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2013-12-04 02:22:25 PM
A few more of these threads, and we can even have a 'Here's a handy Fark Holiday Gift Guide Thread guide' thread!

Snark (mostly) aside though...

The ColdAvenger fleece 'ventilator' mask is a nice idea- I could definitely use one of those when riding my bike in the cold so I'm not fogging up my goggles and ending up even colder due to condensation on the inside of my plain fleece 'mask'.

Also love my Osprey convertible pack- was exactly what I needed when I went to Europe earlier this year, and has been repurposed as a backup bug-out-bag for when I'm not traveling.
 
2013-12-04 02:33:09 PM
Lots of overpricing but some good things...

The Asics running shoes are listed at $120 and that's usually the price but you can catch them on sale for around $75 at Sports Authority or similar if they haven't just been released.

The GSI Dualist is excellent for the back country.  I have the pre-Pinnacle version and when soloing, I leave one of the bowl sets and use the extra space for storage.  The prices is great and the bag that comes with it is extremely handy - waterproof and holds 2-quarts or water.
 
2013-12-04 02:40:31 PM
I didn't get past the first slide. Nothing says "rugged, outdoor gear" like heavy, shatter-prone glass bottles.
 
2013-12-04 03:21:10 PM

Gecko Gingrich: I didn't get past the first slide. Nothing says "rugged, outdoor gear" like heavy, shatter-prone glass bottles.


But BPAs!

/Back in my day we drank from dented dirty canteens and we liked it.
 
2013-12-04 03:31:06 PM
Gotta get the gear!
 
2013-12-04 04:00:26 PM
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2013-12-04 04:04:28 PM

UberDave: The GSI Dualist is excellent for the back country.


I have a set of GSI cookware and can attest that it is the shiat. You CANNOT burn something to it. It just won't stick.
 
2013-12-04 04:07:09 PM
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2013-12-04 04:07:20 PM
compared to most of these sorts of lists that was pretty damn good. Some of those items were nice. The anti microbial bags are nice to have (I don't know about those particular products but I use similar one on my bike camping trips) and I really want a scrubba now. Anything that lets me reduce bulk and weight by carrying less clothing on a long ride is appreciated.
 
2013-12-04 04:12:24 PM
 
zez
2013-12-04 04:18:14 PM
I don't understand the point of glass containers for exercising, unless you're on a treadmill.

These are also BPA free, fit in my water bottle cage and won't shatter if I drop them.

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2013-12-04 04:28:50 PM

Gecko Gingrich: I didn't get past the first slide. Nothing says "rugged, outdoor gear" like heavy, shatter-prone glass bottles.


couldn't get past the first slide either...
 
2013-12-04 04:29:36 PM
a handy Holiday Gift

I could use the gift of a holiday handie. Just sayin'...
 
2013-12-04 04:36:32 PM
I thought those water bottles were bongs.
 
2013-12-04 04:38:45 PM

Tom_Slick: Gecko Gingrich: I didn't get past the first slide. Nothing says "rugged, outdoor gear" like heavy, shatter-prone glass bottles.

But BPAs!

/Back in my day we drank from dented dirty canteens and we liked it.


If you're a REAL outdoor enthusiast, something else will get to you before the BPAs can.

/liter soda / powerade bottles are the best
 
2013-12-04 04:42:00 PM
Fun little story:  D1vwife got me one of those "waterproof/shockproof" cases for my phone about a year and a half ago.  Last summer I took my sister, 7 year old nephew, and 4 year old niece out on the lake in my boat.  I stuck my phone in the drink-holder as usual to keep it out of the way.

We were letting my nephew drive the boat around in circles when my sister asked about the case.  I told her it was supposed to be waterproof which is good when you are out on the water.  Quick as a snake my niece grabbed the phone and "Bloop", over the side it went.  Depth-finder said we were in 80 feet of water at the time.

"Well you SAID it was waterproof!"
 
2013-12-04 04:57:02 PM
If I run when the temps are below 60 degrees, my lungs start to hurt something fierce, so that Cold Avenger looks very useful. I just worry about how many times people will call the police when they see me running with one on.
 
2013-12-04 04:58:00 PM

kobrakai: UberDave: The GSI Dualist is excellent for the back country.

I have a set of GSI cookware and can attest that it is the shiat. You CANNOT burn something to it. It just won't stick.


My one fault with the Jetboil is that it is not nonstick. It's a bit heavy for ultralight standards, but the convenience of built-in ignition and boiling water extremely fast is worth the little extra weight. I could also go lighter with the titanium model, but I am also too cheap for that.
 
2013-12-04 05:04:16 PM

stevetherobot: If I run when the temps are below 60 degrees, my lungs start to hurt something fierce, so that Cold Avenger looks very useful. I just worry about how many times people will call the police when they see me running with one on.


Carry a video game console as you run, then that way folks will just think you are moving your stuff one piece at a time.


/Yeah, that's the ticket.
 
2013-12-04 05:07:14 PM
I take Cabelas gift cards.
 
2013-12-04 05:11:03 PM
You could get that homeless guy a cup of coffee...

// just try not to throw it at him
 
zez
2013-12-04 05:29:39 PM

stevetherobot: If I run when the temps are below 60 degrees, my lungs start to hurt something fierce, so that Cold Avenger looks very useful. I just worry about how many times people will call the police when they see me running with one on.


Wow, that's still shorts and t-shirt weather here.
 
2013-12-04 05:58:31 PM

Pickerel: kobrakai: UberDave: The GSI Dualist is excellent for the back country.

I have a set of GSI cookware and can attest that it is the shiat. You CANNOT burn something to it. It just won't stick.

My one fault with the Jetboil is that it is not nonstick. It's a bit heavy for ultralight standards, but the convenience of built-in ignition and boiling water extremely fast is worth the little extra weight. I could also go lighter with the titanium model, but I am also too cheap for that.


You said "ultralight" and "cheap" in the same breath.
 
2013-12-04 06:02:16 PM
Card Ninja - Wouldn't the magnetism from smartphones with a power battery wipe your cards?
 
2013-12-04 06:10:33 PM

TheLastFrontiersman: Pickerel: kobrakai: UberDave: The GSI Dualist is excellent for the back country.

I have a set of GSI cookware and can attest that it is the shiat. You CANNOT burn something to it. It just won't stick.

My one fault with the Jetboil is that it is not nonstick. It's a bit heavy for ultralight standards, but the convenience of built-in ignition and boiling water extremely fast is worth the little extra weight. I could also go lighter with the titanium model, but I am also too cheap for that.

You said "ultralight" and "cheap" in the same breath.



I think he's a thru-hiker.  His stove is a couple of try twigs and his pot is a soda can with the top cut off.  :)
 
2013-12-04 06:38:18 PM
I want pretty much all of that. Except the glass water bottle. I prefer aluminum.

/sigg
 
2013-12-04 07:22:17 PM

pute kisses like a man: Gecko Gingrich: I didn't get past the first slide. Nothing says "rugged, outdoor gear" like heavy, shatter-prone glass bottles.

couldn't get past the first slide either...


Got you beat. NoScript wouldn't load the slideshow so I closed the tab, uninterested.
 
2013-12-04 07:22:38 PM

UberDave: I think he's a thru-hiker. His stove is a couple of try twigs and his pot is a soda can with the top cut off. :)


Please, cat food cans last longer.

/no stove for the first half, then flatbreads got boring and I carried a Jetboil
//mmm, ramen
 
2013-12-04 07:35:23 PM
Just got handed a set of Ahnu hiking boots today. Completely amazed at how far boot tech has come in the last ten years. Awesome stuff.

/seriously, boots? What was there to improve upon, I sez
 
2013-12-04 07:59:17 PM

Gecko Gingrich: I didn't get past the first slide. Nothing says "rugged, outdoor gear" like heavy, shatter-prone glass bottles.


Not to mention that $20 for something that holds water is pretty stupid.
 
2013-12-04 08:30:15 PM
Or, on fark, That guy you see walking past the homeless man while in your boxers watching something on netflix while looking for the job you wish you were walking to every morning..
 
2013-12-04 08:49:38 PM
Like the headline subby.

/ When I worked in the ER I called some of our patients "urban outdoorsmen".
 
2013-12-04 09:12:15 PM
I'm pretty sure the bums would just as soon get a bottle of Mad Dog or Olde English 800.
 
2013-12-04 09:37:00 PM

stevetherobot: If I run when the temps are below 60 degrees, my lungs start to hurt something fierce, so that Cold Avenger looks very useful. I just worry about how many times people will call the police when they see me running with one on.


That's okay. I went outside last night to bury a beloved family pet. Between my screaming and grunting while assaulting the hardened West Texas soil with a pick and shovel in poor lighting and the wailing of my wife, the new neighbor decided that I must be murdering her and called the cops on me. EIGHT police showed up and almost tazed me because I was holding a "weapon". Matter was resolved when the grave and my wife were examined closely and I was let go. I hate my new neighbors now.

Anyway, has anyone gotten past the 14th slide? Keeps crashing on me for some damned reason or another. I'm curious what the next 13 items were...
 
2013-12-04 09:49:50 PM
Since I can't see the list, here's my contribution: http://www.biolitestove.com/

Just came in the mail yesterday, can't Wait to try it out!
 
2013-12-04 10:55:51 PM
Anti-microbial outdoor bags?  Cell phone cases?  What pathetic marketing major decided that these items are necessary for anyone that spends more than an hour a week outdoors?  Oh wait, let me guess.... "Featured Partner!"
 
2013-12-04 11:03:54 PM

Tom_Slick: But BPAs!


I've got a pile of nalgene bottles out in the garage in my pile of camping/climbing crap; every one of them dates from long before mommies started worrying about BPAs.  I'm fifty five years old; the last thing I'm worried about is dying from some imagined toxic ingredient leaching into my water bottle; all the kids that only know how to drink water if it comes from a sealed, overpriced bottle from the corner market probably get far more toxins in their system from that crap.
 
2013-12-05 06:09:45 AM
i live near a cabela's; hadn't been into it until last year but it is probably one of the coolest stores i've ever seen (even though its a bit overpriced, the stuffed animals and aquarium make up for it).
 
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