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by gringoantonio
Oct 29 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: need to borrow or rent a kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: need to borrow or rent a kayak

Arizona Hiking Shack has the best rates on high quality high performance inflatables. They may have hard-shells too, I'm not sure. It's definitely worth it to give them a call.

http://www.hikingshack.com/
by gringoantonio
Jul 23 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Firearms / Knives / Tools / Hunting
Topic: Favorite Multi Tool?
Replies: 21
Views: 1965

Favorite Multi Tool?

What is your favorite multi tool to take with you on backpacking trips?

I have an old Leatherman Wave that has served me well for ages. But I've never used half the tools on it (while backpacking) and am looking for something more pared down and significantly lighter...

Thanks!
by gringoantonio
Feb 06 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Packs
Topic: Women's Backpack
Replies: 42
Views: 4840

Re: Women's Backpack

I very highly recommend Arizona Hiking Shack. You can't go wrong there. And you will learn a lot more from the staff there than you will at REI.
by gringoantonio
May 29 2011 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dog AND Child Friendly Day trips?!
Replies: 24
Views: 1766

Re: Dog AND Child Friendly Day trips?!

It's not necessarily lonely, but it has a great creek/swimming hole that is perfect for dogs and kids--Buddha Beach at Red Rock Crossing in Sedona. It's one of the farthest swimming holes from the parking lot, so it has far less people than the other spots in the park... You can access it via a rela...
by gringoantonio
Apr 20 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Hiking Boots
Replies: 50
Views: 4077

Re: Hiking Boots

The best place for boot + fitting advice is AZ Hiking Shack
by gringoantonio
Feb 19 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Looking for a Hike
Topic: Moab area in August
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Moab area in August

RR44 is not lying about the roided-out horse flies.
by gringoantonio
Jan 31 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Where is customer service winning you over?
Replies: 58
Views: 6703

Re: Where is customer service winning you over?

AZ Hiking Shack staff knowledge and customer service can't be beat.
by gringoantonio
Dec 20 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Salt River Rafting
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: Salt River Rafting

As far as I know- yes, if you win a permit and are unable to make the trip, you can transfer it to a person of your choosing. I would strongly advise against anyone with less than intermediate experience just buying a used boat and rafting the Upper Salt. Or even considering it. The Upper Salt is de...
by gringoantonio
Dec 17 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Salt River Rafting
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Salt River Rafting

The permit lottery applications opened a little over a week ago. This year you can submit your application online: ( dead link removed ) (give the page a few moments to load--it's slow) If you've never been, you're missing out. Even if you don't own a boat, you should apply. Finding experienced boat...
by gringoantonio
Dec 04 2010 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tabacco products on the trail?
Replies: 70
Views: 2352

Re: Tabacco products on the trail?

Nothing enjoyable about driving 10, 30, 50, 250, miles to hike X miles into nature only to encounter a cloud or even a whiff of tobacco smoke. I think it's just as inappropriate, (if not more so), as a loud boom box on a trail. As for chewing tobacco, as long as every drop of spit is packed out, no ...
by gringoantonio
Dec 04 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Backpacking gifts
Replies: 57
Views: 2065

Re: Backpacking gifts

by gringoantonio
Dec 03 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Headlamp Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 450

Headlamp Sale

REI has the Black Diamond Spot headlamp on sale for only $23.93. (listed price is $29.93, but right now you get an extra 20% off 1 item) http://www.rei.com/product/813050 This is a great deal on a great headlamp. I own one of these and love it. It has both spot and broad beams and 3 brightness level...
by gringoantonio
Nov 17 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: GPS & Electronic
Topic: 60CSX at $200 from Costco
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: 60CSX at $200 from Costco

For those without a Costco membership, REI also has it for $219. The extra $19 may be worth it for REI's lifetime warranty (not quite as good as Costco's policy but still very good)...

http://www.rei.com/product/735607
by gringoantonio
Nov 17 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: Camp Coffee
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

Re: Camp Coffee

I absolutely love this thing. Figuring out the correct amount of coffee takes some practice. Once you get it down, you'll be in love with it! It uses a #2 cone filter. https://shop.melitta.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=64+007&Cat= (Melitta Ready Set Joe) If you like that, you might love this: http://www.rei....
by gringoantonio
Nov 17 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Cookware & Stoves
Topic: Camp Coffee
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

Camp Coffee

I'm looking for effective ways to make coffee for a few people while car camping. I'd like to avoid adding any bulky items to my camp kitchen. I'm not a coffee drinker, but always camp with some and am hoping to get some feedback from HAZers on your preferred methods for making camp coffee while car...
by gringoantonio
Sep 16 2010 10:45 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: Movies for Netflix?
Replies: 32
Views: 1162

Re: Movies for Netflix?

Moon
by gringoantonio
Aug 04 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Map & GPS nerds...
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Map & GPS nerds...

...might appreciate this. I thought it was pretty cool!

http://www.backpacker.com/homemade_gps_ ... _dirt/1864
by gringoantonio
Jul 27 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Fitness & Health
Topic: Surgery - Meniscus Repair Recovery
Replies: 24
Views: 1753

Re: Surgery - Meniscus Repair Recovery

Everyone's injury severity, health prior to surgery, recovery times, surgeries, etc... are vastly different. The best advice is probably to do exactly what your Ortho and PT tell you to do. They will know 100x's better than anyone online. Taking your time to recover properly will pay off in the long...
by gringoantonio
Jul 11 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Lower Verde - Do it now!
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Lower Verde - Do it now!

Not mistaking res land/water for periodic Bald Eagle closures. Res starts about 1.5-2 river miles beyond Box Bar. From what I've been told (last year, by at least 1/2 dozen different res officials) they don't allow anyone who isn't a tribal member or isn't paddling with a tribal member on their stre...
by gringoantonio
Jul 09 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Boat, Canoe, Kayak, etc...
Topic: Lower Verde - Do it now!
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Lower Verde - Do it now!

Last time I checked (last year), you're not allowed to float through the res. Did you get permission somehow or did you just poach it?

Also, if you've never been down the Verde, be aware that there's tons of strainers. And one very big one at the bottom of Box Bar RAP (the last non-res RAP).

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