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Oldie revisited.
Haven't been here for a long while.. Life Changes. Knowing I was into 'backpacking light', a friend asked "what exactly is fastpacking"? did a quick search on this forum t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Fastpacking Definition?
July 02, 7:19am

Follow-up, pack travel cover.
Just a belated follow-up. We used garbage bags and 2" packing tape for our 'pack covers'. It worked great. Use a garbage bag that comes with its own little yellow drawcord at ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpack Cover for Airline/Train Travel
April 07, 6:17am

Don't drop your cigarette butts on the ground! ;-) Nice idea for gaiters.

In Multiple Use Gear » Gaiters
October 24, 1:47am

Re: "Question for Aussies - water."
Welcome Jay, Thanks for bumping the Oz thread back up to the top. This is the best we can hope for in lieu of a 'sticky' thread for Australian members.

In Philosophy & Technique » Question for Aussies - water.
October 23, 10:56pm

Re: "Sub 15 lbs Gear List"
G'day, You can find an Australian gearlist of mine here: ...

In Gear Lists » Sub 15 lbs Gear List
October 19, 1:35am

RE: "is cuben hard to sew"
Kepp us posted on your cuben plans Jay. I'm keen to see how the cuben procurement and MYOG goes for a fellow NSW member. My winter tent that is calling for a new cuben fly.

In Make Your Own Gear » is cuben hard to sew
October 19, 12:50am

Material for lightweight campsite shoes
I have made 'over booties' for XC sking. The missus hates cold feet so I made some ankle high over booties from some gortex cordura I had lying around. The have thin 3mm closed cell foam ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Material for lightweight campsite shoes
August 29, 7:03am

Re: "Cuban's gotta be done"
Thanks Allison, (I have a Salewa Seirra Leone winter tent with rotting floor/fly that could do with a retrofit and various mods). Good luck with your cuben quilt/bivvy, keep us updated.

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuban's gotta be done
July 16, 8:39pm

Re: Re: hmmm
Allison, If you want coloured cuben for solar drying etc, I think Bill did some testing of coloured cuben using dyes. It's in the forums here somewhere. ------------------------ Also, you...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuban's gotta be done
July 16, 8:15pm

ultimate double wall tent
Don't be sucked in by the Aussie hardcore bull. It's mostly hype and puffery. The most hardcore thing about our wilderness are those green pants and bare chest that Roger is sporting in...

In GEAR » ultimate double wall tent
July 16, 1:04am

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Golite Ion
Having succumbed to that detourgearzone sale I now have an Ion (blue, medium). I have a Golite Gust and a small Camelbak as my other light packs. Both are great but often I don't need as much pac...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 29, 7:57pm