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Re: Repairing 9" Easton alloy stakes
I've always cleaned out the old epoxy, roughed up the surfaces with sandpaper a little, and then re-epoxied them while being certain to seat the heads on fully. Don't be stingy with the epo...

In GEAR » Repairing 9" Easton alloy stakes
May 11, 9:56pm

FiveFingers claims...
I'm not surprised really considering their confusion over the appendages on the feet being fingers. :\

In GEAR » Vibram settles lawsuit over FiveFingers health claims
May 09, 7:44am

Re: Looking to lighten further
Yep, your list is a bit creepy... weight-wise. :) Areas to possibly cut: * Kindle ...oops nevermind! :O * trekking poles * Have you tried sleeping without a pillow? * repair kit * toilet ki...

In Gear Lists » Looking to lighten further
May 05, 6:44pm

Re: First time filter user.
Another factor to consider is blue-green algae contamination, which makes the water toxic. As a general rule, avoid any water which has a color. Tea-colored water is generally ok though, as long as...

In GEAR » First time filter user.
May 04, 8:58pm

Re: Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
Reading this thread has convinced me that I should always filter my water. :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
May 03, 11:00pm

TP
I only eat constipating foods on trips so that I won't need TP. Kidding... really I'm another natural materials fan, although I do use wet wipes as the final stage to avoid monkey butt...

In GEAR » TOILET PAPER
May 03, 10:56pm

Re: Seam Seal Job
I fingerpaint it on while wearing vinyl gloves. I do it outside if possible, but I've also done it in the garage or unfinished basement. I always get at least a few drips on the ground. Wipe dr...

In GEAR » Seam Seal Job
May 02, 8:15am

Re: Exos 58 + Mora
Nice! Someone at Osprey must be really thinking to put Mora pockets on the pack! ;-) Are you able to remove it from the sheath easily and safely? I have a Mora #1 which I usually carry in the pa...

In GEAR » Exos 58 + Mora
May 02, 7:55am

Re: DWR?
I'd wash and dry it like Dave said. If that doesn't work, I was very happy with Granger's wash-in DWR on a pair of old heavy rain pants. I thought it worked better than the Nikwax stuff...

In GEAR » DWR?
April 30, 7:47am

bear line tangle prevention
This works well, although still not tangle proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4ygs2VMNzI Even better but a little slower is to tie the two ends together, keep folding over the cord in ...

In Gear Lists » Summer 2014
April 23, 8:53am

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