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Re: Core out CCF pad
I've been thinking about trying a similar thing. I was going to try cutting out disks, maybe 1" in diameter, at the intersections of a grid, and then gluing them back on to make a pad twic...

In Make Your Own Gear » Core out CCF pad
May 15, 4:49pm

Re: MYOG Rock Plate for trail runners
Another idea: you could give the insoles or the tops of the sole a thin layer of fiberglass resin to stiffen them. I also think the milk carton plastic will work a lot better if it is firmly secure...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Rock Plate for trail runners?
May 15, 4:44pm

tunic/quilt VS elephant's foot plus jacket
help me try to make a decision: I'm planning on some fast and light hiking/running trips this summer, including an unsupported attempt at the Long Trail (for those of you in NE). I'm goi...

In GEAR » tunic/quilt VS elephant's foot plus jacket
May 09, 11:38am

Re: Altra Lone Peaks
Those are some sweet looking shoes. the sole and voerall design remind me of a pair of la sportiva shoes I had a few years ago. I loved them until they had a few extra holes in the uppers and the t...

In GEAR » anyone have experience with xtalon 212 vs roclite 285 or MT101?
May 02, 6:39pm

Re: anyone have experience with xtalon 212 vs roclite 285 or MT101
out there idea: you could try to find a really stiff insole, or make your own out of the stock one and put a few coats of fiberglass resin on the bottom side. I guess you could even paint it direc...

In GEAR » anyone have experience with xtalon 212 vs roclite 285 or MT101?
May 02, 5:01pm

Re: Inov 8 Shoes ... Just Another Cult ?
I've had a pair of x-talon 212s for over a year, and really puit them through their paces, two seasons of cross country running, a few hundred miles of hiking and backpacking, and many other th...

In GEAR » Inov 8 Shoes ... Just Another Cult ?
April 24, 12:50pm

Re: Mountain Running/Adventure Racing Pack
To get a bit back onto subject, I just got an inov-8 elite 25, which looks awesome, and I'll hopefully be able to take it for a ride soon. I'm planning on using it for the same type of t...

In GEAR » Mountain Running/Adventure Racing Pack
April 14, 5:13pm

Re: Shoulder Strap D-rings
I have three methods for you to consider. I think they are all better than attaching directly to shoulder straps. 1. get something like this chest harness that attaches to a backpack: http://www.b...

In Photography » Shoulder Strap D-rings
April 11, 4:14pm

Re: Hilarious video
are these both made by the same people? 1. "especially when camping at high elevation, it can get very cold at night. bring a sleeping bag rated to at least -15* F" 2. "remember ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hilarious video on "How to go backpacking".
April 04, 11:43am

Re: Bivy on summit
Go for it. Worst that happens? you wake up cold at 3:00AM, eat something, warm up, and start the next day's hike a bit early. Illegal? not sure, but who do you think is going around at n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivy on summit?
April 01, 9:47am

All Reader Reviews by will sawyer

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Inov-8 Company Review
I love their products, but haven't dealt with the company directly until recently. I sent them an email asking if I could get a discount on a pack and what I would be using it for. I got a respons...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 14, 11:09am

Forty Below Light Energy TR Overboots/Simple Slippers
I received my overboots in the mail today, a day earlier than predicted. Previously I had emailed Joel when I heard about these as I wasn't sure they were exactly what I was looking for, and I was...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 07, 3:55pm