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No new gear in 2012........but........
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Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
No new gear in 2012........but........ on 03/05/2012 12:39:15 MST Print View

I had taken the pledge, no new gear. But then I had a safety award debit card show up, and I had another one expiring, so I took the plunge for $58 and replaced my DR with a Stratosphire 2. Maybe Big Bend at the end of the month now......

TT Stratophire2

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Re: No new gear in 2012........but........ on 03/05/2012 12:44:49 MST Print View


Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
No new gear in 2012........but. on 03/05/2012 14:19:10 MST Print View

Hi Joe
I found that "no new gear" thread rather amusing given some of the participants...

Anyway, that guyline placement bothers me, so here it is...
To get the best tension on that shelter, think of the two Pitch Lock corners as N and S, so place the two guylines at E and W .

Set up...
If you have the time and can be bothered, please try the two types, Henry's and mine.
He can't do mine and I don't like his...
This is the official TT version :
Henry's way
and this is the TT Downunder way :
Franco's way

What I am interested to find out is which one folk think is easier to do.
(tip : mine only works if you start with a Pitch Lock corner and move to the right of it...)
BTW, no new gear for me since yesterday...
Night time does not count, but well done !

Edited by Franco on 03/05/2012 15:39:35 MST.

Art Tyszka
(arttyszka) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
No new gear on 03/05/2012 14:51:41 MST Print View

Hi, my name is Art and this is my first meeting, it's been almost 12 hours since my last gear purchase . . .

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
gear hoardom on 03/05/2012 15:29:33 MST Print View

bought a pair of FA guide softshell pants fpr $50 to replace these ones ... my partners were complaining about unseemly sights and smells from the posterior region when they belayed me ...

first step on the road to gear hoardom =(

on a side note the new FA guide softshell pant are nice, light, and breathable ... and if on sale, cheap

Edited by bearbreeder on 03/05/2012 15:30:35 MST.

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
No new gear in 2012........but........" on 03/05/2012 15:41:41 MST Print View

Yes, well ... I am still interested in how SS2 owners set them up..

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

SS2 on 03/05/2012 17:37:43 MST Print View

I've only set mine up once or twice. I used Henry's method which worked well. I'll give your method a shot the next time I get it set up.

Brendan S
(brendans) - MLife

Locale: Fruita CO
FA guide pants question on 03/05/2012 17:52:11 MST Print View

Eric are those pants similar in weight to the Paty Rock Guides (I think I've seen you mention that you've had the RGs)? I like the weight of the rock guides but want something that aren't so baggy at the bottom. Those FA's look pretty nice.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: No new gear in 2012........but........ on 03/05/2012 19:15:52 MST Print View

Not bad -- why not buy new gear even if you could have easily used both cards to buy gas instead (like Ben Franklin said about a penny saved is a penny earned and all that?? :)

The Gear Enabler.

Warren Greer
(WarrenGreer) - F

Locale: SoCal
Ya, except on 03/05/2012 20:38:27 MST Print View

maybe this tent. Pretty cool for sure.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"No new gear in 2012........but........" on 03/05/2012 20:42:42 MST Print View

....I got bored and decided to order a new tent. ;-)

Make that Big Bend trip a reality Joe and share it with us.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F
Re: FA guide pants question on 03/05/2012 23:55:55 MST Print View

brendan ...

very similar for slightly cheaper ... same type of fabric ... mine weight 11.8 oz in 34/30 ... very breathable

ill post up a review once i get enough pitches in em

a nice thing IMO is that the zippered pockets are deep ... they are designed to carry an avalanche beacon ... its easy to carry yr keys, wallet, headlamp, etc .while climbing ... stuff you dont want to leave in yr pack in case yr second drops it