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Re: lamarck col - no date picked yet
Cary, A couple more data points to plug into your decision matrix: 1) I saw a couple of large trout lolling on the surface in the middle lakes of Darwin Canyon. Probably 18-19". They look...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Lamarck Col - anyone done this?
April 03, 12:23pm

Re: Baseball?
"Does anyone else suffer from the missing baseball games disease????" I've got a real bad case of it, Ken. I miss 'em all. :)

In Chaff » Baseball?
April 02, 8:49pm

Re: "Bug out bags and the apocalypse"
"I'd donate money to your farorite charity but obama is threatening to take it all away" Buy me a brand new Scarp 1 before Obama gets to your secret stash, tell Dave you're sor...

In Chaff » Bug out bags and the apocalypse
April 02, 6:47pm

Re: "Bug out bags and the apocalypse"PM to david T
" I'm truly sorry if I dont suffer like you but Hummmmmm well perhaps you have something to say to my face. Ali" Ali. And here I thought you were a Peaceful Warrior. Why do all m...

In Chaff » Bug out bags and the apocalypse
April 02, 6:36pm

Re: Lamarck Col - anyone done this?
Cary, There is, indeed, a use trail up to the tarn at the headwall of the col. How much scrambling depends on the condition of the snow field from the tarn up to the col itself. Early to mid sea...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Lamarck Col - anyone done this?
April 02, 6:28pm

Re: Disposal of Entrails
"Les Stroud would eat the entrails raw" Nah, he'd clean 'em out and use 'em to make marmot sausage.

In Fishing » Disposal of Entrails
April 02, 6:05pm

Re: Re: "Bug out bags and the apocalypse"
"So is Ali the only person who forecasted the US markets correctly?" I doubt it, but I'll bet most of them are too busy counting their money to post about it on The Net. The smart...

In Chaff » Bug out bags and the apocalypse
April 01, 6:34pm

Re: "Bug out bags and the apocalypse"
"Like my dad used to always say. Ali if you have dug your self into a hole, stop digging." So when are you going to start taking his advice? :)

In Chaff » Bug out bags and the apocalypse
April 01, 6:28pm

What if??
What if nobody paid any attention to those who are constantly trying to do something better than everybody else and there was no money paid out for their efforts? No glory, no money, and all of a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Uncovering the Truth: Underground Doping in the Long Distance Hiking Community
April 01, 6:24pm

Re: chaff.
"Ali, Could you please try to put Chaff threads in Chaff?" Wherever Ali posts is, by definition, chaff. ;)

In Chaff » Bug out bags and the apocalypse
April 01, 5:55pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out travelcountry.com for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm