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Re: Collapsible water bottles - why?
Most of us carry a cooking pot for heating water. I don't think I've ever once needed multiple heating pots while backpacking. I carry collapsing water bottles in my backpack external p...

In GEAR » Collapsible water bottles - why?
August 23, 8:36am

Re: People's experiences with warranties?
Never had an issue with any warranty yet. I guess I'm just lucky or maybe it's because I just ask and don't make demands and assumptions.

In GEAR » People's experiences with warranties?
August 19, 4:10pm

Re: My new DIY Solo Setup
Looks good. Trim a few more grams off the ground sheet? Profile footprint? No rain will collect and less to dry.

In Make Your Own Gear » My new DIY Solo Setup
August 19, 7:13am

Re: First Time Gear List Base
Try for 2lbs on shelter. I like tarptents myself. They're affordable and work well for single wall shelters. Tarptent.com You may decide to hand in a hammock too maybe. Hammock setups are a...

In Gear Lists » First Time Gear List Base
August 10, 7:41am

Re: Re: World's fastest battery packs?
It depends on the battery. There are many different battery chemistries in the lithium ion family. You are correct in a sense though. The chemistries that charger faster and have a higher draw r...

In GEAR » World's fastest battery packs?
July 28, 6:18am

bike bivy? hammock?
DIY a simple bike frame shaped and hoop end tent tube. Stake the bike out and the tube end out then done. You could also make or buy a hammock setup that deploys and packs in a few minutes and p...

In GEAR » The Hilleberg House Project
May 31, 8:14am

water/woolite 6:1
Mix woolite dark care detergent and put it in a spray bottle. 10:1 is what I start with but sometimes 6:1 is necessary too. Spray woolite lightly on a soft microfiber or 100% Terry cotton towel....

In GEAR » Options for cleaning a sleeping bag?
May 31, 5:49am

All shoes should be regulated???
People should be careful what they ask for. I don't buy the idea that shoes hurt people or help people. There are a number of reasons why any health problem occurs and looking at one thing e...

In GEAR » Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
May 11, 9:40am

Re: Re: Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
And how many of these people had injuries common to all types of footware? Running is a sport and requires physical exertion. Stuff happens. Just because a few got hurt doesn't mean it'...

In GEAR » Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
May 11, 6:32am

Re: I need some schooling on batteries....
All modern rechargeable electronic devices use lithium ion batteries. They come in many many different chemistries and sizes. If you run higher voltage you need less amps. If you need less amps p...

In GEAR » I need some schooling on batteries....
May 09, 9:09pm

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