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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

"ideas for testing down insulation's reaction to water/humidity?"
Craig, You could test down in a large cigar humidor to compare measured humidity effects on different down samples. For applications such as sleeping bags, the bigger issue is extended exposure to...

In GEAR » ideas for testing down insulation's reaction to water/humidity?
March 07, 9:59am

"How do I shorten my spoon and toothbrush?"
Cut the excess length off with a pair of side cutters or shears and sand edges down with a grinder/dremel/sandpaper.

In Philosophy & Technique » How do I shorten my spoon and toothbrush?
March 04, 6:41am

"Best way to survive bug season?"
Treat your clothing and headnet with Permethrin, use DEET on any exposed skin. Wear tightly knit fabrics that bugs can't bite thru. Use a netted shelter. Avoid areas where biting insects will b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best way to survive bug season?
February 19, 6:39am

"Where would you like a midwest GGG be held"
Hi, Mike here from the far-West Chicago suburbs. I think an ideal spot to hold a Midwest GGG would be southern Wisconsin perhaps a section of the Ice Age trial, such as Kettle Moraine, I think this...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Where would you like a midwest GGG be held
February 07, 12:32pm

"Four Point Five Pounds."
I have heard many times from many reputable experienced ultralight hikers that the goal of ultralight backpacking is going as light as you can without compromising comfort or safety. Skills, specia...

In Philosophy & Technique » Four Point Five Pounds.
February 07, 12:22pm

"Help with 3 Season List!"
Nix Wool Hoodie, use what you are wearing as your baselayer 10 Nix Poncho 1.7 Nix Houdini, use your rain jacket as a wind breaker 4.2 Baseball hat is heavy and why is it packed instead of worn? ...

In Gear Lists » Help with 3 Season List!
February 05, 8:10am

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