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Seems
Try it. So simple and literally no way to ruin it. You could not waterproof it -seem sealing is't necessary in the first place, depending on the piece of gear and you ask - it may look ugly or ...

In GEAR » Seam Seal Job
May 02, 1:42am

The lightest?
It's the JMT in the summer. You are very unlikely to need it for rain protection, so you might as well save room for more important cargo. Just my $0.02. Others may have better advice. Don'...

In GEAR » Which Marmot Jacket would you buy? Minimalist?
May 02, 12:59am

UL Lumbar Pack
What Bob said. I could do it now, but I'd be less comfortable. When we were kids - middle school/young teens - we very much wanted to wake up in Red Dawn or some other McCarthian paranoia...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lumbar pack
May 01, 9:11pm

Great ideas, and nothing to worry about.
Not sure about your folks, but mine would have (I assume) never let me sleep outside alone on the ground by the mocassin and copperhead infested creeks and ponds in East Georgia where I grew up. W...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Safety of sleeping on the ground with no critter protection
May 01, 7:22pm

Where to buy?
I generally try to buy US-made products. I am usually successful. Not all countries have sweatshops, but it's about more than that. We recently bid 20% over for a home and were second in lin...

In GEAR » Conscious gear buyer
April 28, 10:45pm

PIF for Rex
Rex I have a snowpeak titanium spork I"ll drop in the mail to you if you'd like a free replacement. Just send me a link when you get the trip report up. Trying to figure out how you did ...

In GEAR » Yes, you can break a Lexan spoon
April 19, 11:37am

Duomid and SMD Serenity Net Tent
Best option for me and my 90 lb. pooch. Sometimes he sleeps in the vestibule, sometimes the net tent with me. Your 16lb dog will be a nice mate in an 8 oz. net tent with a nylon floor he can'...

In GEAR » A Solid UL Shelter!
April 17, 1:15am

Re: "Are rain pants necessary?"
I am with Pete. I don't pack them unless I KNOW I am getting soaked. Ii wear nylon pants and bring base laers. Never been terribly uncomfortable.

In GEAR » Are rain pants necessary?
April 13, 3:02am

Small Zero
The small is probably 1,500 ci in the main bag. I would order a small and ask Zpacks to make it 3-4 inches taller than the standard model. I did this and it worked out great. It's around 1,7...

In GEAR » Help with Zpacks Zero Sizing
April 09, 6:51pm

"Kind of Underwhelming"
This seems to be the common sentiment. I'm not sure I'm interested any more. Should we try to separate the wheat from the chaff as it were, out with the old in with the new (and relativel...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
April 09, 6:48pm

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