You...You...mean...they're not real???!!! ;)
Have you ever told Ron Bell that they're not real?!!
I thought I had read that Vegas had a "line" on Team MLD, favoring them to win the upcoming Polar-to-Polar Raid au Naturale. Was I mistaken? ...or, was it the Barefoot Transglobal Under 80-day Adventure Race? (great shades of Phileas Fogg!! Now, please don't tell me Phileas Fogg wasn't real?!!! I thought I had read somewhere that Mr. Fogg was the creator of the Adventure Epic. oh well...i could be mistaken on this point. Maybe it was some guy named Verne? I just can't seem to recall - my "old-timers" is actin' up round 'bout now.).
I've always thought that Team MLD might not be the best spokespeople for gear. After all, they don't carry much gear with them do they? Especially, that Noah character!! Unless one's next shelter is going to be made out of dry leaves. Now, that would be easy to "patch" in the field come next Autumn. And, oh yes..., would it be made out of single-wall WPB leaves with a DWR finish to save weight over a dbl-wall of leaves? And for bag fill, personally, i prefer standard 150 fill White Oak - nice large leaves having rounded lobes, so no points to poke you in the sides - but not much loft - especially when wet.
I've just got to ask, has anyone out there ever tried to fire a Kalashnikov with the front grip removed? Mikhail must have put it in his design for a reason. Is it a choice between steady aim or toasted fingers?
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