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re Help me go Solo!
Before you even go, let your mind run through the worst-case scenarios -- and make a plan to deal with each one. Preparation will give you a sense of security. I sleep with two metal things at ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help me go Solo!
May 19, 4:38pm

Granola/Energy Bars without Chicory Root
ProBars. Organic whole food, very tasty, around 400 calories per 100 gram. The 'whole food' thing makes them not boring, because the ingredients are recognizable and no two bites are exactl...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Granola/Energy Bars without Chicory Root
April 29, 6:03am

Hydration bladder hose taste
Try diluted white vinegar, pushed into the hose and left for a bit before rinsing with clean water.

In GEAR » Hydration bladder hose taste
April 29, 3:59am

Contact lenses: a friendly warning (that has nothing to do with hygiene).
I wore 'high permeability' contacts every day for many years and tended to leave them in for a few nights at a time when sleeping outdoors. I just used eyedrops and never had a problem. The...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Contact lenses: a friendly warning (that has nothing to do with hygiene).
April 21, 6:53pm

Re: CCF pads
+1 for Ridgerest SOLite, the compressibility of the little ridges makes it unlike any other CCF I've slept on, much more cushy than the egg-crate foam.

In GEAR » CCF pads
April 17, 11:37am

Stream crossing horror stories
No personal horror stories, thank the trail gods, but I'll share this post I came across just yesterday, even though it may not be quite what OP has in mind: http://outbounddan.hubpages.com/...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stream crossing horror stories
April 15, 9:18am

probably tried this too
I'm sure you've seen/tried this, but -- the underlay foam that has a mylar sheet bonded on one side? I've successfully made a winter sitpad/tent floor R-booster out of this stuff. T...

In Make Your Own Gear » Foaming
April 12, 6:10pm

Re: Re: Fleece reconsidered - in your pants
Justin: I'm sorry, yes, hence the weight/thickness ratio, some water beading without DWR, some stretch without lycra, also softness and half-decent compressibility. Compared to my Polartec 200 ...

In GEAR » Fleece reconsidered
April 09, 11:31am

Re: Fleece reconsidered - in your pants
Hi Justin: the MEC pants are not a grid fleece. It's stretch-woven 100% polyester, 'furry' both sides, at least 1/4" thick. No membrane, highly breathable on its own (300 CFM). 245...

In GEAR » Fleece reconsidered
April 09, 9:18am

Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
Coastal eastern Canada reporting in. The cliche is true: with few exceptions, there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear. In fact, there's a special kind of joy (you may rememb...

In Philosophy & Technique » Enjoying Continuously Wet Weather
April 09, 9:02am

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