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“Went up to nashville, and went to a lil place called REI...mmmm me like!! Chelle found some nice vasque boots on clearence (60$). I got the REI monarch's to try out...(seems solid, great fit..we'll see) noone in NSV had the new sundowners. Got the new Petzl Tikka light. About to order a new colder weather bag. Western Mountaineering Antelope Super MicroFiber. It was a hard choice between it and the Apache super MF. Hope to get it in soon!!
Also like the looks of the MSR microlight filter...but i just bought a bottle of polarpure, so imma keep with chemical treating for a lil before i move to filter”
Throwin' Down and Stylin'
“New whoohoos, eh?
“Next time in Nashville--try Blue Ridge Mtn Sports at Cool Springs”
“Sounds, like me w/ the Bibler Tripod Bivy tent, and a 20 d marmot down bag! piniecole!
Time to upgrade!”
“I did not know they had anything else except an airport in Nashville.”
“Come visit sometime--we even wear shoes now.”
“LOL maryphyl, does bpbaby drive that fast?”
“joshman...i went there too...very helpful staff..got a fleece hat there. Didn't have many sizes in boots. But they sized me and guided me through several pair...too bad they didn't have the sizes or styles i want/needed”
“LOL Mary Phyl, there is a Red Roof Inn and a Pizza hut too!!
Opie, the Antelope is on sale at travelcountry.com if you want to check that out.”
“bpbaby...I know..thanks..but i found it even cheaper off a site that someone posted about getting cheap ice climbing gear..i have it written down at home..”
“I finally found a pot to go with the newer light weight alky stoves I have been playing with - a nice Al pot from wally world for 7 bucks - holds about 1.1 liter. Its marketted as a "grease saver" so the word "GREASE" is impressed on the side of the pot and it comes with a strainer which I probably won't use and a top which I probably won't use either. Nice and light weight - too bad I don't have a scale to weight it but it feels light - much lighter than my current pot.”
“HOI, I have the same pot I use with my esbit! LOl
Opie, please tell me where you found the bags cheaper when you can...pleeeease.”
Opie, How Much Cheaper???
“Dang, I just bought one for $365.00
I think you will love the Antelope!!!”
Antelope SMF 6' for 299
Apache regular 6' for 219
and only 12 bucks shipping
I'll be calling them tommorrow”
“HOI - how much "pot" do you have, are ya gonna share?”
“I got some new gear to I got a new 3 season tent.I got the exponent "inyo 2"
“*BUMP* for windwalker and bpbaby”
“Bpbaby and HOI, BEWARE the greasepot! Birch had a hole melt through his when he used it with the esbit stove. He only got to use it four or five times.”
“that's the site i posted when i bought my tent. i ordered it on tuesday and recieved it on friday (orono, maine to richmond, virginia). friendly guy i spoke with. only one shipping option, priority mail i think it was, $12 for the purchase i made.”
“I would think the grease pot should be OK for boiling water over alky but ... thanks for the heads up.
Btw. was Birch's burn through when he was trying to boil water?”
“I bought a new Osprey pack from Northern Mountain. I'm just waiting for the Fedex van. aaaah, the smell of new gear!”
“is it a men's or a women's pack?
“Got an REI package with zipoff Sahara pants and a black hiking T. Really nice stuff. Bought my winter clothes in the summer and my summer clothes in the winter!”
Got More New Ear-Gear
“Guess what was waiting in the mailbox for me?
Frank Warfield Band 5-18-98
David Nelson Band 11-23-99
Allman Bros 3-24-01
Gov't Mule 3-20-99 and 5-16-98”
“So do you have any innovative ways to store all that ear-ware? My stuff is spilling out of shelves everywhere.”
“get a couple of 300 disc cd changers. i love 'em!”
wow, what a deal!
WM bags on sale
Antelope is a great bag and $299 is a very good price.”
“I tried out the BRMS in Charlottesville, Va when I was there.
Nice folks. :)”
“BRMS is overpriced IMO - often if I need something quickly or that requires fitting I'll stop at Rockfish Gap Outfitters in Waynesboro otherwise I shop the web.”
“Hit a super markdown sale at Gander Mtn. over the weekend and got about 60% off Woolrich Technowool jacket and pants. Great for snowshoeing, and I don't mind Realtree Hardwoods camo at all...it's machine washable wool, which is tre cool. Sorta like SmartWool socks for the rest of me.”
“has a bunch of great clothes on clearance, I am now waiting for the big brown truck, Maybe mrs santa will bring herself too...whoohoo, gear and a woman...whats a boy to do??? Which should I play with first...gear...woman...such a dilema.”
“just got my 10 by 10 silnylon tarp from Oware today - woohooooo - going to be fun seam sealing this suckka (grin)”
“I screwed two hooks into the ceiling of my garage - hung the tarp from the ceiling and sealed mine that way. It was not a good idea.
How you gonna do it???”
“I have used my new backpack 2 times and I love it.I have also used my new 3 season tent 2 times also.
(1)Camp Trails Pargon II.
New gear rocks!!!!!”
“I just bought: Mountainsmith backpack
Jansport backpack (used)
Slumberjack 10 degree fartsack
All from Ebay within the past week!”
“Mr.HOI. The last time I seam sealed anything, the top corners of my Trekker Tarp, I put the sealant in a syringe to dispense. I heard it worked, and it did for me with great success. Apply a small strip then dab with brush to cover stitching. I hardly used any sealant compared to what I prolly would've if I dabbed it on from the tube. And it didn't seem as messy.
If you don't have a syringe, poke a pin into one corner of the rolled end of the tube and squirt from there to dispense. Then roll up tube to cover hole.”
“From ebay?I have to go over there and check some stuff out!”
“Sounds reasonable but I think I'll try a pin hole in the normal dispensing end of the tube instead - I think it will work OK looking at the tube of silicone sealer. As to how I'll do it I think I'll try it starting out loosely rolled - unroll a section, seal that section - backup and repeat - ends up with it unrolled on the floor with sealant sortof on top. Things I am not too sure of is what to use to spread the thin bead I plan on using - perhaps a plastic spoon.
BTW I think the neighbors think I am a little odd - I was out in the back yard trying out various configurations of the tarp and two treking poles in the dark with my head lamp on (grin). One nice feature noticed was the use of a reflective strip woven into the center 4 tieouts - really shows up at night when you hit it with the light.”
“Hey HogOnlce I do stuff like that all the time.”
“yeah but your neighbors already knew your were crazy, mike - mine don't see me enough to have formed an opinion yet (grin)”
“I just picked me up one'a them TIKKA's with my REI div check, purdy cool. I been wanting 'em for awhile now, tried to land me some snowshoes, but they were already out of whut I want.
Yeah Spam I likes that eBay gig, ysjust gotta learn how to play the game is all, hehe. Which Lafuma pack did ya pick up? Love my Eiger 45, it'll be one'a my girls packs in a few years.”
“I second Buddur's syringe method. I used an irrigation syringe with a bent tip. The bend made it easier to maneuver.”
“HOI: Did you consider pitching the tarp and sealing it that way? That's how i seal my tent rain flys. Just pitch em and seal it.”
“Love that order tracking set up -- The Big Brown Truck should be pulling up Thursday. Currently, my new sleeping bag is in Louisville, Kentucky at a hub. Come to poppa.... (and will I beat my wife home on Thursday? Stay tuned.)”
“I gotta friend who's an UPS pilot. Want I should make a call?”
First things First!
“I just got some Body Sensor polyester/lyrca briefs from Campmor. Gotta take care of the Boys first!”
“pitching it and sealing it might be OK but I am thinking I want something solid under the tarp to make spreading that silicone sealer out easier - the sealing that y'all have done was that with sil nylon or with urethane coated nylon? The urethane sealer probably works better with the syringe method as a guess and pitching the tent/tarp and brushing it on works easier too. I am a bit concerned that it won't be that easy with the silicone sealer that one needs to use with sil nylon.”
“What sealer are you using? GE Silicone II cut 50/50 with denatured alcohol or other mineral spirits makes a pretty nice sealant that I use on coated nylon. I'm assuming it would be OK to use on the silnylon too since it is silicone based?”
“yep GE Silicone II but I did not know the trick of cutting it with alcohol so I was assuming the usual thickness”
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