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Re: Aluminum Stays
Another possibility for those aluminum stays are rulers, be they exactly 24 inches, 24+ in some styles, or 36" and cut down to 25". Could be as little as $3-6 each at Home Depot, Walmart...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG backpack prototype
August 01, 3:26pm

Re: Re: Camping with Toddlers
A favorite stuffie toy is a somewhere between a great idea and an absolute requirement. But bringing toys? The wilderness is FULL of toys. Sticks can be piled up, sand and dirt can be drawn ...

In GEAR » Camping with Toddlers
July 31, 11:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Link to Manfred & Twins Brooks Trip
From Bettles Field: "Received tent, now we need to see when we can fly out. Boys are fishing at river and I will cook lunch now." Yesterday, he reported grilling fresh fish over a f...

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
July 29, 2:37pm

Re: Where do you find UL products?
Gene, Back on topic: The best place to check out UL packs might be a BPL GGG event. Lots of BPLers with their gear, including their packs. So not only could you try many different packs on, bu...

In GEAR » Where do you find UL products?
July 29, 12:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Where do you find UL products?
Be easy on him. I've got that geographic dyslexia too, where I get east and west mixed when typing or speaking quickly.

In GEAR » Where do you find UL products?
July 29, 11:31am

Re: Re: Link to Manfred & Twins Brooks Trip
Richard, More importantly, such text narration of the trip, nightly, would provide some peace of mind to his family. I guess there'll never be another Lewis&Clark-style expedition in ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Brook's Range Traverse
July 29, 11:29am

Re: REI return policy
Toccs, I don't see any of your attempted returns as being unreasonable, seeing as how they were all bought before the policy change. I'm fine with your strategy. Individually, I'd ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » REI return policy
July 28, 11:46pm

Wax and wood
An advantage to the wax is that it doesn't smell much (or smells of "Christmas-berry" or some such) - I buy the biggest, ugliest candles at Goodwill for about 25-50 cents per pound. ...

In GEAR » Gat-gen wax/multifuel stove?
July 28, 7:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Thanks for the info so far - really appreciated!
Marko: I learned the daypack-in-front trick on a GCNP death march. My companion bonked, so I carried his pack on my chest then put my daypack on normally on my back (thus, the normal pack's st...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 7:10pm

Re: Thanks for the info so far - really appreciated!
One possibility is to bring a SUL daypack like that Sea-to-Summit, 2.3-ounce, 20-liter one (about $39). Wear it backwards, over your chest, the first few days. Eat your high-volume and, of course, ...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 11:07am

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