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Re: Steripen users advise
I'd bet that 99% of failures (at least on most recent models) are due to users using poor quality or wrong batteries.

In GEAR » Steripen users advise
June 06, 9:25am

"Sleeping pad?"
I'd check out the new POE Peak Elite AC or if you're willing to wait Kookabay is top notch.

In GEAR » Sleeping pad?
June 06, 6:55am

"M50 Pullover Jacket"
Great work! Turned out fantastic.

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 Pullover Jacket
June 05, 12:49pm

Re: Pack strap pockets
I dislike large strap pockets mainly because they feel like they're in the way and my pack is light enough that I don't feel like I need the extra weight distribution. If they were very la...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack strap pockets
June 04, 8:48am

Re: OK, you're convincing me to try merino...
I have a couple icebreaker 150 tops that I've had for over a year and wear all the time (including some bushwacking) and still no holes or snags. You can usually find tops in the $30 range on ...

In GEAR » Looking for a quick drying, moisture wicking, non-stinking short sleeve and long sleeve shirt....
June 03, 1:48pm

Re: Another vote for the s95
Sometimes Canon has extra discounts on their refurbished stuff on their website. I bought a s90 for a screamin deal a few months ago. Excellent images and control for the size and weight. You ca...

In GEAR » ul camera
June 03, 10:22am

"Footwear for Cactus Country?"
I had a pair of these Merrells a few years ago. Looks like you might be able to find some on ebay (searching Merrell traveler). I think they did have goretex, but they were very comfortable, requi...

In GEAR » Footwear for Cactus Country?
May 31, 10:17am

price drop
Still available; price lowered to $45 shipped.

In Gear Swap » FS Sawyer gravity filter and Platy Big Zip
May 31, 7:51am

Re: Granite Gear
The lycra mesh that Quest sells is 5oz/yd and it's awesome. It's a fine mesh so is less likely to snag and it's super tough. I've used it for front and side pockets and it's b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lycra Mesh vs. Spandura
May 26, 4:34pm

Re: Best Backpack Materials
I'd say use x pac or dyneema x for the whole thing. You don't save much weight on pack fabrics (because such a big % of total weight is hardwear, straps, etc--actual fabric is usually not ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best Backpack Materials
May 26, 4:29pm

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