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G/Flex: the Only Flex Epoxy, by WEST Systems
November 18, 2014 - ($22, mailed in the USA. Overseas pays excess. Postage is about $5 so my product price is about $17. Cheap, relatively.) G/Flex is a miracle epoxy released by the famous Michigan epoxy makers, the Gougeon brothers of WEST Systems. It is a *toughened* epoxy that is waterproof and flexs. It deals really well with vibratio...

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Swiss Wool Military Dress Pants -- best winter/ski pants!
November 10, 2014 - ($30 postpaid in the US. Non-US pays extra postage, ask.) I have fresh inventory of these Swiss Wool military surplus pants. NOS, new old stock. They're very high quality grey dress pants with black piping down the outside of each leg. They are the perfect weight for all active winter outdoor activity, especially XC skiing. ...

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CAT Ski: Offroad Rollerski -- for sale!
November 11, 2013 - [$370 mailed in the US. Non-US pays excess.] Autumn is the XC ski training time of year! Some nasty, slushy weather is ahead until we get our beautiful snowy winter. Regular rollerskiing doesn't work when it's wet or slushy. And it doesn't work offroad at all. So what are CAT Skis? They're "Classic All Terrain" rollerskis...

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From OYB: "Momentum" by Pete Vordenberg, Only $5!
October 29, 2013 - [$5 postpaid in the USA] Published by OYB, here's the ONLY book in print about the quixotic world of XC ski racing. Now, get this classic for only $5! ...A *huge* discount off the regular price of $17.95! This book is special for a few reasons. One, it highlights the JUNIOR years, which no other outdoor sports book doe...

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"Off to the Races" -- Great Bike "Picture" Book!
October 17, 2013 - [$12, postpaid in the US. Bump from 8/07.] Here's a super neat kids bike book---only it's not just for kids. "Off to the Races" is by Fred & M. Phleger, a husband and wife team. Hardcover, 8x10, 63 pages. A bike pal of mine just rediscovered it at his mom's house and suddenly remembered first being sparked up for biking by rea...

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From OYB: "The Recumbent Bicycle" -- the only book on 'bents!
September 30, 2013 - [$24, postpaid in the US. Fresh inventory!] Published by OYB, this is the only book about a huge, amazing side of bicycling: the world of recumbents! This deluxe 3rd edition is printed on coated paper and includes a 12-page color section. It's 192 pages, with hundreds of photos. (Non-US customers sho...

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OYB Retro Pannier -- Modified Vintage Swiss Army!
April 09, 2013 - [$59 postpaid in USA for ONE pannier. The postage part is about $10, so the pan part is $49. Internat'l customers pay excess postage.] Presenting the Original OYB Classy Retro Pannier! Dang, they're sharp. The base cases I use to create this pannier are high quality, rare, vintage Swiss military surplus in very g...

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Swiss Waterproof Rucksack
January 24, 2013 - [$30 shipped in the US. TWO packs remaining -- both missing shoulderstraps!!!] Here's a great waterproof Swiss Army vintage military rucksack. You'll be impressed! They're actually better-made than the older "salt'n'pepper" rucks. DETAILS: 18" tall x 16" wide x 9" deep main pouch. Outside pocket: 8" tall x 10"...

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Great XC Ski & Paddle Trainer: Theraband Tubing
August 17, 2012 - For the past 20 years I've been using Theraband products to train for XC skiing and canoe/kayak paddling. It's great stuff. I'm not superfit but I stay in the game to a sizable extent thanks to this stuff. I started way back with inner tubes that I'd tie to a tree trunk and pull on. Or I'd have them hooked to bolts up in some b...

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"Hey, I'd Eat This At Home!" -- BEST Camping (and quick at home!) Cooking
March 22, 2012 - [$18 postpaid in USA. (Equals $15 book plus about $3 postage.)] Michael Gray is an outdoor guide who specializes in sea-kayak trips. But I have a suspicion the paddling is just an excuse. What he loves to do is cook. And please people. In tricky situations. The result is great eating and entertainment – both with a “Wow” factor...

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Canoe Pole: New! Aluminum, Light, Tempered, SUP
March 09, 2012 - [$40. Local pickup only at OYB HQ in Wmston, MI. Call ahead 517-347-1689. ...I've had 2-piecers before that I can mail, for $60, with a glueable/screwable splicing plug but no such inventory right now.] Here's your first chance in eons to buy a real, good, canoe pole. Oh, sometimes heavy wood or fiberglass ones are available,...

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Nordic Ice Skates!
February 14, 2012 - [$42, postpaid in the USA. Non-US pays excess postage.] New. Skates only, NO BINDINGS, NO BOOTS!!! If you like winter outdoor fun, these are the best thing since the sled (sliced bread?). These skates LOVE wild ice. They're fine at the ice rink, if unusual, but they LOVE lakes, ponds, rivers, canals. They are long, low ...

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"Wild Shot": New XC Ski Culture book!
January 24, 2012 - [$22 postpaid in the USA. Non-US extra.] Andy Liebner is a fast young Alaskan who went from top junior and collegiate (NMU!) XC ski racing results to signing up for the military the day after 9-11 to then racing around the world to see how far he could go in XC skiing and biathlon. He had many surprising adventures along the w...

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UNLIMITED! --the only DVD of year-round sport!
January 21, 2012 - [Now just $15 postpaid in the US. HALF OFF SPECIAL OFFER! $30 list!] One of a kind! Some friends just told me that they WORE OUT their copy and had to buy a new one! (They leave it playing in the background at parties.) Check out the hot mov...

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The OYB 7-Way Bag!
January 16, 2012 - [$60, postpaid in US. They are used and usually have a hole somewhere -- about 50% grade.] The OYB 7-Way Bag is ready for action! This unique bag has 7 ways it can be used or carried. The bags are rare but they are used -- about 50% grade. About half used-up. They usually have a hole somewhere that you might wan...

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Jumbo Modular Field Pack
January 02, 2012 - [$60 mailed in the US. (Non-US costs extra postage.)] This is a big rucksack. It also works great as a max-size carry-on bag. (All it would need to be perfect for carry-on was stick-handle and wheels! Oh well...) Details: Constructed of rugged tactical polyester. Four compartment configuration. Key features include...

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Tactical Duty Pack
January 02, 2012 - [$50 mailed in the US. (Non-US costs extra postage.)] This is a medium rucksack with a lot of mil-spec tech-pack bells'n'whistles. Its best special feature, I think, are the sizable pouches on the waistbelt. I really need to have access to a few goodies while I'm under way -- like: digicam, map, snacks. It's a lot like the...

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Modular Field Pack
January 02, 2012 - [$50 mailed in the US. Non-US extra.] Stout cordura rucksack with 2 big outer pockets and an inner bladder pouch (and velcroed hose slots). Velcro on exterior can be used to attach a Modular Fanny Pack (either Small or Big) to add storage space. Olive Drab in stock. Other colors available. Item 56-570. Generic Cav...

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Fanny Pack, Medium
January 02, 2012 - [$25 mailed in the US. Non-US is extra.] A dandy smallish fanny pack. The only thing it doesn't haul well is waterbottles (water goes in bladderpack). It attaches to the Modular Field Packs (both Jumbo and Regular). Details: Constructed of rugged tactical polyester with inside P/U coating. Can be used three ways: as waistp...

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Multi-Use Fanny Pack -- also Handlebar!
January 02, 2012 - [$40 mailed in the US. Non-US extra.] This is a big super-versatile fanny pack. It can also be used as a Shoulderbag and has a nice carry-handle on the top. You could easily carry 10 pounds of gear in and on it for an all-day hike, say. Spare clothes, lunch, some gear. Carry a bladderpack above it for yer water. I see th...

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The Texas Gang: an outsider classic!
July 04, 2011 - [$5, postpaid in the US. HUGE SALE! Reg. list $15.] Here's a $5 ZINEBOOK! Zines are cheap...so are ZINEBOOKS! Check it out! Pulp is back! The new pulp is here! ...Yet another title in the ULA PRESS zinebook series! Wild Bill's writing has been called "really great" by the likes of William Burroughs and other Americana ...

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From OYB: "A Dirt Road Rider's Trek Epic" by Victor Vincente of America
June 29, 2011 - [$10 postpaid] Published by OYB, here's a rare, classic, mt-bike & backroads culture book. $10 ONLINE SPECIAL! 33% OFF list price of $15! PLUS FREE SHIPPING! Click PayPal button to order! What's So Special About This Bike Book? If you're a bike buff, you k...

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Fox 3-in-1 Field Briefcase
June 28, 2011 - [$49 postpaid in the US.] Here's a nifty, rugged briefcase that quickly converts to a rucksack. It also has a shoulderstrap. So that's our three modes. There are about a dozen pouches and pockets in this item. -- Places to keep a laptop (padded) and removeable hardshell-folders for paperwork. It even has a nifty upper-side str...

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Fox's Rio Grande Rucksack, 45 Liter
June 22, 2011 - [$45 postpaid in the US.] I carry two sizes of the Fox "Rio Grande" pack: the 45L and the 25L (in another listing). Key features: This is a big, simple, basic *THRIFTY* rucksack. Padded back panel with built-in ventilation channels, large main zippered compartment, 2 side zippered pouches. Padded hip belt, fully adjusta...

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Big Messenger-type Retro Shoulderbags
June 22, 2011 - [$30 postpaid *each* in the US.] OK, I'm listing TWO new shoulderbags here. But each order only gets you ONE of them. You need to add a Note telling me which one you want.

*Fox Retro Courier Bag

11" x 18" x 6". Khaki canvas with PIRATE patch (NOT peace sign) in stock, Olive Drab available on request (plain, peace an...

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The Only Sea-Kayak Culture Video: "This is the Sea"
March 06, 2011 - [$30 postpaid in the USA. ON SALE FOR $25!] Justine Curgenven produces the only line of sea-kayaking culture videos, "This is the Sea," vols. 1-4. They're really something! I have Volumes 2, 3 and 4 for sale. Add a note saying which one you want. The paddlesport world is full of videos about whitewater dude stunt p...

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The Dancing Chain: the heritage of road bikes
March 02, 2011 - [$40. ONE LEFT! -- 2nd edition, not 3rd] Here's a big hardcover history of the derailleur bicycle. 380 pages. 9x11". My price is $15 off the normal retail of $55. Hmmm, the subject is a bit dry, no? You'd think. But really it covers the whole histories of all the major bikes of the modern age---their starts, their...

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Super-Versatile Rucksack: "Field Operator's Action Pack"
March 02, 2011 - [$59 shipped in the USA. Non-US orders pay excess postage -- ask.] The wholesale manufacturer, Fox, calls this its "Field Operator's Action Pack" for its in-house name, but retailers can call it what they like. "Action Pack" seems pretty good. I haven't settled on my name for it yet. I use such packs as carry-on luggage and for ...

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Rio Grande Rucksack 25L
March 01, 2011 - [$35 postpaid in the USA. Non-US orders pay excess.] This is a strong, simple, long, narrow daypack. Good for action-wear -- like mtbiking and XC skiing. Light weight. Key Features: Constructed of rugged tactical polyester. Padded back panel with built-in ventilation channels, large main zippered compartment, 2 side...

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The Emeryville War: a real deal "Confederacy"
February 02, 2011 - [$5, postpaid in US. HUGE SALE!] Here's a $5 ZINEBOOK! Zines are cheap...so are ZINEBOOKS! Check it out! Pulp is back! The new pulp is here! ...Yet another title in the ULA PRESS zinebook series! Wild Bill is a folk writer like we haven't seen before. He writes in a seemingly unpolished folk style but actually it's...

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Vintage Swiss Leather Gaiters -- Ski Steampunk Style!
December 13, 2010 - [$30 a pair, postpaid. OUT OF STOCK as of 10/14.] Supercool or Steampunk -- take your pick for this winter's hot new skiwear accessory! Sure, they're classy in warm weather and for biking (especially mt-biking) or anywhere you might need ankle protection (or beautification), but I'm thinking that these would also wo...

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OYB #10 Catazeen
November 30, 2010 - [OUT OF STOCK -- FOR REFERENCE ONLY.] The biggest-ever issue of OYB! This has to be just about the only magazine of authentic, informal, do-it-yourself, indie adventure and outdoor culture. It's also a catalog! -- Giving descriptions of all the books, mags, videos, music, and drygoods projects I'm selling. It's a combo thing...

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Czech Small Canvas Rucksack
November 25, 2010 - [$20 postpaid USA. OUT OF STOCK] Small daypack-size burlap-type canvas, military surplus, great condition. This version of this pack has canvas shoulderstraps with some leather -- it's not the same as the ones that used to be available with totally leather shoulderstraps. This is the cheapest vintage ruck -- and the...

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Vintage Extreme Weather Mittens
November 25, 2010 - [$30 postpaid USA.] US Military Surplus -- VG Condition (some fading of fabric color) They are marked Medium but they all fit my 9"-around palm, which is Med-Large. Some are even bigger and would easily fit a 9.5" hand. I have a couple pairs of approx-Med. -- not exactly matched, in the surplus way -- so if your hand meas...

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OYB 10---Print Window to Modern Folkways
September 02, 2010 - [$6 postpaid.] This biggest-ever issue of OYB is a great way to get a full-figured view of the OYB scene! (I thought I was out of stock, but I just found a couple dozen. What fun! First come, first served...) The OYB "catazeen" has to be the only magazine of authentic, informal, do-it-yourself, indy adventure and outdoor cul...

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"Silent Sports," July highlights: Chicago Biking
June 24, 2010 - [$4 mailed sample. SOLD!] "Silent Sports" is a dandy magazine of outdoor enthusiams -- mostly of the fitness, aerobic, human-powered kind. I sell samples to let a wider audience know about this fine magazine. It's not available on many newstands outside its main WI/MN markets. This issue offers Part 3 of a "How to R...

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"Urban Velo" sample issue
June 20, 2010 - [$3 mailed sample!] "Urban Velo" is a full-color mag of bike culture. Subs are $18 for 6 issues. Go to urbanvelo.org. These guys give away each issue online as well. But paper rocks. Whet your whistle with sample issue for just $3 mailed. 90 pages full color. Nifty 8" x 8"...

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"Momentum" #45, May/June: NYC snob revealed
June 20, 2010 - [$3 mailed sample issue. SOLD!] Heck, even the ADS in this new breed of bike mags are sweet. Bike culture rules! This issue of "Mo," the bike culture mag from Canada, features... *Detroit! *Electric bikes *Bike Snob interview *Lotsa summer touring info and reports! Plus dozens of sidebars in 9x11" and 50 ...

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"Bicycle Times" #6:
June 20, 2010 - [$3 mailed sample.] *Feature on musicians who use bikes to go on tour. ...They keep popping up! *NAHBS report *Overview of locking/security options *City bike reviews! ...Covering several rates of likely speed, from fast commuting to sedate Dutch-style. *Big profile of Euro bike mecca: the city of Antwerp. See what th...

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"Dirt Rag": keepin' it real for the dirt
June 20, 2010 - [$3 for sample issue.] This issue of "DR" highlights Georgia and its main IMBA Epic trail, giving the history and lowdown and a ride report. But it branches out far and wide in Georgia from that take-off point. Other major highlights include an overview of bottom brackets and of bunny-hopping. But back to Georgia... A cool...

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Verlen Kruger biography: king of canoe adventurers
June 20, 2010 - [$25 mailed.] Here's a like-new inscribed-by-author copy that I found at a garage sale. Hardcover. 305 pages. Verlen Kruger started the modern scene in endurance adventure canoeing. He also developed the key boat design in the class. He paddled epic adventures until he was in his 80's. He's a local guy to us and I pad...

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"Adventure Cyclist" magazine: May, June 2010 issues
June 10, 2010 - [$5 each for sample issues. SOLD!] The ACA publishes a great magazine of bike touring. Want to see what it's all about? Here's a choice of sample issues. Let me know in a note if you want the May or the June issue with this $5 fee. (Or send a manual PP payment of $7 for both.) May features include: *Thomas Stevens: firs...

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From OYB: "Back Tracks", a CD of great, sleeper hits by Austin Godfather, Richard Dobson -- w/ classic gulf oil rig song!
May 13, 2010 - [Bumped from 6/05.] Courtesy of the OYB label, welcome to the Best of Richard Dobson! "Back Tracks" gets you 21 great songs for $12 postpaid. Richard Dobson is one of the gang who sparked up the Austin Texas music scene back in the 70's along with Townes van Zandt and Guy Clark. He's a singersongwriter who's been at it a long ...

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Gulf Coast Boys: a memoir of playing bars and working oil rigs
May 12, 2010 - [$15] "GCB" by Richard Dobson is a hard-to-find memoir of wild days in the 1970's in Texas, touring in bands with greats like Townes van Zandt, working oil rigs and shrimp boats, and songwriting in Nashville. Dobson was one of the guys who helped create what's known as the Austin Sound and the Austin music scene. I think he was h...

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Chicanery Row: folk writing assumes the mantle
May 05, 2010 - [$5, postpaid in US. HUGE SALE!] Here's a $5 ZINEBOOK! Zines are cheap...so are ZINEBOOKS! Check it out! Pulp is back! The new pulp is here! Folk writing is the next big thing. Until now it has not even been accepted as a form of folk art (writing is obviously literate and "folk" has been denied literacy). With "Chicane...

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Wasted Angels: the juvenile novel grows up
May 02, 2010 - [$5, postpaid in US. HUGE SALE!] Here's a $5 ZINEBOOK! Zines are cheap...so are ZINEBOOKS! Check it out! Pulp is back! The new pulp is here! ...Yet another title in the ULA PRESS zinebook series! This is a sassy book from a sassy guy. It's rather an update of the "Catcher" approach to the juvenile "coming of age" novel....

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The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus!
--- a rock'n'roll novel from the world of zeens
May 01, 2010 - [$5, postpaid in the US, 221pp, paper, 6x8. HUGE SALE!] Here's a $5 ZINEBOOK! Zines are cheap...so are ZINEBOOKS! Check it out! Pulp is back! The new pulp is here! ...Yet another title in the ULA PRESS zinebook series! Author Wred Fright first published the PFE as seven issues of a very popular zine that was much sought-...

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Security --- an edgy new form of ex-pat novel
May 01, 2010 - [$5, postpaid in US. HUGE SALE!] This is a 100-page novella by the exciting writer James Nowlan. A rocking title from the ULA PRESS zinebook series! Here's a $5 ZINEBOOK! Zines are cheap...so are ZINEBOOKS! Check it out! Pulp is back! The new pulp is here! From the back cover: Security i...

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Fat on the Vine -- "Mama says this book is filth!"
May 01, 2010 - [$5, postpaid in the US. HUGE SALE!] 292 pages. Here's a $5 ZINEBOOK! Zines are cheap...so are ZINEBOOKS! Check it out! Pulp is back! The new pulp is here! FAT is a truly far-out novel. Transgressive in every way. Yet, yet, yet it's sweet and redeemed somehow. How? Hard to imagine but it works! Other novels to...

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"Bukowski Never Did This": Jack Saunders' breakout novel!
April 29, 2010 - [$5, postpaid in US. HUGE SALE!] Here's a $5 ZINEBOOK! Zines are cheap...so are ZINEBOOKS! Check it out! Pulp is back! The new pulp is here! Bukowski Never Did This: A Year in the Life of an Underground Writer and His Family The breakout novel from Jack Saunders! Bo...

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The OYB "Dually": a Nukeproof Saddlebag/Pannier from Repurposed Mil-Spec
April 23, 2010 - [$39, mailed in the US.] Check out this dual-purpose bag! It's a big, tactical-tough bike saddlebag. It's also a pannier! (And if you add the $10 option, it's a Shoulderbag!) And it's repurposed from a thrifty, brand-new MOLLE-type of mil-spec bag. (You know I like the versatile stuff!) Made of polyester cord...

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Nice Little Shoulderbag: Czech Army Bread Bag
April 22, 2010 - [$20, mailed in US. OUT OF STOCK.] Here's a nifty little shoulderbag, a Czech Army Bread Bag, vintage but in good shape. I found a couple dozen -- when they're gone, they're gone. Details: Rusty-Olive color canvas. Size: 10" wide x 9" tall x 4" deep. Adjustable fixed shoulderstrap extends to 44" (good for probab...

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Classic Canvas Rucksack w/ 3-Pockets & Clips
April 19, 2010 - [$25 postpaid in the USA] Here's a nifty 3-pocket canvas daypack, the Dakota. Packs set up in such a great configuration are very rare (sadly) and usually far more expensive. It's similar to the Small ALICE pack, but a bit bigger...and cheaper. Man, I like the 3 pockets: they really let you keep smallish things organized. Yet h...

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Indie Outdoor Magazines Grab-Bag!
March 01, 2010 - [$7 postpaid in the USA.] Enjoy an assortment of FIVE hard-to-find indie outdoor magazines. I'll mail you FIVE different goodies to sample and mix it up with. This is less than a BUCK apiece, aside from postage. Cover price + postage = $30 value! I can give you a total mix or you can include a note in the PayPal note box ...

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Kayaks to Hell: cosmic kayak comic
January 21, 2010 - [$15 postpaid in USA. Vintage.] "Kayaks to Hell" by William Nealy is a compact paperback comic of about 100 pages that'll get your head adjusted right for the whitewater way of life. It's from 1982. I want to help keep his work out there and alive. We all need a steady dose of The Roots, so here ya go. Why reinvent the wheel?...

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Whitewater Tales of Terror: further development of the cosmic kayak comic...
January 21, 2010 - [$15 postpaid in the USA. Vintage.] Here's an inch taller and longer William Nealy comicbook. About 80 pages. 1983. I also sell "Kayaks to Hell." The difference between the books is that "WWTT" has more development. Longer strips. A couple "fancy catalog" parodies. I'll repeat my Nealy boilerplate, since it applies: I want to ...

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Mt Bike Way of Knowledge: Wm Nealy Zen Comic
January 21, 2010 - [$15 postpaid in the USA. Used.] 100 or so pages of William Nealy comics giving you the lowdown on how to mt-bike. It's from the early days. And it brings you back to those simpler times, before tech, when mt-biking was AS IT STILL ACTUALLY IS WHENEVER YOU'RE IN THE BUSH. This book is less "counter-culture" than his kayak com...

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Allen & Mike's Really Cool BC Ski Book
January 21, 2010 - [$15 postpaid in the USA. Used.] There aren't many groovily illustrated outdoor sports books out there. This is one of them. It's a friendly, down-to-earth presentation of getting along in the winter outdoors on skis, with a big emphasis on camping out. Allen & Mike publish another equally famous book on how to tele ski. This tit...

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Tales from the Texas Gang, by Wild Bill Blackolive
January 20, 2010 - [$20. First edition! 1978.] Tales from the Texas Gang by Wild Bill Blackolive, is an amazing, ribald, far-out novel of the wild west, based on our own wild world and a real life gang. Catch a fresh dose of the spirit of Twain, Abbey, Kerouac and Castenada...rolled into one. Like Cormac McCarthy, only more realistic. (Yikes!) Wild...

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XC Skier Mag: super 11/09 issue!
January 20, 2010 - The November '09 issue of Cross Counry Skier Magazine was a winner in my book. It had a great overview of Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer who helped boost Norway's national identity at a critical time. It had an essay on a gem of a singletrack trail: something to look for and crow about in any area, I think. It profiled the amazin...

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XC Skier Mag 12/09: exploring regions at home and abroad
January 20, 2010 - This issue of Cross Country Skier magazine has dozens of articles, as usual, covering a huge range of XC. Among the stand-outs that caught my eye are an overview of the huge high school ski scene in Minnesota. It also gives an overview of skiing in Washington (with its rockin' Methow) and New York states, plus the city of Oslo, N...

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3-Piece Winter Parka, Official "Fishtail"
January 19, 2010 - [$70 postpaid in the USA. OUT OF STOCK.] Here's a famous military Extreme Cold Parka. It's not as heavy as my Extreme Winter Parka surplus N3B, but it's more versatile. It's probably also more realistic: you can wear it for winter activities (like hiking and skating) and not-overheat -- yet it's still windproof and is famo...

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New Leather Gloves w/ Wool Liners, D3A Military
January 19, 2010 - [$22 postpaid in the USA.] Brand new black leather military-type gloves with thinsulate lining and elastic cuff. D3A "Generation 4" type with cinching wrist strap and hinging "bellows" fingers. (Photo is of Gen 2 with wool liner but they look basically the same.) Size Large/5. My palm is 9" around and these are a bit big on me...

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Full-On Shoulderbag
January 05, 2010 - [$24 postpaid in the US.] Here's a shoulderbag that's just a shoulderbag. No options, no other uses. I've been using one as a car-bag for a year now, and I really like it, so I figure I should let you all know about it and make it available as yet another way for you to support the OYB Way of Life. Its specs are 4" x 1...

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Extreme Winter Parka -- N3B Mil-Sup Type
December 19, 2009 - [$50 shipped in the USA.] I'll put up some homestyle photos of these parkas in action here soon. But for now these stock pics will do. The N3B is the extreme arctic military parka. These are replicas. They seem well made. I also have a pricey original N3B that weighs 4.5 lbs -- these are less bulky than that one -- that o...

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Vintage Euro Leather-Palm Mittens
November 25, 2009 - [$15 postpaid in the USA, per pair. SOLD OUT!] Medium Size Only! One pair per order! These are high-quality fleece-lined German military surplus mittens. They have good leather palms and thumbs. They are in great condition. They have a waterproof vapor barrier between the insulation and the shell. I'd call...

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"Silent Sports" Sample, 10/09: Rollerski Selection, Ultra running how-to, and More
October 06, 2009 - [$3 postpaid in the US. SOLD OUT.] "Silent Sports" is the only magazine of "low-key" human-powered outdoor sport. It has a Midwest focus but its topics cover the seasonal range. It has a strong "thrifty activities for everyone" orientation, built around the Midwest's many great regional resources, events, parks and trai...

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"Urban Velo" #15: Bike Revivers in Chicago & Philly ...& More (Sample)
September 29, 2009 - [$5, postpaid US. One sample copy available.] What a great naked riders cover on this Sept 2009 issue! 'Course they're not really naked. Just summer-style naked. I also dig the tennies and glasses-down-on-the-nose on the fixie rider in the lead! I'm going to use the Sidewall Tear Repair idea described in this issue to fix...

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Robb White's "Flotsam and Jetsam": Wild Reports from the Hands-on World
September 22, 2009 - [$15 postpaid in the USA. Big sale! 30+% off! 568 pages, paperback, 6" x 9", published by Breakaway Books.] Review by OYB-contributor Michael Edelman If you're already familiar with Robb White, you've probably already ordered your own copy of this book. If not, you've been missing one of the great story tell...

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3 "Silent Sports" Mag Samples: Chequamegon, Fixies & Ultras
September 22, 2009 - [$5 each, postpaid. One each of July, Aug., Sept. issues. Or, $10 for all 3! --Click button in main listing.] "Silent Sports" is one of the only "outdoor sports for everyone" mags out there. It's a lot like an "Outside" magazine for plain folk. It so happens to have a Midwest bent, with an emphasis on Wisconsin and Minnesota...

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VeloVision #34: for practical cycling!
September 21, 2009 - [$10, postpaid in the US. Special Order issue: it'll be a couple weeks more than usual before you receive it.] VeloVision is the granddaddy of citybike mags. VV has been covering the practical cycling scene for a good decade now. It's everything about cycling that isn't covered by the mainstream specialists (a funny ...

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Classy Vintage Salt'n'Pepper Shoulderbag
June 26, 2009 - [$18 postpaid in the USA. OUT OF STOCK.] Here's a little bag I just bought a few of. It's made of heavy salt'n'pepper canvas with a simple, stout, gorgeous centerpiece of a leather slot'n'stud closure. It's some kind of Swiss military surplus. These bags are used but in good condition. The 48" adjustable stra...

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German Alpine Rucksack
June 15, 2009 - [$40, postpaid in the USA. Non-US extra. SOLD OUT.] Here's a German military rucksack, used. This is a handsome, effective unit in about 80% condition. The 3 main benefits are the clip-closures---which are better than buckles for handiness, if you care, and often I do (but not always); and the 2 big outside pockets (I ...

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Austrian Rucksack: light'n'snappy!
June 14, 2009 - [$50 postpaid in the USA. Out of Stock, for now -- check back. I'll keep looking for more! They're a great pack.] Here's a sweet rucksack for those who like a classy vintage look. It's also a super-rare item. NOTE: I offer these rare'n'nifty items as a great way for you to support this equally rare'n'nifty outdo...

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The Golden Age of Handbuilt Bicycles: classiest bike book!
June 11, 2009 - [List $65. I have a low price of $50! Free postage in the USA. OUT OF STOCK! As of 1/11/11. End of an era. What a fun book to have promoted. I stock the 1st edition, French-printed, true cloth hardcovers and only have a few left. There's a newer paperback Rizzoli edition available elsewhere. I'll see if I can get some copies t...

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A Laguiole! For TdF ...There's Only One, You Know!
June 11, 2009 - [$55 shipped in the US, flat rate Priority.] [SOLD! If ya snooze ya looz! : ) I'll keep my eyes peeled for other unique, nifty, useful knives.] Viva la France! TIOOYK! I just picked up a new-in-box R. David handmade Laguiole knife with corkscrew. I'm guessing the wood is Olive, but who knows. It's very ni...

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"Silent Sports" Mag: Traverse City & Keweenaw, June 2009
June 01, 2009 - [$5. SOLDOUT!] I just received the new issue of "Silent Sports" magazine. I also have ONE COPY to resell as a sample. First come, first served! You can get an easy taste of the mag this way. Then subscribe if ya like it! "Silent Sports" is the only magazine dedicated to a downhome approach to human powered sports ou...

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"VeloVision" #32: Electro kits for bikes!
May 26, 2009 - [$12 postpaid in the USA.] VeloVision, The Only Magazine of Independent Bike Culture DETAILS: Dec. 2008; issue #32; condition: new; $12 retail; 64 pages; full color; oversize 9" x 11". CONTENTS DESCRIPTION: This is a special issue about ELECTRIC MOTOR KITS FOR BIKES! This issue contains the MOST INFO in print today ...

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"VeloVision" #31: Eurobike Report
May 26, 2009 - [$8 postpaid in the USA. Usually, these are $12 retail!] Velo Vision, The Only Magazine of Independent Bike Culture DETAILS: Sept. 2008; issue #31; condition: new; 64 pages; full color; oversize 9" x 11". VV OVERVIEW: This issue gives a great overview of the 2008 Eurobike Show in light of Everyday Bikes. Othe...

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"Back to Basics": classic book of traditional skills
May 13, 2009 - I've long owned and enjoyed a copy of the Reader's Digest "Back to Basics" book about basically the complete, entire range of traditional skills, so I thought I'd pick up some extras and offer them to OYBers. Mine is a 1st ed. hardcover, so that's what I've stocked so far as well. (1983 printing of 1981 1st ed.) It's an amazin...

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