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No Cheating!
You really should list weights for items carried as well. Just because it's not in your pack doesn't mean you aren't carrying it!

In Gear Lists » First time on the JMT
April 30, 6:52am

Re: Re: Conscious gear buyer
"Did you need those pants in the first place?" -Mind Explosion This could easily thread drift into a moral minimalism dilemma and super mega anti-consumerism rant, but I haven't...

In GEAR » Conscious gear buyer
April 29, 7:09am

Re: Re: Re: Merino 150 base layer from Backcountry.com outlet--first impressions
"I'm trying the Mountain Hardwear Integral Hooded Top this weekend. I bought it on sale at backcountry.com for $64.00. It's a Merino/Poly blend, and reportedly 8 oz, so heavier and sli...

In GEAR » Merino 150 base layer from Backcountry.com outlet--first impressions
April 25, 6:43am

Re: Lightweight Sleeping Bag or Quilt (Advice Needed)
If your primary goal with that $270 is to save as much weight as possible, there are better areas that could be upgraded than your bag I should think. Of course we would need to see a complete gea...

In GEAR » Lightweight Sleeping Bag or Quilt (Advice Needed)
April 25, 6:37am

Re: knot funny
Just use linelocs. 100% knot weight savings!!!

In Philosophy & Technique » weight of a knot
April 16, 9:08pm

Don't get Frogg Toggs
How ridiculous are you willing to look? My Frogg Toggs UL pants are only 4.1 ounces and only $20 total (including the jacket!) but they look absolutely absurd. I got the size medium and they stil...

In GEAR » Rain pants recommendations for occasional, light use?
April 16, 6:57am

Re: 2 sleeping bags
Honestly you will get similar quality with any of these high end bags. If the money isnt an issue then i say just pull the trigger on whatever one you seem to like best. If you could try some of ...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 13, 9:57pm

Re: Re: REI 3 CHOICES:
I say don't get the Marmot Plasma 15. I'm sure it's a high quality piece of kit, but if you are considering spending $550 on a sleeping bag, I'd get one from Western Mountaineering...

In GEAR » TENT, SLEEPING BAG AND STOVE SUGGESTIONS.
April 13, 9:34pm

Re: Proper knife usage.
Ah, I can finally start concrete whittling around the campfire!

In Chaff » Proper knife usage.
April 13, 7:40pm

Re: Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
Buff Original and a Bison Designs Nylon Belt. Nothing too impressive. Decided against the XLite that I had my heart set on earlier this year. It's actually kind of nerve racking trying to ...

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 12, 10:36am

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