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Anodized aluminum; Trangia pans are very light
As you can see from the examples, you'll want pans that are hard anodized aluminum, which are much less sticky than titanium and conduct heat much better and more evenly. I haven't tried t...

In GEAR » Best UL non-stick frying pan for the trail?
June 12, 8:23pm

Current Faux-dini source and sizing? Costco Champion hooded?
What are current good sources for the [breathable] Hooded Faux-dini? Is this the latest: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ultralight-uvioresistant-Waterproof-Rain-Wind-Coat-Cycling-Jacket-Jersey-G-/261...

In GEAR » "Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
April 30, 1:15pm

More models mentioned by Zombierunner; Shoe spreadsheet Re: Trail Runner Recommendations
These are some models the guys at Zombierunner mentioned: Newton Boco 2mm drop Topo MT 2mm drop (from ex-CEO of Vibram) Merrell All Out Rush - 6mm drop Brooks Pure Grit 4mm (though said they ...

In GEAR » Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
April 08, 11:29pm

Saucony Peregrine; @Chris re Altra Re: Trail Runner Recommendations
Anyone wear the Peregrine? While a past model I checked out didn't have one, the current model has a nylon rock plate. 4mm drop and seems like good cushioning. Chris, how have the Altra mo...

In GEAR » Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
April 08, 11:13pm

Nike Terra Kiger and Zoom Wildhorse Re: Trail Runner Recommendations
Thanks Chris and Michael, agreed. Michael, which Nikes do you use, and why don't you think they make great trail runners? Even though the two Nike shoes recommended by the Nike rep below ...

In GEAR » Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
April 08, 11:06pm

Re: Bay Area Stores for Purchasing Trail Runners
Bruce, Zombierunner is a great store for seeing and handling a lot of different trail shoes in one place, and they make great coffee, but only one down side - they have very little inventory in ter...

In GEAR » Purchasing trail runners (where to buy)
April 06, 9:08pm

Vasque Pendulum, La Sportiva Helios & Raptor, Scarpa Spark, Altra - any others?
Thanks Richard - I wore some Vasques a few years back and will check out the Pendulum - nice to know they have a 4mm drop model. How much larger than your foot size did you buy them? Insoles on t...

In GEAR » Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
April 06, 8:13pm

Re: Re: Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
Roger, you should know after how closely I followed your writing on shoe fitting that I've always measured with a Brannock device at the end of the day preferably after hiking : ) I've a...

In GEAR » Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
April 06, 8:09pm

Pinnacles - how much time for caves? What would you include in one day? Maps
Michael, Bob and Bill, how much time is necessary to poke around the caves that are open now? For a first visit, if we just have one day and start early enough (say 8:30AM), what would you fit...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pinnacles National Park - best trails/hikes?
April 06, 2:06pm

Big Basin Ranger advice on easiest access road
Thank for all the excellent tips and advice. It's been awesome living in a place with a lot of local BPL members. Just wanted to share one tip from a ranger I spoke with - he mentioned ther...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Big Basin Redwoods State Park & Sea to Summit Trail - hike suggestions
April 06, 1:59pm

All Reader Reviews by E J

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eBAY.com
Craig, How do you set up an auto search on eBay? Not familiar with that feature. Did you set up an outside program to crawl eBay? eBay is not only useful for acquiring used and new gear at low...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 20, 7:51am

Patagonia Houdini Wind Jacket
My wife has had such good experience with her Houdini that I'm going to switch over from my Montane Lite-speed. I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The material has excellent ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:40pm

Montane Lite-speed
I've used my Montane Lite-Speed in almost all conditions. The fit is quite good, with plenty of room to layer underneath, without being way too big. I'm 6 ft 180lbs, 42 chest and I do fine with the ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 30, 9:31pm