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Re: Waterproofing the pack?
A lot of things (tent, stove, pots, sleeping pad) can get wet and still work fine. For things that can't (dry clothes, down bag), I use a trash bag. If it is within stuff sack, the trash bag ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Waterproofing the pack?
May 04, 3:29pm

Re: Re: "Don't buy expensive ___; put your money toward good ___."
>"If I had a nickel for every bent aluminum stake I've had,. . . . " I'd be able to afford one titanium one.

In GEAR » "Don't buy expensive ___; save your money and buy good _____."
May 02, 12:45am

Re: My tough Mom
>""My mother describes a trip she took in college, in Alaska somewhere along the coast... the name escapes me. They had a scale at the beginning, and you "had to have" 100lbs...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
May 02, 12:43am

Re: Brain-dead Catch n Release
>"(I'm sure you know this David, as an Alaskan angler, but this is a topic that has really frosted my chaps for a long time)." I wasn't saying I approved, and the guy I saw ...

In Fishing » Lures/ bait for trout
May 01, 5:22pm

Re: Ratsack for Grand Canyon use
>"We have now switched to cookie tins" Ooh!, I like that! Metal, chew-proof, reasonably waterproof. Reasonably lightweight. And cheap. Like $1 at the Thrift Store with a Currier...

In GEAR » Ratsack for Grand Canyon use
May 01, 1:56pm

Re: Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
I've noticed that, too. Really fast water is quite effective at washing socks, even inside of one's shoes. I also like the just-cross-it approach because it is faster than picking your ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stream crossing and washing your socks - at the same time :)
April 30, 10:25pm

Re: Re: Get Decades
I spent less than $1000 on my first FIVE cars, but far, far more on gas and parts, not even counting my time in the garage and stuck on the side of the road. My lowest cost per mile was buying...

In GEAR » "Don't buy expensive ___; save your money and buy good _____."
April 29, 4:29pm

Re: Re: shipping
True, there's no "surface" option for overseas through USPS anymore. I move a lot of stuff around the country and the world and even with excess bag charges, a checked bag near max...

In GEAR » Moving Overseas: bringing our backpacking gear
April 29, 4:26pm

Re: "REGIONAL PACK WEIGHT DIFFERENCES"
Ask about desert conditions and Alaskans reply! Don't you love that about BPL? In addition to our weather being much less predictable than California's, there's often a .308 rifle a...

In Philosophy & Technique » REGIONAL PACK WEIGHT DIFFERENCES
April 28, 11:09pm

Re: "Don't buy expensive ___; put your money toward good ___."
Don’t buy an expensive big ticket item; save your money and put it toward a nice treat for the person who loaned you theirs. We all love to own our own gear. But when you're trying out a ...

In GEAR » "Don't buy expensive ___; save your money and buy good _____."
April 28, 2:25pm

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