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golite
I picked up an ether too. I hadn't pulled the trigger on a windshirt before, at least not in a very long time, but for $32 couldn't resist. Thanks for the tip.

In Gear Deals » Cheap Golite Jackets
March 11, 5:20pm

GC in May
I have only been there once, so don't have any particular expertise or insight. But it is was in May, right around when you are going. We were surprised that it was full on winter conditions ...

In Gear Lists » Grand Canyon list
March 11, 1:53pm

fry pan
I think for frying fish you would want a decent pan, mostly likely nonstick. Something like this from MSR http://www.rei.com/product/800108?preferredSku=8001080012&cm_mmc=cse_froogle-_-data...

In GEAR » how is Snow Peak frying pan/lid
March 10, 1:50pm

wood stove
A significant advantage of the bushbuddy is that it contains the fire entirely, can be placed on a table, and can even be lifted. Better for LNT (no burn ring or ashes that be easily scattered) and...

In GEAR » New Vargo Hexagon Wood Stove...Opinions?
March 10, 12:17pm

vista hcx
I have the vista hcx. It would be a good choice. It got a good review here on BPL if I remember correctly. I picked the vista because of its battery life, and was the smallest and lightest mappi...

In GEAR » GPS Newbie
March 03, 5:58am

snowshoes
I think I have 7 pair total of various kinds and sizes, some for kids. You have to decide what you want to do with them. People are suggesting the serious mountain climbing type of snowshoe. Tho...

In GEAR » Snowshoes
March 01, 9:55pm

batoning
I was thinking of batoning as spliting wood lengthwise along the grain. I don't think that is almost ever necessary for a bushbuddy. It can be great for a campfire. To split wood along the g...

In GEAR » Wood cutting knife?
February 24, 10:42am

bushbuddy and knife
You really won't need a knife for your bushbuddy most days, and really the only need is to make shavings to start the fire, if other stuff is damp. And you should be able to get shavings from ...

In GEAR » Wood cutting knife?
February 24, 8:46am

REi T3
REI's T3 is 2.27kg, so would be a small "3" person tent that could work. It has some interesting design elements (pole geometry + round doors), so I am not sure how strongly I would ...

In GEAR » 2 Person Lightweight double wall tent
February 02, 9:38pm

red ledge
I have red ledge thunderlight full zip pants. I paid something like $20 for them, but I am not sure I have ever really used them, so can't comment on how well they work. Once I went to using s...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Full side zip shell pants
January 04, 9:19am

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