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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The North Face DIAD jacket
For those of you near Berkeley, the TNF Outlet has them for around $60.

In Gear Deals » The North Face DIAD jacket
January 26, 6:22pm

Oware and wind
I recently had the Oware Pyramid set up in some fairly moderate winds. I would say they were about 25 mph with higher gusts. The Pyramid was very stable and did not seem to affected by the winds....

In GEAR » Oware Pyramid
January 26, 6:19pm

Looks like a camera with a lot of capability. I am surprised that with all of the scene modes,it doesn't have panoramic capability. Even their small digital cameras have it. I took this one ...

In Photography » Zoom Wars!
January 25, 9:53pm

Re: Re: Fuel Bottle
Here is another idea for a fuel bottle. I have used it a couple of times. It is an "applicator bottle" found in beauty supply stores. This one is about 6 oz. It has 1 oz and 30 ml mar...

In GEAR » Good Alcohol Carrier?
January 09, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: choco-coconut smoothie
You can get coconut cream powder in Asian food stores. They come in small foil packets.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Warm Drinks
January 06, 3:05pm

Re: Re: choco-coconut smoothie
Here is a recipe that works. I use this one for winter/snow camping. There are some other good smoothies in the reference below. 1/4 cup powdered milk 1 Tb coconut cream powder 1 Tsp sugar ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Warm Drinks
January 05, 11:47pm

Re: Thanks for your thoughts
I will take the Hex and Oware and set them both up next weekend. Hopefully there will some weather to allow a comparison. I'll let you know.

In GEAR » Oware Pyramid
January 05, 12:26am

Re: Oware Pyramid
I think that it is a GREAT product. I have used the 10 x 10 version snow camping for at least 5 years in the Sierra Nevada high country. The 10 x 10 version provides a little more head room. I ha...

In GEAR » Oware Pyramid
January 02, 10:09pm

Satellite phone
You might want to consider a satellite phone. They are coming down in price and there are some good deals on rental phones. I have seen $20/week plus shipping for a Globalstar satellite phone.

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » LW Mountain Rescue gear?
December 19, 10:44am

Oware's Pyramid Tarp is also great
I have used Oware's 10 x 10 Pyramid Tarp for snow camping for at least five years now. It has been a real joy to use. The Pyramid Tarp has stood up to all sorts of storming conditions without ...

In GEAR » Hex vs.Alphamid
December 13, 11:57pm

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