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"Visible V8" rocks!
Seeing the "Visible V8" model bring back memories! I had one of these (though I probably built in in the early 70's, so maybe it was slightly different). Putting that thing together ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Summer Cleanout - Clothing, Inov-8s, Rain Gear, Tyvek & More!
July 06, 3:05pm

Masking polycryo
Delmar, how about "masking" it with a strip of cardboard? That should give a pretty clean line. If you do an experiment with various sprays, please post results. Thanks in advance.

In Make Your Own Gear » Possible to use adhesive on "Polycryo"?
May 23, 7:29pm

"Y'all" in Irish-English (thread drifting to another continent)
I work with Irish folk, and in our Skype chats/emails they use "ye" as the 2nd person plural, as in: "Are ye ready for the 10am meeting?" Very cool. So "ye" stil...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 23, 8:39am

Decaf != caffeine-free
Any tea (or any product really) that advertises itself as "decaffeinated" is a substance that once had caffeine, and a process was used to remove that caffeine. But, as far as I know, th...

In GEAR » Sleep aids
February 08, 9:35pm

Re: Re: How do you let out a garment that is too tight in the armpits?
Those sounds like instructions to take the item in; OP wants to let it out because it's too tight. Well beyond my sewing skills, but I assume you will have to add open up the seam under the ...

In GEAR » How do you let out a garment that is too tight in the armpits?
January 10, 12:14am

Fungi? Isn't it paint?
Nevermind. I see the fungi being talked about now. Very pretty.

In Photography » New camera suggestions
December 05, 10:33pm

SS1 is big enough for 2 people who really like each other
Just concurring with other opinions and experiences here. My wife and I (both 5'8", fairly trim) spent 3 nights in our SS1 this summer and, while there certainly wasn't a lot of ex...

In GEAR » Occasional two person tent - Stratospire 1 or Double Rainbow?
December 05, 10:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Lighten-up
> How do you find the suspension on the catalyst? Is it adequate for a 20-25lb load?? Yes, plenty adequate. I can't find my packing list for that trip right now, but I believe my pack wei...

In GEAR » My final frontier: Pack and Tent - suggestions?
September 11, 3:00pm

Re: Lighten-up
I also bought a Catalyst after renting a Circuit (http://www.lowergear.com/rentbackpack.php). I really like the Circuit but felt it would be a bit small for me in capacity; not all my gear is teeny...

In GEAR » My final frontier: Pack and Tent - suggestions?
September 11, 2:19pm

My method of keeping the dirty away from the clean.
I try to avoid the worry by keeping my "dirty" items (scoop, funnel w/prefilter, dirty water bag) in a separate ditty from my clean items (Sawyer, tubing). And then keep those two ditties...

In Philosophy & Technique » Filtering protocol: how strict should I be about dirty water contaminating my clean water?
August 27, 12:54pm

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