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Re: Looks familiar
Here is a Hillmap Chris created from our GPS track: Map Greg, I'd like to do that trip sometime, too. Especially to see Jack Main Canyon- I've never been through there, and it would be c...

In Post-Trip Reports » Bob Marshall Wilderness Open training, part 1
March 19, 10:28am

Bob Marshall Wilderness Open training, part 1
Chris S. and I are in the process of getting ready for the Bob Open which is in about 2 months. So, some training trips in sloppy spring conditions are in order. This weekend, we did the Lake Verno...

In Post-Trip Reports » Bob Marshall Wilderness Open training, part 1
March 18, 4:45pm

Re: I'm booked
Woo hoo!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 18, 4:22pm

Re: Planning questions
Greg, that's what Chris and I are doing. We fly in Friday morning and would participate in the car shuttling. Here's what Dave said earlier about this: "In early April I'll take...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 18, 4:12pm

Re: Open
Hey Dave, given your penchant for multisport travel, you'd probably appreciate this: http://www.powdermag.com/videos/salomon-freeski-tv-poor-mans-heli/#.UT90QTXXtP0.facebook Maybe I should b...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2013 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 13, 9:10pm

Re: Closet Cleaning
I lowered the prices on most of these items.

In Gear Swap » Closet Cleaning
March 06, 10:54pm

Re: DIY sil
Interesting. I'd think it would be hard to match the waterproofness and/or weight of commercial-grade silnylon. Maybe you can convince Richard Nisley to measure the hydrostatic head of a sample.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cat tarp out of DIY sil
March 06, 5:26pm

Re: tea
My personal fave is Trader Joes peppermint tea.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best tea with no caffeine for the Sierras?
March 05, 10:26pm

What are your guidelines for buying gear?
There was some discussion in another thread regarding how people decide whether to buy a new piece of gear or not. I thought it would be interesting to hear from other people what their decision pr...

In Philosophy & Technique » What are your guidelines for buying gear?
March 04, 3:39pm

How to pitch the Trailstar perfectly every time
Some people say that pitching the Trailstar is more challenging than a rectangular tarp, and that's somewhat true in my experience. After some trial and error, I figured out a way to get a perf...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to pitch the Trailstar perfectly every time
March 04, 3:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Andrew F

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zpacks Company
I had the same experience as everyone else here. Joe got me a customized piece of gear on time and was very responsive to my questions and requests. Can't do much better than that.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 30, 10:01am

ULA Ohm
The Ohm is my go-to pack for trips that don't require a bear can. You can fit a Bearikade in it, but it's not very comfortable because it bulges into your back. I put a plastic frame sheet fro...

In Backpacks - Frameless
November 15, 2:15pm

Katabatic Gear Alsek
See thread with pictures and comments here: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48962 I've used this quilt for about 20 nights no...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 15, 2:08pm