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killer deal on stove

Campsaver.com has the 2.5oz Optimus Crux Lite on sale for $27.
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Sled Duffle Bag

Taking orders on our newest project: Express Creek Sled Duffle. check it out:

We'll be making a run of them in March (made in Colorado)
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Freestanding floorless single wall 4-season tent?

I'm looking for something pretty specific in a winter tent. I'd love to hear if anyone has and ideas or can share tents that have worked for them.

I'd like a floorless freestanding single wall tent for one and two night ski trips in Colorado. I have an MSR Twin Sisters, but as it's not freestanding I'm looking for something else. I like its weight, the snow skirt surrounding it, and its two doors though ...
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LS Spantik Crampon Compatibility

Hi everyone, I have a pair of size 46 La Sportiva Spantiks. Right now I have BD Sabretooth crampons that I have been using with them. The heel tabs and heel lever are a too tight on the heel of the boot, and I can't get a good fit. I am using the long flex bar on the crampons now. Has anyone found a good solution or better crampon?

Could I get different heel levers ...
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pack size

What is your favorite pack size for a 3-5 day alpine rock climbing trip? I'm trying to hit the sweet spot as far as weight/space etc. What is your favorite brand/model as well?
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Cleaning/Maintaining Winter Mountaineering Gear

So I just came back from my first winter mountaineering trip, and now I'm wondering how I should go about washing and taking care of my gear before the next trip comes around. The gear wasn't cheap, so I'm a bit apprehensive of messing up.
-Gore-tex outer shell jacket and pants
-Fleece layer
-Mountaineering Boots (Scarpa Mont Blanc)
-Other things like gloves, hats/beanies, balacavla, etc.

If there are any special things I need to take ...
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North Face S8K

Does anyone have an experience with the North Face S8K boot?
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Lightweight Crampons and Iceaxe

I've had some really nice crampons and ice axe for 15+ years that have worked well, but they're, well, heavy, especially given that most of what I do is pretty basic/easy these days.

Looking to replace them both with more "minimalist" lightweight versions

Just looking at moderate angle easy snow for some basic mountaineering, nothing fancy.

Just curious what other folks are using for stuff like this. Thanks!
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Gaiter sizing question - OR Crocodile

Hi all

I'm a long-time lurker, first question though. It has been a great pleasure to follow this site and obtain some wonderful information, from deeply informative (and helpful!) beta to great opinions on gear to training. Thank you all for such a wonderful community.

I've been a high-altitude hiker for a little under a year, and it has been beyond anything I've ever imagined. Though am in the process of breaking into that "4th ...
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Can This Belay Device be used for Self Descending?

Was looking at options for self descending, without paying for the $250 Petzl D200L0 type of ones. So can something cheaper like this: http://www.backcountry.com/mammut-smart-alpine-belay-deviece-8.9mm-10.5mm?CMP_SKU=MAM0491&MER=0406&skid=MAM0491-BLA-ONESIZ&CMP_ID=PLA_GOc001&mv_pc=r101&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PLA&mr:trackingCode=9C42F9AC-0F6C-E011-9898-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA&mr:device=c&mr:adType=plaonline&mr:ad=56125866277&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=100043054197&mkwid=sR3IY1GqP_dc|pcrid|56125866277

........ be used self descending, or is it only for a person belaying someone from down on the ground? Thats what I wasnt sure of, because it says it can catch falls, so if it has braking capability, could it be used for self descending?

If not, what about the Petzl ...
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