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Re: Father / Son Toddler Backpack
Fantastic Doug - I'm off to read the other trip report. I have a 9 month old who is already a car camping veteran and has a few good day hikes under his belt, but I am really looking forwar...

In Post-Trip Reports » Father / Son Toddler Backpack
March 06, 8:57pm

Just a little something for my partner
After several years of stirring, I bought my partner a Sheewee extreme. She's still not talking to me, but I'm sure in time she will grow to love it, lol.

In GEAR » Interesting Gear under the Tree for You or Significant Others?
January 07, 3:42pm

Re: Durability of Salomon trail runners
I have two pairs of XA Ultras and was initially thrilled. Grip was awesome and they were hands down the most comfortable shoes I've worn. But..... They have not held up well durability wi...

In GEAR » Durability of Salomon trail runners
September 16, 5:55pm

Re: Hammocks in Australia/New Zealand?
Far too dangerous here - it's not widely reported, but Drop Bears don't just drop. They like to snuggle inside cosy little cocoons made of Nylon..........

In GEAR » Hammocks in Australia/New Zealand?
June 12, 6:07pm

Am I going to seem really old if I suggest just photocopying the bit you want and sticking it in a ziploc bag?

In GEAR » MAPS and getting smaller customized ones
May 19, 8:44pm

Re: Sleeping Comfort
For me it's the pillow and a mat that lets me turn over restlessly without my elbows and hips digging into the ground... Air mats just don't work for me. Given how much I love my sleep, ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sleeping Comfort
April 15, 7:28pm

Re: Re: No Love for the jetboil?
When my GF and I did the Great Ocean walk we used a canister stove and spent a week staring enviously at the Jetboils some fellow walkers had - when her birthday rolled around I bought her one. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Eating on the Trail
April 03, 10:11pm

Re: Revelation X quilt - recommended way to use shock cord.
I have the cord end without the lock attached to the Grosgrain loops on one side, then push the lock through the loop on the other side just like you would with a button through a button hole.........

In GEAR » Revelation X quilt - recommended way to use shock cord.
December 11, 10:41pm

Re: Sleep pad for side sleepers.
Can anyone with an inflatable comment on whether they side sleep AND toss and turn a lot? I've tried my girlfriends Synmat UL7 a few times and always feel my hips and elbows hit the ground ...

In GEAR » Sleep pad for side sleepers.
November 25, 10:43pm

Re: Where do you compromise?
After numerous trips gazing enviously at JetBoil users sitting back enjoying their meals while I was still fiddling with an Alcohol stove (or, more accurately, setting myself alight) I broke down a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Where do you compromise?
October 23, 5:43pm

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