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silly question about zipper ends/stops...
I'm getting better at my sewing machine!! I was able to very nicely hem a pair of montbell dynamo pants! without much difficulty at all. But the only issue I have is that leg zippers need z...

In Make Your Own Gear » silly question about zipper ends/stops...
August 06, 9:39am

Re: tarptent
For $20 Henry will do the seam sealing for you. I hate to tell you, but you either will get silnylon for <$300 and it will stretch a bit, or you'll go cuben fiber for >$500 and it won&...

In GEAR » Light 1.5p/2P Tent Help!
August 06, 8:19am

Re: Checking food when backpacking
nope. It's all good. The only time you may get into trouble is flying overseas, where there are rules about bringing in certain kinds of foods. But domestically - no worries at all.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Checking food when backpacking
August 06, 8:18am

Re: Re: Light 1.5p/2P Tent Help!
My brother is 6'4" and 260 and really liked my Tarptent Stratospire 1 (which is really a 1.5 person tent) - he fit in there quite nicely.

In GEAR » Light 1.5p/2P Tent Help!
August 06, 8:14am

Re: record attempt
I just wanted to announce mine and Marko's record attempt - slowest known time for the SOBO JMT. We have trained long and hard for this - my own training involved moving to Texas, sitting on...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » John Muir Trail Record Attempt 22-July
August 06, 8:04am

Re: Re: Best food storage bag
Stephen, I'm super happy with my olive drab Zpacks food bag. hangs really well (even comes with a mini carabiner!), smooshes down really well as it empties...great handle when you cinch it clo...

In GEAR » Best Food Storage Bag
August 06, 7:05am

Re: Re: Short wide pad question
Exped is at least making a Medium Wide - so not short, but at least not freakishly long in order to get the added width... I'm waiting for Exped to make short-wide downmat UL7. Now THAT wou...

In GEAR » Short wide pad question
August 06, 7:01am

Re: Re: Guitar lake alternatives
Thanks guys - that's exactly what I was hoping to hear! I remember on our way up last year thinking wow, there are a lot of nice places to camp up here! I've added some slop days betwee...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Guitar lake alternatives
August 05, 4:54pm

Re: Re: Guitar lake alternatives
"Go 1 mile beyond Guitar Lake, 500 feet higher (~12000'). Not long before the switchbacks, there's a tarn (pond) near to the trail, and 5 or 6 established sites among the rocky outcrop...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Guitar lake alternatives
August 05, 3:06pm

coffee mug.....
Todd, thanks for the great tip! but I have plenty of options for coffee mugs - what I would like is to be able to multipurpose my smoothie/electrolyte drinking vessel to include my am coffee (whic...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 05, 11:49am

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