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I like the idea of external frames. I cut my teeth on external frames. A well designed external frame avoids monster sweaty backs, gives good variable load handling ability, and gives you instant...

In GEAR » Vargo Ti Arc External Frame Backpack...Thoughts?
August 06, 6:12am

Heat exchanger pots didn't exist in 2001. (at least they didn't exist for backpackers)

In GEAR » Heat Transfer
July 31, 2:42pm

google play?
Speaking out of my posterior.... If I had to guess, they will have to curate their own app store. With an e-ink screen, you wont want anything that has animations or lots of color variations. ...

In GEAR » Earl Survival Tablet
May 13, 6:17am

The litetrail pot listed above currently does not have fold out handles. If that sort of thing interests you, their next shipment of 550ml pots will have fold out handles. I think they said they ...

In GEAR » Looking for a 500 mL Ti mug
February 20, 4:56am

jardine's style
Ray continues to use his silnylon pack and tarp and rack up miles and exploits that only I could dream about. Yeah, there have been times when he has come off as a bit myopic towards his own viewp...

In GEAR » Which cannonballs should I be looking at?
February 19, 5:49am

i have the 2012 lunar solo
I have used it on a couple of trips so far. I am 6'1" and predominately a side sleeper. I use an exped 2.8" thick LW mat. So far the tent has performed well. It is pretty easy...

In GEAR » 2012 Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
February 07, 5:02am

turn off mobile data on the samsung galaxy s3
For the samsung galaxy s3, just drag down from the top of the screen to open the notifications drop down. On the drop down there are multiple toggle buttons. There are individual toggle buttons f...

In Chaff » iPhone 5
October 11, 5:01am

Got back last week from a 5 day trip in the smokies (where it rained incessantly). Got up to Mt. Cammerer for the third time... no visibility again! (1st time heavy snow, 2nd time monsoon style r...

In GEAR » Bringing fun luxuries into the backcountry
October 08, 5:42am

La Gloria De Cubana or Macanudo cigars (I tend to smoke 2 or 3 cigars a year)

In GEAR » Bringing fun luxuries into the backcountry
October 08, 5:14am

kershaw twocan
I have been eyeing the Kershaw Two Can for a while. You can use it as scissors or as a blade with a single bevel. It has a gate clip for attaching to whatever. Weighs in at 0.9 oz. I used o...

In GEAR » Lightweight Small Scissors
September 06, 11:43am

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