sam addington

sam addington

denver, colorado springs, lake Powell, Moab anywhere utah if i can help it

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sam addington wrote an answer about on January 19, 2011

hi denise! unfortunately, this footprint isnt gonna do you much good. but you do have something you can do! with a nine person tent i dont think your aiming to travel light so my idea is just cutting down some painters tarp to fit nicely under under your new tent and cut holes in the corners to put your stakes through and viola! you got a cheap, really tough (albeit ugly) footprint! enjoy haha

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sam addington wrote an answer about on January 18, 2011

hi! ive changed out the bands on this exact watch and, if what i think your asking is right, the pins holding the band on the watch are spring bars, watch you can take out with a special tool, or if your careful a very thin flat head screw driver, its the same pin as most any watch. and good choice on the color you got the same as mine!

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sam addington wrote an answer about on January 2, 2011

hi! i have multiple pairs of la sportiva's, and i can say that in my experience they are excellent about keeping the size accurate across the brand, if your a 34.5 in one pair of sportivas, you shouldnt have to change at all. but in a matter of personal preference, this is a more aggressive shoe than katana so some like them smaller, plus this shoe is leather whereas the katana is part lorica so this shoe is going to stretch more than your others. hope this helps!

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sam addington wrote an answer about on January 2, 2011

id say maybe.. but mostly no, see the side pockets are funny in that they conform to the side of the pack, so the more you shove into the main compartment, the less you can fit in the sides. and the side pockets work best with soft stuff (jacket, socks, so on) but something rigid like a water bottle has a habit of squeezing out like toothpaste from a tube. but the pack is hydration compatible if that helps?

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sam addington wrote an answer about on January 1, 2011

not particularly, see when the webbing is gone all you have is the plastic ring, my best idea is a small biner through the plastic loop then the haul loop, but because of the angle the loop on the bag is at the bag will be turned in a weird way. the webbing runs through the loop parallel to your body whereas a carabiner would be perpendicular, making the bag turn sideways. so id say to just use the belt or be creative to keep that bag facing the right way, theres no shame with modifying some of your gear, just be careful if you want your warranty

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sam addington wrote an answer about on January 1, 2011

hi! to be perfectly honest, it can be alittle tough on some models (like to all red) in low- light conditions, but most of the time there will be a shadow to define where the hands are. i almost bought the all red once and it never took more than a one or two second glance at worst . but the majority of these watches are two-color. so im sure one of those will suit you. i personally have three of these right now (i know, overkill but i love em!)

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sam addington wrote an answer about on December 31, 2010

kevin,this WILL NOT work on your tool, this is for technical ice tools whereas yours is a normal ice axe. the correct pick for your axe is either the:
the BD venom tech pick: http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-venom-tech-pick
or the BD venom classic pick http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-venom-classic-pick
either of these picks will work for your tool. personal preference, plus theyre the same price so good luck choosing!

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sam addington wrote a review of on December 31, 2010

4 5

i have two camelbaks,one with this valve and one with the standard. and i will say i FAR prefer this one, the standard leaks all the time (often into my armpit making me wonder why im sweating on the right but not the left!) but the lock on this one solves that problem ALMOST compleatly, i find if you lock it first then suck out the rest of the water in the rubber bite part you wont have any dribbles at all. i am frustrated though that the yellow locking mechanism on mine is starting to pop out, each time worse than the last and draining a good portion of my water out and onto me. but its worth saying that mine is many years old and for the couple bucks it takes, ill just get a new one.

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sam addington wrote an answer about on December 31, 2010

hi! unfortunately, thats as good as it gets, they are meant to hold the straps in line with themselves instead of dangling annoyingly, if you don't like the large loops your getting (and i don't blame you) you can detach the c-clips and tuck the excess strap into a different place or just let the strap dangle, but you might end up with your current problem of them getting caught. but sorry to say, your using them properly, and thats how they're supposed to look.

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sam addington wrote an answer about on October 16, 2010

hi mark, for the purpose you need the harness for, i dont think this is a great option. this harness is designed for alpine climbing and skiing where to be lightweight is key and comfort definitely isnt. so it wont be comfortable at all because they expect this harness to worn with heavy winter clothing in the place of padding. i would look into harnesses like the black diamond chaos or ozone, i can personally say they are incredibly comfortable for all-day affairs and perfectly safe. another good option is the Arc'teryx R320, but thats pretty serious price wise. theres many other ones, i just said the ones that are the top- of- the-line in comfort, just read reviews and people will tell weather or not its any good . and i have say that this harness is VERY specialized, and not very good for gyms and things like that, good luck with the harness search!

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sam addington wrote an answer about on October 10, 2010

well first id say that a three person tent with four people is pretty much impossible to do. and for that high of winds id look into a different tent with a better pole structure,look into getting two msr hubba hubbas. there isnt very many four person tents that will hold up well in wind. so getting two high end tents for your group to split between you guys is the way to go.

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sam addington wrote an answer about on October 10, 2010

hey christina! you made a good choice to look into marmot tents, but as far as choosing, id have to say the aura is a FAR superior tent. the full mesh body is a great feature, it'll keep you nice and cool and gives you a fantastic view of the night sky that you wouldnt get with the earlylight. another huge factor is that the aura is almost a full pound lighter! the aura has a much more advanced body design with the "knees" on the poles to maximize the room inside. and the three poles, my rule of thumb is: more pole intersections= almost always more stability. the aura has a great track record as a real serious backcountry tent, where as honestly, i wouldnt trust the earlylight with much more than car camping. and with either one you get the lifetime warranty and theyre both about the same size. so the bottom line is, the aura is a serious tent, with the features and price to match, so if your a serious camper (or you plan to start getting serious soon) the aura is for you. if you just want to camp out of a car every couple weeks or months, then you dont need a tent with a price tag like the aura and maybe the earlylight is a good option. good luck searching!

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sam addington wrote a review of on October 3, 2010

5 5

i love this harness! with it i can (and have) hung for forty five minuets at a time with almost no discomfort at all. what im noticing alot of harness companies doing is adding tons of mushy padding when really the belt and leg loops need to be wide in order to have it be comfortable. and this one hits that mark! just the right width to keep it from cutting into you and enough padding to help with movement and keep things soft next to skin. pus the fabric on the outside of the belt and legs is surprisingly durable, i thought when i got this harness it was so lightweight id have to be careful about scraping on rock or anything else, but that just isnt the case. and definitely the closest youll get to a fashion statement with a harness

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