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polycro groundsheet emergency poncho
i just cut a slot with some tape on both ends to reinforce it so it doesn't tear further. i have an inflatable pad and haven't had any problems. i suppose water could come through the bot...

In GEAR » Help me pick a rain jacket
March 01, 8:40pm

Help me pick a rain jacket
Just to throw another idea out there...I've gone to just taking a windshirt (MYOG M90, which has pretty good DWR) and cut a slit in my polycro groundsheet to use as a poncho in the event of hea...

In GEAR » Help me pick a rain jacket
March 01, 5:51pm

Help me pick a rain jacket
I have a Montbell Rain Trekker which is pretty awesome. Their Breeze-Dry fabric is very breathable plus the jacket has nice large pit zips. My size medium is 12 oz and the jacket is very durable....

In GEAR » Help me pick a rain jacket
March 01, 5:16pm

cork vs. EVA?
anybody know if the real cork is significantly lighter/heavier than EVA grips?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG trekking poles
March 01, 4:04pm

MYOG Trekking Pole Grips
Does anyone know if EVA or cork grips would be lighter? Looks like Mud Hole has both. Also, has anyone tried sanding/molding cork ones to fit your hand better?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG trekking poles
March 01, 1:57pm

Steripen Traveler?
I found the adventurer opti for $62 and it sounds like the Opti is enough of an improvement over the Traveler mini/adventurer to make it worth the extra $$$. Looks like there're some of the Tr...

In GEAR » Steripen Traveler?
February 27, 8:52pm

Steripen Adventurer Opti for $62
http://trophysoutdoors.com/products/adventurer-opti-retail-pack

In Gear Deals » Steripen Adventurer Opti for $62
February 27, 7:21pm

Steripen Traveler Mini?
Does anyone have experience with this model? The specs look identical to the Adventurer and I'm wondering if there's really a difference. The traveler is significantly cheaper. I'd r...

In GEAR » Steripen Traveler?
February 27, 8:37am

Arizona trip recommendations?
thanks for the great info...the hike Arizona website is super helpful.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Arizona trip recommendations?
February 25, 5:43pm

Arizona trip recommendations?
We're planning on heading down to AZ in mid March and looking for suggestions for a 3 or 4 day trip. I spend most of my time on the CO plateau so looking for something probably in southern AZ ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Arizona trip recommendations?
February 24, 7:31am

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