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Dri Ducks
I use Dri Ducks when cycling, backpacking and canoeing when needed. Maybe they look goofy, but then so do I - And hey, on a bike they prevent the stipe up the back problem well enough. ...

In GEAR » Rain pants recommendations for occasional, light use?
April 16, 4:12pm

Rainshadow 2
I'll adda plug for the Rainshadow 2, TarpTents nifty three man version of the Squall 2. I was amazed at the light weight and space of this tent from the start. It has all the room two peop...

In GEAR » Finally! Wife wants to come with me on longer section hikes. Need a bigger tent. Recommendations please!
April 16, 3:55pm

Awww
Awww, I wanted to see what you could do with the balloon idea! Talk about a light raft! But hey, if it is just a matter of flatwater yer crossing, why not a single truck inner tube? Not that I k...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG packraft idea
April 16, 3:44pm

Hot stuff!
Man, my wife and I did a four day Grand Canyon hike in February. Here is a write up of our trip. http://www.freesteader.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=11684 It hit 75, maybe as high as 80 d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 11, 2:18pm

Squall 2
And there is a Squall 2 in Gear Swap right now for a fantastic price! http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=89821&skip_to_post=7...

In GEAR » UL Tent Recommendations - Under $400
April 11, 2:04pm

Tarp Tents
I also love TarpTents, but why limit yerself to solo tents? My "solo" tent is a TT Squall 2. Two pounds, easy to set up, very roomy for one, and under 300 bucks. You can use a tre...

In GEAR » UL Tent Recommendations - Under $400
April 11, 1:58pm

sorry
I apologize, I'm not trying to start an argument. At the camp ground in Reykjavik I did see lots of half empty canisters left by folk leaving Iceland, and of course many folk just arriving ...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
April 02, 12:03pm

but it's fun
Awww, poor little cop. Did I traumatize him? :) I don't think so. And you don't care a bit about his "I seen you before Boy" routine of his? He is allowed to disrespect citiz...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
April 02, 11:52am

Why not?
Why not? No law against blowing stuff up at any time. Exploding targets are quite fun and sold in many forms. There are laws about disturbing the peace, laws about reckless endangerment, about...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
April 02, 11:33am

well...
Because then you don't have tents to lend friends?

In GEAR » 3 tents into 1 tent -- talk me out of it
April 02, 11:25am

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