Dec 26, 2012 at 8:46 am #1297369
@coastiebobLocale: Wishing I was Backpacking
It is time for the obligatory 2012 thread. What did Santa bring you this year? I hope you all were nice and got some pretty cool stuff.
I think I was on both lists this year. Santa brought me the Montbell Ex Light Down Jacket in Orange that I have been wanting for some time! But, he also brought me women's large rain pants that were on clearance? Any thoughts on what that could mean?
Bob BurkeDec 26, 2012 at 9:13 am #1938275
@wrongturnLocale: The Soda
Tent Cot and a mason jar with a solar lamp. Sucks not having outdoors type family members.
Got myself some new Ice Breaker base layers and a 0 degree quilt from Enlightened Equipment and a stove from Qiwiz.Dec 26, 2012 at 9:20 am #1938276
Helly Hansen fleece mid-layer.
100 feet of paracord
Santa sure is a nice guy!
Of course I felt like Santa too giving out a sleeping bag and OR hard shell.Dec 26, 2012 at 9:41 am #1938285
@cameronLocale: Idaho Falls
Santa brought my parents each a Prolite short so they can sleep more comfortably on their trips. He also brought them a Big Agnes Fly Creek 2.
I got a Newt bought might send it back to the North Pole, not sure about the fit.Dec 26, 2012 at 9:56 am #1938291
Santa Claus brought me a new Cougar X-lite travel trailer. Not SUL at 7,000lbs unloaded, but it's light by some standards. Other than that, I actually got zero camping related gear this year. As my wife says, "You're too picky and everything you want is too expensive."
RyanDec 26, 2012 at 10:04 am #1938293
@flutingaroundLocale: Rocky Mtn. West
Received two REI gift cards! Trying to decide between a Exped Downmat or MSR Whisperlite Universal Stove for winter camping. Yeah!Dec 26, 2012 at 10:44 am #1938308
I got the lightest gear ever: nothing.
;)Dec 26, 2012 at 10:46 am #1938309
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
$200 REI gift card
Golite running tights
Dakota Grizzly Kenyon Shirt
KindleDec 26, 2012 at 11:00 am #1938312
@timdcyLocale: Gore Range
Golite Roan Hooded Parka in Black and a two month gym memebership to get in shape for some backpacking trips to the desert this spring :)Dec 26, 2012 at 11:21 am #1938319
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
That was a quick trip to the dark side ;)Dec 26, 2012 at 11:25 am #1938322
W I S N E R !Participant
No backpacking gear for me this year, don't need anything.
But I did get a custom 7' speed egg by Jon Wegener. Even had him glass my pottery stamp logo onto the bottom of the deck.
Took it out yesterday and this morning…super fast and smooth.
Santa's got nothing on my wife.Dec 26, 2012 at 11:42 am #1938326
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
I don't need any new gear since everything is dialed in. But Joyce got me this Sony RX100.
For me I enjoy finding the perfect gifts for my family. Normally my Christmas shopping is completed by September. This year Joyce was overwhelmed by these two rather large pieces of art. If I had to, I would trade the camera for the enjoyment of watching her opening her presents.Dec 26, 2012 at 11:55 am #1938330
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
A thousand or so lumens.Dec 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm #1938339
@johnnyh88Locale: The SouthWest
I was thoroughly surprised by getting my first tenkara rod. Can't wait to try it out!Dec 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm #1938345
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> Trying to decide between a Exped Downmat or MSR Whisperlite Universal Stove for winter camping.
Oh, go for the down mat!!!
CheersDec 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm #1938351
My folks got me some Kahtoola Snowshoes, the MTN 28's. I am thrilled- they're exactly what I needed. Very proud of them for asking advice at EMS, since they aren't outdoorsy.
My grandmother sent some christmas money, so I invested it in some La Sportiva Delta GTX boots!
I've got a trip in January, so I wished a happy Christmas to myself and ordered three pairs of super-thick socks, a Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina 32º, and a Thermarest Z-Lite Sol torso pad.
I got to spend time outside doing a Bonfire with my family up in Vermont. It was picture-perfect:
Merry Christmas to all!Dec 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm #1938355
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
Some helium inserts for the side pockets on my backpack.
–B.G.–Dec 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm #1938369
@stapleboxLocale: New England
It took some careful hint dropping but Santa got me a Melanzana hoody. One of those things I probably wouldn't have bought for myself but loved as a gift. Been wearing it since I opened it and love it.Dec 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm #1938370
Zpacks Cuben Fiber ground sheet for the Twin from my parents. Bunch of darn tough socks from myself. My lady got herself a MLD women's prophet. Came in today. Oh yeah some titanium tent pegs from Lawson.
Then there are the gift certificates.Dec 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm #1938377
@sparky52804Locale: Eastern Iowa
coffee, lots and lots
of coffee and a keurig coffee makerDec 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm #1938380
I know! Not totally convinced I'm going to like it more than the Avalon, but the wife caught the bug and then talked me into it(which isn't very tough – I'm one of those who always thinks they need the latest & greatest thing). Definitely going to miss the sound of rain hitting the pup canvas and the tent-like feel as well. I will just have to live vicariously through the trip reports on your new blog. Keep 'em coming!
RyanDec 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm #1938386
More time with Casey. She's going on 14, slowing down a bit, and her back legs have lost a lot of strength (I cut 6" off the legs of my bed frame so she could still 'hop' up on the bed), but she's still going strong and still follows me all around the house and the yard. Couldn't have asked for anything better.
.Dec 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm #1938431
Mini Bull Designs 10cm Imusa Mug Lid
Carbonfelt Handle Wrap For Imusa Mug
Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow (small)
SOL Core Lite Survival Knife
Evernew 600ml Bottle
Evernew 2L Bottle
Salomon XR Mission Trail-Running ShoesDec 26, 2012 at 6:34 pm #1938434
– -K.T.- –Participant
I'm with Andy. Everyone I know was rotten so I bought no gifts this year either.Dec 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm #1938436
@lunchandynnerLocale: Pacific Northwest
Got a Nexus 4 from the GF, yay!
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