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Re: New Zebralights
Yum! Can't think of a reason to buy any other brand of headlamps... Wonderfully constructed, excellent electronics, flood or spot + flood beams, great assortment of goodies in each package (...

In GEAR » New Zebralights
September 20, 8:12pm

1-2 Night Trip: Extended Day Hike, or Shortened Week-long?
What is your philosophy of a 1-2 night trip: do you treat it as a shorter version of an extended 5-6 day trip, or treat it simply as an extended day-hike? If "it depends," when do you app...

In Philosophy & Technique » 1-2 Night Trip: Extended Day Hike, or Shortened Week-long?
September 14, 6:02pm

Re: hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide, don't leave home without it. 1-2 oz in a spray bottle will last several days, and your friends will thank you. Trimming the pit forest is supposed to work well too (not th...

In GEAR » Stink Mapped Shirts?
July 22, 6:12pm

Re: GPS , topo maps or both? What do you bring?
I use both, especially if the map has a UTM grid (most do, nowadays). UTM grid on map + UTM readout on GPS = delight. I used maps long before GPS receivers were consumer items, so the marvel for me...

In GEAR » GPS , topo maps or both? What do you bring?
July 15, 11:10am

Re: Min Max Thermometer
Radio Shack has one (had one?) that's a simple keychain/clock/thermometer about the size of a packet of sugar (bit thicker though). It records min/max temp. but also the last 8 hours (max) or s...

In GEAR » Min Max Thermometer
July 10, 9:09am

Re: ULTIMATE Gear Review
It looks like the ranger has asked him to present his permit and bear canister, and he's trying to distract the ranger with all his gear dump and commentary. "You know what? I'm not go...

In GEAR » ULTIMATE Gear Review
July 04, 8:24am

Re: vent on older six moons design wild oasis
I have a used WO that I don't know the age of, but it definately has a vent. The vent is pretty small, maybe only the size of a large fist, at the very top of the tarp near the grommet for the ...

In GEAR » vent on older six moons design wild oasis
June 20, 7:39pm

Re: cuben bear bags
Zpacks has a food bag, but it's only 12L. Bottom of page: . Maybe 20L is an overestimate? Two bags are better odds should something happen to one. But I bet hanging two bear bags will take ...

In GEAR » cuben bear bags
June 20, 7:22pm

Re: Steripen Opti Batteries
SteriPen: I use the light-blue Tenergy 900 mAh 3.0V Li-Ion batteries, which are about 3.4V off the charger, IIRC. Zebralight (H30): I use black-and-silver AW 750 mAh 3.7V Li-Ion batteries, which...

In GEAR » Steripen Opti Batteries
June 17, 9:29pm

One-handed Scissors?
I have three knives that I can open and close one-handed. I find it faster and safer than using two hands. Anyone know of scissors that can be opened and closed one-handed? Even stand-alone is OK.

In GEAR » One-handed Scissors?
June 17, 7:10pm

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