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All Forum Posts by Ian B.

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Apprentice vs Journeyman
I think post UL weight creep and general interest in gear are related. Most occupations have their tools of the trade. For a mechanic, it's several thousand dollars in tools and a box to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Creeping Weight.
October 20, 10:55am

Re: Re: Acclimitization to cold
"Anyone have any experience acclimitization to cold to reduce the amount of insulation required to stay warm?" Yes absolutely. We'd have temps well below zero for weeks at a time ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acclimitization to cold
October 19, 9:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
OP, I used the mini exclusively this summer and will soon PIF it on. I appreciate the smaller size but I drink a lot of water and have found that I do not have the patience for the mini. I'...

In GEAR » Some post-hike thoughts on my Sawyer mini filter with questions
October 19, 3:35pm

I like gear. So what?
At work we talk about talon grips vs stippling, the fact that the new TLR1-HL is a smidge bigger than the TLR-1 and therefore won't fit in my Safariland ALS holster correctly, and how my new Tr...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 19, 2:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re
"That's because he hammocks!!!" True. That's one area where I plan to add weight to my pack this year. Just need to update my suspension and get a better tarp for it. Al...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 12:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re
No JP I was talking about the blogger.

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 12:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re
He rocks indeed. She/he who had the greatest enjoyment while not destroying the wilderness for others wins. Weight and distance comes down to personal preference and there is no right or wrong...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 12:04pm

But I don't think this article has anything to do with UL
Again, I think his argument is more against fastpacking than it is with UL.

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 11:59am

Re: Re
"What is often missed is that a good number of people first go down as light as possible and then reintroduce the things that make a trip more enjoyable without going back to being heavy."...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 11:55am

Re: Re: Re: Re: wad
"Yes.. but doing without those comforts and suffering a bit is worth it to be able to tell people on the trail I'm out for 8 days with 20lbs and see them turn green with envy. :) Being ...

In GEAR » Hey, this is about us
October 18, 11:43am

All Reader Reviews by Ian B.

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Lawson Equipment Customer Service
I've made a few purchases from Lawson. His glow-wire and ti stakes are my personal favorites in their class. The price has always been fair, shipping has been free, and delivery timely. Yesterd...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 24, 10:34am

ULA Equipment
I ordered a ULA Ohm 2.0 with standard options ~ 4/2013. Chris was very quick to respond to my emails. I had originally ordered a CDT and he was quick to modify my order. Backpack arrived within a f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 13, 11:55am

zpacks Company
Well Z Packs continues to live up to their stellar reputation. I ordered a Hexamid Twin a few weeks ago. The posted delivery times were 5-7 weeks on their website. I suspected that spring is a hect...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 30, 11:31pm