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It's your money, but...
The Rambo picture is apropos as it represens the notion that a military knife is somehow a good choice for "everything from dressing meat & cutting onions for dinner to making tent stakes ...

In GEAR » KA-BAR with or without serrations?
July 08, 11:12pm

agree with Alex
I agree with Alex that serrations are a pain to keep sharp- especially if you do something like hack through sheet metal with them (why do this with a knife?). Also, unless you are cutting a large ...

In GEAR » KA-BAR with or without serrations?
July 08, 7:16pm

ego vs. safety- my rant
However, to address Lim's larger questions: the respect given the intentions of first ascentionists seems to flow from a recognition of their hard work, boldness, and spirit of adventure (as we...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » David Lama and Redbullstuff
July 08, 12:17am

Murdering the impossible- again
I have not closely followed this issue, but after reading the content in the provided links I see an inherent contradiction between Lama's stated desire to not "leave any traces" of t...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » David Lama and Redbullstuff
July 07, 11:56pm

gear list comments
Hi Dave, I get to the Catskills a few times each winter for ice climbing and backpacking, and have been doing so for 5 years now. Given that, I'd critique your gear list as follows: I hav...

In Winter Hiking » Catskills Winter
June 26, 9:34pm

Arrn US sales
For what it's worth, I bought my Arrn at Rock and Snow in New Paltz (got the front pockets from the YogaSlackers who are sponsored by Arrn)... they change inventory quickly (currently seem to l...

In GEAR » Aarn pack and trail shoes (north face)
June 24, 3:29pm

balance pockets?
I can't tell from your post but I assume you were using the balance pockets? A friend just sent me some for my Peak Experience, and it is now a completely different pack in terms of performance...

In GEAR » Aarn pack and trail shoes (north face)
June 24, 8:53am

value depends on end use
For my money, down is great for camp wear (light, warm, compressable) but for a belay jacket or anything worn with a pack or while moving, synthetics handle moisture better and are less bulky to we...

In GEAR » down or primaloft: better value?
May 29, 11:18pm

If you were using the crampons for your own recreational activities I'd suggest aluminum with the caveat that you simply avoid walking on rocks. However, given your intended purpose, I'd ge...

In GEAR » Ultralight mountaineering boots and crampons
May 26, 8:49pm

ultralight climbing rack
Siggy- take up climbing, THEN buy a rack... a good deal of gear choice is simply subjective preference. Anyway, I have a cold and can’t climb so (in the spirit of this thread) I decided to we...

In GEAR » Climbing Rack
May 21, 12:06am

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