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Marmot Essence Anorak $59.99 Reduced 54% ($69.96) down from $129.95 retail. Available as XL, Indigo Blue ...

In Gear Deals » Marmot Essence Anorak $59.99
January 26, 4:51pm

Re: JMT HIke Info Needed
I checked the Hairynet website listed as a JMT resource in the "Journey Through John Muir Country" book and hit a deadend. The other website cited in that book,,...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » JMT HIke Info Needed
January 26, 4:09pm

Re: JMT HIke Info Needed
Here's three more books that may be worth checking out, and perhaps you are already familiar with them. Two of the books provide general coverage for alpine wilderness fishing in the west. Th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » JMT HIke Info Needed
January 26, 3:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: JMT HIke Info Needed
If you don't already have it, you might want to look at a 2003 publication that contains a great deal of information for backpacking and fishing the JMT. This softbound book is "A Journey...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » JMT HIke Info Needed
January 26, 3:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Passports for travellers
Do you also oppose DNA analysis, fingerprint comparisons, and the use of other physical characteristics to aid in identifying persons who committed crimes, and exculpating persons who are innocent?...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 25, 2:13pm

Re: Backpacker Gear Guide - Different perspective
Excellently spoken, Ron. Might I add the following: If someone who subscribes to a magazine doesn't like its content, cancel the subscription. And if that person doesn't have a subscri...

In GEAR » Backpacker's "Gear Guide" just out
January 22, 2:09pm

Re: Re: Titanium Pot (tweeking)
One Taco Bell spork (5 5/8" long) = 3 grams = 0.107 ounces That's without the plastic "stuff sack" that comes with it. The "stuff sack" wouldn't register on m...

In GEAR » Titanium Pot (tweeking)
January 19, 5:22pm

Cross-Reference to Mike Martin's Article??
Great Survey of the state of the bivy market, but couldn't figure out how to educate myself further by reading the article staying dry in a bivy by Mike Martin that the survey first cross-refer...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Bivy Sack Technologies, Products, and Applications (2006)
January 15, 2:21pm

Re: Help Me Find a Tee for Travels
Might look at Ibex Qu T for a s/s. Ibex website describes it as a 17.5 micron New Zealand merino wool s/s T-shirt, but may be out of the question at $85 retail. Might save a chunk of money on this...

In GEAR » Help Me Find a Tee for Travels
January 14, 10:37pm

Re: My Gearlist, Please take a look
Others more experienced here will probably offer good tips about what you include in your list, but my first thought concerns a few items that may be missing. For example, what will you do for a...

In Gear Lists » My Gearlist, Please take a look
January 09, 1:30am

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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