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Mike Gervais
(MikeG) - M
Gearing up on 12/25/2013 16:13:22 MST Print View

Box arrived yesterday with 4 quilts from Tim at EE. Woot!

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others? on 12/25/2013 16:18:32 MST Print View

Montane Resolute smock and 45Nrth WÖLVHAMMER winter cycling shoes for me.
Orvis Zip-Back Fleece Vest for the pup.

Christopher Kuzak
(KC)
Bag and Poles on 12/25/2013 16:44:03 MST Print View

Bought a bag, Marmot Plasma 30, with some Xmas gift cards, after months of struggling over what to get. Also received some new hiking poles. Nothing fancy, just BD Ergo Corks. Lighter than my cheapies that finally busted though.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
$$$$$$$$$ on 12/25/2013 17:21:17 MST Print View

Mom had asked me a few weeks back what I wanted, said I was ok. Then this last week have been looking at a winter quilt, so told mom what I needed and how much. Got a Christmas card with some folding currency with a few zeroes at the ends. :)
Duane

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Re: Interesting Gear on 12/25/2013 17:23:15 MST Print View

So, after nearly depleting my stash of 4 oz. Snow Peak fuel canisters during my cold weather stove tests, the elves suggested that I contact Mountain Gear for another case. I went with the MSR Isopro, as I didn't see any Snow Peak on their site. Right after they sent it out, I got nervous--were they really the 4 oz. version, or did I have brain lock and buy the 8 oz. canisters? I called Mountain Gear and had a great chat with the guy. I told him that I had bought the last case of Snow Peak fuel from them, as they are about the only vendor that will actually sell and ship cases of canister fuel (hazmat hassles). He assured me that they sent out the 4 oz. canisters, and he said they also sell the Snow Peak ones. Damn, somehow I'd missed seeing that on their site. Snow Peaks weigh 7.1 oz. full, and the MSRs weigh 7.5 oz. Being gram weenies yourselves, I'm sure y'all find this quite interesting so far. No? Really?

Well, this plot thickens. I decided to pull the trigger on another case of canisters, this time the Snow Peak ones. They're on their way now. When they get here, I'll have a full lifetime supply of 4 oz. fuel canisters. This is where it gets quite interesting, folks. I mean, will I actually live long enough to ever have to buy another case of stove fuel? But a man can't have too many fuel canisters, can he? Or tents, or bags, or packs, or stoves, or....?

I find this whole gear addiction thing interesting.

I hope each one of you had a nice day today, and that your New Year is a prosperous one. I've enjoyed sharing the forums with you over the past year--you're a special bunch of folks.

Nathan Custer
(nastynate) - F

Locale: Tennessee
books on 12/25/2013 18:33:41 MST Print View

I got lots of new reading material, a sawyer mini, exped air pillow, toaks 550 pot, esbit wing stove, fire steel, and Swiss army mini. Quite the motherlode.

Kevin S.
(kstephens) - F
Good Year on 12/25/2013 18:55:31 MST Print View

I got a few amazon gift cards that I blew on random gear (sawyer mini, Toaks ti pot, a new headlamp.....), I also got an REI flash 4 - which is actually 50l since it is a Large. The Flash was on sale for $63, and I had a a $25 rei gift card from coworkers.

I also got the Helinox chair. I had never seen one, and thought it would be a good addition to my bike touring/kayak set up - but it was a little more bulky than I had imagined so I sent it back. I now have $80 credit at Moosejaw.

My wife also got me a new brooks saddle for my touring bike I built up last year. I just couldn't get over my old brown brooks on a new black surly. So she got me a black flyer. Now come the joys of breaking in a brooks saddle - but it is worth it.

Edited by kstephens on 12/25/2013 18:56:10 MST.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others? on 12/25/2013 19:10:42 MST Print View

Nothing for me but a pair of Red Ryder BB guns for the kids.

Mike Gervais
(MikeG) - M
Re: Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others? on 12/25/2013 19:19:30 MST Print View

Time spent teaching those kids to use and safely handle those RR's will be much better than any gift you could have hoped to receive.

You are blessed.

doug thomas
(sparky52804) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Iowa
Re: Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others? on 12/25/2013 19:51:08 MST Print View

Wondering how soon some of this gear is going to end up on swap

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others? on 12/25/2013 20:02:57 MST Print View

"Time spent teaching those kids to use and safely handle those RR's will be much better than any gift you could have hoped to receive."

Teach them? I suppose I should've read the instructions first.

The dog runs and hides when she hears one get cocked, there are four dead sparrows in our yard, one of the neighbors' windows is broken, and I've got a bloody welt on my neck.

:)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others? on 12/25/2013 20:13:09 MST Print View

"The dog runs and hides when she hears one get cocked, there are four dead sparrows in our yard, one of the neighbors' windows is broken, and I've got a bloody welt on my neck."

I guess it's a good thing someone hasn't lost an eye....

Adrien Baker
(AdrienBaker) - F - M

Locale: Kern County
Nothing Fancy on 12/25/2013 20:47:12 MST Print View

I didn't get any fancy cottage gear, but I did get a few things from my wish list.

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I got my wife a pair of Salomon Speedcross 3's.

Adrien

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Pink BB Guns on 12/25/2013 21:23:03 MST Print View

A family friend just got his 9 year old girl a pink Red Rider. When she asked for it we asked her what she wanted it for "Because when I grow up I want to join the army and have a pink rifle. When I shoot a bad guy I'll yell 'You've been pinkified, Sucker!'"

I told him that was so cute I'd buy it myself if he couldn't afford it!

Craig do I need to fly out too CA and teach your kids how too shoot? "Rule #1 Don't shoot the dog...

Todd Taylor
(texasbb) - F

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Tilley hat on 12/25/2013 21:24:22 MST Print View

My kids got me a TH5 Hemp Hat. Not sure I'd have ever dropped that much coin on a hat for myself. My old one was $14.

Jeff Sims
(jeffreytsims) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal
goodies on 12/25/2013 22:03:35 MST Print View

Litetrail handleless cook kit V.3.0
GoLite Bitterroot
Mammut Ultimate soft shell for snowshoeing
EE Enigma (Xtra Long to arrive around the first of the year)

Santa (and my wife) was good to me this year

From me to me

Ruta Locura Lone peak Cuben
Wifi stove

David Noll
(dpnoll) - MLife

Locale: Maroon Bells
Interesting Gear on 12/26/2013 04:06:23 MST Print View

Best Christmas ever. The 22nd was our 30th anniversary and under the tree we had a new 9 tray Excalibur Dehydrator and tickets to Patagonia in March. Let the adventure begin.

Roger Dodger
(RogerDodger) - F

Locale: Wess Siide
Re: Re: Re: Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others? on 12/26/2013 09:41:26 MST Print View

This statement is not directed at or intended to pick on Craig.
I'm all support for 2A rights and protection.

My friends that work at animal rescue shelters often get stray dogs with BB and pellets in their hips and face. The "responsibility speech" with my young nephew is an investment in his future growth, and the long term well being of the stray pet that will be adopted.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others? on 12/26/2013 09:49:14 MST Print View

"This statement is not directed at or intended to pick on Craig."

There's the possibility that humor was involved and that it was not to be taken seriously.

But again, there's the possibility that he wasn't joking and if so, that must have been one hell of a Christmas morning.

Delmar O'Donnell
(Bolster)

Locale: Between Jacinto & Gorgonio
Re: Interesting Gear on 12/26/2013 09:57:06 MST Print View

> a new 9 tray Excalibur Dehydrator and tickets to Patagonia in March.

As the OP, I hereby award you the best gift of thread! The next step is for you to pretend to feel guilty for the less fortunate, and to insist that other people redistribute their wealth or donate their funds to charity. You can't take a trip to Patagonia toting your newly dried foods without some sort of public show of morality. But once you've completed the necessary exculpatory steps, I hope you enjoy the heck out of yourselves.