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Mount Adams South Climb – June 19-20, 2009

Franken, our resident mountaineer, has had his sights fixed on the summit of a glaciated peak for many, many months. He spent the first four months or so of the year in a brutal Mazama training regimen to prepare him … Continue reading

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McLovin Camera Upgrade

In light of how absolutely ghetto McLovin’s camera is, I thought I’d post a recommendation for an upgrade. This would eliminate the redundancy on a battery and the picture quality would likely be much higher. Ultralight materials, include electrical tape, … Continue reading

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New Gear: Silnylon Buttless Chaps & Ultralight Poo Shovel

Review of Mountain Laurel Designs Silnylon Rain Chaps & a multiuse titanium stake/potty trowel. Continue reading

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2009 Schleeping Pad Smack-Off

Early impressions of the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir sleeping pad Continue reading

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GSI Hae Tea Kettle Review

Review of the GSI Hae Tea Kettle Continue reading

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MYOG

The next great frontier in gear . . .. Is it gear that sheds precious ounces of weight? Is it the latest materials (e.g. eVent, possumdown, titanium, etc.)? Is it gear purchased exclusively from cottage manufacturers? No. It’s gear that … Continue reading

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