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"For personal protection, it's much lower on the list. The round was designed for full-auto submachine gun use, not one-round hits. It's not much of a stopper." Tell that to th...

In GEAR » FNH Five Seven 1.6lb gun
September 04, 7:36pm

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This quibbling talk about baseplate compass weights is silly. Go on a diet, lose 4 ounces off your gut, then get the compass that suits your needs. Sheesh... By the way, the compass u choose s...

In GEAR » Lightest functional compass?
September 04, 9:23am

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Warren, does your pack have a detachable "brain" lid? If so it is really easy to rig a 1" webbing waistbelt for it and convert it into a hip sack. I hike with the Granite Gear Ai...

In GEAR » Fanny/Waist pack
September 02, 11:32am

compasses
Eric said: "the thing about a compass is that you may not need it most of the time ... but when you need it you REALLY need it ..." This. Most of the time you don't need to ...

In GEAR » Lightest functional compass?
September 02, 11:22am

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John Abela for the win! Between the Sawyer filter, aquamira, and UV systems I am amazed that anyone bothers with pumps anymore, especially LW/UL folks.

In GEAR » Sweetwater Microfilter VS Katadyn Hiker?
August 22, 8:22am

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I went with the Permatex as Anna suggested and it worked great. Perfect consistency, at least at room temp. Easy to work with, no smell. A 1.5 ounce tube was just enough for an OWare 9x9 tarp in...

In GEAR » best practice for seam sealing a new tarp?
August 21, 10:20pm

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Definitely looks wrong. In addition to the paper hang tag, isn't there a sewn in tag that lists the size? IIRC my WM Caribou has that.

In GEAR » Can this be right? Large difference in WM vs Marmot sleeping bag lengths
August 17, 10:13am

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I plan to set the tarp up as normal then apply the sealer. Is the Permatex so thin that it will run out of the seam upon application, or does it have enough tack (or tact? haha) to stay in place ...

In GEAR » best practice for seam sealing a new tarp?
August 13, 6:00am

best practice for seam sealing a new tarp?
What's considered the best way to seal the seams on a new silnylon tarp? I've seen various methods described but little followup on long term effectiveness and durability. Years ago I us...

In GEAR » best practice for seam sealing a new tarp?
August 12, 2:19pm

SODIS
Here is the main site for the SODIS method: http://www.sodis.ch/index_EN Note that they are working on a SODIS bag. Still, you need to be at a fixed site like Roger said but it would be a good ...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Survey of Water Hazards and Water Treatment Methods - Part 3
August 08, 7:20pm

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