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Stayed in a hotel did he?
"I attended a couple of presentations that Andrew did in my area. He flew there, rented a car, stayed in a hotel." We need to investigate this to find out if he claimed to be spending ...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 26, 11:51am

Re: General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
I have a Montbell #3, whatever their top model stretch bag is called. It's 21 oz without stuff sack. The DWR is so good that I slept near the opening of a tarp at 38 F in a rain/wet snow, getti...

In GEAR » General Help. Newbie. Sleeping Bag
February 24, 4:31pm

Stupid light
I'm not sure if he first used the phrase, but we all have to give Skurka credit for popularizing "stupid light." :-) Being a responsible and helpful guy, he probably doesn't wa...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 24, 10:36am

Esbit peeing
"Esbit peeing" ...and everyone wonders why it won't light easily. :-\

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Esbit - what am I doing wrong?
February 23, 10:39am

Re: Getting rid of polyurethane smell from Sierra Designs tent fly?
I wonder if dusting the PU surfaces with baking soda and then moistening it and letting it stand for a day would help? I'm not even sure if baking soda is safe for PU though. As a fringe th...

In GEAR » Getting rid of polyurethane smell from Sierra Designs tent fly?
February 23, 10:24am

President Skurka
With all of this controversy, I thought Andrew Skurka was running for President or something. It's great that he's working with SD, but the political disappointment is overshadowing. :-...

In GEAR » Skurka and Sierra Designs team up for gear
February 23, 9:41am

Re: Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
Sad news. One possible reason the coordinates were all over the place would be that she had no choice but to keep moving in an attempt to stay warm. This would happen if her insulation was inadequa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing hiker found dead in the Whites
February 16, 9:39pm

Re: Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid
"It's floorless, but in keeping with the UL mindset, a 1 oz. sheet of polycro fixes that in a second." Except in areas where the Insectoids have deployed ground-based troops in add...

In GEAR » Sea to Summit Nano Mosquito Pyramid
February 11, 9:47am

Pooping upstream
So what we're all trying to say is: If you use a filter that doesn't remove viruses like the standard Squeeze or Mini, and you poop upstream of campsites, make sure your trip takes you upst...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze
February 09, 8:33pm

Re: Transitioning to winter hiking (long, sorry)
You could use your existing layers and then stuff your sleeping bag under your shell for more warmth. I do that sometimes, but usually I get by fine with my $20, 2 pound discount store down jacket ...

In Gear Lists » Transitioning to winter hiking (long, sorry)
February 08, 12:19pm

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