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Re: Latest Backpacking Dulcimer
I would love it if you, or your customers, would post YouTube videos of what the different models sound like when you are playing them - three string vs four string, chromatic vs not.

In Make Your Own Gear » Musical instruments for backpacking
September 02, 8:52am

Re: Re: Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
Manfred - It was just amazing to see and hear about this trip; I am in awe of all three of you! I'm sure this trip has given you memories that will last all your lives.

In Post-Trip Reports » Traversing the Brooks Range – A Father-Son-Son Adventure
August 28, 2:26pm

Re: worn out silnylon floor
Unless you need to keep out crawling insects, or running water, I'd just cut out most of the floor, leaving 6" or so around the edges, and lay a piece of tyvek or silnylon inside (maybe se...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sil-nylon floor wearing out, sew in new (cuben) floor??
August 26, 11:22pm

Re: Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
Hmmm...seems mostly covered with comfy sleeping, alcohol, and chocolate...maybe hot water for washing, evenings and mornings?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
August 24, 11:18pm

Re: Tall person's support thread..poles?.
Someone I hike with who is 6`8" has a neck of a time finding collapsible hiking poles that arelong enough...and when you hike with carbon poles extended to the max, apparently they break much ...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 24, 10:06am

Re: Re: Re: Traveling light
For a jacket in places like Hawaii or Florida, I've used a zip-up sun protective swim jacket - multipurpose.

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 22, 8:00pm

Re: Back-at-the-car checklist?
Thanks, guys. If I can convince myself not to set anything on the ground, that's probably the best tactic. And a walk-around should be a backup on that; I do that when leaving camp, so just n...

In Philosophy & Technique » Back-at-the-car checklist?
August 22, 12:23am

Back-at-the-car checklist?
After BOTH my hiking companion and myself left our poles leaned against a tree near the car as we drove home after last week's trip, I started wondering about ways to combat middle-aged brain f...

In Philosophy & Technique » Back-at-the-car checklist?
August 21, 10:09pm

Re: Re: soliciting bivy advice
I got a few yards several years ago from someone on backpacking.net; I think he found it at Walmart, back in the days when they carried silnylon for $1/yard. I traded him some purple silnylon for ...

In Make Your Own Gear » soliciting bivy advice
August 19, 6:26pm

Re: soliciting bivy advice
Thanks, Franco - that would be easier (and cheaper) to try than making a whole new bivy out of something else.

In Make Your Own Gear » soliciting bivy advice
August 19, 1:51pm

All Reader Reviews by d k

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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Elite AC petite
I liked this mat a lot; the only thing I've liked as much that I've tried is my old Thermarest Deluxe LE which I think is 26 oz, almost 3x the weight of this pad (10.5 oz on my scale). The fa...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 20, 3:46pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
I got this on a Steep and Cheap sale, and so far have only used it twice sleeping on the floor at my parents' house, since my old bedroom has long since been converted to a sewing room for my mom....

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 26, 4:34pm