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Re: Lightweight rod and reel
Tamara, assuming that you’re looking for spinning gear for your son rather than fly fishing gear, here are a few sources that you might check out, with two spinning rods and a spinning reel speci...

In Fishing » Fishing without pole?
July 25, 9:59pm

Re: Re: Tarptent comparison
Here's an item of information that's wholly unrelated to whether the Contrail is better than the Virga 2. Henry's website does still list the Virga 2 (floorless) as for sale, or more a...

In GEAR » Tarptent comparison
July 21, 12:29am

Re: Re: Re: Re: MLD Delays
Although negative comments in this discussion about MLD are accompanied by high praise for Ron and his innovative gear, I want to add my perspective about Ron and cottage operations in general base...

In GEAR » MLD Delays
July 20, 12:36am

Re: WTB : OR Seattle Sombrero
Backcountry Gear has the OR Seattle Sombrero in its July 4 sale for $40.80 (regular $48), including green/black in medium on date of this post, at the following link: http://www.backcountrygear....

In Gear Swap » WTB : OR Seattle Sombrero
July 06, 2:51am

Re: Icebreaker Superfine or Smartwool Microlight???
I use the Ibex Outback L/S merino wool jersey as a light base layer or a stand alone top.

In GEAR » Icebreaker Superfine or Smartwool Microlight???
July 01, 10:08pm

Re: Nunatak quilts with Epic shell?
A few years ago, I used an Arc Alpinist with Epic shell on a trip into Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington. Didn't check temp at night, but there was snowfall that left a couple of inches on...

In GEAR » Nunatak quilts with Epic shell?
June 30, 8:11pm

Re: summer backpacking
One recommendation: Enchantment Lakes in the Alpine Wilderness of Washington. Late summer (after snow melts) and early fall (larch trees turning color). Heavy use mitigated by permit system....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » summer backpacking
June 28, 1:57am

Re: re:R.I.P. Colin Fletcher
A poster states: "'Walking' is great, but keep perspective. To walk the trail of life and end with no family or surviving heirs, biological or otherwise, is ultimately a failed journe...

In Philosophy & Technique » R.I.P. Colin Fletcher
June 16, 7:26am

Re: 20%
While I have certainly not engaged in the following practice (and do not support it), I have heard a reliable report that some folks arrange for their pets join REI so that they can multiply the pr...

In Gear Deals » 15% off at REI
June 12, 2:36am

Re: SLOW website
No problem at all browsing BPL's website with my Dell laptop (4-5 years old) and wireless broadband, even with numerous additional programs running in the background. JRS

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » SLOW website
June 05, 11:37pm

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Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
They do last a looooooooooooong time when used as a map case, though. JRS

In Miscellaneous Products
August 29, 2:18pm

Base Designs 1000ml Titanium Pot
Just received one of the 1000 ml Base Designs titanium pots from ProLite. At $19 plus shipping (and shipping is free within USA if order exceeds $50), this pot appears to be a bargain for what appear...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 07, 10:50pm
Have had many, many on-line orders at Backcountry Gear over several years, and experienced only a single error in all those transactions when they sent the wrong color of an item. As it turned out, I...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 03, 1:52pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
Several years ago, I purchased mapping software for a few of the "regional" areas produced by National Geographic. For example, the software included the North Cascades on one disk, the Sout...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 06, 5:38pm