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Tea tree oil
I agree with the tea tree oil, a couple drops in the water. Use a small container like a plastic coffee can or Tupperware type container that you can shake a few times, along with a little mild det...

In GEAR » Getting the stink out
August 03, 1:05pm

Yea...
I use hip belt pockets, as others have said just to keep small, commonly used items easily accessible, as well as the camera. I prefer my water bottle in a shoulder pouch rather than on the hip...

In GEAR » Hip belt pockets yea or nay?
July 30, 9:41am

Nalgene
I didn"t carry a Nalgene for years because of the weight, Then I found I needed a foam roller earlier this year and started bringing one and it's worked out great. At 6.2 oz, it's stil...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List End of August- Early September
July 30, 1:44am

Re: Not listed online
I haven't seen them in any of my local Costcos in more than 2 years. It'd be nice if they got them. You can get them at Amazon though.

In GEAR » Weight of stripped down flick-lock Costco carbon poles (cascade Mtn Tech)?
July 29, 2:02am

Gave up on "breathable"
I was looking at the Z-Packs challenger also, but can't justify the 20x the cost right now for a jacket that is slightly heavier than the one I am currently using: http://www.amazon.com/gp/p...

In GEAR » High Sierra hiking, can't decide on a darn rain jacket
July 28, 6:13pm

Bought one
Ok, you guys got my curiosity up and since it's only $17.99, It's not really much to lose so went down to Costco and bought one. The label is Weatherproof 32 degree Ultralight Down Vest...

In GEAR » Down vests at Costco
July 25, 2:19pm

Weatherproof
Interesting. That's a different brand, looks like it's worth a shot to me.

In GEAR » Down vests at Costco
July 25, 12:42am

Re: Re: Down vests at Costco
If is the same Hawke & Co. vest that they've had in the past, they are not high end by any means but they are well worth the sub $20 price IMO. I have 2 of them, they are light, pack small,...

In GEAR » Down vests at Costco
July 24, 11:28pm

No liners
I have a pair of Ex-Officio pants (like new from a thrift store) that are great pants, but have a mesh underwear liner that I don't really care for. Not that big a deal, but I prefer my own und...

In GEAR » a rant re: running shorts
July 23, 10:16pm

Nice adaptation of the stove
Much discussion about the BRS-3000T stove here, with some on Ruta Locura's adaptation of it, although most of that was on the Gear Deals thread. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backp...

In GEAR » Ruta Locura jetboil stove?
July 23, 10:08pm

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