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brooks-range ul sleeping bag cover weight 6.4 or 16 oz
umm, a quick FYI and a question: The weight of this item is listed at 16 oz under the REI specs tab and in the CampSaver listing. Brooks Range has it at 16 oz on their landing page for it, but ...

In Gear Deals » brooks-range ul sleeping bag cover 6.4oz 19.73 w/ free shipping
November 23, 6:38pm

RE: Montbell Ti
Ti vs Aluminum: Ti is stronger, more expensive, heavier (in terms of specific gravity), has less thermal conductivity, but it has an undeniable better cachet vibe than aluminum. A thin wall a...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backpacking Pots for Boy Scouts
October 26, 5:14pm

Re: Another 1982 Lighten Up Jewel
Thanks Ken! I breezed through this thread too quickly. Following that link, I see you're a fellow enthusiast old enough (wise enough) to have been influenced by that article. Interesti...

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 25, 7:30pm

Another 1982 Lighten Up Jewel
In July 1982, Backpacker magazine (yes, Backpacker magazine) devoted most of an issue to going lightweight, with the center piece being on a story about Chuck Kennedy & Fred Williams doing a 5 ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Book: "Hiking Light" by Marlyn Doan, Mountainners 1982!
October 25, 10:03am

RE: Backpacking Pots for Boy Scouts
Have you considered a Stanco Grease Pot? 1.3 liter capacity. Good for buddy system cooking. It is VERY affordable (UNDER $10! for the pot, lid, and a grease strainer) and if you lose the g...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Backpacking Pots for Boy Scouts
October 24, 3:37am

Re: Chernobyl Pack
RE: "golite jam ... lacks in back support and has super skimpy shoulder padding I'm thinking the Chernobyl would be a huge upgrade for me" I've had a Chernobyl. It is a great p...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Good dependable pack
October 17, 8:02am

Re: All things equal, a frameless pack will also always be lighter than any other alternative
RE: "Even the Arc Blast?" Yes. A frameless Blast is 3.5 oz lighter than the Arc. http://www.zpacks.com/backpacks.shtml

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: Contoured Side Panels for Improved Load Carry in Frameless Packs
October 17, 7:54am

RE: Ueli Steck and Sherpas
Cultural factors were no doubt involved ... but influence of the desire for money & its exclusivity were factors as well. Here is the BPL thread that has several versions linked to and has a...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Ueli Steck and Sherpas
September 27, 11:59am

RE: why i wont buy a ghost whisperer
Hmm, your experience has been very different from mine when I have bought MHW products. I have found their customer service to be knowledgeable, and if they didn't know an answer they were wil...

In GEAR » why i wont buy a ghost whisperer
September 23, 10:33pm

Re: Re: Re Re Re Re Re Approach Shoes
> "Friction should be proportional to the force you apply to the surface not dependent on surface area. Lugs make it a lot easier to grab small features with harder rubber." Just a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Altra Lone Peak 1.5 Trail Shoe Review
September 20, 7:04pm

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