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Re: Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
I have the 2014 Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum and am happy with it. Mine weighs in at 2 lbs 1 oz (including stakes), same as their web site states. I'm 5'11" and found the length to...

In GEAR » Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
September 29, 9:51am

Re: Platforms
For platforms. Small S hook. Galvanized 1.75" nail. Rough texture on nail holds well. File (blunt) tips on nails. Adjustable grip hitch. Reflective line. Simple loop on the nail. Assorte...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stake techniques
September 18, 12:37pm

Re: Safety in Bear Country - Dr. Tom Smith - 2012 NOLS Faculty Summit
Great video. A very good (research based) talk.

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Wth Your Food in Black Bear Country
September 06, 7:28pm

Re: More great ideas
I used a freezer Ziploc (small or medium size) on 5 trips this summer, fetching water from streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds. Rather than pour out of the top of the Ziploc, cut a small corner off o...

In GEAR » Tips for filling up a Sawyer Mini Bag
September 05, 9:33am

Proprioceptive Feedback
This is a really good article from the NY Times in 2009 on ankle problems and the importance of fixing proprioceptive feedback.

In GEAR » Calling out ankle woes sufferers
September 02, 1:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Calling out ankle woes sufferers
"When you fall the ankle has already been either strained or sprained, depending." I completely agree with that statement. For me, when a bad sprain happens, it happens in a heartbeat...

In GEAR » Calling out ankle woes sufferers
September 02, 1:52pm

Re: Ankles
I have the New Balance MT10 "Mininus" trail running shoe. Like Heather, I also find that the thin flexible soles allow my feet feel the terrain and I think I'm less likely to sprain ...

In GEAR » Calling out ankle woes sufferers
September 02, 1:26pm

Re: Calling out ankle woes sufferers
I used to sprain my ankles when I was younger and they are not strong now. I need a sturdy boot and have the leather Zamberlan "Trek Lite" boots. Even with those, I occasionally "g...

In GEAR » Calling out ankle woes sufferers
September 02, 10:41am

Re: just curious
With mine, the bladder is separating from the neck so I don't think rolling vs squeezing would have made a difference (it started leaking after 10 days of use, during my 4th trip). And I was n...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze bag longevity?
August 30, 5:04pm

Re: gaiter chafe
I sewed my own gaiters (11.5" tall, 13g each) made of the lightest ripstop nylon I could find. A simple tube with no hardware top or bottom. Just to keep the mud off my upper boots and lower p...

In Philosophy & Technique » gaiter chafe
August 29, 8:29am

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