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    All articles referencing youtube are broken due...

    All articles referencing youtube are broken due to a copyright claim by Marc Roberts.

    You can watch the video here:...
  2. I had (sold recently) an OR Exped Andromeda II...

    I had (sold recently) an OR Exped Andromeda II tent and it was the bomb!

    It's a 3 parallel hoops (tunnel) design that's extremely versatile and light. Huge vestibule (didn't try it, but several...
  3. I read the article about a week ago. I simply...

    I read the article about a week ago. I simply couldn't get myself to write a non-emotional response before today.

    First and foremost, condolenses to the wife and kids.

    What's fun about going...
  4. I came to the same conclusion you did about 3...

    I came to the same conclusion you did about 3 years ago...

    At least I could still return mine to the store when I noticed how crappy these things work lol

    Fish
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    No walmart poles, but I had the cheapo "La...

    No walmart poles, but I had the cheapo "La cordée" ones when I first started hiking and they were fine. The expanders failed on mines, that's why I bought some Black Diamonds with flip-locks. Never...
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    Writing *live* from Quebec City (boischatel to be...

    Writing *live* from Quebec City (boischatel to be exact, next to the monmorency falls).

    People here tend to not look too kindly on english speaking people. With one notable exception: If you make...
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    New anti-fog tech from uLaval

    http://www.gizmag.com/permanent-anti-fog-coating-developed/18163/

    Local folks (well, for me anyways!) developped a new permanent anti-fog coating.

    I assume it would be of interest for several...
  8. That's my trick too and it works wonders. Do the...

    That's my trick too and it works wonders. Do the same with my 2 pair of socks and my longjohns.
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    Sorry to hear about your customer service...

    Sorry to hear about your customer service experience. When I had problems with my lightning ascents (decking was ripping), I sent them back to MSR and they sent me a completely new pair.

    That's...
  10. Thread: Ice tools

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    With the exchange rate, you might be able to buy...

    With the exchange rate, you might be able to buy these brand new for your max (sorry, I didn't noticed if your max was 100 for both or 100 each):

    Grivel X Monster (102$ CDN):...
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    Hmm, tasty look'n ;-)

    Hmm, tasty look'n ;-)
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    Cortisone shot to relieve back pains

    Howdy again folks!
    Unfortunately, I'm still dealing with back pains (herniate disc in L3-L4 or L4-L5, I can't remember). After my doctor told me that "I'd basically have to live with it for the...
  13. Sweet! I knew someone would have this info... ...

    Sweet! I knew someone would have this info...

    Cheers!

    Fish
  14. X-country skiing trail specification question

    Howdy all,
    I'll be modifying our cheap little sled we bought for our son so that we can use it on the nearby (totally flat) x-country skiing trails. I was wondering though what's the size of...
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    My girlfriend gave me one of these for christmas....

    My girlfriend gave me one of these for christmas. Very warm so far!! It's boiled wool with a fleece liner.
    ...
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    No worries! I might give DougPaul's suggestion...

    No worries!

    I might give DougPaul's suggestion a try and carry it with me...maybe I was going about this the wrong way and trying to memorize everything ;-)

    Cheers,

    Fish
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    Maybe you guys are all MD's, but I found it way...

    Maybe you guys are all MD's, but I found it way too technical. It's a great read, but I couldn't remember 1/10th of what's in the book.

    If you're interested, my copy's up for grabs. PM me if you...
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    Yup. I just remember seeing the Orthovox mitts...

    Yup. I just remember seeing the Orthovox mitts and you could clearly see the knitting...

    Oh well, going to try them out for real today...big storm coming in!

    Cheers,

    Fish
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    Well, the mitts are in! They are awesome. A...

    Well, the mitts are in!

    They are awesome. A bit on the tight side though, but they seem to stretch a bit. I've been asking a guy at work to wear them every couple of hours for a couple of minutes,...
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    Poll: the view and the sense of accomplishment once at...

    the view and the sense of accomplishment once at the top

    Fish
  21. DSettahr, my bad! I read that post perty quickly....

    DSettahr, my bad! I read that post perty quickly.

    Fish
  22. I generally accepted what you mentioned above as...

    I generally accepted what you mentioned above as fact...however, I've been thinking lately and I don't recall seeing any inuits with vapor barrier clothing before :confused:

    I did hear about...
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    Pre-schrunk pics are up!

    Just spoke with the mom-in-law and she finished the mitts (2 pairs). She'll put them through the washer/drier later this week:
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    Jason, let me know how they turn out! (I want...

    Jason, let me know how they turn out! (I want pics!)

    I may want a copy of your pattern as well ;-)

    Fish
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    Cheap avy probe?

    I know what you're going to say...you don't want to cheap out on safety gear...but the thing is, my intended use for a probe would just be to see how much snow is under my feet. A good thing to know...
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