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Re: What is a sufficient footprint substitute you use?
2mil plastic painters' dropsheet. $10 roll from Lowe's is almost a lifetime supply and allows me to cut exactly the size I need for different tarps, conditions, etc. I got the textured pla...

In GEAR » What is a sufficient footprint substitute you use?
August 04, 11:22am

wild-ideas.net
You can rent from the manufacturer. Good service -- they'll send it to you before your hike and you ship it back. Pay for your hike days only. It's not obvious on their website that the...

In GEAR » Bearikade Hire
July 31, 12:29pm

Re: Alcohol consumpsion, same as at home?
Oh... I thought you were asking about drinking on the trail. I was going to answer that a bottle-of-wine-per-day gets pretty darn heavy... ;)

In GEAR » Alcohol consumpsion, same as at home?
July 30, 9:49am

Re: backpacking with kids - increasing their role
How old is your son?

In Philosophy & Technique » backpacking with kids - increasing their role
July 29, 1:25pm

Down quilt revisited
I asked some questions about making a down quilt this past winter but ended up shelving the project, mostly because I fell in love with my new Feathered Friends bag and didn't want to make it j...

In Make Your Own Gear » Down quilt revisited
July 28, 12:46pm

Re: ok...
>> Sumi- Where did you find those needles, and are they the singer brand or third party? I bought Singer needles at JoAnn Fabrics. They're style 2020, size 80/11 "for lightweight...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing a Quilt Questions
July 23, 10:19pm

Re: Sewing a Quilt Questions
>> use the smallest needle you can (microtex sharp 60/8 is what I prefer) and good thread (gutterman is fine). The right needle and thread combo can make a huge difference. +1 I have th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing a Quilt Questions
July 22, 3:01pm

Store sale 20% off Western Mountaineering
Bivouac in Ann Arbor (Michigan) is having a store-wide sale. 20% (or more) off of pretty much everything, including Western Mountaineering products. They have a good selection of WM sleeping bags,...

In Gear Deals » Store sale 20% off Western Mountaineering
July 21, 5:52pm

Re: Please someone explain this to me
Here! Here! The pocket thing really bugs me. Even for the supposedly same model. For instance, men's R1 has a chest pocket, none on the women's. Why not?? (Must be for carrying the re...

In GEAR » Please someone explain this to me
July 21, 9:01am

Re: Looking for 3-4 man tarp, tarptent, or just a plain tent.
I've heard great things about the Hogback if you can find one. At this point, maybe getting lucky on finding a used one may be your best shot. Otherwise, I would put your boys in your 2-per...

In GEAR » Looking for 3-4 man tarp, tarptent, or just a plain tent.
July 21, 6:40am

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