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Curious what everyone is hoping for/expecting for Christmas.
I really have no clue...perhaps a MSR pocket rocket for those long mileage trips.
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No gear, actually nothing at all on my list.  I am a geezer, so I finally have my kit in order, and am not buying any new stuff because I cannot live long enough to wear out what I already own.  Most of my current gear is better than what can be found at REI-like stores anyway.  WBBB, Rainshadow 2, Circuit, Western Mountaineering, etc...  

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No gear, actually nothing at all on my list.  I am a geezer, so I finally have my kit in order, and am not buying any new stuff because I cannot live long enough to wear out what I already own.  Most of my current gear is better than what can be found at REI-like stores anyway.  WBBB, Rainshadow 2, Circuit, Western Mountaineering, etc...  

I want all of Zeke's gear. :D

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i purchased my LL Bean Maine Hunting Shoes nearly 25 years ago.  most of the chain tread is no more, chunks of the liner of the rubber bottom have come loose and been pulled out over the years.  the leather uppers are still in fine shape.  I have been hinting around for a new pair.  interestingly, i found that they have introduced some changes to the traditional construction.  first, they make some with full grain bison leather, which in my experience is softer and easier to break in than full grain cowhide, but just as durable.  second, you can get the rubber bottom with a shank; mine clearly have no such support, are as flexible as a pair of docksiders.  third, some of them have brick-colored red soles, which is apparently the way Bean used to make them back in the day.
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i purchased my LL Bean Maine Hunting Shoes nearly 25 years ago.  most of the chain tread is no more, chunks of the liner of the rubber bottom have come loose and been pulled out over the years.  the leather uppers are still in fine shape.  I have been hinting around for a new pair.  interestingly, i found that they have introduced some changes to the traditional construction.  first, they make some with full grain bison leather, which in my experience is softer and easier to break in than full grain cowhide, but just as durable.  second, you can get the rubber bottom with a shank; mine clearly have no such support, are as flexible as a pair of docksiders.  third, some of them have brick-colored red soles, which is apparently the way Bean used to make them back in the day.

I just tried them on in Freeport last weekend.  Didn't like them.  Just couldn't pull the trigger.   I did try on a pair at the Bass outlet. A knock off.  Fleece lined and way more comfy.  And 60 bucks.  But I still really wanted to like the bison hunters.  You can send yours back to bean ya know.  They will refurb them, I believe.

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World peace, my two front teeth, a longer fuse... ;-)

I would really like a new winter parka, but certainly don't need one. Just thinking about 950-fill down makes me realise I could drop at least two ounces. Ha.


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I want a Pinarello Dogma with electronic shifting, but my wife said my engine wasn't good enough for a $16k bike.

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I just tried them on in Freeport last weekend.  Didn't like them.  Just couldn't pull the trigger.   I did try on a pair at the Bass outlet. A knock off.  Fleece lined and way more comfy.  And 60 bucks.  But I still really wanted to like the bison hunters.  You can send yours back to bean ya know.  They will refurb them, I believe.

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interesting.  what did you find uncomfortable about them? i wear mine (a) with a pair of custom orthotics and (b) with a mid-weight pair of merino socks.  was planning to do the same, if i'm fortunate enough to receive a new pair.
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Some waterproof maps and an ice axe!!!

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Hoping for peace on earth.  Not expecting it, though.  We've been naughty.
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World peace, a Kelty Trekker(ordered) and a Jennfer Anniston action figure.
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and a Jennfer Anniston action figure.

Might as well ask for an Instaflator too then...

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I just tried them on in Freeport last weekend.  Didn't like them.  Just couldn't pull the trigger.   I did try on a pair at the Bass outlet. A knock off.  Fleece lined and way more comfy.  And 60 bucks.  But I still really wanted to like the bison hunters.  You can send yours back to bean ya know.  They will refurb them, I believe.

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interesting.  what did you find uncomfortable about them? i wear mine (a) with a pair of custom orthotics and (b) with a mid-weight pair of merino socks.  was planning to do the same, if i'm fortunate enough to receive a new pair.

Just seemed like an empty shell.  I need a bit of arch  support and cushioning.  See my name.  They just didn't send me.  I really like them though.  Yea that doesn't make sense. I know.  I will get them sooner or later.

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What size?

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I want to get my thesis done and I want someone to buy my house.

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I won't buy your house and you might not want me to write your thesis but I will send you a Christmas present if you change your avatar.    :)


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I'll be happy with snow.  Enough snow to use all that winter equipment I got last year but couldn't use because of the lack of snow.
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Same as always.  Peace on Earth, good will toward men.  And a Congress that works together for the good of the nation.  

Oh, and some snow.  Lots of it.


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i purchased my LL Bean Maine Hunting Shoes nearly 25 years ago.  most of the chain tread is no more, chunks of the liner of the rubber bottom have come loose and been pulled out over the years.  the leather uppers are still in fine shape.  I have been hinting around for a new pair.  interestingly, i found that they have introduced some changes to the traditional construction.  first, they make some with full grain bison leather, which in my experience is softer and easier to break in than full grain cowhide, but just as durable.  second, you can get the rubber bottom with a shank; mine clearly have no such support, are as flexible as a pair of docksiders.  third, some of them have brick-colored red soles, which is apparently the way Bean used to make them back in the day.

With the leather uppers in fine shape they'll resole them.

http://www.llbean.com/llb....farm-cs

"At L.L.Bean, we help our customers "Reduce, Reuse, Resole." For a reasonable fee, we can extend the life of your L.L.Bean Boots. We can also repair many other products, including jackets, sleeping bags and tents. For details about repairs and our selection of replacement parts, please contact us at 800-341-4341.




Bean Boots can be rebuilt 3 times only. The boots need to be returned to our Repairs Department here in Maine.

Please clean the boots before you send them to us. Include a note in the package that provides your name, billing address, delivery address (if different), daytime telephone number and email address.

You can also include a check or a credit card number with expiration date for payment. The cost of replacing our traditional chain-tread rubber bottoms is $39.00 for non-insulated boots, $42.00 for Gore-Tex insulated and $43.00 for Thinsulate Insulated.

Please send them by USPS to:
L.L.Bean Repairs Dept
PO Box 1000
Freeport, ME 04032"
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More ice fishing gear. Can never have too much.
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Optimus Crux Lite cooking kit.
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My list includes a Hammock Gear Incubator and Burrow set (bottom quilt/top quilt, respectively). I need to trim my insulation weight down, 9lbs worth is too much. The quilts should alleviate that by a long shot, albeit with a cost.

I am also looking at an Osprey Exos pack. I almost bought one this evening (local store did an after-hours 20% off member discount, but I didn't go). Thats OK - I can use the $$ for other things right now. The insulation will come first as that will be the biggest reduction in pack weight right there.

Over time I am sure I can come up with all kinds of things to fill out my gear wish-list for this Christmas.


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Same as I asked for last year....Down pants and peace on earth.

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Getting myself a roof rack for my bike and kayak...and a car to go with it. I rarely use 4WD, can cut my gas cost by 60%, and my Tundra's next oil change is at 250k miles, so it's about time for a second vehicle.
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A bottle of Johnnie Walker will do me.
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I'm w/Old Zeke...

but I have an eight year daughter old who may find some stuff under the tree...she really enjoys being in the woods or on the water with me.  I bought her a base layer w/thumbholes last year, (I LOVE thumbholes), and it has been her favorite piece as it's just like Daddy's.

hmmmm....I'm 53, she's 8....perhaps a small caliber handgun for me when I turn 60 and she is THINKING of possibly dating


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All my wants are pretty big ticket items, to me anyways. I think that the only things I don't feel guilty asking for is maybe a new Ti cookset and a stove. Not even a gas stove, something like a Triangia or Flat Cat. Everything else is too much to ask for so I'll get it my self over time. New tent, quilt, hiking boots, ect. Works out well though cause I finally got an REI credit card and it comes with a $100 REI gift card, so with that I'll get my gas stove setup  :D
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I want a Pinarello Dogma with electronic shifting, but my wife said my engine wasn't good enough for a $16k bike.

Did you tell her it is not the size of the engine but the way you us it.

Would be a sweet ride


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I got myself a pair of down pants. Wore them a couple weeks ago and sparked another sale of down pants... really nice to stand around in the 20 something degrees frosty mornings encased in down. So I guess I already got a Christmas present...

I'd really like to find a good job. I have a job - the work is great, the bureaucracy sucks. Ideally I'd like a job where there's not the constant ongoing present threat of being laid off... do those exist anywhere anymore?

I'd like my own hot spring. Would be cool.


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I'd really like to find a good job. I have a job - the work is great, the bureaucracy sucks. Ideally I'd like a job where there's not the constant ongoing present threat of being laid off... do those exist anywhere anymore?


I dunno...I've been self employed for over 30 years...my boss is a jerk


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