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    Thanks for your advice guys; I will take the...

    Thanks for your advice guys;
    I will take the tent out and hose it down before trying to use it on a trip. But at 8lbs, this tent is not for backpacking. I used to carry it when I was a lot younger,...
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    20 year old tent any good?

    hey all;
    I've got a 20 year old Mountain Hardwear 'Night View' 2 person tent which has been used lightly and stored in a closed container (not airtight) in the attic.
    I haven't taken the tent out...
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    Not really, but I guess I should try it out. I...

    Not really, but I guess I should try it out. I suppose that if I visit an outdoor store, they would have several models set up for 'test sleeping'.
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    Hey guys; Sorry that I kind of left this thread...

    Hey guys;
    Sorry that I kind of left this thread dangling. I kind of got sidetracked with other things, and haven't done any overnighting since the Oct car camping trip to Ascutney VT.
    Now, I'm...
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    After much research and indecision, I finally...

    After much research and indecision, I finally decided to go with the MH Exposure/2 Gore-Tex Pro. List price is $650, but with 'friends and family' discount, I paid $390.
    The main reason I went with...
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    Unfortunately, supplies of everything are limited...

    Unfortunately, supplies of everything are limited now. But prices are marked down - especially when I use the 'friends' guest pass at MH or Columbia.
    I'm now trying to decide between a MH Exposure/2...
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    Replacement for MH Gore-Tex shell

    Hey guys;
    I've got a (very) old Mountain Hardwear Classic Gore-Tex shell on which the main zipper became detached at the bottom, and most of the seam seal tape inside has detached.
    I sent the...
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    Thanks for your advice guys; No technical...

    Thanks for your advice guys;
    No technical climbing. Mostly hiking (with poles) and just a bit of the scrambling like at Breakneck in NY. I suppose I will want to have gloves with me when I finally...
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    Thanks for your good advice guys. I'm going to...

    Thanks for your good advice guys. I'm going to wait and see where my future experiences with this type of hiking/climbing takes me. Except for Breakneck, and a little bit in the Catskills, I haven't...
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    Thanks for the advice. I'm generally a hiker, and...

    Thanks for the advice. I'm generally a hiker, and not a climber, but found myself hiking Breakneck Ridge on the Hudson in NY last Sunday. I wore a pair of weight lifting gloves, which didn't provide...
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    Full or half finger climbing gloves?

    Hey all;
    I'm not really a climber (at least not technical), but I occasionally do find myself on a rock scramble where I need to use both hands and feet. I am now looking for a new pair of gloves to...
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    Did a 9 mile hike in Harriman with my new BD...

    Did a 9 mile hike in Harriman with my new BD poles on Thursday. Love them! Really helps save my knees, even on the mild ascents and descents in the park.
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    I have used spare fleece clothing as a pillow as...

    I have used spare fleece clothing as a pillow as well, but the down pillow I bought is nice - just needs to be a bit higher sometimes. I think that's why there is a pouch sewed into its cover. If I...
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    Thanks for the tongue tip guys; I hadn't thought...

    Thanks for the tongue tip guys; I hadn't thought of trying that.
    I did do a bit of testing this afternoon, and have come to think that perhaps I have been over-inflating the mattress. Using the...
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    I received my new BD Ergo Cork poles today. They...

    I received my new BD Ergo Cork poles today. They look really great, and seems like the locking mechanism will hold up really well. I'll probably do a day hike on Wed or Thurs this week so I'll get a...
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    At some point, it becomes impossible to keep a...

    At some point, it becomes impossible to keep a good seal around the valve with my lips. Perhaps that is the point where the mattress is properly inflated, but I am getting the idea that I could put...
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    I'm going to try that. I can lay it out on the...

    I'm going to try that. I can lay it out on the floor in my bedroom, then try slipping into my bag for a while. I should be able to know within a few hours whether it will work. Of course, a wooden...
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    Thanks to all; I now have something to...

    Thanks to all;
    I now have something to experiment with. I have already been doing a few of the things you suggested;
    Lying slightly off-perpendicular. This helps me for a while, but I still find...
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    Side sleeper - need special pad?

    Hey all;
    I am a side sleeper, and have found that my Thermarest CCF pad and air pad (used together) are not sufficient to provide a good night's sleep. No matter how much air I blow into the...
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    I wonder who makes those poles for Walmart. I...

    I wonder who makes those poles for Walmart. I suppose that they will buy them from whoever gives the best deal. Might be worth looking into for a spare pair - in case I hike with a friend or family...
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    I decided to go with the BD Ergo Cork. Reasons:...

    I decided to go with the BD Ergo Cork. Reasons: The 15 deg grip, great reviews, and price. I bought from Amazon and had some reward points, so final cost was around $75.
    Thanks for your help.
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    Looks to me that the Leki Corklite has been...

    Looks to me that the Leki Corklite has been replaced by the Legacy Lite Cor-Tec.
    There are a couple reasons I think I'll go with the Leki vs BD:
    1. I have had great experience with Leki before.
    2....
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    I found the Leki Corklite on Amazon, but when I...

    I found the Leki Corklite on Amazon, but when I search for them on the Leki site, all I find are 'Cor-Tec'. Are these one in the same?
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    Thanks for your recommendations guys; Maybe the...

    Thanks for your recommendations guys;
    Maybe the best thing would be for me to visit my outdoor store and try out some models in the store. That is, unless the prices are significantly higher than at...
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    Trekking poles recommendation?

    Hi;
    I have one old but 100% functional Leki Makalu trekking pole, but decided I needed two poles.
    I first purchased a pair of Leki Makalu (not same model as what I have) used on Ebay, but they...
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