This, That & The Other Thing product analysis by community members. Sock puppetry unwelcome. Caveat emptor.
@David-Harris said in Free USGS Topos from National Geographic!:
So, like, what would you do with these paper things?
Orienteering old school analog style. No electronics or satellite communication required. No solar chargers, dongles, etc. Just good ol' map and compass self reliant style orienteering.
Bonus points for being able to spread out a quad and not need to scroll or zoom for bird's eye overviews.
Found it. the perfect chainsaw pack for the perfect trail work saw. 30 something yr old dana designs in the back of Isa's closet. Brand new 40cc echo. super light, reasonably priced and enough umph to get it done.
Darn: To finish up a horrid year, I missed an EBay Buy It Now! auction for one of those rare plastic Chouinard key-biners. I noticed it after it sold for $19.95 & contacted the seller to see if he had more. He did not.
@FritzRay Thanks for your reply. Other than trying to remove some rust on the spike and where the head attaches to the shaft (in the area of the 3 rivets) I've not tried to clean anything up -- the shaft is as I bought it (and after sitting in the storage for almost 50 years).
@NickG said in Vintage Gear from the '60's for sale and ID details wanted:
Unfortunately I placed a few of those when i first started ice climbing
No shit. I had a couple of those when I started, too, and don't think I ever used them after the first try.
Anyone have thoughts on this?
Looks like a great, versatile jacket for around town, cragging or resort skiing. May put it on my "maybe" list. Not a fan of anoraks though, they are a pain to put on/take off.
At 1120 grams = 2.5 pounds. I'd need to see it in person. Given the product description, can't figure out why it weighs so much; maybe all the features?
Two thoughts on the above solution:
Use someone elses washing machine & dryer.
And resling them after the above.
Sigh. I got rid of my friends. After having them for spares for the batch of camalots I bought in 2010 & never using them, I sold them on EBay, one at a time with a 70's era SMC biner attached to each. Much to my amazment, I made from $15.00 to $55.00 off each one. The original ones from 1978, marked Pat. Pending, fetched the most.
@The-Gnome said in Of Ticklers, Whammers & Hammers:
Forrest Ultimate life-time Tools; dipped into the tackiest tool-coat available a generation ago
I had a set of those, with not near the mileage on them. Lost in a move along with a haul bag full of old stuff.
Iff'n anyone is interested; price is kinda hard to pass up. Not mine. They look like Ti, but knott sure. Ship from Russia apparently.
I have had great luck with my wild country ropeman. more recently have been useing the Petzl connect. Its stiffer and not as easy as the ropeman but gets you through in a pinch. ropeman will come back out if I ever get back into GU FA's