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So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby rlown » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:33 pm

Personally, I think I have everything I need. Maybe a new heavier fleece layer, and a second pair of long pants. Good sunscreen and wool socks would make a great stocking stuffer.

What about others? Mark, I know you need a replacement Mountain House beef stew package for 4, as that one i've see you lug around for a few years is getting ragged. :D



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Re: So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby Ozark Flip » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:15 pm

Wool socks for me.

I'm getting Mark a case of White Zin for Christmas. :D
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Re: So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:22 pm

0 degree (or a -10) Marmot bag for SAR. I will never be a winter camper, but anticipate that 2 am call to load up and go will have me trudging on out there this winter.

A pad solution to go with it. Shelter, possibly a 'mid, but I'll be making do with some tarp or other and a shovel to dig out a semi-cave or trench. And some microspikes should go on the list, nothing elaborate like the ice climb-y crampons, just enough to pair with the poles to go over a pass or two.

I should probably also get some winter boots that fit better - was eyeballing the Garmonts at REI the other day - but that can wait, the Columbia boots will work.
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Re: So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby oldranger » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:58 pm

Another 20 years of hiking in the Sierra! Maybe I shouldn't be greedy and just hope I can live out the trips I have planned for next year. 4 weeks in the Sierra in July and August and Another 10-12 days in Late September with a two week trip to Glacier NP inbetween.

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Re: So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby balzaccom » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:04 pm

Don't have much of a list this year---we have what we need.

Unless someone can send me some free time? I always appreciate THAT one!
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Re: So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby rlown » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:05 pm

balzaccom wrote:Don't have much of a list this year---we have what we need.

Unless someone can send me some free time? I always appreciate THAT one!


why is it semi-retired types never have free time? :)
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Re: So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby LMBSGV » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:12 pm

I've asked Santa (i.e. my wife) for a Bearikade.
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Re: So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby rlown » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:52 pm

LMBSGV wrote:I've asked Santa (i.e. my wife) for a Bearikade.


i'd be impressed if you can pull that off.. :)
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Re: So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby gary c. » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:59 pm

I think that I've finally gotten to the point that I'm pretty satisfied with my gear also. Although, I have been keeping my eye out for a Therm-A-Rest NeoAir All Season pad on sale. ;) I've also considered whether or not it is worth the money for a moreno wool base layer so when I saw this sale I went ahead and ordered myself a top.

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Re: So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby TRAUMAhead » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:21 am

HMG Echo I tarp and HMG Windrider pack, gonna pull the trigger in the next couple of days. Already picked up a Katabatic Chisos quilt. :nod: And I've only used my Tarptent Moment and ULA Circuit for a couple of nights .. Is there Gear Addicts Anonymous? :o
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Re: So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby JMat » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:34 am

Ozark Flip wrote:I'm getting Mark a case of White Zin for Christmas. :D

I can attest to the fact that Mark really loves his White Zin... In fact ... Last trip I was on with him he couldn't stop talking about it :D ;) :wink:
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Re: So what is on your 2011 Christmas wish list?

Postby markskor » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:13 am

JMat wrote:
Ozark Flip wrote:I'm getting Mark a case of White Zin for Christmas. :D

I can attest to the fact that Mark really loves his White Zin... In fact ... Last trip I was on with him he couldn't stop talking about it :D ;) :wink:


Just to tell the whole story here...
On our recent successful trips to the Lunker lake, my man Flip decided that he would surprise us (JMat and I) with some "real good" wine, something that he won in a recent past fishing tourney. (Flip likes to show off a bit). The great Oenophile that he is, he brought up a few choice bottles of some $#@&% White Zin, a perky little number that tasted like putrid testicle sweat off a dead cow. Pouring me a hearty glass, he asked me what I thought of his grand selection. (Just to be fair, Flip knows a lot more about fishing than he does about good wine...Thank God.)
I told him it was a "Girly" wine...and that full glass sat on the kitchen table until we departed...might still be there too if we did not have to go back for that forgotten Casserole dish.
Nobody in their right mind could drink that bilge...Flip drank it all though...I rest my case. Still a great fishing trip which I am most thankful for.

Merry Christmas to all.
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