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wood
I have found that the easiest way to get wood at popular backcountry campsites is to hike up the trail a bit. Put some distance between you and the campsite and you will find plenty of downed wood...

In GEAR » cutting firewood
May 17, 2:39pm

thinking of sending in for the fix
I love my ohm. But I will be in line to get mine retrofitted with the revised hipbelt. Great information!

In GEAR » The ULA Unique Selling Point (for me)
May 13, 1:55pm

weight
When I ordered an Exos, I knew beforehand the correct weight from Osprey's website. I got it from REI which listed the weights incorrectly (lower). I asked REI about it and they said that Osp...

In GEAR » Osprey Exos weight insanity
April 30, 5:52am

sweaty back
I like my Ohm a lot. I have not used the Mariposa, so I cannot comment on it. What I like about the Ohm: -light weight -shoulder straps feel great to me -can easily reach water bottles in si...

In GEAR » Ohm vs Mariposa plus?
April 16, 6:40am

exos vs ohm
Last year I ordered an Exos from REI. I ended up sending it back and getting an Ohm. For me, the Exos didn't work. My hips were too wide and the shaped aluminum frame started bugging me ri...

In GEAR » Osprey EXOS or ULA OHM?
April 15, 6:42am

exos
I noticed the same trampoline style effect with the Exos. It annoyed me a little bit as well. I ended up returning the exos for other reasons though. The shaped frame pieces rubbed my rear end...

In GEAR » Hi -- question to Exos users
March 05, 8:32am

moab mids for big feet
I just bought a pair of these and have been wearing them casually for a week. I saw the concerns about durability but I went with them anyway. The boot is fairly stiff in the midsole, which is ...

In GEAR » Light boots (Merrill Moab Mid)?
February 23, 6:35am

new balance
I thought that the midsole was very stiff on these shoes from new balance. [url]http://www.newbalance.com/performance/outdoor/products/MO1320/[/url] I really liked the specs of the shoe, but ...

In GEAR » Light shoes with stiff shank?
February 18, 8:13am

big feet
I have 3 problems: Problem 1 - My toes tend to curl in on themselves which leads to blisters between my toes. Solution 1 - Injinji toe socks have really helped with this problem, so have wider ...

In GEAR » Shoe/boot research
January 19, 9:44am

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

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