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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Seymour Hersh
"They weren't trying to protect their threatened borders- they had years to do that- they wanted a propaganda show." We've been over this one several times. My stated opinion ...

In Chaff » Hiking went wrong in Iraq
September 26, 10:03pm

Re: RocLite 288 Boot
"Those are brand new. Just released a couple of weeks ago." Thanks, Chris

In Gear Deals » Inov-8 shoes on clearance
September 26, 9:05pm

Re: Scorpions and rotten logs
"I've frequently found scorpions in the Sierras in or around rotten logs. Seems like the logs attract just the right bugs for them to eat." Stephen, What part of the Sierra and ...

In Philosophy & Technique » ultralight minimalism and scorpions
September 26, 6:58pm

Re: Recover from a bruised heel
Kier, You might want to load up your pack to trip weight and do some shorter walks on hills now, just to see how your heel tolerates the impact. Maybe build up to 12-13 miles over 2-3 weeks. T...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recover from a bruised heel
September 26, 6:30pm

Re: Actual opinion
As phrased, your question is tough to answer. I say this because both sides are sophisticated people and rarely do things for one reason alone. I keep coming back to my own question: If the Brit...

In Chaff » Hiking went wrong in Iraq
September 25, 8:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Seymour Hersh
"As I have been saying- the Iranians were staging an incident. You seem to be agreeing, which puzzles me." Nope. They just took advantage of the intrusion, which they would have respo...

In Chaff » Hiking went wrong in Iraq
September 25, 8:25pm

Re: Re: Inov-8 shoes on clearance
"Runningwarehouse.com sells many Inov-8 shoes for great prices every day" Anybody have experience with either the Inov8 X-Talon 240 or the Roclite 288? Both are waaay light.

In Gear Deals » Inov-8 shoes on clearance
September 25, 5:57pm

Re: Seymour Hersh
"Kind of telling if even Iran denied it, eh?" Of course the Iranians denied it. Otherwise they'd have to produce a Western body. :) As for us, Duh. Re ol' Hersh. The mor...

In Chaff » Hiking went wrong in Iraq
September 24, 10:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hiking went wrong in Iraq
"First, another point of order- one could argue that the West did not impose that border upon Iran and Iraq. As I understand it Iran and Iraq did (to the extent that they bothered to define it...

In Chaff » Hiking went wrong in Iraq
September 24, 9:33pm

Re: Re: Hiking went wrong in Iraq
"I didn't read any of your lengthy replies but who in the right mind would go hiking there?!" That's precisely where the lengthy replies started from.

In Chaff » Hiking went wrong in Iraq
September 24, 8:09pm

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