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Re: DWR is not going to work for us
"It will soften the keratin in the down tufts" Couldn't the DWR treated down tufts prevent/slow this process? I'm truly asking as I have no idea myself, but would love to lear...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering on water resistant down and Pertex fabric
November 01, 4:27pm

Re: Re: Value of substantial suspension
"For a 20lbs load you only need decently padded shoulder straps, a fairly minimal hipbelt and maybe a simple UL frame if that's your preference." Everyone is different. There is N...

In GEAR » Value of substantial suspension
November 01, 1:58pm

Re: Re: Value of substantial suspension
"A lot of people use the vapor trail or even the nimbus ozone for that reason. it is a simple lightweight pack paired with a heavier duty frame and harness." That was my thought, it...

In GEAR » Value of substantial suspension
November 01, 1:49pm

Here is one pretty cheap it no one on here has one for sale.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Coleman F1 Lite Lantern
November 01, 12:43pm

I would, but...
I have a MUCH lighter tripod that I would use. I think it weights about 1 lb.

In GEAR » Would you carry a tripod on a bike tour?
October 31, 5:57pm

depends on if I'm awake or asleep...
For sleeping, my BAIAC. I know it's too heavy, but compared to all the comparable pads it was MUCH cheaper and I finally sleep like a baby . :) When awake, it is the sawyer filter. It rep...

In GEAR » What's Your Favorite Piece of Gear?
October 31, 2:29pm

Re: SAR Victims
The only rescue I have ever done was a "hawt" young lady. Granted, she was with one other "hawt" young lady and their boyfriends. She was full on heat exhaustion. Inexperienc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What does the typical Search and Rescue victim look like?
October 28, 4:57pm

Re: Re: GPS
"Mau Piailug showed how Real Men navigate." Now THAT is awesome! Talk about real world skills. I humbly need at least a map... ;)

In GEAR » To GPS, or not to GPS
October 24, 12:21pm

I would say that a GPS is very useful. If you are solely on roads, then not so much. When trying to follow new and unknown hiking trails it is more useful, but there is the tail to follow. When ...

In GEAR » To GPS, or not to GPS
October 24, 10:45am

hiatal hernia
I have one, probably had it my whole life. I can get heart burn much easier than most, have stomach aches easier than most, but it has never affected my activity levels. The biggest two problems ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Recent injury on the trail
October 22, 4:40pm

All Reader Reviews by Larry De La Briandais

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Category Retailer
I purchased the Vargo canister stove from them at a GREAT price. They had such a run on sales because of the low price that is was sold out. They left me a personal phone message letting me know tha...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 07, 3:07pm