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a review...
I assumed you were following the Ebay auction for the Whittaker, which is why I did not recommend other packs (nothing else comes close to the price, and you can return it). In case you have not...

In GEAR » Jansport Pack Question.
April 07, 8:07pm

experience with similar pack
I do not have the Whittaker, but do have a Jansport Endeavor Pro 8000 that uses the same suspension and similar materials. The only real differences are some features (pockets, attachment points) a...

In GEAR » Jansport Pack Question.
April 07, 4:47pm

posterboard
A piece of posterboard folded in half and taped- just enough to cover the blade. Then store the knife in your pack where it won't be jostled too much. I think the problem may be that people ...

In GEAR » Knives - It's the sheath that weighs
March 31, 11:40pm

My system
Yes, if you roll with the bag you can prevent breathing into the hood (to a degree at least, I always tend to cover my nose/mouth regardless). Here is what I do: for winter I use a thicker, more...

In GEAR » wetting out a down bag
March 25, 10:10pm

WM details...
Tom has good advice- I had both the WM Versalite and now own the Microfiber Antelope. They are essentially the same bag, just with different shells and ounces of down (same cut and design). For tem...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Research
March 21, 7:27pm

ninjaclava
+2 on the OR Ninjaclava- it regulates perfectly as I can cover everything but my eyes, pull it under the chin without feeling as if I am being strangled, or push it up as a hat. I wear it all win...

In GEAR » balaclavas
March 16, 1:11pm

No problems
The only issue I have had with a down bag in the humid East has been some noticeable deflation of a Marmot Helium EQ after a week on the Long Trail... I believe that the shell fabric was simply not...

In GEAR » Eastern US- synthetic sleeping bags?
February 24, 8:03pm

Uberlight sacks
Ben, I loved the Air Sacks as well, but the Uberlight Drysacks look fantastic. Pricey, but I have always liked the rectangular shape.

In GEAR » 2010 Granite Gear Catalogue
February 02, 1:38pm

Here's a rant
Generally, I find Outside reviews to be little more than marketing blurbs. They also tend to be geared for skiing, so I have little use for them. The reviews of the few items of interest to me (Na...

In GEAR » Top Apparel - Outside Buyers Guide Winter 2010 | Outside Online
February 02, 1:23pm

guide systems
If, like me, you can not freehand sharpen an edge that needs more than a good stropping, you might want to look into the guide systems. Lanksy is a cheap one that can work if you are careful, with ...

In GEAR » knife sharpening input needed
January 28, 5:34pm

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