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Re: Stratospire 1 vs Stratospire 2
The SS2 is overkill for solo trips. Heck, the SS1 is huge for solo trips. Best consider the SS1 a "1+" shelter and the SS2 as "2+". If I was going to use my SS1 to accommodate...

In GEAR » Stratospire 1 vs Stratospire 2
May 23, 10:25am

Re: FS: OR, Platypus, First Need, PacSafe
Bump with lower prices!

In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear pack and accessories, OR, Platypus, First Need, and more
May 14, 7:17am

Nifty
Daniel, A nifty design. Any chance you can upload a vid of the cook set in action? N

In Gear Deals » Fosters Pot Cook Sets - The All In One SUL Cook Kit!
May 14, 7:12am

Have a look around...
Pop, Spend some time surfing this site if you want to get your mind around a 6lb base weight. And (to channel my inner Anna O'Leary here) take a look at the videos and info on this site: http...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The validity of going lightweight for shorter trips
May 03, 11:54am

bandanas, poly sweat bands, vaseline/lipbalm...
Kevin, As Daryl suggests, mitigation of the uncomfortable effects of lots of sweating is perhaps your best bet. I'm not a huge sweater, but when it's hot out and I am sweating profusely, ...

In GEAR » Sweat Towel
May 02, 11:55am

Precisely
Per this thread: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=62197 and based on my experience the last couple times on the trail, ticks a...

In GEAR » Patagonia Houdini treated with permethrin...and other fun stuff
May 02, 7:41am

Re: Re: Patagonia Houdini treated with permethrin...and other fun stuff
Thanks Richard! So treating a Houdini with permethrin will significantly reduce the efficiency of its DWR. Assume, then, that the DWR on the garment is already quite reduced from standard use (e....

In GEAR » Patagonia Houdini treated with permethrin...and other fun stuff
May 01, 2:43pm

Patagonia Houdini treated with permethrin...and other fun stuff
Is this a bad idea? Permethrin is a chrysanthemum-based chemical, if I recall. No harm will be done to this beloved 100% nylon workhorse, right? What if I treat it with permethrin and then with ...

In GEAR » Patagonia Houdini treated with permethrin...and other fun stuff
May 01, 12:11pm

FS: OR, Platypus, First Need, PacSafe
**Edited with new prices and availablity The following items are for sale, Paypal Personal (neil_mcgee@hotmail.com), shipped CONUS to your door. All are in excellent condition with any minor issu...

In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear pack and accessories, OR, Platypus, First Need, and more
April 30, 2:46pm

Depends on the weight she will carry...
Hi Rob - I posted some thoughts on this same pack over the weekend (link below). The new Jam 35 is a cool pack, but not much comfortable for weight nearing 20lbs in my recent experience. The hip ...

In GEAR » Thoughts on Jam 35L pack for GF?
April 30, 9:45am

All Reader Reviews by Neil McGee

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C9 (Champion/Target) Duo Dry T-Shirt
The big-box store, Target, offers the C9 brand made by Champion at compelling prices, and I picked up several t-shirts from this line more than a year ago for outdoor and international travel use. Th...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 23, 4:11pm