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big agnes
This is how big agnes bags are setup, they even go one step further, the lower non insulated segment has a sleeping pad sleeve.

In GEAR » idea: quilt / sleeping bag hybrid?
October 07, 10:56am

fresh shades
I'll keep on wearing my Maui Jim's, gotta look cool for all the lady hikers. But if you're hiking along ledges, maybe grab some croakies - it was pretty depressing to watch my rayban...

In GEAR » Lightest and cost efficient sunglasses?
September 26, 12:29pm

bottom insulation
I will be going on a roadtrip across the country with a friend this October. We will be car camping, back country camping, staying on couches with friends and family, and staying at hostels. Ou...

In GEAR » bottom insulation
September 06, 9:42am

tether the cap with string and a leatherman tool
I posted this tutorial previously. You need: A bottle Thin cordage Leatherman with awl or very pointy knife Take your drink bottle, look inside the cap. You need a bottle with an inner so...

In GEAR » connecting water bottle cap to the bottle
May 14, 7:50pm

glue it
Some of these quick clotting agents cause thermal reactions, and can create a 2nd or 3rd degree burn at the wound sure. I wouldn't want a festering burn in the back country. I would just c...

In GEAR » First Aid kit: wound seal rapid response topical powder 0.25 oz
May 12, 10:34am

one more for sternum straps
Important for me. I also have broad shoulders. I'll adjust the sternum strap and load lifters to change the way my pack carries over the course of the day to give various muscle groups a break....

In GEAR » what's the elastic chest strap for between the shoulder straps
May 12, 10:24am

this is dumb
In my mind, just about everyone would be much better served by carrying a triangular bandage or two. Use one as a shemagh, headwrap, pre-filter, bandana or whatever for some multi use purposes. Kee...

In GEAR » New mountain lion after bite care device, $65
April 05, 2:46pm

stipple it
Get a replacement battery cover and stipple it with a soldering iron or use grip tape.

In GEAR » Grip-ifying my HTC Sensation
March 31, 10:39am

pitch without center pole
You can pitch most mid shelters "A frame" style, if you're both using trekking poles you should be able to figure something out between the four poles, or suspend the peak from a bran...

In GEAR » Golite SL2 & SL3
March 25, 12:47pm

70?
Where does the 70 value come from?

In GEAR » bag in a bag
March 21, 9:15am

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