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  1. #211
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    Theres a $10.00, 5.5 ounce, umbrella H&M sells that I've been using for 4 or 5 years now. I've got a couple to keep one in my car as well. I like these so much I would probably not spend 40 bucks a chrome dome type unless in the desert.

    Breaking down camp in the rain is much easier when you can wear your rain shell and set your pack under tour umbrella when it comes time to break down the tarp. Very convenient for me.

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    Yep, I like to support the Chinese economy ever chance I can.

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    Just trying to help. Sorry.

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    I don't mind the cheap Chinese stuff. Stuff is getting expensive these days...ridiculously expensive. Once the boat arrives from China, I help support the US dock workers, customs inspectors, truck drivers, train engineers, maintenance crews, UPS/USPS and anyone else that may be involved in delivering the $3.92 trinket to my doorstep.

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    Ah, so grasshopper. Could you say that in Mandarin?

    I suppose there is a way to rationalize most decision. Even when it isn't in the long term interest of remaining a sovereign nation. Especially when it concerns the country that is unquestionable poses the biggest threat. Plus has been stealing technology, deep into corporate espionage, reverse engineering, government support of predatory pricing, uses 'criminal', slave, and child labor, aggressively targets neighboring countries, and so forth. But what the hey, as long as I only have to pay $3.92 who me worry

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    I could see an umbrella being useful out West or other areas where the trails are fairly open for the most part. I think I'd use it mostly for sun, however.

    Most places where I hike here in the NE they would be shredded in short order or would be so cumbersome as to create a dangerous situation.

    Yes, this is a trail, the likes of which punctuate many a hike in the NE, and an umbrella just wouldn't work:

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    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

    Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. Leo Babauta

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    I have a Golite hiking umbrella. Never used it yet.
    Maybe if I hiked deserts I would try to rig it for shade but it seems a bit of a hassle to me.
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    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Secure in Sector Seven

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    Deserts.....and these shadless fields that abound so much around here.

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    It's the signature piece of gear for the hammock camping blogger "Wandering Pine" She has a silver umbrella in her logo.

    [email protected] wandering.pine or wanderingpine.com
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    Iím a mailman by trade and use a clear bubble type umbrella (I know, man card in jeopardy. )The umbrella works very well just sitting on my head and handle hanging as counter weight. The reason for clear is so I can read the address( Iím 52)My mail stays dry and I donít sweat as much in my rain gear. (I do have have goretex rain gear)Only big problem is wind. I think it is a great idea in above freezing applications.


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