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    I often carry an airbag midwinter as an...

    I often carry an airbag midwinter as an additional layer of safety. It certainly comes at a weight penalty (and, to huskydoc's question, I usually trade the airbag for pointy things in the spring)....
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    Not just ear infections, but surfer's ear. I...

    Not just ear infections, but surfer's ear.

    I use them when paddling or surfing cold water. Lots of options out there; the drugstore "christmas-tree" looking ones worked fine for me. And they were...
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    Weight Weenie Touring Tips

    I just read this post by Teague Holmes on Wildsnow: https://www.wildsnow.com/27619/teague-holmes-whats-in-your-pack/

    It got me thinking about pack weight, so I penciled out the gear I usually tour...
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    Ah. There we go. Spooky.

    Ah. There we go. Spooky.
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    The other bits that made me wonder were the bit...

    The other bits that made me wonder were the bit in the Vail Daily report that the partially buried rider extracted himself and went for help, and that 10 people dug for 5 hours without getting to the...
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    I guess it wasn't clear to me whether they knew...

    I guess it wasn't clear to me whether they knew where to dig or not.
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    ...and he still asserted he made the right call...

    ...and he still asserted he made the right call because he knew the terrain and snowpack so well.
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    Vibes. Were the two that were fully buried...

    Vibes. Were the two that were fully buried wearing beacons?
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    I'm a little surprised your summons doesn't tell...

    I'm a little surprised your summons doesn't tell you. But yes, generally "juries" are empaneled for the duration of a case, which is a day or so for a standard DUI case, a week for a bigger criminal...
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    This makes it look like the cost is half that:...

    This makes it look like the cost is half that: https://mtnguide.net/trips/skiing-avalanche/backcountry-skiing/private-ski-guiding/

    What am I missing?
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    If it helps, they're not dropping any bombs this...

    If it helps, they're not dropping any bombs this season. Sounds like the "mitigation" involves mostly "evaluation."
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    Totally Deep just had an interview with one of...

    Totally Deep just had an interview with one of the Bluebird guys. I'll be curious to see if they can make it happen, but it sounds like there's some demand. I'm on their email list, and just got a...
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    Blowing out of town at 12:30. Godspeed everyone.

    Blowing out of town at 12:30. Godspeed everyone.
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    Sure, make sense. And days they can't fly are...

    Sure, make sense. And days they can't fly are often gonna be the days they're fighting to keep the pass open.
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    Consider $150 to be a stupidity tax for sending...

    Consider $150 to be a stupidity tax for sending money through the internet to someone on craigslist.

    You'd think craigslist would be onto something like this.

    Oh wait.
    ...
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    Huh. That hadn't occurred to me.

    Huh. That hadn't occurred to me.
  17. Ballpark inseam on the pants?

    Ballpark inseam on the pants?
  18. Rad! I'm traveling to Tromso in April; I was just...

    Rad! I'm traveling to Tromso in April; I was just watching this last night when digging up some footage on the area.
  19. EEEEWOOOEEEWOOOEEEEEWOOO ...

    EEEEWOOOEEEWOOOEEEEEWOOO
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    If most of the tap water was undrinkable for 3/4...

    If most of the tap water was undrinkable for 3/4 of the season because it was so dangerous, yeah, I'd consider paying for bottled water during those periods.
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    I think the Boa systems have matured quite a bit....

    I think the Boa systems have matured quite a bit. The F1s use them on the forefoot without incident. I think manufacturers have figured out better use-cases for them, in areas where they aren't under...
  22. Schirmer got on my radar after I was looking for...

    Schirmer got on my radar after I was looking for footage of Northern Norway. I dig his enthusiasm.
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    I mean, sure? I'd pay money for avalanche control...

    I mean, sure? I'd pay money for avalanche control on something like the East Wall, even if I have to do all of the work to get to the top.

    I'm also not sure what precedent you're worried about....
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    Alpinist template: I haven't used it, but I found...

    Alpinist template: I haven't used it, but I found this in another thread
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B76KkEvvqG7gohTD_1gf1-l49tLcslHA/view
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    I've been on Bluebird's mailing list; looks like...

    I've been on Bluebird's mailing list; looks like they have a map up now https://bluebirdbackcountry.com/about/

    I think I saw the group taking some of their photos yesterday. I think it's an...
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    I'm curious; how did your Dec. and Jan. long term...

    I'm curious; how did your Dec. and Jan. long term forecasts match up with reality?
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    I'd recommend the lower highlands or the Tennyson...

    I'd recommend the lower highlands or the Tennyson area for sort of upscale neighborhoody things, RiNo for trendy hipstery neighborhoody things, or the South Broadway zone for something a little less...
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    Dessa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAAsaeG6cus

    Dessa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAAsaeG6cus
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    And you say you want to be downtown, but not near...

    And you say you want to be downtown, but not near the 16th St mall? Those two things are very close together.

    What is your transportation like?
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    I'm headed to Norway in a couple months, and SAS...

    I'm headed to Norway in a couple months, and SAS asks you to specifically request space on the plane ahead of time for sports equipment like skis, I think to avoid exactly what you're describing: 15...
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    We have an Osprey pack, kinda like this ...

    We have an Osprey pack, kinda like this one, that works well. Kid + gear gets heavy in a hurry, so it's worth spending some money on a pack with a good waist belt, adjustments, etc. Keep an eye out...
  32. Also worth noting that Sage will basically...

    Also worth noting that Sage will basically repair/replace rods forever. I have one that was on semi-permanent loan to a buddy, who snapped it somehow, and they replaced it without blinking.
  33. I had to highlight the post to see the text for...

    I had to highlight the post to see the text for some reason; white text on white background I guess?

    Anyway: $475 shipped or $450 local pick up in SLC/PC.
  34. Zero Gs with Griffon Demos for less money...

    Zero Gs with Griffon Demos for less money https://www.powder7.com/Blizzard-Zero-G-108-Skis-178cm-Used-2016/for-sale
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    In terms of second attempts, etc., and still...

    In terms of second attempts, etc., and still making things interesting or telling a new story, I'd be interested to see more about the process of deciding "ok, we're going to retry objective X on Y...
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    So was it the routing and single channel that...

    So was it the routing and single channel that made the BCA worth it? I have a set of small Midlands that are light enough I can just leave one on the sternum strap of my pack. Use case is similar to...
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    4 yr old is back in ski school this past weekend...

    4 yr old is back in ski school this past weekend and was stoked. Went back out on the hill with Mom the following day for an hour; wanted to keep doing laps until she got cold. Hope to keep fueling...
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    I didn't like it much for the same reason I...

    I didn't like it much for the same reason I didn't like the game much - couldn't get into the emo main character.
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    Thanks for the Powder link; great piece.

    Thanks for the Powder link; great piece.
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    That was not my experience, at least with tape on...

    That was not my experience, at least with tape on the inside of the boat and not subject to abrasion.
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    Ain't fancy, but I've had good luck with gorilla...

    Ain't fancy, but I've had good luck with gorilla tape and then using a hair dryer + pressure to weld the glue to the fabric. Also works for whitewater kayak repairs with overlapping runs of tape.
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    If you run out of mountain disaster books, don't...

    If you run out of mountain disaster books, don't forget about polar exploration, which has a lot of the same flavor. Shackleton, of course. The Terror is a good piece of fiction in the genre.
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    Huh, didn't know about the easycheck thing....

    Huh, didn't know about the easycheck thing. Bummer it doesn't work for international flights though.
  44. I wasn't a candidate for PRK or LASIK; eyes were...

    I wasn't a candidate for PRK or LASIK; eyes were too bad and corneas too thin. But I ended up getting ICLs (implanted collamer lenses). Basically an artificial lens implanted between my natural lens...
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    It's also not a SCOTUS ruling. Denying to hear a...

    It's also not a SCOTUS ruling. Denying to hear a case and leaving the lower court decision in place =/= the SCOTUS deciding the issue.
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    I'm not very big; I've been steered away from Big...

    I'm not very big; I've been steered away from Big Agnes bags because they're high-volume.
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    Nice snowpack description: 10-12" new snow in...

    Nice snowpack description: 10-12" new snow in past 48 hours on junk
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    I've started a small wood shop, so I've been...

    I've started a small wood shop, so I've been doing a fair number of cutting boards and the like for christmas. Wife is getting a guitar, so I'll do a guitar stand to go along with it.
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    Nice footage!

    Nice footage!
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    Consider making Cherry Bounce or a variation:...

    Consider making Cherry Bounce or a variation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/recipes/cherry-bounce/14732/

    https://www.mountvernon.org/inn/recipes/article/cherry-bounce/
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