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re: Knife and ferro rod
Using the back side of the knife tip often works well. That requires a little more dexterity than I'd probably have in a hypothermic situation though. I decided to just carry the small striker ...

In GEAR » Knife and ferro rod
July 28, 2:39am

Re: PU
Of course, if they didn't uselessly use a PU-coated fabric which only serves to tick a perceived market requirement ("waterproof fabric"), it wouldn't peel.

In GEAR » The Osprey All Mighty Guarantee... not So Almighty
July 21, 10:22am

Eric
"Then I bought a cool looking Jansport wedge tent that let rain in the instant I unzipped door fly. (Moral: Do NOT buy a tent based on how cool it looks.)" Or maybe the moral there is ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Tents.
July 14, 12:03pm

Psychology
"Anyone who has taught "psych" - the ultimate pseudo discipline - has committed serious damage to those students! You're better off speaking as just another human....."...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 10 years on the run from the FBI on the AT - Bismarck
July 09, 10:13am

Re: Almost SUL . . .
In rain, I wouldn't enjoy having to stay in my shelter once it's setup. If it's important enough to you, stakes can be eliminated in forested areas. Use sticks as stakes, or tie guyl...

In Gear Lists » Almost SUL . . .
June 11, 12:32pm

Re: Adjustable backpack and other camping with a baby and toddler questions
Pack mule of a family of 6 here. :) 1. Take only what is essential. 2. Make sure the essentials are comfortable. After that, cutting weight isn't very relevant compared to the short di...

In GEAR » Adjustable backpack and other camping with a baby and toddler questions
June 11, 12:15pm

Re: Backpacking with Children - A Gear List for Two
Fun list... I enjoy trips with one or more of my kids too. :) My sewing kit is a straight and a curved needle with a small coil of unwaxed, unscented dental floss and a small coil of black threa...

In Gear Lists » Backpacking with Children - A Gear List for Two
May 27, 12:14pm

Re: Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
I've encountered black bears along the trail in the Smokies and also in WV wilderness areas, including a former black bear sanctuary wilderness area (Cranberry). This includes while solo, with ...

In GEAR » Another bear attack. Should I get some spray?
May 13, 8:55pm

Re: Rocky gore tex socks womens sizing?
I have slightly wider feet, and I always go up 2 sizes so that I can wear them with medium thickness wool socks. There's plenty of slack in the toes, but I like it that way. I'd say get the...

In GEAR » Rocky gore tex socks womens sizing?
May 08, 8:32am

Re: PCT Gear List & Backpack Advice!
Good list. I really like my Copper Spur also, and I consider it worth the weight anytime there are bugs to disrupt sleep. Even when there are no bugs under a tarp, I've been awakened to large s...

In Gear Lists » PCT Gear List & Backpack Advice!
May 05, 10:30am

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