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I have a 20 degree Rev X that I really love. It's my first quilt. Price/performance was definitely key criteria for choosing it. When thinking about purchasing a lighter, more expensive ...

In GEAR » enLIGHTened equipment product changes in Sept.
July 22, 7:35pm

Steven - My thin-wall tubing arrived. You are right that it was impossible to get it to mate with the barbed connector on wide-mouthed MSR lid. For now, I am keeping the MSR thick-walled tubing b...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
July 22, 5:04am

Nalgene Cantene gravity bag
I ran to the hardware store for brass grommets, and the local REI for the MSR hose adapter for my Nalgene Cantene as Steve suggested. I have lighter weight tubing on the way from mcmaster.com ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
July 18, 6:42pm

Nalgene Cantene
Excellent tips! I just happen to have a 96oz Nalgene Cantene. Slightly older style with the big circular grommet / finger loop off to one side of the spout. I may see if I can put a plastic ...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
July 18, 7:52am

Platypus Water Tank
Tony, How do you set up the Water Tank as a gravity filter? The ones I see (at REI.com for example) have the threaded cap up high on one side. It's not apparent to me how you would han...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
July 17, 12:26pm

Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
In four weeks, I'm leading a group of 8 people on a trip to the southern Winds of Wyoming (Big Sandy, Pyramid Lake, Shadow Lake, Cirque of the Towers...) for 6 days. We aren't all UL, bu...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
July 17, 11:28am

No luck with SILNET?
I have the same problem with my NeoAir XLite on top of a Polycryo inner I made for my Hexamid twin. The thing slides like crazy. Dots or thin lines of SilNet seam sealer didn't work? That w...

In GEAR » anti slip on Neoair.. Silnet or SeamGrip?
June 28, 8:37pm

Teflon tape on threads
Drew, Won't you need to carry a roll of teflon tape with you on the trail? That stuff wears out pretty quickly if you have to remove the cap to fill the bladder, then replace it to drink fr...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2 gram back flush for sawyer squeeze
June 28, 7:39am

Very impressive, and great pics. Looks professionally done. I don't have near your sewing skills, so nice to see how well some of these projects turn out.

In Make Your Own Gear » Quilt Without Cold Spots
June 19, 7:29am

Recently made
I recently made one for my Hexamid Twin in an effort to save weight over the one I made earlier out of Tyvek. I used an Acco/ACE Hardware outdoor window insulating kit to make mine. I made mine...

In GEAR » Has anyone used polycyro under Hexamid net?
June 10, 12:08pm

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