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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

Re: Re: Re: Are Ticks Active in Cold?
I don't know much about the habits of ticks outside of my area, but, here in Idaho, they are most prevalent in mid spring. I don't recall having seen a tick on me past ~mid summer here...th...

In GEAR » Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
October 25, 8:25am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ticks
But what do they carry? Everyone's heard about Lyme. There's a whole lot more that ticks can carry though...and far more questions. I've gotten the impression that no tick studying scie...

In GEAR » Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
October 23, 8:33pm

Re: Re: Ticks
I'm not a pro antibiotic sorta guy. However, given what I know about ticks now --the many possible nasty things they can spread, and how little is actually known-- I'd be taking a short ter...

In GEAR » Gear to protect against THE most deadly backcountry beastie...
October 23, 7:48pm

Re: Tyvek or Laminated "Chemical Coveralls" as VBL???
Ditto to what Greg F posted. I did something similar to what Will did. Search my posts if interested. I have worn my Tyvek jacket to sleep in and it does add some warmth. It doesn't work as a V...

In GEAR » Tyvek or Laminated "Chemical Coveralls" as VBL???
October 09, 3:14pm

Re: Sub-$300 light sleeping bag - WM Highlite?
Hey Aaron, Like Harald, I too had a Highlite that I sold after one night. Not because I didn't like it. I just didn't have a need for it at the time due to having the even lighter Lineli...

In GEAR » Sub-$300 light sleeping bag - WM Highlite?
September 25, 6:12pm

Re: Phone Number for Vivo?
Sorry, I have no phone number but....if you do make contact with them, it might serve us all well to mention that there are some unhappy customers out there. Good luck! Also a note to Javon: Tha...

In GEAR » Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
September 25, 9:21am

Re: Re: Re: Re: re: Trailroc 235s
Javan, Could you compare the sole thickness and ground feel of the 235s compared to the Breathos? Can you also state if you had the insoles in or out of the Breathos? Thanks, r

In GEAR » Longer lasting alternative to Vivobarefoot Breatho? Traction a must.
September 22, 5:25pm

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