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Re: Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
I find cotton pads work even better (the kind used to remove makeup). If you grab the edge, you can put them apart. You then apply the Vaseline to exposed inside and then push them back together....

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 8:56am

Re: Re: RE: WPB Cuben Bag Shell
I have tried something similar to what you are talking about. Not a quilt made out of the WPB Cubin, but I had ZPacks make me bivy made with WPB Cuben for the top and normal Cuben for the bottom. ...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag/quilt with WPB cuben shell
January 20, 8:24am

Re: Re: Don't waste your money
Even before the BPL article, I was dubious about the claims that OPsacks were truly odour poof. I left one with a ziploc bag full of dried humus on a table in Bothy. The next morning both the OPSa...

In GEAR » Durability of OPsacks?
January 08, 7:15am

Re: Routes in the UK ... ideas ?
You might want to check out the Great Glen Canoe Trail http://greatglencanoetrail.info/. When I was walking the Great Glen Way in 2011, I found out about the Canoe Trail and thought it would be fu...

In Packrafting » Routes in the UK ... ideas ?
January 08, 6:56am

Re: yes and no
+ 1 Obviously err on the side of safety as many have said, at least until you learn (or your kids) find their comfort zones. I started backpacking with my son with a winter trip when he was 6...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do kids need more insulation than adults in cold weather?
December 09, 4:55am

Re: re: Gear List
Ike, Great trip report! Did you get much condensation in your WP bivy?

In Editor's Roundtable » Traversing the Adirondacks by Foot and Packraft
November 15, 9:34am

Re: from Roger Caffin
“… because I refuse to buy synthetics that don't have a long usage range.” Nor should you. I just moved back to Canada from the UK after living there for 3 years. I did most my hiking...

In GEAR » of water resistant down
November 07, 11:10am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Free MLD Gear
@William - Hey, I don’t claim to be a Pillar of Virtue! I just think we are making a mountain out of a mole hill; however, I do see your point about posting it here and not keeping just on their...

In Gear Deals » Free MLD Gear
November 06, 10:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Free MLD Gear
“It is the entering to win free MLD gear by voting for MLD, that I suspect would be the issue. Clearly, it taints the voting process by encouraging you to vote for a specific manufacturer.” ...

In Gear Deals » Free MLD Gear
November 06, 10:11am

Re: Re: Free MLD Gear
“If I am correct, I will never buy another MLD product.” Well I will make sure I buy two pieces of MLD product to make up for it. I don’t see anything wrong with an owner of a business...

In Gear Deals » Free MLD Gear
November 06, 9:34am

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