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New Balance MT101 sz 12 $40
Only worn on a couple day hikes. Really wanted to like them but they just don't fit my feet right. $40 shipped. The box was prematurely recycled so isn't included, if that matters to you....

In Gear Swap » New Balance MT101 sz 12 $40
May 18, 9:34am

Knife/tool help
Why not take pouches of tuna instead of cans? lighter packaging and you don't need a can opener. use bandana or clothing as potholder and get a victronix classic or wenger esquire (better sci...

In GEAR » Knife/tool help
May 11, 12:14pm

Steripen users advise
I use AW brand RCR123a from in my Opti. Very highly recommended. You definitely need high quality batteries for the Steripen, especially if you're using rechargeables. AW has ...

In GEAR » Steripen users advise
May 11, 9:47am

"Help on first backpacking trip in Utah"
Good suggestions so far. The Box was the first thing that came to my mind as well. Another good one might be Sulphur Creek in Capitol Reef. When are you wanting to go and how many days? A lot o...

In Post-Trip Reports » Help on first backpacking trip in Utah
May 11, 7:37am

silk yardage
cheaper here than thaisilks...

In Make Your Own Gear » why is synthetic fill so popular for DIY warm weather quilts?
May 06, 10:58am

Throw is what the EOS does best...I have the old version and it's still awesome.

In GEAR » What "USA made" headlamp you use?
May 06, 8:47am

according to wikipedia looks like 1mm= 4.340 g/m^2 so the 5mm would be about .7 oz/yd. Pretty light.

In Make Your Own Gear » why is synthetic fill so popular for DIY warm weather quilts?
May 05, 4:31pm

Having issues with Gutermann....advice sought
Is the thread on a cone? If so are you using it on a stand? If you're trying to use a cone on the regular spindle on the machine and it's pulling the thread from the spool sideways the tw...

In Make Your Own Gear » Having issues with Gutermann....advice sought
May 05, 10:25am

I'd put up a WTB post on gear swap. Those are pretty common items and I bet you could get some nice used stuff pretty easily.

In GEAR » Beginner/First Time Gear
May 05, 7:36am

Lighter Merino Wool fabric?
Yeah I think it might have to do more with the manufacturing. If I remember correctly BPL was having a hard time finding someone willing to work with the really light stuff. I've had no durab...

In GEAR » Lighter Merino Wool fabric?
May 04, 5:38pm

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