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Pro Deals being sold?
My daughter used to work at Moosejaw. She was eligible to purchase many name brand items at large discounts. There is a website called 3point5.com that serves as a clearing house for retailers wo...

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
October 02, 6:59am

Site selection
I have a bit of a hard time with Sean's advice about site selection, and to avoid choosing a site that has been well used, because of water drainage issues. I think that Sean is correct that...

In GEAR » How do you tarp?
September 05, 6:23am

Synthetic
Yeah, I'll have some synthetic clothing as well all the others. Thanks, everyone. It sounds like the majority feels we should keep our down bags but seriously consider the double-walle...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 11:43am

Trip Length
We're doing 6 days. The group wanted to take their time and enjoy the trip.

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 11:40am

site selection
Thanks, Max This is 37 miles along the Superior coastal trail, which reportedly can be rugged and difficult to hike in places due to the rocks, etc. I think others have posted trip reports in ...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 7:45am

Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
I posted something similar in Trip Planning, but this is a last minute concern, and since it's primarily a gear based decision, I thought I'd get more last-minute thoughts by posting in her...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 6:03am

Pukaskwa last minute weather worries
Depending on which weather site I look at, forecast is calling for at least two nights of possible rain, very high humidity of 90% or higher, temps dropping very close to or below the dewpoint. On...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pukaskwa last minute weather worries
August 19, 11:17pm

Sol Ti
I have a Sol Ti as an upgrade to my original PCS. We've had it for just over a year or so, and it's working fine. All we do is boil water with it. We're headed to Pukaskwa on T...

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
August 17, 7:59am

Soda bottle
I made a scoop/funnel out of a used 16 or 20 oz Pepsi bottle, by cutting the bottom off the bottle. I replaced the soda bottle's cap with a push/pull cap, in which I cemented a fine wire m...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini Tips
August 15, 7:46pm

Garcia is not Bear Vault
Karl, Saying, "Garcia Bear Vault" is like saying, "Ford Toyota". Garcia makes the Backpacker's Cache, which is an opaque black canister. BearVault makes the BV450 ...

In GEAR » Bear Vault in the Dacks???
August 13, 2:09pm

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