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Re: I have an idea...
"This thread has gone beyond ridiculous." 'Tis the fate of all chaff.

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 29, 6:23pm

Re: Civic HX
"OK sorry if I offended the Civic HX club lol. But they are kind of boring compared to a CR-X." No offense at all, Jesse. I'll be the first to admit that a CRX is waaay more fun t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 29, 3:37pm

Re: Re: Coyotes Kill Hiker in Canada
"coyote attacks around Denver" Aren't these all in areas where humans are pushing into traditional coyote habitat, increasing the frequency of encounters and, therefore, habituatin...

In On the Web » Coyotes Kill Hiker in Canada
October 29, 3:33pm

Re: Plastic...
"Making things out of stuff that never really goes away is pretty crazy when you think about it though...." Maybe not, if you design with recycling in mind. Think the total product re...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 29, 3:27pm

Re: UBE = you be
"And do you honestly get the impression that I would be in favor of Americans, as a group, "educating" anybody?" To be perfectly frank, Ana, in the absence of a specific sugg...

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 29, 3:24pm

Re: Straw
"For some reason though, it seems to be a lot heavier (250 grams)." Most likely a heavier filtering material. Ceramic??

In GEAR » Some new light water filters with vast claims
October 29, 3:13pm

Re: whitney
"don't worry too much about it. it's a long, but not difficult, hike up a good trail to the top. and you can't POSSIBLY be alone on it. you'll likely have 50 other people a...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Looking for Hiking Partner to hike Mt Whitney Summer 2010
October 29, 3:11pm

Re: 'Shrooms
"For the record, I have never introduced any mushrooms except wild chantrelles into my diet. :)" Ya coulda fooled me. ;}

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Backpacking Ethically (UBE)
October 29, 3:05pm

Re: crossing chihuahua with wolves
"Local rancher, at a fish and game meeting about wolf introduction suggested crossing wolves with chihuahuas." Not another steenkeeng chihuahua joke... ;}

In On the Web » Coyotes Kill Hiker in Canada
October 29, 2:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Cyoytes and Wolves
"Common sense tells me that a solo hiker meeting up with more than one hungry wolf or coyote that has learned to hunt together is recipe for a human attack." I'm living proof that ...

In On the Web » Coyotes Kill Hiker in Canada
October 29, 2:50pm

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