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Thanks for the insights! I did read Dane's site...a lot of it. It's what led me to look seriously at the 6000. I liked that it's a double-boot for multi-day trips, and he says that...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Boots vendor
April 12, 5:10pm

Boots vendor
I'm in the California Bay Area ... Does anyone know of a really good vendor here, or around here, for mountaineering boots? Any experiences? Also, from a fit-perspective, does anyone hav...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Boots vendor
April 11, 11:06am

Re: Re: Adjustable grip hitch
Miles: Not seeing the 2:1 advantage part. "Secure bowstring" is an Interesting knot .. first photo looked like an end-line prusik. I'll have to play with it some more. I would...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adjustable grip hitch
April 08, 7:55pm

SAR
Might be good to help SAR; lost hiker with no cell signal finally gets signal ... makes a call and either describes situation or they can possibly triangulate. Or even just flying one around o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Drones and phones
April 03, 2:26pm

Re: Re: That ol' stuff sack debate
Women collect clothes and shoes for the same reason that men collect tools, and both sexes collect UL gear. It's the POSSIBILITIES that they represent, whether they ever get used or not, the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stuff Sacks- overkill?
March 14, 2:39pm

Snowshoes
Hit up REI - 3 days for about $35 including poles. REI down here (South Bay) just changed up this year to MSR Evo (basically MSR Denali) and they worked well. No instruction needed; strap them on...

In Winter Hiking » Snowshoeing
March 08, 1:27pm

eVent
I notice that my (uninsulated) eVent feels more "drafty" than anything else. Even when just standing around and not moving (eg, at the train station) it APPEARS that I can feel more air ...

In GEAR » Wind and eVent v.s. Gore-Tex
March 06, 3:26pm

Slightly let-down
I was expecting "making a fire out of really wet stuff in slightly (or seriously) inclement conditions." This felt more like "go find some dry wood out of the snow and then bring ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Firebuilding Techniques (Video)
February 26, 6:13pm

Seattle
True Value has a shipping center in either Oregon or Washington, sorry that I cannot remember. They have the Paris there, but shipping to California was too much for me. G'luck -mox

In Gear Deals » Pro Expedition sled for a pulk--Boulder, CO
January 29, 2:11pm

Third
Third if the medium falls all the way through! :)

In Gear Swap » Pif - 2 free but you pay shipping GoLite Continuum Packs, one large and one medium, most excellent packs
January 29, 2:09pm

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