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Are carbon fiber trekking poles reliable?
I've been checking out the black diamond trekking pokes with cork handles and carbon fiber shafts and I'm thinking of pulling the trigger. Are carbon fiber poles as strong as the aluminu...

In GEAR » Are carbon fiber trekking poles reliable?
May 17, 6:57pm

No flavor issues
I actually use the wine preservation version of the platypus for that reason. Tastes great. I carefully ration it so I can enjoy a little every night :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The "naughty" heavy luxury items that you just don't wanna leave behind!
May 17, 10:23am

750 ML of Scotch
A full bottle of Balvenie Doublewood 12 year stored in a platypus. 2 lbs of heavy back breaking bliss. :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The "naughty" heavy luxury items that you just don't wanna leave behind!
May 16, 5:46pm

shorts
I'm hoping for something somewhat modest. I don't want to scare other hikers with speedos or anything else form fitting. In Mike Clellands video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J...

In GEAR » Lightest swim trunks?
May 14, 1:33pm

Xlite positive reports?
I think we've all seen the threads mentioning concerns with the durability of the neoair xlite. So just to share the other side of the story, has anyone used the xlite on 4-5 trips and had p...

In GEAR » Xlite positive reports?
May 14, 1:27pm

Shorts
Yes agreed no speedo's. :) Daniel, how much do those shorts weigh?

In GEAR » Lightest swim trunks?
May 13, 8:52pm

Lightest swim trunks?
After reading Mike McClellands book, I'm sold on the idea of using swim trunks as opposed to underwear. Any recommendations? Which ones are the lightest, breathable, etc.

In GEAR » Lightest swim trunks?
May 13, 7:35pm

Hawk Vittles?
I was looking at that Hawk Vittles. Everything sounds great, I love the fact that there's more backpacking food suppliers entering the market. I am however concerned with the iron content of ...

In GEAR » Backpacking food
May 07, 11:37pm

Yeah not super cheap
Agreed. $5 might be a bit much to save maybe 7 grams. But why the heck not ;)

In GEAR » Ultralight tinder?
May 07, 12:34am

Ultralight tinder?
Found these at rei: http://www.rei.com/product/838475/zippo-waxed-tinder-sticks Tiny little guys, and lighter than cotton balls and petroleum jelly. Not sure how well they burn yet, will test ...

In GEAR » Ultralight tinder?
May 07, 12:13am

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