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.2 too small?

Buying my first set of cams (after finally securing a job). Looking at going from .2 up to .5 Camalot X4's and .75 - 3 Camalot C4's. Is the .2 too small for a first cam rack? Should I spend the money doubling on a #2 instead?
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Scrambling Helmet

Hi Guys and Gals,

Was thinking of getting a BMX style helmet to wear scrambling where there is no danger of falling debris from above.

What do you think?

Looking at climbing helmets, all are more like armour for sharp impacts but not a lot for banging your nuggin on a rock falling over.

Apologises if this has been done before or if ive missed something important.

:D ...
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repairing chew holes in down bag

I've always left my inner tent door open, to allow animals to explore the tent without the need to chew through it.

Unfortunately. on the last day of a recent trip, an animal (probably a ground squirrel) came into the tent and chewed 6 small (~1 cm) holes in my down sleeping bag.

I've tried repairing one of the holes with a patch of tenacious tape, but I'm not convinced the tape will hold; after ...
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FYI: AirDog for climbing/mountaineering

Check it..
An alternative to drones?
It looks like the AirDog is still in development but appears the AirDog would have an application for climbing/mountaineering..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcEnThx2 ... e=youtu.be
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Optimus Crux stove

Anyone have any experience with this stove? Seems like a great one for when pack space is at a premium.
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Ostomy and rucksack Ostomy and rucksack

I got an ileostomy a year ago. Now I'm ready for hiking again, but the waistbelt on my rucksack is pressing exactly on the ostomy. If any one on SP know about the problem, and how to solve it, please let me know. Jorgen, Copenhagen.
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Aconcagua Gear help

I see it is recommend to have 2 x 120L+ duffels for the mules on the hike in.

I currently have a large 90L North Face Base Camp duffel that I would like to use. Would buying another one of these and using 2 x 90L duffels be sufficient? Would be a bit annoying that I have to buy ANOTHER 2 duffels just for this.

Any suggestions for backpack?

Recommendations for down pants?

Recommendations for ...
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Gear Help - Climbing Illimani

I will be climbing Illimani in Bolivia this summer with Mountain Madness. We'll go up to around 21k feet. I have some questions about my layering and need some help. I've been up to around 18k feet before, but didn't really attempt to dress properly, just put a lot of clothes on! For this trip, I want to do it right. Here's the gear I have...

Base - Under Armor cold gear compression
Soft-shell - ...
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Mountain Hardwear Compressor Pants

If anyone has a medium or small pair of MH Compressor Pants, I'm willing to pay. Thanks.
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Lightspeed Sleeping pad

Wondering if anyone has any suggestions or opinions on this sleeping pad. They have it for $35 at costco right now. It has an R-value of 5.68, which is nice, but alternatively it has a weight of 3.8lbs. Do you think that the weight is enough to pass it up? I really don't want to spend $160 on an xlite. An alternative is to go with a SOLite. Im trying to prepare for winter in ...
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