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Re: Seam Sealing tent, weather timing questions
I'd do it inside with the windows open and a dropcloth on the floor. Use additional cordage (just whatever you have laying around) as anchor cords (tied to or around furniture, window locks, st...

In GEAR » Seam Sealing tent, weather timing questions
March 24, 11:58am

Re: Recommendation for a new sleeping bag
Get her a down MontBell or Marmot bag, paying attention to the EN-rating for women. Marmot is probably the best quality for the money if you can find one on sale, but MontBell can sometimes be had ...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a new sleeping bag
March 23, 4:01pm

Re: Water purification alternatives?
The only other alternative I can think of is source selection: pick your water carefully, and just drink it without any treatment. Springs are the safest source, but still not without risk. I'v...

In GEAR » Water purification alternatives?
March 23, 3:51pm

Re: Where to buy an ultralight 2 gram finger tooth brush?
2 grams is 2 grams too much. ;-) http://www.deltadentalidblog.com/original-tooth-brushing-habits-of-native-americans/

In GEAR » Where to buy an ultralight 2 gram finger tooth brush?
March 23, 3:43pm

Re: favorite stakes
None. I like to use sticks found at the campsite. Sometimes I sharpen the ends if needed depending on soil conditions.

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » favorite stakes
March 20, 11:38am

Re: Tentative List - Thru Hike Noob
I wouldn't want to use the rain shell layer as a sun-blocking layer--too hot. I prefer to use breathable fabric to block sun rather than lotion. It's healthier and never runs out. Rain j...

In Gear Lists » Tentative List - Thru Hike Noob
March 19, 12:26pm

Re: Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
I think I'd be ok with any one of those mid layers down to freezing, assuming a good wind shell. (My wind shell is my rain jacket.) I'm not familiar with the last two mids. I wouldn'...

In Gear Lists » Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
March 19, 12:12pm

Re: Help! Plans/Gear are tanking due to changing temps
I think you'll be ok down to 10-15F in that bag and all of your winter clothing, assuming thick down jacket and some type of insulated or thick fleece pants. As mentioned, you could use a VBL a...

In GEAR » Help! Plans/Gear are tanking due to changing temps
March 19, 12:02pm

Re: Does this mean I'm ultralight?
"I went through the new Backpacker's magazine gear guide, and I don't think there was a single item I wanted, due to the awareness of lighter, and often cheaper gear options. Does ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Does this mean I'm ultralight?
March 18, 6:58pm

Re: Thanks BPL!!!
Awesome Craig and those who helped!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Thanks BPL!!!
March 11, 11:17am

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