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Cheaper option
I occasionally use a plstic lawn bag with the bottom cut open as a rain kilt and partial ground cloth... I cut it short so it is 4-5 inches below the knee. Anything farther and it gets restrictive....

In GEAR » ULA Rain Wrap
July 15, 3:30pm

convex sharpening?
Yes, size is relative- but these small knives do not seem to promote the Rambo-syndrome where people feel the need to chop and cut everything they see. That said, I agree that the need for batoning...

In GEAR » Neck Knife Conundrum
July 14, 4:13am

down issues
Jardine is a highly intelligent but also highly opinionated man who sometimes confuses anecdote with data. Many of his absolute statements really should be qualified... for instance, as many have n...

In GEAR » Wet Down vs. Synthetic Fill
July 12, 4:50pm

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

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