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further north?
if you go a bit north you could do something in the Black Ridge Wilderness outside of Grand Junction. It's more redrock desert and canyons. Jones, Mee and Knowles canyons are all awesome, and...

In Post-Trip Reports » Early Season Southwestern Colorado
March 31, 12:07pm

caldera cone metal
I'd recommend the .003" titanium from Suluk46. I made a cone with an inferno insert for woodburning with a fosters pot. The cone is .5 oz. Complete woodburning setup (cone, internal con...

In Make Your Own Gear » Caldera cone metal
March 25, 8:37pm

I've used fireblades and liked them a lot. They have very little cushion, are more durable than most trail runners, and have relatively low rise. I bought inov8 315s to replace the fireblades...

In GEAR » La Sportiva Fireblade
March 23, 9:19pm

more cheap merino
Kenyon merino baselayers from are good deals. I have some tops and bottoms and it's even softer than a couple icebreaker items if have. $35 for long or short sleeve tops and bo...

In Gear Deals » EB FA Ultra 195 Merino Base layers 30% off- midweight 1/4 zip for $48.30
March 07, 10:10am

filter bags
looks like there are some on ebay for $3-4 and only a couple bucks shipping. search for 1 micron filter bag.

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
March 03, 6:54pm

good info Ken and Roleigh. How is the flow rate through those diesel filters? Looking around a bit it looks like a paper coffee filter is between 15 and 30 microns for reference so 1 micron would...

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
March 03, 12:48pm

metal screens for turbid water?
are the metal screens you guys are using fine enough to prefilter silty/turbid water for use with a steripen? For convenience sake or if you're just trying to get out floaties the fine mesh se...

In GEAR » ultralight water prefilter
March 03, 8:43am

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

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