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Gerald: I used the eTrex HCx Vista for years plus the ForeTrex 401 and I recently got a 62s. For the purposes you described I think one of the current eTrex units would serve you well. There'...

In GEAR » GPS: Garmin Etrex 30 or 62s?
May 08, 1:39pm

calf-height GoreTex socks from ArcTeryx
This might be a good option for those in cold, incessantly wet environments who have had problems with immersion foot. Being from ArcTeryx I'm sure they will cost a buck or three! http://so...

In GEAR » calf-height GoreTex socks from ArcTeryx
May 07, 12:40pm

rain kilt = winner!
I had read about rain kilts and I like the design of the multi-use Cloud Kilt by ZPacks, but I wanted to try the concept before buying one. So I cut the bottom off of a 30 gallon drawstringed tras...

In GEAR » rain kilt = winner!
May 05, 1:46pm

Re: Some general hiking questions
Actually you do have a mini map. It's in your mind. Knowing a few baseline features in the area (highway, ridge line, major river etc) plus general direction from a button compass can be very ...

In GEAR » Some general hiking questions
April 15, 9:04am

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I think it's smart to bring along a minimalist CCF pad (emphasis on minimalist). I use a 1/8" one I got from Lawson in tandem with a Thermarest NeoAir. I use a 3/16" one in cooler w...

In GEAR » Ultralight Closed-Cell Foam Mat?
April 14, 7:46pm

superb
Hey everybody, just wanted to say that Chris shipped the Burn to me immediately and emailed the tracking info. The pack is in perfect condition. A superb transaction, buy with confidence from Chris.

In Gear Swap » FS: Packs from MLD, SMD, GG, and Osprey - new or like new...
April 06, 5:50pm

enclosure
"...prefer being fully inclosed because of fear of ticks..." Same here. Full enclosure makes it easier to protect your gear from the crawlers too, though I guess you could cram stuff ...

In GEAR » Zpacks bug net vs. Gossamer Gear bug canopy
April 05, 7:21pm

reality
Conversation in the back of the ambulance after we went on a call at 3am to a known drug 'hood. My patient has marks on her arms and looks strung out. James: "ma'am do u have any he...

In GEAR » Adventure Medical Kits
April 05, 8:46am

oh yeah...
Oh, almost forgot: 1) Perhaps the best thing about Adventure Medical Kits products are the kit containers and 2) I loved David Thomas' posts in this thread.

In GEAR » Adventure Medical Kits
April 04, 7:53pm

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>But I just wanted to buy a first aid.... >Shush! You can't call it "first aid" anymore! >Why the heck not? >Because your "first" priority is to ensure that n...

In GEAR » Adventure Medical Kits
April 04, 7:51pm

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