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Sawyer squeezer
The squeeze bags supplied with the SP 131/2 are probably like the new packaging I've seen for laundry detergent and pet foods, sturdy enough to resist granite scrape holes and almost as strong ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
September 12, 11:46pm

@ D. Vo
I agree, that is one of the flaws of this new system. The squeeze system requires a squeezable water collecting/feed bag. No mfg. makes a lightweight bag that has a reliable zip lock top that wil...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
August 22, 10:21am

best Sawyer filter
1) Do the Sawyer squeeze bags appear to be as durable as similar size Platypus bags? 2) Would the older style Sawyer filter (SP 121/122) connected to a 1L Platy bag with an inch of tubing as a s...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
August 21, 4:38pm

Comparing the 2 Sawyers
I'll be buying my first Sawyer filter system soon and need to choose between the SP121 and SP131 filter elements. I can get the SP121 for $30. Anyone have any opinion/info. as to which would ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter
August 08, 5:42pm

1 answer, but 2 questions
You can get a nylon adapter(see http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23282) that you can jam or glue into a 2L bottle neck (that you have chopped off the bottle) to make a 2L bottle th...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2 liter bottle male thread?
July 13, 5:20pm

2L bottle male thread
Could you just cut the top off a 2L soda bottle and DIY glue it to a large water collecting bag? Will a gravity filtration system work with a direct short connection to the filter? From my experi...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2 liter bottle male thread?
July 11, 10:51pm

Eeess very m/nice
Brings back good memories. I also recall some very intelligent and acrobatic mice at the campspots. At night they seemed to enjoy using my tent as a trampoline among other entertaining stunts. A...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Global Test: Nine Days in Parque National Los Glaciares, Argentina
March 02, 11:17am

just an observation and comment ...
Can't help but notice from these posts how we have come to obsess over the minute details of the public land agencies' food bear protection rules. And with SIBBG's demise it sounds lik...

In GEAR » Ursack Update
June 14, 6:24pm

clo/oz.
First, a thank you for the work and critical thinking that is in this and similar BPL discussions. My one thought is about clo/oz. values. Down and synthetic lofting insulators have significantly...

In GEAR » The best clothing combinations for backpacking or hiking?
May 20, 5:10pm

more support
The Z65 has a well designed belt and is comparable to the Deuter 60+10 (actually, Aircontact Lite 65+10) in pack size, weight and back support. I happened to try the 2009 Z55 yesterday and -viola-...

In GEAR » Gregory Z55 vs. Deuter 60+10 ?
May 19, 12:12pm

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