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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...

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

Re: Brand new Synmat UL 7 won't hold air.
Check for bits of plastic in the valve which prevent it from making a seal. It might be easier to fix than to return if that's the cause.

In GEAR » Brand new Synmat UL 7 won't hold air.
April 22, 1:41pm

Re: Summer 2014
Never been out west myself, but here are my thoughts. Remove? * any extra clothing not needed for warmth, except for 1 extra pair of socks for sleeping * camp shoes Add? * fire ignition de...

In Gear Lists » Summer 2014
April 21, 8:49am

Re: I've crossed over the river to a new level of gearhead status
Uh oh! The downward spiral has begun. ;-) It's too bad that cooking on a fire is lighter. And not cooking at all is lighter still. Not eating is even lighter than that. :-)

In GEAR » I've crossed over the river to a new level of gearhead status
April 18, 3:15pm

Re: The down in an Exped down mat UL7
Good thing you didn't get busted for goose poaching. Maybe your dog saw a feather, knew it was a bird, and pounced! I saw on a Discovery Channel survival show that the best thing to do in...

In GEAR » The down in an Exped down mat UL7
April 18, 3:11pm

Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
Unfortunately, there's just no way to know where you caught your illness, whatever the specific pathogen might be. It could have been contaminated food from a restaurant a few days ago. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 8:33am

digging anchors
If you use sticks as anchors with a cord going around them and both ends of the cord above ground, there's no need to dig the sticks out. That's why I use the lengths of cord with bowlines ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoulder/Winter tent advice
April 17, 7:57am

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