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GoLite
Just got an email from GoLight about their packs being on sale. http://www.golite.com/gear/backpacking

In Gear Swap » WTB: Used 50-60L Pack!!!
April 18, 1:00pm

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In Gear Swap » FS Cilogear 60L Worksack
April 17, 3:41pm

Not in the middle
Lost Coast is not between SF and Santa Barbara. :P Water + dog-friendly really puts a hit on your options. Call ahead because any place you pick may be booked up and whether or not the streams ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » End of April in California... Where do I go?
April 15, 3:34am

Donations
If you just want to see it used, hook up with one of the local colleges. Most have some sort of "outdoors" group. You can put it up on freecycle.org, but no guarantees that it'll ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where do you donate still-useful backpacking stuff?
April 15, 3:06am

Fleece and wool
I prefer wool over fleece, though they are close IMHO. I use wool-baselayers and sometime fleece over the top. Down reserved for puffy and sleeping bag. Usually with a thin merino LS shirt and...

In GEAR » Fleece reconsidered
April 12, 5:31pm

Use
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

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