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REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
I may be reaching gearhead stasis - but I could not find anything in the REI Outlet I really needed to use my 20% coupon on ... and am struggling with finding something in the regular store to be h...

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 11, 1:57pm

I have both
I have both - and currently use the Litemax mostly just because it's smaller and works just as well. But the gigapower is a fantastic bit of kit that just works. You can't go wrong with e...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 11, 1:51pm

The benefits of a LW newbie
I'm not close to UL - trying but not there - but am by comparison to my scout troop brethren certainly LW. Had one scoutmaster ask if I was sure I had everything I needed since I was packed in...

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 11, 10:05am

Wally World - primus and sawyer
Local Wally World has started carrying the primus classic trail stove - not really a BpL fav but a step up for new campers - certainly reliable and maybe a sign of other additions from primus. A...

In Gear Deals » Wally World - primus and sawyer
April 05, 8:23am

Great review
That is a step forward offering from REI. Out Scout Troop has a bunch of halfdome 2's which are IIRC roughly 6 pounds each - although they've stoop up to hard scout use rather well which i...

In Editor's Roundtable » REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
April 02, 1:52pm

Good Stuff
I am relatively new to backpacking and up to this point I've always been on trips with my son's Scout troop. So a group - with a lot of more experienced hikers around (both adult and older...

In Philosophy & Technique » Backpacking solo
March 26, 11:44am

Re: Summer Camp
Vince - I don't believe so - we've gone to Grimes every year as far as I know... I can ask around at the next meeting however! Troop has been in existence since 1966 or so with a fair numb...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
March 26, 10:38am

Tough choices
I agree with many comments and around the original price point of 20 I think the Ontario Rat 2 is an excellent choice - or consider a Victorinox SAK Alox Cadet which is a fine folder, light and thi...

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
March 26, 9:21am

Impressive
Some impressive trips planned! We are in Charlotte - one outing per month generally speaking. October and beyond is not posted yet (we vote at the end of the school year). So: This year i...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
March 25, 12:48pm

14500 versus nimh etc...
In some lights a 14500 will give a significant increase in output. This is true in the CR123 format as well although the voltage difference isn't as pronounced - but my Sunwayman V10r ti+ is 4...

In GEAR » 14500's Purchase Advice Please
March 14, 1:55pm

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