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Re: Re: Re: morality
Thanks, Eric. From a cursory look, MEC looks like a decent company. RE Patagonia, I was/am aware of what they have done and are doing. "Let My People Go Surfing" goes into it far deepe...

In GEAR » "Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
November 13, 6:59pm

Re: Expensive windshirts vs cheap ones
Hi Steve, I wear a cheap one. $10, new. It has a hood, fits like a high end jacket, is quite breathable, water proof for a while, and a good wind shirt. Weighs less than 3 oz. It also came with ...

In GEAR » Expensive windshirts vs cheap ones
November 13, 4:01pm

Re: morality
"MEC has the same standards as patagucci and still gives 1% back to charity... at half the price" Hi Eric, I'm not familiar with MEC. Could you explain their "standards&quo...

In GEAR » "Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
November 13, 3:45pm

Re: Western Mountaineering Flash Pants
Yes, I own a pair...and use them for the purpose you speak of. I also use them while lounging around camp in the PM and AM...sans fire! I've used them, amongst additional layers, to take my ...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering Flash Pants
November 13, 11:06am

Flow rate of Sawyer Mini VS Sawyer Squeeze?
Forgive me if this has already been covered. Searched with no luck. In drip mode, is there any difference in flow rate between these two filters?

In GEAR » Flow rate of Sawyer Mini VS Sawyer Squeeze?
November 12, 4:17pm

Re: Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
These threads are so predictable. Some one asks about the "safest" of the options or the "safety" of something or other and a slew of posters come to the rescue with "this ...

In GEAR » Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
November 12, 9:36am

Re: What have you been finding at thrift stores?
Today's finds: Saw some $600 Rossignol skis in super shape for $5. Purchased a new knife for .50 cents, a very nice pair of Royal Robbins cords for $6 and a set of stainless steel USA made plat...

In GEAR » What have you been finding at thrift stores?
November 11, 7:20pm

Re: What have you been finding at thrift stores?
I think it's cool hearing what other thrifters are finding. Good on all of you! Thanks for the replies!

In GEAR » What have you been finding at thrift stores?
November 09, 8:25pm

Re: Re: What have you been finding at thrift stores?
I go to one particular store twice weekly. It's mostly famine but persistence pays off big on occasion. It is in one of the most unlikely of locales to find this stuff. The demographics are com...

In GEAR » What have you been finding at thrift stores?
November 08, 4:49pm

What have you been finding at thrift stores?
Perhaps my best find came the other day: Goretex Marmot bibs for $4. Couldn't tell they had been used. $550 new! Other memorable mentions: -Lightly used Goretex Marmot one-piece alpine su...

In GEAR » What have you been finding at thrift stores?
November 08, 1:27pm

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