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My solution
I have to agree with can't please everyone. Cheers to those who like the mini exactly as is. Not being one of those, here is the modification I made for $0 and a 15 minute inve...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini close
October 13, 6:55pm

Re: Sawyer Mini close
John, As one of the most prolific, and referenced reviewers of gear on the web I assume you have informed Sawyer of this "oversight"? :) If I have to mod it to make it "work as i...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini close
October 12, 7:44am

Thanks to all who replied
Jerry - I use collapsible bottles so with a litte care I'm pretty sure I won't be blowing anything up :) Andy - I suppose a material weakness is possible, but my experience with both th...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini close
October 10, 7:31pm

Sawyer Mini close
I have loved my Squeeze since Sawyer released it. It replaced a 23 oz First Need purifier with a 5.5 oz system that did nearly the same job with less effort and hassle. The new Mini is a huge ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini close
October 10, 4:51pm

I would buy v3 TODAY if...
1. It had the v4 sized doors (tall and wide). 2. The vestibule doors could be closed such that the small gap at the clip were eliminated. 3. The fly could be erected first, then the inner clipp...

In GEAR » Zpacks Duplex?
October 05, 3:07pm

Bear repellant
I'm thinking no bear is interested in pit or foot funk. No deodorant for me...I'll clean up after the hike.

In GEAR » FOUND; lightest spray deoderant!!
September 11, 6:39am

Remember when you were taught "You Get What You Pay For"?
Companies are successful for many different reasons. One reason is that they build high quality stuff and stand behind it. These are the types of companies from whom I buy gear. Good examples ar...

In GEAR » New REI warranty, few questions about it......
August 23, 6:41am

PM sent
I'll take one if still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: Marmot Sawtooth (Long) Sleeping Bags
July 15, 1:08pm

Load it up, then check fit
As mentioned by others, pretty much any pack will feel great at 13 lbs. What matters is how it feels with a representative (full) load, and most importantly knowing the limits of the packs usabilit...

In GEAR » Does This Pack Fit?
July 14, 7:50am

Busted Indeed!
Mr Trumbos' post in this forum comes precisely 3 minutes and 16 seconds after he posted a review lauding the company. One hopes his employer got a good price on his services.

In GEAR » Thinking about buying from does anyone know anything about them?
July 13, 6:26am

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