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Re: MYOG Prettylight pack: Success
The color makes it pretty hard on the eyes. --B.G.--

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Prettylight pack: Success
September 26, 10:16pm

Re: weight?
When REI is so stupid that they do not mention the weight of the product, I simply won't buy it. Pretty soon you would think that they will learn that there is a small community of UL backpacke...

In Gear Deals » REI eVent
September 26, 8:09pm

Re: Re: Denali
I did a big peak with a tent offering 16 square feet per person (plus big vestibule space), and that worked out well. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Best tent for Denali
September 26, 7:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Snowshoes
If you want one word to describe Sierra Nevada snow, it is Variable. Typically, the big winter snow storms have big temperature differences between the leading edge, the main storm, and the trailin...

In GEAR » Seeking Feedback on Winter Foot System
September 26, 7:00pm

Re: "Advice wanted on X-Country Skis?"
If you intend to purchase a whole rig, you better take a big piece of plastic. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Advice wanted on X-Country Skis?
September 24, 9:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Advice wanted on X-Country Skis?
There is a Marmot store that is probably close to where David lives. Marmot tends to be much better for backcountry equipment and for gnarly trip stuff. REI tends to have some equipment that is a b...

In GEAR » Advice wanted on X-Country Skis?
September 24, 7:12pm

Re: Re: Advice wanted on X-Country Skis?
Interesting advice, Ross. I'm sure that it must suit the snow of the Cascades. However, for Sierra Nevada snow, NNN and SNS and all those types are suitable for a track system. For backcount...

In GEAR » Advice wanted on X-Country Skis?
September 24, 4:00pm

Re: October?
"October" Sure, October. What year? --B.G.--

In GEAR » BPL Firelite Titanium?
September 24, 12:50pm

Re: Re: sorry
"wad of crisp US dollar bills" That is another good point. If you take lots of currency, try to take all fairly new bills. In some third-world countries, they have a terrible mistrust ...

In Gear Lists » Traveling light in civilization
September 24, 12:26am

Re: bills?
"note that almost everywhere will accept some credit card" Eric, have you ever been to East Africa? I found lots of places that would take only three forms of payment. Either local ...

In Gear Lists » Traveling light in civilization
September 23, 11:55pm

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