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Re: Where would you setup camp in this picture
I'd go into the forest as low as time and flood possibility permit. I don't think I small cluster of trees provides significantly more lightening protection than one tree.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where would you setup camp in this picture
May 15, 11:00pm

Re: Re: The never ending search for alternative rain gear
"Get a poncho." Nick, How do you avoid getting a poncho shredded by cacti? Use a waist cord and avoidance? Or is there another secret?

In GEAR » The never ending search for alternative rain gear
May 14, 8:23am

Re: The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
Eventually things get a little dull in the evening around camp, and someone inhales to do their best campfire Micky Mouse impression. Then, everyone actually has to carry a pack with a positive wei...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
May 12, 9:37pm

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

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