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Pooping upstream
So what we're all trying to say is: If you use a filter that doesn't remove viruses like the standard Squeeze or Mini, and you poop upstream of campsites, make sure your trip takes you upst...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze
February 09, 8:33pm

Re: Transitioning to winter hiking (long, sorry)
You could use your existing layers and then stuff your sleeping bag under your shell for more warmth. I do that sometimes, but usually I get by fine with my $20, 2 pound discount store down jacket ...

In Gear Lists » Transitioning to winter hiking (long, sorry)
February 08, 12:19pm

Re: Newbie
Water bladders are very dependent on personal preference. If money and time aren't an issue, get one for each of you and try them out. Be sure to try them on at least an overnight trip where yo...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Help/Input
February 04, 12:15pm

Re: Newbie Help/Input
In my experience, kids often don't let go of trekking poles when they fall. That can result in more serious injuries because they aren't able to break the fall with their hands and arms. ...

In Gear Lists » Newbie Help/Input
February 03, 7:48pm

Re: FREE Home Security System!!
Good idea, but I don't need one. I just signed up for one yesterday when a telemarketer called and asked if I had one. Once I explained my work schedule in detail, they were very accommodating ...

In Chaff » FREE Home Security System!!
January 27, 3:45pm

Re: Backpacking and Bushcraft
Bushcraft is the knowledge and skills for living in the bush (wilderness). Lightweight backpacking is one bushcraft technique. Just like some focus mostly on fire techniques and shelters, oth...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking and Bushcraft
January 27, 12:03pm

Re: Packa-like?
"The Packa is, to me, the most likely design to have less condensation and more protection than most other alternatives." Especially since it's also available in eVent. :)

In GEAR » Hiking Condensation-free in Rain
January 21, 6:39pm

Re: UL ideas that Died
Simplicity... almost anyway. spreadsheets, ounces, grams, fabric weights per yard, debates about changing gear configuration to save 8 ounces, and.... clo calculus! (or is it feathery math?) ...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 21, 9:16am

Re: Exped SynMat UL 9 vs. DownMat UL 7
I don't think washing is an issue. I've washed both my synthetic and down mats with no effect on the insulation. The down mat's insulation value might decrease more significantly whe...

In GEAR » Exped SynMat UL 9 vs. DownMat UL 7
January 20, 6:54pm

Re: Ti shepherd's hook stakes in soft ground
Thanks all for the great tips! I'll have to try these shepherd's hook stakes again, and maybe try the longer ones. I think I was basing my opinion of them on holding taut tarp ridgelines in...

In GEAR » easton nano nail stakes
January 20, 6:08pm

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