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Nothing is "free"
>> The forums are free. Do you make a habit of paying for things that cost nothing? << Yes, as a matter of fact, I do. I support "free" things that I value all the time. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 16, 8:34am

Re: Re: what is BPL's "product"
>> Backpacking Light is an online magazine. I am confused why a paying subscriber wouldn't know this without having to ask. << [Sigh...] OK, fine. BPL is an "online magazine...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 16, 8:21am

Re: Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
So... you've "bought and sold many items" through the Gear Swap and "love" the forums and "hope to follow (it) for many years in the future" but you don't feel...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Open Letter: Don't make the Gear Swap for members only
December 16, 7:57am

GCNP backcountry regulations
Note that the OP is talking about hiking in the Grand Canyon National Park where it's *required* to pack out toilet paper. No fires allowed in the backcountry. You're not required to pack ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing Out Unsavory Detritus
December 16, 6:16am

Re: Aquamira Pro and the Colorado River
It really depends. I've had trips where the river was running clear enough just to pump straight. I use a Sweetwater. Other times, a few hours of settling was sufficient. Last month, it was...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aquamira Pro and the Colorado River
December 15, 3:40pm

Alum treatment method
>> my experience is that a muddy colorado will overwhelmed just about any filter. +1 You can also look into using alum. http://wildernessvagabond.com/gcescalante2011/Alum%20treatment.pdf

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Questions for you Escalante Route/Grand Canyon Experts
December 14, 12:55pm

My method
Hiking in the southwest often means packing out TP, limited water and no leaves, sticks or natural alternatives to TP. I've gotten used to it. This is what works for me with, really, no angst...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Packing Out Unsavory Detritus
December 14, 12:37pm

Re: constrction and shell material
>> if you wash your down bag too aggressively you stand a good chance of separating the internal baffles and if you dry it to hot you will cook the synthetic shell. using Inappropriate deterg...

In GEAR » Washing down... with your gym socks?
December 08, 8:15am

Washing down... with your gym socks?
I recently went to the Downlite website after seeing it mentioned as a down source here and ended up purchasing some down pillows and such for home. Prices were very good and I'm really happy ...

In GEAR » Washing down... with your gym socks?
December 08, 6:59am

Kooka Bay?
Has anyone had communication with Kooka Bay recently? Is using the 'contact us' page on their website (kookabay.com) the best/recommended method? (I don't see a phone number anywhere o...

In GEAR » Kooka Bay?
December 07, 8:34am

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