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tennis balls
+1 on the tennis balls in the dryer. First time I washed a backpacking quilt it seemed dry but the down was clumped and lots of empty/dead spots. I tried fluffing by hand but wasn't making prog...

In GEAR » Washing - Lost Down Loft
August 31, 8:13am

re: battery pack vs solar panel
For my camera I do the same as Dave, bought several Chinese knock-offs of the camera's proprietary battery and charge them up before a long trip. Where do the pocket-sized hydrogen fuel cell...

In GEAR » battery pack vs solar panel
August 26, 9:23am

re: arc blast vs. gg gorilla
I've owned both, but I'm not sure what my opinion matters because ultimately it depends how they feel to you. If you really like the Gorilla you could just go with that and save yourself th...

In GEAR » arc blast vs. gg gorilla ?
August 22, 9:57am

stripes on its tail
>> "Then I saw what appeared to be stripes on its tail" Raccoon?

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
August 21, 7:04am

re: Pack/Shirt
I wouldn't want the weight of my pack distributed across my upper body. Distributed or not, that's too high to carry and would cause extra strain and stress. Anything in that shirt/pack tha...

In GEAR » Pack/Shirt
August 21, 6:54am

re: WTB bear canister - small
"Looking for small weekend size, 2 person/2 day is my most common trip." Keep in mind that your first day's food doesn't need to go in the canister, unless you plan on setting ...

In Gear Swap » WTB bear canister - small
August 15, 12:35pm

custom bag/quilt
I guess Tim's hint was too subtle -- talk to him at Enlightened Equipment. You asked in another thread about quilts, I'm not sure if you have a good handle on how they work. EE's str...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800
August 13, 2:49pm

quilts
>> "could anyone here turn me on to quilts or where I could look into those?" Here's a start: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.h...

In GEAR » Possible Problem with MontBell 800 #5
August 12, 9:12am

check remaining battery life
Make sure that the unit you are looking at has the full life of the battery still on tap. I had bought a FastFind at REI that was a great low price, until I saw the expiration date on the battery s...

In GEAR » Any reason not to buy a Fast Find Ranger PLB?
August 09, 5:26pm

also torso issue
I picked one up last year in medium but torso is way too short, load lifters attached lower than my shoulder tops. So I tried the large and hip belt was too big. I don't know who this is design...

In Gear Deals » REI Outlet - 25% off
August 09, 6:09am

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