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Yup ... it's not bad. You can always give it the occasional spray-down with a DWR restorer. It's gorgeous stuff. It's getting to the point where all my exotic sleeping bags look mo...

In GEAR » Pertex Quantum question
March 13, 9:41pm

+1 for the ESEE Izula2
I was going to recommend this knife too. It's a stout little fixed blade with no potential points of weakness. It'll do everything you need it to do and perform well in an emergency situa...

In GEAR » Knives
March 11, 6:07pm

Spyderco ...
A knife is the most valuable tool you can bring into the backcountry, with ingenuity and knowledge, it'll get you through some tough times. A multi-tool would offer the most utility, but I o...

In GEAR » Knives
March 11, 1:39pm

I have an EXPED DownMat 9 and Xtherm ...
I think the EXPED UL7 would be a more comfortable mat than the Xtherm. I have the Xtherm and it's very warm, but it's a narrow cut. I sleep directly on snow at least once a week and it...

In GEAR » Exped Downmat UL 7 -> NeoAir XLite / XTherm
March 11, 1:24pm

bought one last week ...
I bought one of these more than a week ago at MEC in Vancouver. Dimensions look identical to that of the JB - fits nicely in my Snowpeak Solo Ti cook set. Now if only I had a smaller stove to go ...

In GEAR » MSR Canister Fuel new dimensions
March 10, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Exceeding my expectations
"Babak, somwhow I feel you side with Patagonia???????. No trolling intended, but who spends that amount on a down jacket???????????? ludicrous to pay more that$400 for a baffled parka. I pa...

In GEAR » "The Finest Down Parka Ever" (Patagonia)
March 07, 3:04pm

Garmin 60 CSx
I use and love my Garmin 60 CSx. I use topos I bought from Garmin - stored on a microSD card installed under the batteries. It's a fantastic unit all round.

In GEAR » Mapping Gps, who is using what?
March 03, 12:14am

My most recent one ...
When I pack for a trip, my 2 and 4 yo children are constantly asking questions and fiddling with my gear as I collect it all and begin to pack. I've been doing this for a long time so I just h...

In GEAR » Macgyver Moment
March 02, 11:45pm

be cautious ...
I camp between 4000 and 7000 feet about once a week or so. I use an MSR XGK EX. All my water is derived from melting snow. 2 weeks ago, me and two friends were camped in a snow cave at ~5500'...

In GEAR » How much White Gas for snow camping
March 02, 11:21pm

Most of my cooking in the backcountry involves boiling water and melting snow - that's it. I only use titanium pots - they're light, tough, and work just fine for melting snow/boiling wate...

In GEAR » The perfect cookset (in my brain)
February 26, 2:13pm

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