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What a trip report! Thanks for posting. I'm planning a yo-yo trip for this year with a small group of friends of varying skills levels. I was a bit surprised to read that you covered t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Pukaskwa: 160kms Around the Outside via Foot & Raft
March 13, 7:21am

Re: LytW8 Bivy: Tyvek Edition
Looks good, and the price you paid for materials is hard to beat! Where did you source your materials from? What sort of pad or mat do you plan to use with your bivy? How much foot room do yo...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Bivy
March 10, 6:27am

Which canister stoves do Everest climbers use? The MSR Reactor? Do they use them at high camps also, or only down as Base Camp?

In GEAR » Canister Stoves on Mt Everest
March 05, 4:15pm

I find it curious that many people on here posted that they found the Duomid very crowded for two people. So much for the "Duo" part of "Duomid", eh?

In GEAR » duomid with two people
February 10, 7:41pm

Re: Re: $60 for socks?
Agree with Justin. I've had a pair or Goretex socks for years. They're probably to the point that I need to replace them, but they work great. I've worn them in my Merrell light hi...

In GEAR » alternative to breadbag socks?
February 10, 6:18am

Flight series for running
If you're interested in other packs designed for running and fast adventure, (and what may be competing with these Flight packs from SMD), look at products offered by Ultimate Direction. The...

In GEAR » new SMD packs
January 30, 6:15am

Good stuff. Many of my friends use the BD Spot, which is #3. My ultralight headlamp is the Mammut at #35. :-( Wish they had rated some of the Zebralight models.

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 30, 5:45am

Shelter classifications
I'm curious about the classification of tarp vs tent in the context of this discussion. For example, the MLD Duomid is classified as a tent on their website, and I think that's how you f...

In GEAR » Tarps vs tents vs bivys: What's your $0.02?
January 22, 1:23pm

Re: MSR pump failure
Duane, It didn't appear to be seated any differently than on the working pump. Maybe the broken bits above the rubber plunger allowed the rubber to deform under pressure so that air could e...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
January 21, 5:25am

I wanted to post a follow-up regarding this incident. I obtained an RMA number from MSR and sent in my failed stove pump. Late last week, I received a package from MSR. It contained my origi...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
January 20, 12:38pm

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