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Re: Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!!
To dry wet garments quickly, slap them against your gaiter, leg, rock, or a tree. When you're done, they'll be only damp. This works especially well with wool and fleece gloves and hats.

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
October 28, 1:46pm

Re: Ray Way Argon Tarp and Net Tent
Looks great! What are the approximate dimensions on the tarp and net tent?

In Make Your Own Gear » Ray Way Argon Tarp and Net Tent
October 28, 8:01am

Re: pct thru hike
What you've listed looks ok to me, except that you'll probably want more substantial stakes like Groundhogs. Some of the "insignificant odds and ends" you've omitted includ...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
October 26, 6:48pm

Re: Post-hike thoughts on my Synmat UL7 vs NeoAir XTherm
I've been using my Synmat UL7 for something like 2-3 years, doing 5-8 nights per year on it. I use a Downmat 7 on trips where the forecasted low is less than 30F. At lows 40F and below, I use a...

In GEAR » Post-hike thoughts on my Synmat UL7 vs NeoAir XTherm
October 25, 3:23pm

Re: Neos Trekker over FB overboots?: Winter Footwear Solutions
Jim, If you want to experiment more, try a Steger mukliner or a set of nested ones inside the overshoe along with the foam insole instead of wearing a shoe. Use some spare wool socks to take up ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter Footwear Solutions
October 24, 8:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Ebola?
"I think my blood pressure was elevated..." A common symptom of ebola--better get that checked!

In Chaff » Ebola?
October 24, 8:20pm

Re: Water bottle holder
Not sure if this is useful to you with a G4 or not, but in my older GG Gorilla, a tall Smartwater bottle sticks out of the pocket far enough that it's easy to remove.

In GEAR » Water bottle holder
October 24, 11:33am

Re: Re: winter in NY - a Daks option
This sounds like a fun option. I also dislike shelters.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » winter in NY
October 23, 12:23pm

Re: Recommended tarp floor material for snow
On snow, 30D silnylon will be fine. If there's a puddle under you, and you lay or kneel directly on the floor, some water might be pressed through the floor. Is cuben less slippery? If so, i...

In GEAR » Recommended tarp floor material for snow
October 23, 7:52am

Re: MN BPLers
I might make the drive for a late winter 3 day trip if I haven't done so earlier in the winter. I've been wanting to get back up that way again.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » MN BPLers
October 22, 11:41am

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