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Re: Holy heck!
"I've said this before but I really feel like the gear and the planning are sort of substitutes for the activity itself." Certainly true for me. I've got 16 days off in September...

In Philosophy & Technique » I confess ...
August 02, 2:10pm

Re: Findings on going solo
I find solo more rewarding on a personal level. Backpacking with a friend is a lot more memorable for me, though, because I get out often and very rarely have anyone with me.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Findings on going solo
July 27, 8:08pm

Re: Re: Snow Peak 20fl oz titanium bowls - a quick question
Hey Dale, what is that pot holder, and is it secure enough to tilt/pour from the bowl with? That would be nice to have while eating from the bowl, too, I think.

In GEAR » Snow Peak 20fl oz titanium bowls - a quick question
July 23, 2:30pm

Re: Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
I'd start with the pad, simply because the XLite is what stands out to me as being disproportionately less warm than the rest of the system. The fact that you've tried it with a CCF pad and...

In GEAR » Please give suggestions to help solve waking up from cold
July 15, 5:40pm

Re: Taking Gear Beyond Backpacking
An unexpected favorite of mine is a long-sleeve lightweight nylon button up shirt(by edit: Royal Robbins, not EO) that was originally bought to wear when mowing the yard. I use it for bug protecti...

In GEAR » Taking Gear Beyond Backpacking
July 12, 1:34am

Re: Casual and Cool: Polyester or Cotton/Merino?
Check out some of the polo style shirts from athletic brands that are marketed to golfers like UnderArmour, Nike Dri-Fit and Champion C9. They're typically all poly, and will fare much better t...

In GEAR » Casual and Cool: Polyester or Cotton/Merino?
July 08, 5:30am

Re: Re: Re: Firing Sawyer
"9 seconds? that seems too quick. Maybe your filter is broken? Did it ever freeze? If you try to blow through it can you detect any flow? If so, it's probably broken" Nothing wrong...

In GEAR » Firing Sawyer
July 07, 8:54am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Henry's genius
The woman who posted that video made it on the trail during a thruhike. She'd hooked up with guy, and there must have been a lot of snuggling going on. Not sure how much I'd want that on a ...

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
July 07, 6:14am

Re: Re: Re: Firing Sawyer
"How many minutes does it take you to filter a liter?" Minutes? When I "tested" my Sawyers as a result of this question being asked here before, I did it as fast as possible ...

In GEAR » Firing Sawyer
July 07, 12:28am

Re: Re: Henry's genius
Sam: "I think the Notch is a great looking shelter. Really great price as well. Looks big enough for two when used without the net tent." I've seen a video review where a Notch was...

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
July 07, 12:07am

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