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Re: constrction and shell material
>> if you wash your down bag too aggressively you stand a good chance of separating the internal baffles and if you dry it to hot you will cook the synthetic shell. using Inappropriate deterg...

In GEAR » Washing down... with your gym socks?
December 08, 8:15am

Washing down... with your gym socks?
I recently went to the Downlite website after seeing it mentioned as a down source here and ended up purchasing some down pillows and such for home. Prices were very good and I'm really happy ...

In GEAR » Washing down... with your gym socks?
December 08, 6:59am

Kooka Bay?
Has anyone had communication with Kooka Bay recently? Is using the 'contact us' page on their website ( the best/recommended method? (I don't see a phone number anywhere o...

In GEAR » Kooka Bay?
December 07, 8:34am

Re: Re: Re: Re: "Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run"
FYI, mule trains are mostly on the Bright Angel trail, not SK. Only some of the supply/maintenance trains use the SK; PR passenger trips all use BA up and down. There are solar toilets at Cedar...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Grand Canyon- Double Crossing aka "Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim"- BPL Group Run
November 30, 9:59am

Re: Re: Re: What to do with 1 yd of silnylon?
If you're looking for a really simple project, with a yard, you could make a custom-sized pack cover and probably have enough left over for a few stuff sacks.

In Make Your Own Gear » What to do with 1 yd of silnylon?
November 30, 9:42am

Re: FF
>> For the FF bags, what do the #s represent next to the bag name (ie Merlin, Osprey, etc)? Bag girth measurements. (60/56/38) means 60" girth at the shoulders, 56" at hips, 38&q...

In GEAR » Feathered Friends vs. Western Mountaineering
November 30, 5:48am

Re: Home Down Comforter
Our favorite is a "summer" weight one that we use year-round. I don't worry about the fill count but better down (eider down, gray goose down, etc.) will cost more and, like most thi...

In GEAR » Home Down Comforter
November 29, 2:36pm

Re: Chopsticks & stuff
>> My comment about Chopsticks was why bring them when you can whittle a pair from sticks lying around in the time it takes for the water to boil. Places I like to hike don't have &quo...

In GEAR » 10 things not to buy for backpacking
November 29, 9:30am

Big FF fan here
I have the Grouse (30* bag). I've had it for a year and it's the only bag I've used all year (not a winter backpacker.) Depending on your girlfriend's size, you should consider ...

In GEAR » Feathered Friends vs. Western Mountaineering
November 29, 7:46am

Re: Dear Santa...
A truly lightweight point-and-shoot digital waterproof camera that uses AAA batteries.

In GEAR » Dear Santa...
November 28, 11:42am

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