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Re: Wow
I hate to break it to you but it *could* get worse before it gets better... I felt really lucky that my son loved the outdoors and especially hiking as a toddler. Unfortunately (or fortunately,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How many nights do you spend outdoors a year?
July 19, 7:56am

Re: sleeping bag questions
I have the Wicked Light. (Have both bags, actually.) I can understand shaking all the down toward the top but what's the advantage of putting the pad inside the bag?

In GEAR » sleeping bag questions
July 18, 6:27pm

Re: Rum Runner 32oz Flasks
I use them all the time and prefer them over the Platypus Softbottle. They have a pleated bottom and are made from a stiffer plastic, so they "stand up" on their own better. The cap is ...

In GEAR » Rum Runner 32oz Flasks
July 06, 12:22pm

Re: Poles: What are you all buying when you don't have $170 to shell out for LT4's?
SunnySports.com has the Black Diamond "Distance" poles on sale for $69.95. These are aluminum. The 130cm is 12.7oz for the pair. (The "Ultra Distance", which are the carbon fi...

In GEAR » Poles: What are you all buying when you don't have $170 to shell out for LT4's?
June 27, 5:26am

Re: Zipper size
>> I believe Tarptent and most UL tent makers use a #3 Great -- I think I'm going to go with the #3 and see how it works out. Thanks!

In Make Your Own Gear » What size zipper for tarptent beak?
June 23, 2:27pm

What size zipper for tarptent beak?
I'm making a silnylon tarptent with a full zippered beak. I ordered #8 coil zipper without really thinking and, wow, it's huge and pretty heavy. What size zippers are you all using? Any ...

In Make Your Own Gear » What size zipper for tarptent beak?
June 23, 10:44am

Re: How about a trade?
Thanks for all of your ideas. The Fizans and the Expeds are intriguing but I'm a little gun-shy about tention/twist locks now that I've had a pair with a problem. I decided (at least fo...

In GEAR » Trekking pole quandary
June 22, 2:31pm

Re: Ti Goat
Jacob, thanks for the review link. Pretty much reiterates my thoughts. I know I sound stubborn but a 30+" (collapsed) pole just isn't going to work for me. It means having to buy new (an...

In GEAR » Trekking pole quandary
June 21, 9:34am

Re: Re: Trekking pole quandary
>> Gossamer Gear LT4's? I've considered those but they don't break down short enough to pack for flying. I think the min length is something like 29-30".

In GEAR » Trekking pole quandary
June 21, 8:19am

Trekking pole quandary
I've been searching for new trekking poles and am stumpted; hoping someone can suggest a possible solution. I got adjustable CF poles last fall (REI women's 'Peak') to replace a ...

In GEAR » Trekking pole quandary
June 21, 8:10am

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