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valid concern
not that I really know anything about ti manufacture, but given the amount of lead showing up in children's toys last year, I would at least consider this worthy of investigation.

In GEAR » Firelite Titanium
January 14, 9:18pm

NB is all I have found
I wear 14 4E shoes. New Balance/Dunham is all I wear for dress shoes, casual shoes and hiking boots. That said, the latest offerings from New Balance (1201 and 1500) both seem to be getting goo...

In GEAR » EEEE boots -- suggestions?
January 11, 11:50am

There are some interesting solar/crank lights out there, but so far I have not jumped into the market. The lightcap is one that I have been intrigued by. At 9.7 oz for the water bottle / lanter...

In GEAR » light without pollution?
December 22, 11:56am

forum software
I just recently went through a forum software search for my racing website http://openpaddock.net I ended up deciding to use Simple Machines Forum (SMF). Works good and it is easy to administer...

In GEAR » Ultralight living
December 11, 8:03am

trash compactor bag
Items go in the pack in the following order. Trash compactor bag for sleeping bag and clothes in bottom of pack. Food bag is silnylon and all meals are individually stored in separate ziplocs...

In GEAR » Plastic Liner vs. Stuff Sacks
December 01, 1:09pm

Current NB hiking shoes/boots
Have you looked at the NB 1320's? I have my eyes on the NB 1320's. My caveat is that I tend to get some pretty excruciating foot pain after a couple days on flexible soled runners on ro...

In GEAR » trail hikers for extra wide feet
November 23, 9:39am

nobody should be making beaked tarps because Ray says that was his idea (sorry)

In GEAR » Beaked Tarps
September 30, 5:19pm

Ohm/Circuit Comparison
Hi Chris, I bought both the ohm and the circuit from ULA and tested them both out. Here is what I posted in a past thread about my findings. Hope you find it helpful. " I have had an ...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit vs. ULA Ohm (Help me decide!)
September 14, 6:26am

marmot or a quilt
I cant get comfortable if I feel confined. My Marmot bag (2001 Helium) is appreciably wide at the top. If I were in the market for a mummy bag right now, I would look at Marmot first. That said,...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Claustrophobia
September 01, 6:35am

alergies and quilts
I also don't like how constrained I feel in a mummy bag, so I made my own down quilt. A synthetic quilt will save on the weight and the bulk (over a traditional mummy bag). I often sleep on m...

In GEAR » What is the Best Synthetic/Primaloft Sleeping Bag on the Market?
August 26, 7:57am

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