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by shakeylegs
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: DIY Odds and Ends
Topic: Most Important Pack Features
Replies: 24
Views: 19331

Most Important Pack Features

Hi all, I'm in the planning stages of constructing a new backpack. This one will be a compromise between super ultralight and rugged, hopefully offering both light weight and the strength to withstand some cross country bushwhacking. It should be large enough for multi-day trekking and be able to ac...
by shakeylegs
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If The Shoe Fits
Replies: 13
Views: 6782

Re: If The Shoe Fits

I suggest you buy another pair Hi realityguy, I love bargains too. This was a one of a kind deal - I had the last pair of these shoes in my shopping cart for several days. I had literally just finished my research and decided to purchase the shoes - 6pm's price was already about half off. I was rev...
by shakeylegs
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: If The Shoe Fits
Replies: 13
Views: 6782

Re: If The Shoe Fits

Toest & Jam - what could be more normal? Women are know to have a large collection of shoes as seen in movies Movies my patootie! I live that screen play. I've paid less for cars than my wife can spend on a pair of shoes. Any time I want to pick up some gear and start to feel guilty, I don't have to...
by shakeylegs
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If The Shoe Fits
Replies: 13
Views: 6782

Re: If The Shoe Fits

Well, the shoe fits!
My Inov-8's arrived today and fit is perfection. Rare on these hard to fit feet. I highly recommend the "fit" comparison tool on runningwarehouse.com. It was right on.
shakeylegs
by shakeylegs
Fri May 31, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: If The Shoe Fits
Replies: 13
Views: 6782

Re: If The Shoe Fits

Anything good to say about crepe soled shoes?
Crepes are always better with jam than with feet.
by shakeylegs
Thu May 30, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If The Shoe Fits
Replies: 13
Views: 6782

Re: If The Shoe Fits

Thanks for that video. It confirms what I've known about my shoe size. The problem I've found, especially buying online without trying, is that different manufacturers use different standards so that a 12 in Saucony is about the same length as an 11 in Nike (my experience). Further, there is no such...
by shakeylegs
Thu May 30, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: light weight thermos
Replies: 9
Views: 9435

Re: light weight thermos

thank you both for your thoughts. I enjoy cooking and even when moving ultralight I like to indulge my gourmet side. I use thermos containers for both FB style cooking and keeping things warm. I also like to pack in frozen food items and try to keep them for as long as possible. The lightest cheapes...
by shakeylegs
Tue May 28, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Stoves, Cooksets and All Things Cooking
Topic: light weight thermos
Replies: 9
Views: 9435

light weight thermos

Hi all, Has anyone come across a serviceable light weight thermos suitable for light weight backpacking? Even the small plastic ones I've seen are relatively heavy. Guess I might have to give up on "off the shelf" and fashion something "DIY". Perhaps a light plastic container + insulated cozy or jus...
by shakeylegs
Sun May 26, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If The Shoe Fits
Replies: 13
Views: 6782

Re: If The Shoe Fits

I really can't help on this topic Shakeylegs as all my hiking boots have be purchased secondhand and are already broken in ;) I hope you can pool enough info to help members with brand sizing. The same thing applies to clothing brands. Good point, if people want to throw in clothing feedback I'll t...
by shakeylegs
Sun May 26, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: If The Shoe Fits
Replies: 13
Views: 6782

If The Shoe Fits

Hi all, I used the forum search function but did not find anything on this topic. I have difficulty finding shoes that fit well. I live in rural Northern California many miles from any retail centers. I therefore find myself purchasing equipment and other items via the web. Trying shoes online can b...