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3 x 16oz Sawyer Pouches - sold
I've got a new & unopened 3-pack of the Sawyer Products SP116 Squeezable Pouches (16-Ounce) laying around. These were a recent acquisition, so they should be the supposedly tougher version...

In Gear Swap » 3 x 16oz Sawyer Pouches
September 23, 11:22am

Re: Te Araroa - South Island
Thanks for your help!

In Gear Lists » Te Araroa - South Island
September 23, 10:19am

Re: Campfire damage to gear?
I've gotten small holes in the crotches of every pair of hiking pants I've ever owned and a couple of tiny burn holes in the sleeves and hips of 3 rain shells. All the damage has occurred ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Campfire damage to gear?
September 22, 3:04pm

Te Araroa - South Island
I'm planning a solo NOBO hike across the SI portion of the Te Araroa (~800mi) starting in mid December. I expect to take 60-70 days. I'm pretty content with my pack's current amenitie...

In Gear Lists » Te Araroa - South Island
September 21, 3:35pm

Rain Pants/Kilt for New Zealand
I'm headed to New Zealand to hike the South Island portion of Te Araroa from mid December thru mid February. I have a fair amount of experience doing week-long & weekend backpacking in the...

In GEAR » Rain Pants/Kilt for New Zealand
September 09, 10:27pm

Contractor bags
I'd be happy to send some black contractor bags your way. Shipping cost would probably depend on the zip, and your PM doesn't seem to be set up yet.

In Gear Swap » WTB: trash compactor bags (pack liners)
November 18, 10:36am

Leaky Tent
So, I've had a Big Agnes 3p for 5 years now. It gets moderate use for not-terribly-weight-conscious canoe/bike/car-camping trips and the occasional 3-person backpacking trips. I don't use...

In GEAR » Leaky Tent
August 27, 2:02pm

Transam packs
When I did the TransAm a couple years back, I had 30lb of stuff (4 panniers, all the shared camping stuff, 2 dinners, a week of breakfasts & lunches, and some changes of clothes). My cycling p...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » How Much Weight Do Bike Packers Carry (Road Trip) ?
August 08, 2:58pm

So, I also have used a Diva cup for several backcountry trips. I use a hydration reservoir, and I often end up either squeezing some water from my tube into the cup for a rinse or dumping some cle...

In GEAR » ***WARNING***Lady Stuff--DivaCup Questions***WARNING***
July 03, 12:26pm

Thanks for the response! I often do camp during the shoulder seasons (though my cutoff is forecasted lows in the 20s), and the weight savings of a quilt sounded so appealing. I'm definitely t...

In GEAR » Quilt Temps Accurate for Women?
April 28, 11:16pm

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