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Re: Re: Re: Peanuts
Interesting, my water bill always reads my usage at 1000 gallons per month. I assume that's the minimum the city will bill for. My yard is small though and I don't water it (the mesquite tr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 25, 8:42pm

Re: Re: Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
The pack looks great. I also have a narrow waist and found the spacing between the bolts on the Unaweep to be too far apart. I couldn't get a good wrap with the hipbelt at heavier loads, and I ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
March 24, 3:45pm

Re: Re: zig zag
I use the "x-box" for tie-outs. Maybe a "Z" would be sufficient. They both seem to be stronger than bartacks

In Make Your Own Gear » Tie Out Strength Tested by Oware
March 19, 1:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Zpacks Arc Haul First Impressions!
Thanks, John. This pack looks really promising (I think it could hit the sweet spot for MANY backpackers), and that bar was my only real concern.

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
March 18, 4:17pm

Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
Andrew Skurka is putting up a long series of blog posts all about clothing. I thought some may find it interesting or helpful. Here is the intro: http://andrewskurka.com/2015/backpacking-core-cl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 18, 10:10am

Re: Re: Has anyone tried the Backcountry Bonzai Chevron Blanket only 12.3 ounces
I don't see 32 degrees listed anywhere. They specify one inch of loft. Is it sewn thru? I think 50 degrees is a more accurate temp rating I would just buy an Enlightened Equipment quilt for ...

In GEAR » Has anyone tried the Backcountry Bonzai Chevron Blanket only 12.3 ounces
March 17, 11:13pm

Re: Zpacks Arc Haul First Impressions!
I look forward to hearing how it does with more weight. Can you feel the bar on the back of the hipbelt? Do you think you will at heavier loads?

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
March 16, 5:31pm

Re: Backpack Selection Advice
I think the Exped Lightning 60 meets all your listed requirements. REI carries it, as do many other stores I would not choose any ULA pack for above 30 lbs.

In GEAR » Backpack Selection Advice
March 16, 2:32pm

Re: Aluminized Cuben Shelters
Is there any benefit to using the aluminized cuben in a flat or catenary tarp? Maybe you could pitch one side-by-side with a silnylon or regular cuben tarp of the same size in an open field and mea...

In Gear Deals » Aluminized Cuben Shelters
March 15, 9:00am

Re: Re: Dark Canyon, Utah, in May- guidance?
This trip report might be helpful for you: http://theblondecoyote.com/2014/05/19/into-the-dark-canyon-wilderness/ As for maps, just use caltopo.com to plan your route

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dark Canyon, Utah, in May- guidance?
March 14, 8:37pm

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