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Re: Titanium toothbrush!!!
I already have a titanium toothbrush, what I really want is some titanium dental floss...

In GEAR » Titanium toothbrush!!!
October 18, 4:45am

Re: UL deep winter bag... stuffed with 16 lbs of down
When Steve Martin made it big in the 70s, he joked that one of the first things he bought was a fur sink. I think this may be his summer sleeping bag. How do you wash that bag? Swimming pool and...

In GEAR » UL deep winter bag... stuffed with 16 lbs of down
October 17, 6:35pm

Anyone (else) remember camping in the 1960s?
Stumbled across this Better Homes and Gardens Family Camping 1961 and had a hoot looking at the pictures and reading the author's commentary. This was the glory days of American Family Campi...

In On the Web » Anyone (else) remember camping in the 1960s?
May 05, 5:32pm

Re: parachord bracelets
LOL... Yes, I suppose they just collect dust and absorb body oils... The original purpose was a handy way to carry a certain length of paracord to have with you at all times. But the artistry to...

In GEAR » parachord bracelets
January 05, 5:09pm

Re: RCR123 Charger
Any chance those AWs were dropped or damaged? It sounds like the protection circuit isn't functioning. Also, if the protection circuit was damaged after the batteries were charged, and the devi...

In GEAR » RCR123 Charger
October 21, 9:16am

Re: High-heat, Low-stink options for Tee Shirt?
Others have mentioned wool, and I find it the best for stink--even after many days. Takes a while to dry, can be fragile, and is always expensive. I found ibex to be the itchiest, smartwool alm...

In GEAR » High-heat, Low-stink options for Tee Shirt?
September 13, 6:44pm

Re: The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
I met a thru-hiker on the AT this summer from England he (Smiley? Smiles? Can't remember his trail name) who was packing a homemade... swing! He unraveled it, strung it from the rafters in the ...

In GEAR » The most "non lightweight" thing you've seen on the trail
September 12, 10:18pm

Re: Favorite REPUROPSED Containers...
For heating water, I almost use exclusively 16 oz. (holds about ~17 oz.) aluminum beer bottles, 0.927 oz., with a Zelph BudLyte stove. Dual purpose heating vessel and water bottle! (Triple purpose ...

In GEAR » Favorite REPUROPSED Containers...
August 02, 11:36am

Re: car camping tent
ALPS Merimac 4... I think I got mine for ~$75 at REI Outlet with an extra 20%-off coupon. This is a rather sturdy tent, light for car-camping at 8 lbs., and although I can't stand up inside,...

In GEAR » car camping tent
July 15, 5:15pm

Re: Going from overnighter to long distance
Harald and others have hit the nail on the head. But another philosophy is to prepare for a longer trip by simulating these during your overnighters. So don't pack in all the water--make su...

In GEAR » Going from overnighter to long distance
July 08, 3:04pm

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