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Re: replacement stuff sacks for tents
It is difficult to find stuff sacks that will accommodate a tent and poles after market. You might consider sewing them from scratch. See if any of the parents in the troop have sewing experience. ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » replacement stuff sacks for tents
April 15, 11:29am

Re: Lacing suggestions
A few light stitches on the side the tongue is slipping away from will neatly solve the problem.

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoe lacing anomaly?
April 15, 11:25am

Re: Re: Wear a helmet!
>I'm sorry for your accident but I can't agree with your recommendation about helmets. Riding a >bicycle poses no statistically significant risk of severe head injury unless you are r...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 14, 1:32pm

Re: Re: thing to consider
Those canisters use a totally different fitting and will not fit directly on canister stoves. There may be some adapter available that would allow use with a backpacking canister stove.

In GEAR » Liquid Fuel Consumption vs. Canister Fuel Consumption.
April 14, 10:14am

Re: should I?
Nathan, Leave the pump in the fuel bottle, not need to remove it. I would keep the stove myself. Liquid fuels still are the best in cold weather and a lot more economical to run than canister st...

In GEAR » Liquid Fuel Consumption vs. Canister Fuel Consumption.
April 14, 9:40am

Re: Re: 2014 AT thru hike gear list WITH PHOTOS!!!
>personally i'd go with a travel toothpaste instead of Dr bronners. You can get most stuff >clean without soap and its better for the water sources. I am going to respectfully disagree...

In Gear Lists » 2014 AT thru hike gear list
April 13, 12:20am

Re: piezo yes or no?
Diane, The Snowpeak starters are pretty reliable moreso I think than the Jetboil Piezos which are legendary for their failure rate, but that may just be due to the amount of stoves sold. My Soto...

In GEAR » Snowpeak Gigapower Manual vs Snowpeak Litemax
April 11, 8:28pm

Re: Pack
Average low temps at camp will typically reach freezing (30-32 degrees) but can be warmer, or more importantly colder. If you sleep cold I would say with your existing bag, whichever one packs smal...

In Gear Lists » Rainier Gear List - WITH PHOTOS!
April 11, 10:03am

Re: Layer question for early Sept JMT -- is fleece enough or do I need to go puffy?
Puffy. I haven't used fleece in the mountains since the mid 80s. I find that most alternatives outperform fleece. Puffy for insulation at lunch, belays (climbing) and in camp. Softshell for wea...

In Gear Lists » Layer question for early Sept JMT -- is fleece enough or do I need to go puffy?
April 10, 11:32pm

Re: Pack space
You are almost there! A compression bag will definitely help with the bag situation. You do not need the vestibule, it is nice to have, but not a necessity by any means. Consider leaving the sho...

In Gear Lists » Rainier Gear List - WITH PHOTOS!
April 10, 11:24pm

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