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as said above, crack the screw-top
If you crack the top s-l-o-w-l-y, you should be fine. Using a pair of gloves or a shirt etc. makes the process easier, especially on your hands b/c the top can be a bit stiff when pressurized. So...

In GEAR » MSR Fuel Bottle
December 17, 1:55pm

Odd ...
Most sleeping bag manufacturers use the circumference of the shoulder/hip/foot. For instance, a 6'6" Western Mountaineering Summerlite is 60"/52"/38". That would be a stan...

In GEAR » Newb Question - Sleeping Bag Width
December 15, 8:29pm

Re: Chains are a PITA
"I'm surprised no-one has commented how much hassle - and how unpleasant - it can be to fit chains. Too many people buy chains but have no idea how they actually go over the tires." ...

In GEAR » Winter backpacking and 2WD cars with chains?
December 09, 2:05pm

chains are amazing ...
I used to have a FWD Honda Civic and with chains it was almost unstoppable. Chains can get you into, and out, of a lot of places. That said, a 4WD vehicle has a lot more clearance and that is of ...

In GEAR » Winter backpacking and 2WD cars with chains?
December 08, 7:08pm

support
I believe the idea is about providing support in various places. From what I've read, compression shorts/tights provide support [especially to the quads and hamstrings] which a runner would be...

In GEAR » "Compression" tights?
December 07, 6:24pm

Suunto
I have no direct experience with Suunto outdoor watches, but I've used their dive computers a lot and they're terrific. If I were to buy a hiking specific watch, it would be a Suunto. You ...

In GEAR » Thru Hiking watch-which is best?
December 07, 1:12pm

Re: LT=$$
haha - yeah, they won't be giving you a pricier piece. I was merely showing my fondness for the lightweight Alphas. I'd consider going for the hybrid piece: strength and durability only w...

In GEAR » Arcteryx - great customer support (oh - and choices to make!!!)
December 05, 1:47pm

Re: Re: Tent Fly: Minor Annoyance is Annoying
Further to Jerry's comment. I'd get some cuben fiber tape or ripstop sail repair tape and use that over the seam. That would be a quick and easy affair. A company like Sailrite would sel...

In GEAR » Tent Fly: Minor Annoyance is Annoying
December 04, 2:46pm

Alpha LT
I just had to use their customer service to replace a jacket and it was great. Patagonia is awesome too. I have an Alpha LT which is amazing. It's a very light, full-on mountain shell.

In GEAR » Arcteryx - great customer support (oh - and choices to make!!!)
December 04, 2:18pm

body heat ...
As mentioned, the best way is to use another person's body heat for the rewarming phase. BUT given your question, I might say that using the e-blanket next to skin first with the sleeping bag ...

In GEAR » Question of the Day- which is better?
December 03, 5:14pm

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