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05/26/2024 03:56PM  
 
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05/26/2024 04:11PM  
I got a 20 liter Ursack.
 
05/26/2024 04:56PM  
Zulu: "I got a 20 liter Ursack."


Oh perfect!
 
thegildedgopher
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05/26/2024 07:28PM  
Grabbed a pair of boots (Merrell Moab) and a couple waterproof compression sacks for my kid’s Menogyn trip
 
05/26/2024 07:37PM  
thegildedgopher: "Grabbed a pair of boots (Merrell Moab) and a couple waterproof compression sacks for my kid’s Menogyn trip"

Nice!
 
BlakeDeadly
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05/26/2024 07:48PM  
It's my first time leading a trip. Usually I go up with my buddy and our gear compliments each other, but this time I had to get a few new things! I got:
MSR Flex 4 Cookset and utensils
Seal Line 20L and 50L
Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink Bag
Estwing Special Edition Camper Axe

Excited for all of it. Also excited to have an axe where I won't break the handle... I've done that up there a time or two.
 
05/26/2024 08:44PM  
I went today and purchased a pair of Solomon Hiking shoes which were on sale. I saved $35 plus I used my dividend. The line to check-out was around the corner and down the hall and it took approximately 35 minutes. I guess the wait was worth the savings. I've never seen that place so crazy. I'd have to say that the staff was doing an amazing job under the circumstances. I guess now that Midwest Mountaineering is gone, REI likely got some additional traffic. I did find it interesting that several people in the check-out line were purchasing Bear Vaults.
 
05/27/2024 04:08PM  
Nikon Monarch M7 8 x 42 binocs.
 
thegildedgopher
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05/27/2024 04:22PM  
HangLoose: "I went today and purchased a pair of Solomon Hiking shoes which were on sale. I saved $35 plus I used my dividend. The line to check-out was around the corner and down the hall and it took approximately 35 minutes. I guess the wait was worth the savings. I've never seen that place so crazy. I'd have to say that the staff was doing an amazing job under the circumstances. I guess now that Midwest Mountaineering is gone, REI likely got some additional traffic. I did find it interesting that several people in the check-out line were purchasing Bear Vaults. "


I won’t wait in that line. I still love to go to the store to try items on for fit and to look gear over for quality, but if the line is like that I just make a list and then order online when I get home. Week days on non-sale times are usually fine, but weekends and almost any time within the big fall/spring sales, no thanks.

 
05/27/2024 08:18PM  
BlakeDeadly: "It's my first time leading a trip. Usually I go up with my buddy and our gear compliments each other, but this time I had to get a few new things! I got:
MSR Flex 4 Cookset and utensils
Seal Line 20L and 50L
Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink Bag
Estwing Special Edition Camper Axe


Excited for all of it. Also excited to have an axe where I won't break the handle... I've done that up there a time or two. "


No disrespect intended but I cringe when I hear about folks bringing axes up to the BWCA. Totally unnecessary and dangerous, especially with inexperienced campers. The rule is dead and down wood wrist size or smaller and that works just fine up there. Go to Sierra Trading website and buy a Morakniv knife for $15, saw the wood into 10 inch lengths and have fun splitting it with your Morakniv knife (called Batoning). Very effective and much safer. And you will have extra money leftover for something else fun. Just a thought.
 
andym
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05/27/2024 08:58PM  
I went all bear on this sale. I got a BV500 because it was 20% off and then used my 20% off coupon on an Ursack AllMitey 20 liter size. This will be our first hard sided bear canister. Should be interesting to see how we like it. Some of our older Ursacks predate the IGBC approval and so don't comply with the new order and we also need raccoon protection around here in California. That makes the extra protection of the AllMitey useful. All my older Ursacks are 10 liter size. So this will be an interesting step up to a larger size. All purchased on rebate funds that were just sitting in our account.
 
05/27/2024 10:07PM  
lindylair: "
BlakeDeadly: "It's my first time leading a trip. Usually I go up with my buddy and our gear compliments each other, but this time I had to get a few new things! I got:
MSR Flex 4 Cookset and utensils
Seal Line 20L and 50L
Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink Bag
Estwing Special Edition Camper Axe



Excited for all of it. Also excited to have an axe where I won't break the handle... I've done that up there a time or two. "



No disrespect intended but I cringe when I hear about folks bringing axes up to the BWCA. Totally unnecessary and dangerous, especially with inexperienced campers. The rule is dead and down wood wrist size or smaller and that works just fine up there. Go to Sierra Trading website and buy a Morakniv knife for $15, saw the wood into 10 inch lengths and have fun splitting it with your Morakniv knife (called Batoning). Very effective and much safer. And you will have extra money leftover for something else fun. Just a thought. "


I enjoy using an axe.
 
05/28/2024 04:22AM  
Grabbed a pair of Keen hiking shoes and a pair of Fjallraven shorts. Didn’t realize a sale was going on. Wondered why the lot was oddly full when I pulled in! lol
 
05/28/2024 06:54AM  
thegildedgopher: "
HangLoose: "I went today and purchased a pair of Solomon Hiking shoes which were on sale. I saved $35 plus I used my dividend. The line to check-out was around the corner and down the hall and it took approximately 35 minutes. I guess the wait was worth the savings. I've never seen that place so crazy. I'd have to say that the staff was doing an amazing job under the circumstances. I guess now that Midwest Mountaineering is gone, REI likely got some additional traffic. I did find it interesting that several people in the check-out line were purchasing Bear Vaults. "



I won’t wait in that line. I still love to go to the store to try items on for fit and to look gear over for quality, but if the line is like that I just make a list and then order online when I get home. Week days on non-sale times are usually fine, but weekends and almost any time within the big fall/spring sales, no thanks.


"


I ordered online with free shipping and no line. :)

You guys all got great stuff!
 
BlakeDeadly
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05/28/2024 08:24AM  
fadersup: "
lindylair: "
BlakeDeadly: "It's my first time leading a trip. Usually I go up with my buddy and our gear compliments each other, but this time I had to get a few new things! I got:
MSR Flex 4 Cookset and utensils
Seal Line 20L and 50L
Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink Bag
Estwing Special Edition Camper Axe



Excited for all of it. Also excited to have an axe where I won't break the handle... I've done that up there a time or two. "




No disrespect intended but I cringe when I hear about folks bringing axes up to the BWCA. Totally unnecessary and dangerous, especially with inexperienced campers. The rule is dead and down wood wrist size or smaller and that works just fine up there. Go to Sierra Trading website and buy a Morakniv knife for $15, saw the wood into 10 inch lengths and have fun splitting it with your Morakniv knife (called Batoning). Very effective and much safer. And you will have extra money leftover for something else fun. Just a thought. "



I enjoy using an axe.
"


No disrespect taken/interpreted. This one is 19" and it's intended to be used on your knees so the chance for ricochet or a missed swing have very little opportunity to come back your way. I use it in softer soil areas as well so if I miss, it's going in the dirt. I'd consider myself extremely experienced with camping and processing wood and I always take the necessary precautions.

I have brought a kukri before, which seems to be larger than the Morakniv, and the reason I bring the axe is because it just seems to be a bit more efficient in processing wood for me.

And like fadersup said, I also enjoy using an axe.
 
05/28/2024 08:57AM  
BlakeDeadly: "
fadersup: "
lindylair: "
BlakeDeadly: "It's my first time leading a trip. Usually I go up with my buddy and our gear compliments each other, but this time I had to get a few new things! I got:
MSR Flex 4 Cookset and utensils
Seal Line 20L and 50L
Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink Bag
Estwing Special Edition Camper Axe




Excited for all of it. Also excited to have an axe where I won't break the handle... I've done that up there a time or two. "




No disrespect intended but I cringe when I hear about folks bringing axes up to the BWCA. Totally unnecessary and dangerous, especially with inexperienced campers. The rule is dead and down wood wrist size or smaller and that works just fine up there. Go to Sierra Trading website and buy a Morakniv knife for $15, saw the wood into 10 inch lengths and have fun splitting it with your Morakniv knife (called Batoning). Very effective and much safer. And you will have extra money leftover for something else fun. Just a thought. "




I enjoy using an axe.
"



No disrespect taken/interpreted. This one is 19" and it's intended to be used on your knees so the chance for ricochet or a missed swing have very little opportunity to come back your way. I use it in softer soil areas as well so if I miss, it's going in the dirt. I'd consider myself extremely experienced with camping and processing wood and I always take the necessary precautions.


I have brought a kukri before, which seems to be larger than the Morakniv, and the reason I bring the axe is because it just seems to be a bit more efficient in processing wood for me.


And like fadersup said, I also enjoy using an axe. "


Just going there to begin with is full of risks. It's OK to mention some of these risks because some people never really considered it, but if they know the risk and accept it that's OK too.
 
BlakeDeadly
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05/28/2024 09:15AM  
plmn: "
BlakeDeadly: "
fadersup: "
lindylair: "
BlakeDeadly: "It's my first time leading a trip. Usually I go up with my buddy and our gear compliments each other, but this time I had to get a few new things! I got:
MSR Flex 4 Cookset and utensils
Seal Line 20L and 50L
Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink Bag
Estwing Special Edition Camper Axe





Excited for all of it. Also excited to have an axe where I won't break the handle... I've done that up there a time or two. "





No disrespect intended but I cringe when I hear about folks bringing axes up to the BWCA. Totally unnecessary and dangerous, especially with inexperienced campers. The rule is dead and down wood wrist size or smaller and that works just fine up there. Go to Sierra Trading website and buy a Morakniv knife for $15, saw the wood into 10 inch lengths and have fun splitting it with your Morakniv knife (called Batoning). Very effective and much safer. And you will have extra money leftover for something else fun. Just a thought. "




I enjoy using an axe.
"




No disrespect taken/interpreted. This one is 19" and it's intended to be used on your knees so the chance for ricochet or a missed swing have very little opportunity to come back your way. I use it in softer soil areas as well so if I miss, it's going in the dirt. I'd consider myself extremely experienced with camping and processing wood and I always take the necessary precautions.



I have brought a kukri before, which seems to be larger than the Morakniv, and the reason I bring the axe is because it just seems to be a bit more efficient in processing wood for me.



And like fadersup said, I also enjoy using an axe. "



Just going there to begin with is full of risks. It's OK to mention some of these risks because some people never really considered it, but if they know the risk and accept it that's OK too. "


Absolutely. lindylair and I just have different preferences and experiences. No big deal at all.

I just feel more comfortable bringing an axe because who can say I won't run into sasquatch and who can say he won't be hostile?
 
S33ksNature
  
05/28/2024 09:11PM  
Ended up buying a Sealine Pro pack, using my rewards and the sale I sent $29... I also grabbed a few carabiners too,

Snagged a UR Sack last year in their garage sale section for $60 but used some of my rewards at the time and it only cost me $30 bucks.

 
05/28/2024 09:48PM  
S33ksNature: "Ended up buying a Sealine Pro pack, using my rewards and the sale I sent $29... I also grabbed a few carabiners too,


Snagged a UR Sack last year in their garage sale section for $60 but used some of my rewards at the time and it only cost me $30 bucks.


"


Sweet!
 
05/29/2024 09:18AM  
Got a Nemo Aurora 2 and a North Face Wawona 4. We shall see how they hold up. Been meaning to upgrade some tents for awhile.
 
HowardSprague
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05/31/2024 07:30AM  
Used my 20% off on a pair of Hoka trail shoes for my 16 yr old daughter, who is on a trip to Peru with her Spanish class now. Also a rain jacket...also for my daughter. While there I got myself some permethrin,
 
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