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Re: HL50
Duane. You might want to comparison shop at for batteries before buying. They have all the name brands for around $1.50 (plus or minus). http://search.batteryjunction.c...

In GEAR » Headlamp, battery combo to read with in winter and maybe some summer usage
November 06, 3:53pm

Re: RE: Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
"While rock climbing in the Eight Mile Creek area in Washington state I had just dropped a sling down a slot in a large rock and was about to reach underneath to grab it and set up a belay, wh...

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
November 06, 3:34pm

Re: Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
"While I could as you mentioned purchase it from REI I hesitate to spend $170 on any pad regardless of how well I like it, call me cheap. However if I find a good deal on it I am open to givin...

In GEAR » Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
November 05, 7:56pm

Re: Jerry And The GOP
Welcome to the BSA.

In Chaff » Oh Jerry!
November 05, 5:26pm

Caching water-a better idea?

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
November 05, 5:12pm

Re: Fiber Optic proposal for Yellow and Grand Teton
"I admit part of it makes me a little sad." More than a little sad for this old school hiker. It pretty much puts paid to the idea of wilderness, at least in the Lower 48 plus Hawaii....

In On the Web » Fiber Optic proposal for Yellow and Grand Teton
November 05, 4:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The gray days of November
" Maybe I won't wash my down this weekend and go into the desert instead. It is wonderful this time of year." :)

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 05, 4:17pm

Re: "Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?"
"I still probably prefer the area around Glacier, but really you won't be disappointed by Mt. Rainier." +1 No reason not to put both on your list, IMO.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wonderland Trail or Tahoe Rim Trail?
November 04, 7:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The gray days of November
"I would never throw disparaging remarks towards you. Sorry if it sounded like that. I enjoy Mag's writing and his constant efforts to balance work/home responsibilities with his desire...

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 04, 7:37pm

Re: Re: The gray days of November
Glady deleted. Thanks, Nick!

In On the Web » The gray days of November
November 04, 5:39pm

All Reader Reviews by Tom Kirchner

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Gossamer Gear ThinLight insulation pad 1/8" approx. 2 oz.
Having used both of the above mentioned combinations(only with a Mens' Prolite 3), I heartily concur with their rating(s). It would be hard to find a piece of insulation/protection/padding that g...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
October 27, 5:20pm

ULA Circuit
Pro's: 1) Light; 2) Durable for the weight(like Kevin, I've done some off-trail/bushwhacking(Wanda Lake to Martha Lake via Davis Lakes/N. Goddard Creek) with only minor abrasion on the waist...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 29, 6:16pm

RailRiders Adventure Shirt
Scott, Check out for the eco-mesh shirt. They have free shipping whereas Railriders charges a pretty hefty fee. I've been using this shirt for years and consider it the best S...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
April 06, 5:27pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro-Lite 4
Hi David, What you are experiencing with your Prolite-4 is a common phenomenon in my experience with the Prolite-3. It is, however, easy to mitigate. Just position the valve next to your shoulder o...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 04, 5:17pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
I've used the Prolite-3 almost since it came out with good success. It compresses well, is very light FOR ITS SIZE(what would a TorsoLite weigh if it was 20"x48"??), and insulates just ...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
March 15, 6:02pm

I've been using the Peak UL carbon fiber poles(womens' non antishock 3 section model-11.2 oz/pr) ever since they came on the market and have been ecstatic about their performance. Like some other pos...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 5:58pm