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Mice!
Mice are the biggest issue on the east coast, with off-leash dogs a distant second. If we made a graph, there would be an adjacent micro-graph showing bee stings, rattle snakes, and bear attacks, a...

In GEAR » Lions and tigers and bears, oh my
July 06, 3:57pm

REI garage sale a must
I managed to score a Big Agnes Big-House 4, new with tags, for $100 (retail was $399 originally down to $299) we are going to get the vestibule too eventually so we can have space for a table and c...

In GEAR » Tent for car camping?
July 06, 1:20pm

DIY multi-use
A two piece or four piece board might have some nice DIY or Multi-use applications. One side could have use as a kitchen counter, or place-mat. You could print information, other games or br...

In GEAR » Chess in the Backcountry
May 03, 1:33pm

my system
Hey! I'm a little late to this thread but here's what my lady and I do: If we are hammock camping: Warbonnet double layer 1.7 hammock -EE 20* extra wide quilt (2012 ver) overstuffed ...

In GEAR » Cuddling Couple Sleep System
April 17, 5:54pm

size up
I buy a lot of Patagonia stuff, their size medium usually fits me nicely according to their "slim fit" guide, but for some garments, I prefer the relaxed comfortable fit. I have never had...

In GEAR » Relaxed Fit Ultralight?
April 14, 6:44am

Sleep system & layers for Salkantay Trek in Peru
I'm going to Peru in early April with my S.O. and will be taking the Salkantay Trek, it's a four day, four night trek plus a day at Machu Picchu. we have our trek booked and most of our oth...

In Gear Lists » Sleep system & layers for Salkantay Trek in Peru
February 17, 1:35pm

sleep comfy
I try not to worry too much about what my sleep system weighs, I pick components I know will be comfortable at night well beyond my expected temps and conditions for any given trip. In my experienc...

In GEAR » But the way you you hope for versus the weight you take
February 13, 2:10pm

milsurp for durability
Can you bring an army poncho and liner? you can wrap up in the liner like a blanket and use the poncho as a roof or as a wind/rain bivvy. the ECWCS is kind of heavy, but also very survival orien...

In GEAR » Jackets for a survival course
February 11, 9:15am

try it out!
Try it in your driveway, water bottles are cheap. I think you will find that the newer extra-thin plastic pint bottles will deform a Lot. If you are planning on boiling in plastic in emergency,...

In Multiple Use Gear » Disposable water bottle + esbit + rocks = emergency day hiking stove?
January 29, 10:56am

won't always replace flat tarp
What about those times when you want to pitch a flat tarp high and wide, as a sun shade, or to allow standing room underneath if there is gentle rain falling straight down? or mostly vertical as a ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Remember your "naked" tent fly
January 29, 8:20am

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