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"Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style"
James had some solid advice, but one thing to add I noticed no one else has mentioned; make sure you keep an adequate amount of weight in your food bag. I always keep the rock sack full and hang it...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 13, 6:14am

"Was UL a phase for you?"
I have never ventured into SUL range as I have always found that to be the barrier between comfort and bare necessities, ex: torso foam CCF pad instead of full length air pad; That being said when ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Was UL a phase for you?
August 04, 6:17am

"Getting the stink out"
I would try standard soak in mirazyme and wash. If that doesn't do it I would resoak at double the concentration recommended.

In GEAR » Getting the stink out
August 03, 9:47am

"SUL scissors? (or, anyone have these and know the gram weight?)"
Excellent thread, I also use the replacement scissors for the Swiss Army card and have never found myself needing any other form of knife. I also carry the tweezers inside my FAK as those have com...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL scissors? (or, anyone have these and know the gram weight?)
June 27, 9:02pm

"Example of a SUL internal frame backpack?"
A few points of consideration: With a < 5lb base (or even < 10lb base), a well packed backpack will not collapse, therefore making a stay or frame unnecessary weight. Also many SUL hik...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Example of a SUL internal frame backpack?
June 27, 8:51pm

Re: Cubic Tech Corp Buyout. A Cottage Q&A
Excellent article John. I have been wondering about the impact of the buyout as well. Hopefully this will indeed leed to improved production, quality and innovation. Also kudos to the cottage manuf...

In GEAR » Cubic Tech Corp Buyout. A Cottage Q&A
June 20, 6:48am

"Wanted: Tent Recommendations for Rain and Wind"
David was referring to the hilleberg akto, a 2 walled tent renown for it's performance in wet windy conditions. That may be another consideration for you as well. Check out the sectionhiker rev...

In GEAR » Wanted: Tent Recommendations for Rain and Wind
June 19, 3:35pm

RE:"Wind shirt"
very nice work! could you cite the pattern you used providing you used one. thanks

In Make Your Own Gear » Wind shirt
June 18, 6:05pm

""Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, &lt;$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing"
I am a big fan of the original jacket posted but never cared for how short the sleeves were, other than that I felt it outperformed my pre 2012 Houdini. I recently came across a new offering on Eba...

In GEAR » "Faux-dini": 2.3 oz. Windshirt, <$15 - Initial Review and Sourcing
June 16, 9:35pm

"silnylon rain gear question"
When people talk about a piece of rain gear "wetting out" it is usually in reference to the DWR failing on a 2 or 3 layer WB garment and the face fabric absorbing water, at which point a ...

In GEAR » silnylon rain gear question
June 01, 4:25pm

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