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Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get?
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Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get? on 12/25/2010 13:48:19 MST Print View

Best piece of multi-purpose gear ever!


Bison Designs Tap Cap

Edited by joegeib on 12/25/2010 13:50:42 MST.

Larry Dyer
(veriest1) - F

Locale: Texas
My haul on 12/25/2010 14:59:04 MST Print View

I did well this year.

I snagged a Trailstar, a 2010 Jam, and a Fenix LD10.

My wife got a Pentax K7. :)

Joseph Ainsworth
(jainsworth123) - F

Locale: Greater LA area
REI on 12/25/2010 15:29:30 MST Print View

I have about 250 to spend at REI through the combination of a few things. Any ideas at to what I should get?

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
BPL gift cards on 12/25/2010 15:38:06 MST Print View

What I didn't get were the BPL gift cards that were on sale 10 days ago. Did anyone else order them, and did you receive them yet?

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
Re: Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get? on 12/25/2010 16:00:32 MST Print View

nice Joe~!
i got a year "subscription" to a beer club, 3 PNW and Cali craft beers every other month, in wine sized bottles. all beers are rated "A" or higher on

also, a warbonnet traveler to enjoy it in. ;)

Kevin Haskins
(kevperro) - F

Locale: Washington State
Spyderco on 12/25/2010 16:11:45 MST Print View

Spyderco Ladybug Salt

I have a dozen books, a coat (non-backpacking) and a Spyderco Ladybug Salt with the serrated edge. The scale is at the office but the specs say 0.6oz. It is sharp enough to do an appendectomy if needed.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get? on 12/25/2010 16:15:11 MST Print View

Extra love from my puppy since I got to spend the whole day with her! Nothing better than that!

.casey in bed

John Reichle
(mammoman) - M

Locale: NE AL
Christmas Loot on 12/25/2010 16:19:09 MST Print View

Ms. Claus was good to me this year- a ThermaWrap Parka and pants, Icebreaker 200 baselayers, some Bear Grylls Craghoppers Survival Pants (preliminary impression is surprisingly good).....and best of all, 2 1/2 days starting tomorrow to go off by myself and test the new gear :)

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Re: Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get? on 12/25/2010 16:29:32 MST Print View

WM Mitylite

FF Down Booties

SP 450 Mug

WM Cloudrest Pillow

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
RE: Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get on 12/25/2010 16:45:26 MST Print View

Old School G4
Innov8 310s
Sea to Summit 2.5 oz day pack AND the best gift of all...

My 11 y.o. lab, Sunni (on the left), was so sick she almost died last week. Took her to a second vet and she's now wagging her tail, demanding longer outings and barking again. We're not fully out of the woods yet, but so, SO much better than the last 2 weeks. In fact, it looks like she's going to make it.Sunni and Abigail

Edited by socalpacker on 12/25/2010 16:51:58 MST.

Raul Perez
(WaterMonkey) - F
i must have been good on 12/25/2010 17:25:16 MST Print View

Santa got me a macbook pro 15" laptop!

david hensley
(AliasDave) - F
X-mas on 12/25/2010 17:35:47 MST Print View

GL Ultra 20 quilt

And 200$ that I want to buy a used 8x10 or 6x8 tarp!

and countless socks and underwear!!

Merry X-mas everyone!

Tyler Hughes
(catsnack) - F

Locale: Smoky Mountains
Re: RE: Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get on 12/25/2010 17:40:38 MST Print View

Kendall- so glad to hear your dog is doing better!

sounds like all of you got some pretty sweet stuff! lol I didn't get anything at all, but I have saved up maybe $600 over the past year to spend on gear. Going to the REI garage sale on Jan 1, so I hope to pick up a tent and sleeping pad (insulated and cushy) and a tent (REI Quarter Dome T2), and still have enough left over to order the Feathered Friends Hooded Helios I have been drooling over. Maybe before spring I can grab some gore-tex gaiters and water-resistant pants to complete my winter gear.

Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
RE: Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get? on 12/25/2010 17:52:17 MST Print View

Thanks Tyler. I by Gifts for myself every year. It still counts. You got $600 as a gift to spend on gear. Congratulations! :)

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get?" on 12/25/2010 18:12:10 MST Print View

6'er of Founders Breakfast Stout
6'er of Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
6'er of Bell's Kalamazoo Stout

and some other things...

Leatherman Style CS
Patagonia Los Lobos jacket
Exped Air Pillow
Tenkara Bum level lines
A dozen or so flies

The best thing wasn't what I received, rather my kids both received their first sleeping bags for backyard sleepouts and maybe a local overnight trip this summer, they're 2 and 3 so I'll break them in gently.

Edited by Eugeneius on 12/25/2010 18:15:21 MST.

Jeremy Greene
(tippymcstagger) - F

Locale: North Texas
GPS, mini-tripod, gin on 12/25/2010 18:13:07 MST Print View

Garmin: find the trailhead on a dark highway.
Gorillapod: better group pictures.
Bombay Sapphire: smells nice.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get? on 12/25/2010 18:59:17 MST Print View

Mrs. Santa got me a carbon road bike. She just doesn't know it yet. As a matter of fact, she may never know it."What? Honey, I've had that for years......"

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get? on 12/25/2010 19:44:57 MST Print View


I'm so glad to hear your baby is better! That's a great present.

Not trying to put a damper on things - and please don't let this change the happy mood of this thread. I just wanted to share with you all.....

My girl (dog), a 16 yr-old mutt (Australian sheppard mix) and faithful companion for that long, KAYLA, was not so fortunate. She was the picture of health and high-activity until a couple months ago, when her kidneys failed from old age.

She lost over a third of her body weight (and all her muscle mass). Dr. said muscles wouldn't come back at that age. We changed her to a near-zero protein diet and loved on her since then. She began falling a lot and I worried more & more that she might hurt herself. A few days ago we all (me, my wife, and 3 girls) decided it was THAT time. (getting choked up thinking about her)

I came home from work early and we fed her ham (her favorite, something she hadn't tasted since her diagnosis!) and the girls took turns hugging her (as did I). Then my wife & I took her to the vet for her last car ride.

She went peacefully...I knelt beside the table, looked at her eye-to-eye the whole time. She was a great pup!

Spent today with my wife and girls (and later w/about 15 family members). One of my girls gave me a framed pic with Kayla! Nice day. Even picked up a Tilley and a few other things.

We did the right thing, but I sure miss her!

Kendall: keep loving your pups and hug 'em for me! Thanks for the pic!


Edited by funnymoney on 12/25/2010 19:58:13 MST.

Tyler Hughes
(catsnack) - F

Locale: Smoky Mountains
Re: Re: Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get? on 12/25/2010 20:08:02 MST Print View

Joe: What bike specifically did you get? I am a huge cycling guy, and love to check out new stuff!

Todd: I am so sorry for your loss! From the sounds of it, you gave your puppy the best life she could have ever asked for, and I know she enjoyed all of her time with you. She is not suffering anymore, so be happy for that, and cherish the time you had. Best of wishes


Kendall Clement
(socalpacker) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: Merry Christmas... So, What'd Ya Get? on 12/25/2010 20:27:58 MST Print View


I am SO sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies. You and yours will be in my prayers this Christmas season.