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Re: What is the best base layer?
Not sure there's a "best" per se; depends on conditions (temperature, humidity) and plain old personal preference. One thing I look for besides fabric content is stretch. I'd ...

In GEAR » What is the best base layer?
September 10, 7:57am

Re: Re: Re: Over Specified Weight Gear - What to do?
>> it is a down bag that was made smaller than standard with a lighter fabric and is still over spec. So, the maker actually gave you an exact "spec" weight for a custom sized ba...

In GEAR » Over Specified Weight Gear - What to do?
September 09, 6:50pm

Re: Any other moms out there that take their kids backpacking?
I do! I hike with my son, who's now 13 and it's something I really, really treasure. He's a natural on the trail and I don't think of it as me "taking" him anymore. We...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Any other moms out there that take their kids backpacking?
September 04, 9:54pm

Re: Women's specific pack suggestions
I think she's going to want something in the 30-35 liter range. I think 45 liters will be too big. I like my Peak in that size. I also have an older women's Jam2 (either a 2008 or 2009...

In GEAR » Women's specific pack suggestions
August 31, 9:25am

Re: Times are changing
I always find it a little amusing that so many people assume they're going to turn into Steven Seagal in a threatening situation. I, for one, KNOW that I'm no Laura Croft. In the middle of...

In GEAR » Solo Wilderness Security
August 30, 11:52am

Favorites
Arnold Palmer (ice tea + lemonade) Ocean Spray powdered drinks Tang I prefer plain old water when I'm actually hiking. The flavored stuff doesn't do much for quenching thirst for me. I...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Drink mixes for hot weather
August 30, 10:40am

So...
Is this happening? Soon??

In Make Your Own Gear » .65oz/yd - 8d nylon taffeta fabric - FOR SALE --- $6/yd
August 30, 10:36am

Re: Re: do any quilters go "strapless"
>> I have this little chiffon number that would look ridiculous without the straps, and a leather halter that wouldn't stay up wi.. I think we need pictures.

In GEAR » do any quilters go "strapless"
August 30, 10:34am

Re: ETA?
I'm leaving today for a little over a week. Won't have access to internet or email (yay!) Hopefully you won't be trying to collect funds before I get back... I'm good for it, I pr...

In Make Your Own Gear » .65oz/yd - 8d nylon taffeta fabric - FOR SALE --- $6/yd
August 19, 6:59am

Re: Re: ula circuit
>> I kinda thought that with such a huge volume (70+ liters, right?) the circuit would be overkill.... Yikes, no. I think ULA's spec'ed volumes are misleading. I haven't measu...

In GEAR » Please recommend a light weight internal frame pack around 50 L
August 19, 6:51am

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