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  1. #201
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    I'm relatively broad-shouldered, so that would be a factor for me. I looked at Katabatic too, and liked that they're similar to FF with the Pertex and 900fill, but the last time I checked, it seemed that there was still a foot box, vs. the open design of the EE. With the EE, I can open it up entirely and use it as a flat blanket, should I wish. I'll definitely weigh both again when the time comes High cost investments like a nicer bag/quilt and Cuben shelter are a bit down the road for me....

    It's nice having a little UL community here at BF

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    Falcon Pygmy. Already stuffed and almost ready to go. The weight feels good and it should be spanky with dual Nalgenes topped and the small forest. Set up in case I'm savaged by a squirrel, and have to spend a night.


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    a set of dmt credit card sharpeners:




    photon ii:




    score! jumbo straws for tinder straws - they're freaking fat at 1/2" diameter...i don't have to keep going to the bubble tea joint in chinatown anymore


  4. #204
    got my running pack/vest today, Mountain Hardwear Fluid 6- it's a very svelte 9.5 oz (w/o a bladder, probably going w/ a Platy 2.0 liter Hoser) and has quite a bit of room for such a small pack- in the main pack I'll carry an insulating layer, windshirt, beanie, gloves, food, small fak, small fire kit, AMK bivy, map/compass, small camera and Steripen; front pockets will carry headlamp, knife, whistle, shot blocks, salt pills, sunscreen and anti-chafe

    I'll let you know how it carries in a couple of days






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    Quote Originally Posted by PB Wilson View Post


    Here's my latest bit of gear. I really like it and Beef sharpened it up right! Very keen edge and I can't wait to experience the benefits of Elmax steel.

    The blade is as thin as my Mora 2000 but a touch more flexible due to the full flat grind. It's great for slicing and works well in the kitchen. If it didn't have the finger guard, it would be even better on the cutting board.

    Overall, I think it's great and not what I expected from this company with a reputation for bulldozer-type knives. You learn something new everyday.

    Also, now I know what all those Busse fans are talking about regarding the handle material. Super stuff so far and reeeeeeally comfortable.
    What is the model of this knife?
    And where is the web site of their manufacturer ?
    Thank you in advance.

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    It costed me about $8 dollars per 100 safety razors(100 blades in a pack). I can use one side per side of my face for less than 4 packs in a year. The other stuff is for my kids. lol, tell me I don't like sharp edges. Good times, and thanks for looking.

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    just got an Exped SynMat UL 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Edge View Post
    I can use one side per side of my face for less than 4 packs in a year.
    good thing you said it's for your face...i would've assumed you have a coke problem, hehehe.


    Quote Originally Posted by LotusBlade View Post
    just got an Exped SynMat UL 7
    i have the same one - really happy with it! i don't miss a real bed when i'm out there.

  9. #209
    got to try out the Fluid 6 on Sunday w/ a 19 mile run- looks like it's a keeper

    the vest style really prevents bouncing/jiggling- I can see why these are popular w/ ultra runners; the pack (w/ a full 2.0 liter bladder) carried like a dream

    the main pack has plenty of room for a long day adventure, it also has a nice bungee system on the front for additional layers that won't fit in the main pack

    the small pockets on the vest portion are easily accessible and there is two stretch pockets on the sides that are large enough for 20-ish oz water bottles- I kept my camera in one and my cell phone in the other

    the only thing wanting on this pack is a small mesh pocket inside the main pack- it would be nice to keep things like my FAK, map/compass, TP etc separated from the main pack- I might be able to rig something up

    from the front (excuse the pics- the wind was blowing 35 mph!)



    the rear


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    Cool, thanks for the follow-up Definitely looks like something worth checking out. I've been getting more interested in trail-running recently. It's soo much more fun than running elsewhere. I feel like I run better because I'm constantly engaged by my environment.

    Just a little 19miler... Training to be the next Scott Jurek?

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    yeah I don't run on roads (or a track or a treadmill), running outdoors is no different than hiking- you're just covering more ground

    I don't know if there will be another Scott Jurek, but am certain it won't be me

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    I know! You see so much more ground on a single outing!

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    Wifey stole my first new Condor Keppie and folk-art patinad it and wouldn't give it back, so I went and got another


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    poplar wood from lowes for practicing bow-drill.




    my 3rd coal...this wood is crazy easy to get coal!




    for people who are having problems with bow-drill, i recommend heading to lowes and pick up poplar.




    @HikingMano: i'm going to send you that proven set

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    I'd been thinking about doing just that! Getting a some wood boards amd dowels from a hardware store to at least get the technique down.

    Quote Originally Posted by JV3 View Post
    [...]@HikingMano: i'm going to send you that proven set
    Cool!! Shoot me a PM whenever you get to it, I'll send you some money!

    Just saw your post in the other thread, PM inbound

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    Mtwarden, cool looking little pack. It looks like a good design for running.
    Do your socks have skulls on them?

    Bryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by JV3 View Post
    for people who are having problems with bow-drill, i recommend heading to lowes and pick up poplar.
    Hopefully, if I'm ever stuck in the woods and need a friction fire, there's a Lowes nearby


  18. #218
    Quote Originally Posted by sicily02 View Post
    Mtwarden, cool looking little pack. It looks like a good design for running.
    Do your socks have skulls on them?

    Bryan
    Bryan- my gaiters do! made by Dirty Girl, can't recommend them enough for a lightweight gaiter to keep the dirt/rocks/seeds/etc out of your trail runners

    Mike

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    I hear much about DirtyGirl gaiters, I'm going to try some one day

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    Thanks mtwarden.

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