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toenail clippers
I sometimes carry a set of baby nail clippers. They are enough for touching up rough spots, but I would not like to do a full toenail clipping session with them. Definitely smaller and lighter th...

In GEAR » Foot care kit, need help.
September 26, 8:10am

what i carry
My foot care kit consists of the following: sportslick in a clear plastic balm jar (0.25 oz capacity - good for 5-6 days of daily use on my feet and nethers) 8 strips of leukotape (5" x ...

In GEAR » Foot care kit, need help.
September 25, 6:57am

Teva Mush Universal
I did eagle creek years ago with a pair of standard Teva's. They worked fantastically, but they were also well over a pound for the pair. Since then, I have been using crocs for water cross...

In GEAR » camp/water shoes
September 16, 10:54am

prusik continuous loop
Here is another option. I use gline from lite trail. It is slightly lighter than zline from zpacks. You can get it in grey or blaze orange. 1. I use a 5' length of gline for my tarp gu...

In GEAR » Tensioners or taut-line hitch for 1 mm Dyneema
September 09, 7:28am

squeaky Ohm
I have an original Ohm made by Brian. Before Brian sold the company, and before the Ohm 2.0 came out, Brian introduced an upgraded hipbelt that had pockets on it. I sent my pack back to Brian to ...

In GEAR » Anyone else slightly underwhelmed by ULA packs? [crickets chirping]
August 19, 7:27am

I like the idea of external frames. I cut my teeth on external frames. A well designed external frame avoids monster sweaty backs, gives good variable load handling ability, and gives you instant...

In GEAR » Vargo Ti Arc External Frame Backpack...Thoughts?
August 06, 6:12am

Heat exchanger pots didn't exist in 2001. (at least they didn't exist for backpackers)

In GEAR » Heat Transfer
July 31, 2:42pm

google play?
Speaking out of my posterior.... If I had to guess, they will have to curate their own app store. With an e-ink screen, you wont want anything that has animations or lots of color variations. ...

In GEAR » Earl Survival Tablet
May 13, 6:17am

The litetrail pot listed above currently does not have fold out handles. If that sort of thing interests you, their next shipment of 550ml pots will have fold out handles. I think they said they ...

In GEAR » Looking for a 500 mL Ti mug
February 20, 4:56am

jardine's style
Ray continues to use his silnylon pack and tarp and rack up miles and exploits that only I could dream about. Yeah, there have been times when he has come off as a bit myopic towards his own viewp...

In GEAR » Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
February 19, 5:49am

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