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Rubble sack
Just use a rubble sack, it will be far more durable than a normal rubbish bag, but still incredibly cheap and light weight. You could probably take a couple of spares and still be saving weight ove...

In GEAR » Does such a product exist?
September 25, 3:48pm

Pfft, pee bottle? I just get up and go outside. Makes you feel alive when it's coming down hard with rain/snow and you're out in your boxers having a slash ...

In GEAR » Pee bottle?? best practices
September 10, 12:05pm

I use a really cheap pair of waterproof, non breathable trousers (pants to you Americans :D ) purely because they are the cheapest light-weight rain over-trousers I could find. I don't sweat th...

In GEAR » Non-breathable rain gear?
September 01, 8:08am

We have something in the UK called Lanacane, it's an anti-chaffing gel. But having never used Hydropel, I wouldn't know if it's a similar product. Not sure whether that's available ...

In GEAR » Hydropel being discontinued?!
August 29, 3:42pm

Titanium pegs/skewers?
I want to make my own titanium pegs to save money myself and maybe make a bit of money from any extras I can create. These are the sort of pegs I'm thinking of:

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium pegs/skewers?
May 31, 3:56am

Mesh hip belt pouch
I've just bought a Granite Gear Vapor Trail to replace my ill-fitting and heavier Osprey Atmos. I have yet to take delivery of it, but I'm already planning some modifications. One of the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mesh hip belt pouch
April 25, 12:50pm

Inflatable Pillow
I know this is an old thread, but I find that most inflatable pillows become a lot more comfortable if you only half inflate them. I have a trekmates inflatable pillow, which comes with a nice s...

In GEAR » Pillow woes
April 25, 3:15am

Shaped Tarp
Thanks David, that looks like a great set up. I'll have to do some research to see what's available in the UK and what sort of prices they go for. I do carry hiking poles sometimes but I...

In Gear Lists » Please take a look at my lists :)
April 24, 12:34pm

Rather than carrying the vaseline, I would carry a very small strip of bicycle inner tube. Burns well when wet and performs the same function, but it's probably a lot lighter. Won't sav...

In Gear Lists » First Time UL'er, Help!
April 24, 11:47am

reply to ben
Hi Ben, thanks for your input. As said before, I'll definitely consider a tarp for the future, once I have a bit more cash to spare. I only take the rain pants in summer if rain is expect...

In Gear Lists » Please take a look at my lists :)
April 24, 10:19am

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