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Re: Re: Huge earthquake in Nepal
"They'll get the most press coverage, but my heart goes out even more to the countless remote, unnamed villages which have probably been wiped out by avalanches or rockslides, and will nev...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Huge earthquake in Nepal
April 26, 10:07am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The SIMPLE Fly
Greg, agree %100. Everyone who has fly fished a lot has seen this in one form or another - fish that go for a fly, even a pretty realistic one, and then when they get a better look at it sudden...

In Fishing » The Single Fly
April 26, 9:39am

Re: Re: Re: Maybe this is nuts but....
Yeah, seems like you are right. Almost anything you need to add to turn your bivy into a semi-comfortable pack would probably be heavier than the pack you are using now. When you get things whit...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 25, 4:41pm

Re: Maybe this is nuts but....
"If you used a tee shirt that was one size too large and a good belt, you could stuff things between your body and the tee shirt. " I do this a lot at the grocery store lately with a s...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 25, 9:47am

Re: Huge earthquake in Nepal
NPR reported this morning that around 1000 dead are already confirmed in Kathmandu, even at this early stage. Was surprised to learn that that City is #1 on the UNs "most threatened by earthqu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Huge earthquake in Nepal
April 25, 9:36am

Re: Re: Got mine
I ordered mine in purple last year, but when it came it actually was a pretty nice indigo color. If I have a few drinks it looks purple enough in the right light. I REALLY love that pack. Its just ...

In GEAR » Elemental Horizons Kalais
April 25, 2:52am

Re: Tenkara
Light is light, as long as the rod is not too fragile. I usually look on those "missing" characteristics as a feature, not a deficit. If you can get lighter without paying for it, as you ...

In Fishing » Tenkara
April 24, 11:45am

Re: Tenkara
Eric, my two cents would be to compare the weights of the rods as one way to separate the sheep from the goats. After the length and action that is the number one feature to look at. Weight matte...

In Fishing » Tenkara
April 23, 9:28am

Re: Tenkara
There are more choices now than a few year back, but I'd still say a 12' Iwana from TenkaraUSA would be perfect for the sierra, as well as a perfect intro. http://www.tenkarausa.com/sh...

In Fishing » Tenkara
April 22, 10:15pm

Re: Re: Lake Edison (per VVR)
Here is a pic near the damn in Late Aug 2014. The rest of the "lake" extended only a little way to the right of the trees. I'd estimate the total area had shrunk to much less than %1...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 22, 11:35am

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