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Gear in Korea
There is some lightweight gear being made in Korea; check out Zerogram at However, most lightweight gear made here is less than cutting edge. Montane in Korea make a very n...

In GEAR » Korean-made Lightweight Gear
June 18, 5:54am

Unsolicited testimonial
I have found Anthony professional and fair to deal with.

In Gear Swap » Lightwave Firelight 350 sleeping bag 6', 970 fill Polish Goose down
June 16, 7:38pm

Came across this rather large standing stone a few days ago, below Mt. Kang-Zee-Bong, near Ildong. My poles are set at 44", which together with my day pack will give an idea of the scale. ...

In Chaff » Megalith
May 06, 11:46pm

Easily resolved.

In Gear Swap » GoLite Shangri-La 5 + Adrenaline Down Bag + Patagonia Down Jacket & Down Hoody + adidas 3-Layer-GORE-ACTIVE-SHELL Jacket + Exped Bivy-Ponchos, Silva Solar-Charger...NEW STUFF & PRICE DROP
April 27, 9:47pm

Dehydrated water now available
Here in Korea, we have recently developed dehydrated water, which comes in various sized pellets, as well as in a powder. Just add water, and hey presto! Water! Instantly! Anywhere, anytime!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 12:58am

My thoughts
I have been considering something similar. The STS nano is asymmetric, with the peak nearer the head end. I wonder if it was tilted so that the apex is over the midpoint in plan, then tapering long...

In Make Your Own Gear » making an innernet for my duomid...
April 11, 8:46pm

@ Ron Bell
With regard to your statement that "That’s a heck of a lot of field use with next to zero online reports of major issues in waterproofness or strength", the problem may be that not all ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 07, 4:43am

Na Na No
If the NanoSeeUm had true nanoscale components, then one would expect electrical and magnetic effects simply from the nano scale. But in this case, I imagine that static energy is the cause, and...

In Make Your Own Gear » NanoSeeUm? No thanks.
April 03, 1:39am

Do a course.
Many years ago, at the ripe old age of 50 or so, I did the New Zealand Alpine Club training course, which was spread out over several weekends and various locations. It covered all kinds of climbin...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
March 27, 9:39pm

Tongariro Traverse,Tongariro National Park
The Tongariro Traverse, in Tongariro National Park, center of the North Island, is quite spectacular, and I think a World Heritage Trail. It would take one longish day, from hut to hut, or you coul...

In Pre-Trip Planning » recommend me some New Zealand hikes
March 26, 11:05pm

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