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Re: SUC Update-
David, thanks for the idea on the SUC trekking pole. I have some broom handles laying around. Maybe I can rig a Leki type tip and use it with my Gatewood Cape. Can't beat the price that...

In Gear Lists » Cheapest UL Gear List Challenge
April 03, 5:12am

Re: Money is the root
If you truly want to simplify your life, you first must get rid of your money. How many people out there remember what their life was like as a poor college student? I do, and I miss that simplicit...

In Editor's Roundtable » Affluenza: Fact-Heavy Book Carries a Lightweight Message
April 02, 8:52am

Re: Durable but light fly rod tube for backpacking
I have also used fluorescent lamp guards. $1.99 @ Home Depot. Trim and add a couple of pieces of duct tape and mine comes in at 1.2 oz.

In Fishing » Durable but light fly rod tube for backpacking
April 01, 12:07pm

Re: Komperdell C3 poles at REI-Outlet
I ordered and returned a pair around Xmas. The ones I received were several ounces over weight and several seasons old - old style with the compass on the top of the grip.

In Gear Deals » Komperdell C3 poles at REI-Outlet
February 04, 10:38pm

Re: Any quilt haters? quilt lovers?
The ultimate reuse (members click here).

In GEAR » Any quilt haters? quilt lovers?
January 14, 7:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Things not to do: $
Jeremy you earned more than $200 since the extra $200 to buy the Nunatak would have been after tax dollars. Probably closer to a $300 pre-tax bonus since the $200 would be after fed withholding ...

In Chaff » Things not to do: $
January 11, 11:22am

Re: just getting started with fishing
What I use is a cheapo Daiwa Minispin outfit. You can buy at Cabela's or BassPro for under $40. The unit is pretty lightweight: rod + reel + 100 yd 4# test + swivel around 8 oz. The reel its...

In Fishing » just getting started with fishing
December 22, 8:49am

Re: liberals lefty/conservative righty
I always thought conservatives got zippers on the right and liberals zippers on the left...

In Chaff » Sleeping bag zipper
December 18, 2:15pm

Re: re: Gatewood cape
Robert, with all the times I used my GW Cape this year I only had condensation build up once. That particular time both the outside and inside of the shelter had a coating of ice (and my 2 liter p...

In GEAR » Solo pyramid tarps?
December 09, 9:38pm

2007 Top 3 Picks
Patagonia Wool2 Zip Neck (6.25 oz; M) - an excellent light weight shirt that doesn't stink! Extra length in the arms and torso are welcome. Zipper provides great ventilation. BPL Lazr Hi-V...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2007 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 09, 3:58pm

All Reader Reviews by Steve .

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Driducks rainsuit
Tested: - size: small - jacket weight: 5.5 oz - pants weight: 4.4 oz Pro: - price - weight - functionality Con: - fragile - zipper Having used Driducks for 2 years in ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 28, 11:15am

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
Had a small hole form on the ankle of one of my Darn Tough Full Cushion Boot socks that I use mostly for fishing. Surprising since I have a pair of Micro Cushions that I have hiked the heck out of wi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:44am
Learned about here and have dealt with their customer service twice. First time I purchased a Granite Gear Vapor Trail on sale and the waist belt was out of spec - this true for all...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:31am

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Overall a nice pack with the exception of the huge extension collar and the fact that the Men's Medium waist belt length significantly differs from what Granite Gear says it is. Granite Gear sp...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
May 09, 9:43am

Sahalie Men's Ultralight Tights
I ordered a pair of the Sahalie's Men's Ultralight Tights (medium, 1.8 oz) and the siz...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 28, 3:49pm

Inova Microlight
Last summer I lost a Photon that had faithfully served me for several years and hav...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 03, 3:40pm

Jim Wood SuperCat
Although I haven't used it in the field yet it works great in the house. Brings 2 cups of cold tap water to a rolling boil in about 6 minutes (prime: 1 minute; cook 5 minutes) using less than 1oz...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 30, 7:57pm

Ordered a Contrail during the holiday sale. Followed up with an email asking for some scrap material. Communication was great. Order was perfect. Delivery exceeded expectations. If the tent i...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 28, 1:53pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
Lighten Up is an entertaining introduction to lightweight backpacking. Lots of good material for the beginner and a nice review for experienced lightweighters. The illustrations really make the book...

In Books and Media
December 27, 4:44pm

Mont Bell
13 years ago I purchased a lightweight Montbell Parka. It served me well until the Gortex started to delaminate this year. I called the Boulder office hoping to find a place to have it repaired. Th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 10:50pm