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  • #46
    Since this looks dead, I'll add to it. Just picked up some 1 1/2 oz tungsten punching weights and skirts, and reupped on some plastics. Got a couple spots I want to check out this weekend that's all matted up.

    Probably going to pick up a couple new reels this weekend. Been eyeing the new Shimano citicas, and I had planned on grabbing another lews bb1.

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    • #47
      New North Face jacket to deal with the rain here.

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      • #48
        Black Diamond 3AAA LED light thingy. Tis bright.

        And a couple Omega beeners to keep my Hydro Flask and camera flash holster at bay.

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        • #49
          Speaking of lights.. I bought this headlamp last summer:

          https://www.amazon.com/Vitchelo-V800.../dp/B01AYDU2IW

          Have used it extensively for over a year now. It is the best headlamp i've ever used. Great battery life, one hell of a beam on the highest setting, comfortable. And best of all, extremely affordable. I was kind of leery going with some off-brand Chinese knock off, but the reviews were true. Hell of a headlamp for the price!!

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          • #50
            Been using these binos for the past 3 months. Vortex Viper HD 10x42

            https://www.amazon.com/Vortex-Optics.../dp/B00GSNSPKK

            Once again, INCREDIBLE binos for the price. Best of all they have a no-questions asked lifetime warranty!

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            • #51
              Originally posted by CapnAhab View Post
              Speaking of lights.. I bought this headlamp last summer:

              https://www.amazon.com/Vitchelo-V800.../dp/B01AYDU2IW

              Have used it extensively for over a year now. It is the best headlamp i've ever used. Great battery life, one hell of a beam on the highest setting, comfortable. And best of all, extremely affordable. I was kind of leery going with some off-brand Chinese knock off, but the reviews were true. Hell of a headlamp for the price!!

              Nice!

              Headlamps have always been an 'oh, shit .. I forgot I lost mine .. I'll just buy this one' moment at REI for me. Petzl and Black Diamond both make good little units. Usually a touch more expensive, though, so that's great.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by CapnAhab View Post
                Been using these binos for the past 3 months. Vortex Viper HD 10x42

                https://www.amazon.com/Vortex-Optics.../dp/B00GSNSPKK

                Once again, INCREDIBLE binos for the price. Best of all they have a no-questions asked lifetime warranty!

                Woah -- I haven't gone over the $100 mark with binos yet -- but I got these for the SO over turkey-spendy weekend for $60 -- usually $230: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

                I have a larger pair of 10x40 Nikons, but she found them too heavy to carry around her neck (spine issues). So far, she loves them but I find the fov far too small.

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                • #53
                  Good timing, I was just about to pull the trigger on some binos. Realized after Chappaquiddick that being able to see where the beach turns into not-beach (also known as ocean) would be nice to know before I'm right on it.

                  Thinking 8x42 Leupolds - made in Japan, easily handholdable, wide FOV, still kinda useful for looking at the Moon and shit.

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                  • #54
                    Consider the Vortex Diamondbacks, they are a grade below mine but excellent value for the money.

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                      • #56
                        Bringing this back. Last one was a Leki trekking pole, used but like new from a place in Oregon - almost slipped on my ass on the ice, figured a collapsible stick with a spike in it would be handy, especially when I've got the backpack loaded with camera shit. It's aluminum and not CF, but still works really well.

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                        • #57
                          Love my poles ..

                          I prefer to hike with one

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                          • #58
                            I can't do hiking poles, that may change with my back.

                            i do carry microspikes in the winter just in case I wind up somewhere slippery. They fucking suck in normal snow though.

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                            • #59
                              Can't, or don't want to use them? I'm curious if there is something actually preventing you.

                              I find they make downhill stretches much easier -- especially if it is rocky and / or requires a lot of stepping down. But it does transfer the work from your legs to your arms, shoulders, and back, so if your back is fucked, they may make things worse?

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                              • #60
                                My mom needs a walking stick to move around these days. She's slowly losing her legs. So sad.

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