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RE:"HEET in bear bag?"
My understanding is that bears can be attracted to petroleum-based smells and most national parks will advise storing fuel canisters in a bear canister/bag, however I am not certain there is much r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » HEET in bear bag?
May 23, 8:28am

RE:"The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear"
Ryan, I am really excited about this video series! Your focus on SUL being about combining skill and a simple kit, as opposed to a black and white base weight number is very refreshing. I hope fut...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 1: Gear
May 23, 8:15am

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In User Test Forum » test
May 23, 8:12am

RE: "How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags"
excellent article! I am not surprised by the findings, although I still believe OP sacks likely reduce odor transmission better than a standard zip lock and still have some value when used in conju...

In Editor's Roundtable » How Safe Is Your Food? Investigating the effectiveness of odor-proof bags
April 10, 6:34am

"Post hike rituals- gear maintenance"
I do more or less what Ike described, except after gear is cleaned and sorted it is a hot shower and I have my beer while sorting the gear.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Post hike rituals- gear maintenance
April 03, 11:47am

"FS: Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 30* Wide"
Sale Pending

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 30* Wide
April 02, 10:13am

FS: Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 30* Wide
***SOLD*** Enlightened Equipment RevelationX Quilt, purchased in 2012. It is 30 degree, 6’ Wide model with 30% overfill. Exterior shell is lime green 30D 1.1oz ripstop nylon and the interi...

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened Equipment RevelationX 30* Wide
April 01, 6:29pm

Re:Dried toothpaste dots
I found that toothpaste dots do not re-hydrate very well either, they typically resulted in a mouthful of toothpaste chunks. I ended up deciding to apply the same technique that works for re-hydrat...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » can anyone beat my toothbrush and paste weight?
March 25, 12:51pm

RE: "Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack?"
"put your wet pack inside your pack liner" with liner turned inside out +1

In GEAR » Torso Length Pad Users - How do you deal with a soaked backpack?
March 18, 12:54pm

Testing your theory
Jennifer, why not try throwing everything in your pack at home, sans the stuff sacks and see if there is any notable difference in volume.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stuff Sacks- overkill?
March 14, 7:38am

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