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Re: Re: Ice Axe Question
>"but it is not supposed to be a walking stick." I differ on that. On vertical ice, you want a shorter ax because you're swinging it like a hammer to plant the pick and/or driv...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 11:19am

Re: Re: Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
The REI version that Andrew posted a pic of ain't UL. 18 ounces. I don't see how they can make it weigh that much. 22-inch legs, 15-inch height in use, aluminum legs. I've made them...

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
September 14, 9:59pm

Re: Re: Packraft dynamics
> or sliding down a river which comprises a very large ramp? Consider the extreme case of boating over a waterfall (do NOT try this at home, kids): Are you "sliding" over the surfa...

In Packrafting » Packraft dynamics
September 14, 1:08pm

Re: BIG rocks
Piper's title of "Big Rocks" reminds me: you can use old rock-climbing techniques on top of a granite surface or along vertical granite. A pebble in a loop of string can function as...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stake techniques
September 14, 9:21am

Re: Vocation vs Avocation
When my vocation was my avocation (working in a backpacking shop, teaching ski lessons, leading week-long trips in the Sierra), I didn't earn a lot. I lived like a college student (or at home)...

In On the Web » Vocation vs Avocation
September 13, 11:39pm

Re: Which Zebralight should I get?
For a PCT thru hike, I'd get H502w L2 AA Flood Headlamp Neutral White, especially if you wear it at waist level for hiking (try it if you haven't, because bumps and dips show much more reli...

In GEAR » Which Zebralight should I get?
September 13, 4:41pm

Re: floody or not...and typical setting used
On the H51, I use the middle setting for almost all hiking and it works well. You could walk slowly (or crawl) on the lowest setting, but that lowest setting is really for reading in camp, IMO. T...

In GEAR » zebralights h52w vs h52Fw
September 13, 3:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Small gas canister (50g)
I never use a single sentence in lieu of 3 paragraphs!

In GEAR » Small gas canister (50g)
September 13, 2:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Small gas canister (50g)
>"You may be aware that as a canister is used in an upright position, the propane will get used up very quickly (due to it's higher vapour pressure) and soon the canister will contain 9...

In GEAR » Small gas canister (50g)
September 13, 1:34pm

Re: zebralights h52w vs h52Fw
98% of the time, I want a flood for easier hiking. I wear/hold lights at my waist at night so I can see the ground contours better. Discerning the ground contours is easier with more uniform ligh...

In GEAR » zebralights h52w vs h52Fw
September 13, 12:09am

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