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Re: Need Help with Gear Ideas for a Beginning BP on a Very tight budget
Re inflatable pad, Backcountry Gear has Thermarest NeoAir pads on sale (small only -- 20" x 47" x 2.5"), reduced from $129.95 down to $79.97, with free shipping for orders over $49 -...

In GEAR » Need Help with Gear Ideas for a Beginning BP on a Very tight budget
June 14, 1:57am

Re: Thanks
I like the Nunatak Arc Alpinist -- for its width, as well as (with some customizing) a differential cut, adding 2 oz of overfill, increasing baffel height to allow for extra loft, and sizing betwee...

In GEAR » To quilt or not to quilt?
June 12, 9:38pm

Re: searching for a light alcohol stove
RE: Hex55 saying: "Edit: Ok, found out that they build it [Caldera] custom, so it will fit. But the wight is a lot compared to the others [e.g., Clikstand?]." Considering ...

In GEAR » searching for a light alcohol stove
June 12, 7:53pm

Re: tour de mont Blanc early July?
I don't have personal experience with the Mont Blanc tour, but have researched it some in recent weeks. You may have already checked it out yourself, but here's a website I found with a go...

In Pre-Trip Planning » tour de mont Blanc early July?
June 11, 2:57pm

Re: Car camp/day hike in Yellowstone?
Here are a few "secret" tips for Yellowstone lodging, or a campsite at Jenny Lake in GTNP (top secret, so shhhhh, don't tell anyone!>) --- Tips for lodging in Yellowstone (not ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Car camp/day hike in Yellowstone?
June 08, 6:07pm

Re: Theft of camping gear
Only camping theft I've experience was about 40 years ago at the parking lot for the Snow Lakes Trailhead to Enchantment Lakes, along Icicle Creek Road out of Leavenworth, WA. We left our...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Theft of camping gear
June 08, 3:01am

Re: Pack
Why "Cammelback Bladder - 6.5oz" instead of additional 1L or 2L bottle at <2 oz? That wouldn't produce as much weight savings as a "big" item does, like switching ...

In Gear Lists » Tear apart my list, please!
June 07, 5:06pm

Re: Open Country 2q
Julie -- re your question to Alex H about weight of the Open Country 2qt pot with both a lid and a handle, don't know if his Open Country 2qt has the same weight as the hard anodized aluminum O...

In GEAR » Pots for 2 people/couples
June 07, 12:35am

Re: Re: Re: The Myth of Pressure Regulators
Roger -- Thanks for clarifying that there's no real dispute since Will was just "shilling" (unwittingly, no doubt) about benefits of the Sol's regulator. As for th...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Myth of Pressure Regulators
June 06, 11:45pm

Re: The Myth of Pressure Regulators
Roger, at least at first blush, seems to be a divergence between your view of benefits clamed for pressure regulators, especially considering your statement as follows: "Claims for...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Myth of Pressure Regulators
June 06, 5:11pm

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Aloksak O.P 12.5 x 20"
They do last a looooooooooooong time when used as a map case, though. JRS

In Miscellaneous Products
August 29, 2:18pm

Base Designs 1000ml Titanium Pot
Just received one of the 1000 ml Base Designs titanium pots from ProLite. At $19 plus shipping (and shipping is free within USA if order exceeds $50), this pot appears to be a bargain for what appear...

In Cookware - Titanium
March 07, 10:50pm
Have had many, many on-line orders at Backcountry Gear over several years, and experienced only a single error in all those transactions when they sent the wrong color of an item. As it turned out, I...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 03, 1:52pm

National Geographic TOPO! Outdoor Recreation Mapping Software - California
Several years ago, I purchased mapping software for a few of the "regional" areas produced by National Geographic. For example, the software included the North Cascades on one disk, the Sout...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
February 06, 5:38pm