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Re: Re: That ol' stuff sack debate
Women collect clothes and shoes for the same reason that men collect tools, and both sexes collect UL gear. It's the POSSIBILITIES that they represent, whether they ever get used or not, the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stuff Sacks- overkill?
March 14, 2:39pm

Hit up REI - 3 days for about $35 including poles. REI down here (South Bay) just changed up this year to MSR Evo (basically MSR Denali) and they worked well. No instruction needed; strap them on...

In Winter Hiking » Snowshoeing
March 08, 1:27pm

I notice that my (uninsulated) eVent feels more "drafty" than anything else. Even when just standing around and not moving (eg, at the train station) it APPEARS that I can feel more air ...

In GEAR » Wind and eVent v.s. Gore-Tex
March 06, 3:26pm

Slightly let-down
I was expecting "making a fire out of really wet stuff in slightly (or seriously) inclement conditions." This felt more like "go find some dry wood out of the snow and then bring ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Firebuilding Techniques (Video)
February 26, 6:13pm

True Value has a shipping center in either Oregon or Washington, sorry that I cannot remember. They have the Paris there, but shipping to California was too much for me. G'luck -mox

In Gear Deals » Pro Expedition sled for a pulk--Boulder, CO
January 29, 2:11pm

Third if the medium falls all the way through! :)

In Gear Swap » Pif - 2 free but you pay shipping GoLite Continuum Packs, one large and one medium, most excellent packs
January 29, 2:09pm

Fun trip
Just a note... had the low at Badger Pass at -17F on their "weather yesterday page" on Monday when we looked. Seriously. I don't know how cold it was at the point, but ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dewey Point, 1/11 to 1/13/2013
January 17, 2:08am

Bugs and poison oak
Just a note, Coe is serious tick-country. The ticks don't seem to mind DEET (though Permethrin works normally.) They're on the weeds, in the trees and, well, everywhere. if you pitc...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 5th Annual Bay Area G.G.G. aka GGG 5.0 1/25-27, 2013 Henry W Coe
January 14, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Hypothermia prevention...horrible story on Ozark trail
[quote] If I had a headlamp and compass, I would have followed whatever direction towards civilization, even if that meant bushwhacking off trail and just kept going. [/quote] You do that, you...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hypothermia prevention...horrible story on Ozark trail
January 14, 4:59pm

You are correct, suh!
You are correct, suh! I thought Stanislaus completely surrounded Yosemite, and the others bordered Stanislaus .... thanks for c...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Meetup - Yosemite Snowshoe/Ski to Dewey Pt. - Jan. 11-13
January 09, 5:11pm

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