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Clean & Disinfect
See... How do I clean my Platypus bottle or reservoir? How do I disinfect my Platypus bottle or reservoir? at Platypus FAQs.

In GEAR » Best way to clean / disinfect your Platypus
October 19, 9:08am

Re: MYOG gaiters
I've posted this before.... 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. Not for snow. Just...

In GEAR » eVent Shortie gaiters replaced by Neo(shell) Shortie gaiters
October 15, 4:43pm

One-handed Ziplock
Easy, light, one-handed solution. Cut a small bottom corner off a freezer Ziploc. Bonus: Stop pouring before it empties and you avoid getting floaty bits in your water bag.

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 14, 12:37pm

Re: BareBoxer Contender
I purchased my Bare Boxer Contenter Model 101 a couple of months ago. I see some confusion here on the weight. Like John K above and others, the weight (including lid) on my scale is 26.50 oz (752...

In GEAR » BareBoxer Contender
October 12, 9:52am

Re: Sawyer mini storage Q's
Sawyer U Water Filtration FAQs +My filter has little to no flow, what should I do? Sanitation Before storing your filter, Sawyer recommends sanitizing your filter. This process is simple:...

In GEAR » Sawyer mini storage Q's
October 08, 9:07am

XTherm Regular Length
I received the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm regular in the mail today. I know it falls off a bit at the side edges, but I can live with the width (measures 20"). I'm 5'11" so was ...

In GEAR » Therm-a-rest Xtherm - What size?
October 03, 3:53pm

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

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