEX M's INDIE HOODY L NWT, SNOW PEAK Ti UL 1400 POT + LID, PATAGONIA MICROPUFF PANT NWT and more
June 14, 12:36pm

Snow Peak Giga Power Manual vs. Litemax
Thanks Phil, read the thread. What functional differences have you found? Do you find yourself taking care not to overtighten? I'm inclined to point them to the Giga Power GS-100. Tried and ...

In GEAR » Canister Stove - Snow Peak Giga Power GS-100 or Litemax GS-120 (Kovea Supalite)?
June 13, 1:39pm

Canister Stove - Snow Peak Giga Power GS-100 or Litemax GS-120 (Kovea Supalite)?
Two friends just asked me and right now all I have are remote and alcohol/esbit stoves and no direct experience with either of these. I know the Giga Power Manual GS-100 is known for low CO, durabi...

In GEAR » Canister Stove - Snow Peak Giga Power GS-100 or Litemax GS-120 (Kovea Supalite)?
June 13, 1:05pm

Anodized aluminum; Trangia pans are very light
As you can see from the examples, you'll want pans that are hard anodized aluminum, which are much less sticky than titanium and conduct heat much better and more evenly. I haven't tried t...

In GEAR » Best UL non-stick frying pan for the trail?
June 12, 8:23pm

All Reader Reviews by E J

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eBAY.com
Craig, How do you set up an auto search on eBay? Not familiar with that feature. Did you set up an outside program to crawl eBay? eBay is not only useful for acquiring used and new gear at low...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 20, 7:51am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
My wife has had such good experience with her Houdini that I'm going to switch over from my Montane Lite-speed. I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The material has excellent ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The fit is quite good, with plenty of room to layer underneath, without being way too big. I'm 6 ft 180lbs, 42 chest and I do fine with the ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:31pm