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  1. Possible great deal on some mid-layer pants polartec fleece

    I have no affiliation with this site nor am I getting anything out of it, but New military-issue genuine polartec fleece pants with full zips for $15 seems like a bargain. YMMV. There is a coupon...
  2. But they Silvretta 500's are impossible to find!

    But they Silvretta 500's are impossible to find!
  3. Recommendations for Online Prescription Sport Optics?

    I'm looking at getting a prescription set of shielded mountaineering glasses or prescripotion ski goggles or something in-between like a wrap. Anybody use an online vendor and have recommendations?
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    Poll: It would be useful to find a data source with...

    It would be useful to find a data source with actual statistics on the number of hikers rescued versus the number of determinations of negligence, And more useful would be copies of he actual...
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    Poll: Notwithstanding RSA 153-A:24, any person...

    Notwithstanding RSA 153-A:24, any person determined by the department to have acted negligently in requiring a search and rescue response by the department shall be liable to the department for the...
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    Poll: Is the law posted publicly so we can read it? At...

    Is the law posted publicly so we can read it? At this point, its my understanding that the law creates the ability to sell cards only. In other words, if the program does not provide significant...
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    Poll: Well, what does doing everything right mean? Do...

    Well, what does doing everything right mean? Do you have a medical condition that would make your hike seem unreasonable to NHFG? Was your decision to go up the mountain to shelter with a bad ankle...
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    I would just buy a cheap GPS with mapping...

    I would just buy a cheap GPS with mapping capabilities or smart phone/weather that can be pre-loaded with map data and protected case --- it knows your altitude from the GPS position and map...
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    Poll: Help me figure out the likely outcomes to the...

    Help me figure out the likely outcomes to the following scenarios so I can answer the poll.

    1. I leave the extra equipment specified on the safe hiking pamphlet in the car, purchase an insurance...
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    I lucked out and found an Arc'Teryx Alpha SV on...

    I lucked out and found an Arc'Teryx Alpha SV on ebay. I had been watching it for a few months---as well as the "Saquano Green" one on REI (not my color). When the auctioneer dropped the price quite a...
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    Its an old debate, but the Army says Event is...

    Its an old debate, but the Army says Event is better. Hats off to Gore-Tex Marketing though.

    Cite: http://www.verber.com/mark/outdoors/gear/breathability.pdf

    Event has changed hands to GE,...
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    Looks like they will work well in extreme...

    Looks like they will work well in extreme bushwhacks too.
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    Agreed.. clear plastic doesnt help with very...

    Agreed.. clear plastic doesnt help with very bright light--they have tinted versions which may or may not be good enough. Just wanted to point out that you dont have to pay alot for UV protection.
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    That's a nice buy and it illustrates that "full...

    That's a nice buy and it illustrates that "full spectrum UV blocking" is free with cheap old polycarbonate (or pretty much any plastic) and not some magic blue or gold coating.
  15. On the Pernicious Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

    http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/nature/The-Body-Electric.html
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    Then why bring up the medical condition in the...

    Then why bring up the medical condition in the report?
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    On general principles, I hope he wins. As soon as...

    On general principles, I hope he wins. As soon as you let and fish and game warden decide what medical condition is a pre-existing condition that deems you "reckless", you find yourself on a slippery...
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    Yes you have to plan way ahead with a handheld...

    Yes you have to plan way ahead with a handheld GPS, especially if you are travelling...

    You also have to tether it to a big desktop computer. You should try a tablet or a smart phone, the trimble...
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    Like I said, instead of keeping track of all this...

    Like I said, instead of keeping track of all this locking, its getting easier to justify a waterproof otter case, a smartphone in airplane mode, (except when you are downloading free topo maps with...
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    Garmin is locking up the newer GPS so you have to...

    Garmin is locking up the newer GPS so you have to buy an SD Card instead of downloading maps from a DVD. From what I read here, I cannot download my national parks maps (24K parks maps) , my g2 ocean...
  21. When do you think they will have an National...

    When do you think they will have an National Guard drone flying over the Whites to take the S of SAR?
  22. Some tech- Hooking Up Older Serial GPS Devices to USB ports

    Just used one of these to solve a problem with an older Magellen unit:

    If you need to hook up your older GPS with a serial port to a newer computer without a serial port, I can recommend a really...
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    Leki, Leki, Leki Bent one and they sent me a...

    Leki, Leki, Leki

    Bent one and they sent me a free replacement.

    Use their web site to pick the model which provides the most strengh.

    As I recall, it's clearly indicated.
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    I think it goes back to risk....the probability...

    I think it goes back to risk....the probability of failure may be low but the consequences may be high, especially if it's winter and a LED only unit stops working. I've seen the electronics board...
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    Get one with a spot mode if you can plan on...

    Get one with a spot mode if you can plan on crossing water by rock hopping.....its no fun to find out you can't make it over once you are halfway.

    I'm not sure its worthwhile buying a premium unit...
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