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Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-06-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By monNom
Another option between a full-on tent and a tarp...

Another option between a full-on tent and a tarp is one of these 'bothy bags', which is essentially a large orange plastic bag....
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   10-08-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,622
Posted By monNom
you could mix in some alum. That's what the...

you could mix in some alum. That's what the municipal water plants use to reduce turbidity.
Forum: Photography Talk   10-08-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,030
Posted By monNom
Unless it was a pretty high-end camera body like...

Unless it was a pretty high-end camera body like the eos 1v, I think the market for the camera body is probably pretty slim. Likely less than any sentimental attachment you might have for it. The...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-19-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,850
Posted By monNom
a pup-tent style like the Black Diamond betamid...

a pup-tent style like the Black Diamond betamid might be a good choice. Low weight and good interior space for sleeping, if a bit slow to set-up and take down compared to the first light.
This can...
Forum: Photography Talk   01-19-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,190
Posted By monNom
Similar, I think that particular tool is a bit...

Similar, I think that particular tool is a bit more advanced in it's calculations. Overdoing it with fill light or other "HDR" type effects tends to give you a bloomy effect where high-contrast edges...
Forum: Photography Talk   01-18-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,190
Posted By monNom
All this photoshop talk, I couldn't help but...

All this photoshop talk, I couldn't help but share my favorite trick for recapturing some of the shadow detail in full-sun or under-exposed areas, and works a treat on sunsets as well.

In...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-24-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,379
Posted By monNom
http://www.altitude-sports.com/eng/products/mens-c...

http://www.altitude-sports.com/eng/products/mens-clothing/jackets/shells/mens-diurnal-paclite-jacket?aqat
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   11-16-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,970
Posted By monNom
of course none of these methods is reliable here...

of course none of these methods is reliable here on the coast, where more likely than not the sun is hidden behind a pure white sky which casts no hard shadows, and the moss grows all the way around...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-14-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,812
Posted By monNom
Is it the vintage-style 70's era backpacking/army...

Is it the vintage-style 70's era backpacking/army surplus gear you like?
Try H&M.

Lots of older companies have re-released old products. Kelty has some backpacks, Sierra Designs some jackets...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-21-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,911
Posted By monNom
my bad, these looked like barrel shapes to me.

my bad, these looked like barrel shapes to me.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-21-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,911
Posted By monNom
here are a couple of options: ...

here are a couple of options:
http://www.moontrail.com/rab-module.php

At 61" long this might just be long enough for you:
http://www.campsaver.com/elephant-foot-sleeping-bag-800-down

The...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   07-25-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,579
Posted By monNom
about as light as you can get:...

about as light as you can get: http://www.balloonbed.co.uk/
I'm tempted to try making one myself. I've seen a few positive reviews.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   07-08-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,363
Posted By monNom
tourists hiking in flipflops and bermuda shorts...

tourists hiking in flipflops and bermuda shorts are probably the ultimate expression of the Less-is-More ethos. =P
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   07-06-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,399
Posted By monNom
I like a glove like this:...

I like a glove like this: http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/vert_gloves.html

They're not waterproof at all, but they are water resistant, and they stay reasonably warm when damp or wet. Look for...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-13-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,914
Posted By monNom
It's probably an issue of design criteria. If you...

It's probably an issue of design criteria. If you don't need a single wall (very small footprint), you get better performance for your dollar from a double-wall tent.

That said, the MSR dragonfly...
Forum: Backcountry Recipes   03-06-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,157
Posted By monNom
I think vacuum-sealer bags (foodsaver, etc.) are...

I think vacuum-sealer bags (foodsaver, etc.) are considered safe for boiling water/home-brew boil-in-bag meals.
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   03-06-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By monNom
lol. so I take it everyone else smokes? =P

lol. so I take it everyone else smokes? =P
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   02-26-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,800
Posted By monNom
Hard candy lasts forever as it's pretty much pure...

Hard candy lasts forever as it's pretty much pure sugar (pure energy), and it's delicious to boot. No nutrition to it beyond calories, but for an emergency it might be enough.

I read somewhere you...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   02-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,267
Posted By monNom
I bought one of these for $49 from Superstore. It...

I bought one of these for $49 from Superstore. It has a high quality nylon shell with pretty good DWR, has 90/10 down fill and weights about 360g in a medium (no drawcords or internal pocket included...
Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   02-02-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,116
Posted By monNom
One article [Montreal Gazette?] reported that a...

One article [Montreal Gazette?] reported that a vet was contacted but refused to euthanize healthy animals. I don't know if this is a typical position for vets, but I believe the vets at the SPCA put...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   01-05-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,502
Posted By monNom
I think the WM bag is probably perfect for what...

I think the WM bag is probably perfect for what you're after.

I had actually thought the pharaoh fit your requirements pretty closely aside from the 750 down. With 25oz of fill it's going to be a...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   01-05-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,502
Posted By monNom
You might also consider the Women's Phantom range...

You might also consider the Women's Phantom range from Mountain Hardware. The 15degree (-10C) has a neck yoke. Materials and construction quality seem to be on an equal level with the high-end marmot...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   12-21-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By monNom
there's usually a fee involved... I think...

there's usually a fee involved... I think mastercard is 2.5% over their exchange rate for that date.
Forum: Photography Talk   12-21-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,222
Posted By monNom
a little over your budget, but fits the bill: ...

a little over your budget, but fits the bill:
http://www.adencamera.com/prod-overview.asp?ProdID=2581&Category=7
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-29-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By monNom
FYI, if you don't drive across the border (and...

FYI, if you don't drive across the border (and maybe if you do and you declare them), you could be dinged with an extra 18% manufacturers tariff on top of the HST.
...
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