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#76 2018-01-10 14:53:47

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

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Patagonia Capeline Boxers.

Had these 5 pair worn daily now for 8 years. Not one has a hole, any signs of wearing out, not one hole or signs of a hole. Comfy to wear and soft. Synthetic dries quick if you do water sports (I sea kayak regularly).  I fear that at 36 years old, I have bought the boxers I will be buried in.... lol

Second the longevity of Capilene. My first Capilene t-shirt was purchased in 1998, worn on every camping trip (monthly for 15 of those 20 years) and then some.  Has not faded, still looks new.

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#77 2018-01-19 10:01:11

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

I tweaked the shit out of my back shoveling snow last weekend and was out of commission for almost a whole day.  I think it was the need to shake snow off the old-ass metal shovel that I have been using for 5 years (came with the house)

I've wanted to get a new shovel for a couple years but everything I see in stores looks like flimsy garbage.  Who has a durable shovel they like?


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#78 2018-01-19 10:06:20

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

Pyromancy5 wrote:

I tweaked the shit out of my back shoveling snow last weekend and was out of commission for almost a whole day.  I think it was the need to shake snow off the old-ass metal shovel that I have been using for 5 years (came with the house)

I've wanted to get a new shovel for a couple years but everything I see in stores looks like flimsy garbage.  Who has a durable shovel they like?

I've been using a cheap ergonomic shovel, the ones with the bend in the handle.  I have a little driveway and also a snowblower for when it is deep, so I don't need it to do a ton.  The nice thing about the ergonomic is that it doesn't hurt your back nearly as bad as using a straight handle shovel.


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#79 2018-01-19 10:43:26

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I have had back issues since a compression fracture to my T8 in 2000. I never was able to use an ergonomic/bent handle shovel.

I moved to SC instead. Upgrade for life?


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#80 2018-01-19 12:07:39

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

krazykarguy wrote:

I moved to SC instead. Upgrade for life?

lol certainly one way to avoid the problems of living in the snow. Agree with upgrade.


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#81 2018-01-21 21:47:04

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This one had the bend.  It's OK.  I checked out the Wirecutter, they tend to have fairly honest reviews.  They recommended the True Temper Ergonomic Mountain Mover.  True Temper makes several shovels heads with a few different handle stiles.   I passed the straight handled one up at Lowe's, I'll have to try and order one.  I have time, it should be warm here for a week.  We're bound to get more this winter.


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#82 2018-01-22 13:32:37

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

Pyromancy5 wrote:

I tweaked the shit out of my back shoveling snow last weekend and was out of commission for almost a whole day.  I think it was the need to shake snow off the old-ass metal shovel that I have been using for 5 years (came with the house)

I've wanted to get a new shovel for a couple years but everything I see in stores looks like flimsy garbage.  Who has a durable shovel they like?

I have one of these out of spring steel.  http://www.acehardware.com/product/inde … 14.3994991

Heavy, it scoops for shit, but its the best damn shovel I've ever used for pushing piles and scrapes the drive clean no matter the tire tracks packing it down....  A geriatric former neighbor clued me in one winter: Throwing the snow with a shovel is the fastest way to wreck yourself.  Push and "boost".  This is perfect for it.  Only gave up to buy a snowthrower when we got 20" overnight once...and now that's the default when it's heavy wet shit or more than a few inches.

My drive is so steep that unless you have AWD and snow tires, you're not making it up the hill, if there's even a dusting.  So we shovel a LOT.

GF complains that it's too heavy, and she prefers this plastic piece of shit I bought to use on the deck so it didn't get scratched to hell.  Until she biffed it one day after shoveling.  Hm, maybe I do know what I'm talking about sometimes...

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#83 2018-01-22 14:16:10

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

Staying on the topic of snow removal, I 'rescued' an old Ariens 824 snowblower back in 2008. The damned thing had literally sat in a puddle under a stand of pine trees for half a decade.

It was located from the 'free' section of craigslist, and I managed to get it in the back of the 9-2x with the hatch open and the wife hanging on for a 10 minute ride home.

This particular machine was complete and the Tecumseh motor was not seized. I cleaned the carb, installed a new spark plug, fuel line/filter, and air filter, and it fired right up with some fresh gas. It had the electric push-button starter, which also still worked. After paying a guy $20 to weld some steel onto the rusty sections of the housing that was rotted, and installing an home made iron scraper blade, I was blasting snow out into the yard without an issue. The auger and impeller were fine and it drove itself around without having even replaced the belt.

That snowblower NEVER let me down, and started every winter like it had run yesterday. I'd still be using it if I was in VT. It stayed behind - the snow melts in SC faster than you can shovel it.

If you can find older yard equipment that is still serviceable, and you're willing to work on small engines yourself (they're stone simple) get that instead of buying new. Most yard equipment today is disposable. The old HEAVY stuff is where it's at.


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#84 2018-01-29 09:44:44

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A year ago, I got sick of flimsy/ shitty trashcans.  If you have flip-lid, it will get dirty.  If you have a pedal, it will shit the bed.  I ponied up for a SimpleHuman trashcan at $130, but I was glad I did.  10 year warranty, sturdy construction, holds a standard trash bag in place, and keeps smells inside. 

https://images.crateandbarrel.com/is/image/Crate/SimplehmnRectStepCan45LWhtSHF16/$web_setitem_fj_3col$/161107170734/simplehuman-45-liter-12-gallon-white-rectangular-step-can.jpg

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#85 2018-01-29 11:26:21

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

Ha, while on the topic of trash cans, I seriously need to get rid of the trash can I have for recycle and find one that is more of a rectangle shape than the angled sides. The grocery paper bags I use for recycle hardly fit so it's always frustrating putting a new bag in... but alas I have not bothered yet.


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#86 2018-01-29 15:45:56

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

OH guys. Also, I hate pretty much all pillows we buy since they all seem to last a couple months and I feel they're then too flat to properly support my head. Any recommendations?


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#87 2018-01-29 16:15:14

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arrow-up I picked up a 'Purple' pillow several months ago. It is a gel matrix pillow and it feels mighty nice. It's also guaranteed to never "go flat", since it's not foam or down. I really like it, and it seems to work well on a TempurPedic mattress after you've 'melted' into it (memory foam mattress users will understand). My only issue is that it's really thin (like 4"-5"), and it's too low for me. They provide an inflatable booster to use with it, but I actually have it on top of a 'failed' memory foam pillow, which is perfect.

Added bonus: The damn thing weighs like 10 lbs., so you win all of the pillow fights with solid KOs. No TKOs.

https://purple.com/pillow


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#88 2018-01-29 20:28:10

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

krazykarguy wrote:

Added bonus: The damn thing weighs like 10 lbs., so you win all of the pillow fights with solid KOs. No TKOs.

lol That is brutal.

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#89 2018-01-30 11:49:30

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

Thanks for the recommendation Krazykarguy. We usually buy whatever's on sale at Macy's in the density we like when we are need of replacement and the last time opted for a slightly more expensive option but still had the same issue of going flat (at least for my taste) pretty quickly. That purple one is definitely an out-of-the-box design option.


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#90 2018-01-30 11:58:19

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

ikbrown wrote:

Thanks for the recommendation Krazykarguy. We usually buy whatever's on sale at Macy's in the density we like when we are need of replacement and the last time opted for a slightly more expensive option but still had the same issue of going flat (at least for my taste) pretty quickly. That purple one is definitely an out-of-the-box design option.

I love my Serta Gel Memory Foam Side Sleeper pillow.  Got it pretty cheap at Sam's Club a couple years back and even got my wife to use one now. Seems to be holding up pretty well.


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#91 2018-01-30 12:19:33

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

krazykarguy wrote:

My only issue is that it's really thin (like 4"-5"), and it's too low for me. They provide an inflatable booster to use with it, but I actually have it on top of a 'failed' memory foam pillow, which is perfect.

A thicker option is the Iso-cool gusseted side sleeper, like the Purple is is heavy. My only complaint is it is a long pillow and being tall means I run out of leg room on some mattresses. I've had one of mine for 4 years, still awesome.

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#92 2018-01-31 18:33:19

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Re: The Upgrade (aka Buy it for life)

I'm a few days late to the snow shovel discussion, but I wanted to recommend the Man Plow (stupid name). It is not a high quality item, but works great for clearing large areas of snow with no lifting. It's about 3 ft wide and will push snow up to 6" deep. I love it and can clear my entire driveway in 10-12 minutes. But I also have light dry snow here in Colorado. This shovel wont work well in heavy wet snow and forget about using it on anything icy. Its not for everyone, but hard to beat in the right conditions.

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