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Ziploc for laundry
If I don't have a good swimming hole option to clean my socks & boxer briefs, I'll use a gallon ziploc half filled with water. Shake, knead and dump; repeat until water is relatively c...

In GEAR » Is a bucket/basin worthwhile for personal hygiene on trips more than a couple of days?
April 17, 1:57pm

Frame sheet
Like some others, I use mine as a "frame sheet" in my pack (ULA Ohm). I deflate it, close the valve, fold it into roughly 16" width, and place it against the back portion of my pack...

In GEAR » How do you pack your NeoAir?
April 17, 11:22am

Re: SOBO timing
You'll need to take into account that the few remaining "reliable" water sources south of Kennedy Meadows won't be so reliable this year, with many being reported dry already.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 2015 PCT NOBO Limit
April 16, 9:29am

Re: PCT sections a and b mid may
From my experience on those sections: Light rain gear should be fine. It is not likely you'll see rain in May but it is possible and you can even still get frozen stuff at higher elevations....

In Gear Lists » PCT sections a and b mid may
April 09, 12:34pm

Re: RE: Iridium GO! First Look
I recall a bad experience near a fire lookout in Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park. Someone was on the phone talking endlessly with his girlfriend about problems in their relationship...try as you might n...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 03, 6:48pm

Re: RE: car camping tents
RE: staking it down - I would always stake it down. Never assume a gust of wind won't happen. I watched many 5 - 10 person Coleman tents full of gear roll around a campground once, having arriv...

In GEAR » Would you buy this tent?
April 02, 11:23am

Re: What do you use to carry food?
As needed, some food gets repackaged into ziplocs (nuts, dried fruit, etc.). When not in bear country, everything goes into a turkey roasting bag. Otherwise, it goes in a bear can.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you use to carry food?
March 27, 1:41pm

Re: Re: ULA
Last year I started an 8-day PCT hike with ~32 lbs. in an Ohm 2.0. This included a Garcia bear can, sitting vertically on top of my sleeping bag. I used my shelter, clothes and a few other items to...

In GEAR » Good lightweight pack for about 30lb?
March 27, 1:32pm

Re: Anodizing Titanium -- the Easy/Cheap Way
I love the Ti anodizing trick. You could use non-diet coke but that might add weight ;) And no, that technique does not work for aluminum. To Roger's point: I painted the curved portions ...

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 27, 12:06pm

Probably Shoes
$14 + change for my dividend. That plus 20% off plus (hopefully) the traditional REI gift card for my birthday, should get me below my pain threshold for a new pair of Salomon trail runners.

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 27, 11:39am

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