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"The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack"
Just a few tid-bits to add to this narrative: The historical antecedents of a Ray-Way pack can be found decades before Ray popularized it. Packs such as the sew-it-yourself Atom-Wate pack or th...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 02, 12:57pm

Re: Smartwater cap
Yet another +1 for that cap use for back-flushing. ... it also happens to be useful in a gravity feed set-up as the connecting cap for your receiving smartwater bottle (obviously)or your pl...

In GEAR » Syringe alternative for sawyer Squeeze?
March 27, 5:32am

Re: Re: Ooh
+1 on lashing the poles together - a method that is simple, dependable, cheap and very light Here's another illustration of the method (photo from Ron Bell):

In Gear Lists » Going travelling / 4-season backpacking gear
March 27, 5:25am

RE: JRB slightly comparable item
RE: JRB vs. HPG HPG "slightly comparable item ... Zippered edges, cinch cord for hitching it up around the waist, and full hood" FWIW - in addition to being much lighter, the JRB h...

In Editor's Roundtable » Concerning the Wilderness Serape
March 26, 3:22pm

RE: Holes
Not trying to answer for Mike, but it looks to me like the holes (at the middle of the blade and in combination with the top lanyard hole) are simply a multitask accommodation to be able to string ...

In Gear Deals » A NEW potty trowel - the Deuce of Spades™
March 11, 7:43am

Re: Bail Wire Alternative
An alternative to a coathanger for a bail wire would be to utilize a bicycle spoke. Ti spokes cost a little more than $2 each (depending on gauge & color). Stainless cost less than a $1 each.

In Make Your Own Gear » New Alcohol Stove Design (?)
March 09, 6:27pm

Re: I wish I had...
We went last summer (Aug)when it was raining a lot ... This may seem unusual, but I wish I took my umbrella with me - it would have provided much better ventilation options than the hood of my rain...

In Philmont » I wish I had...
March 08, 3:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Bidet?
Here is an illustration of cultural differences: a photo of the Sochi Bathroom Instructions

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
March 07, 7:27pm

Re: RE: permethrin is great for ticks
RE: "If you get too much on, you will smell it but it won't kill you." Well, at least not immediately :-D But it is a case of risk management: I certainly view Lyme Disease (et ...

March 06, 2:43pm

Re: Smells Like Pepper Spray
Warning sign at the Fort Steele Campground in British Columbia

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bears in Yosemite
March 05, 11:12pm

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