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Version 3
I own a Hexamid twin with screen and extended beak. I like the looks of version 3, though I still worry about the ability to vent in heavy rain. A friend of mine just returned from a trip to t...

In GEAR » Zpacks Duplex?
October 01, 4:56am

Mtn Hardwear Plasmic - Dry.Q EVAP
Backpacker posted a favorable review of Mtn Hardwear's Plasmic jacket, which freatures Dry.Q EVAP. I'm a bit confused by the Dry.Q line. I thought one of them was based on eVent, but th...

In GEAR » Mtn Hardwear Plasmic - Dry.Q EVAP
September 03, 1:45pm

Free Maps
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/ This place has free GPS topo maps for most Garmin units that support mapping. I don't own a Garmin, (I have a Lowrance), but I've worked with Garmins and ...

In GEAR » 24 K state GPS maps
August 13, 7:47am

DriDucks Emergency Poncho
So, can that emergency poncho be sewn and used as a bivy top? Would it be reasonably breathable? I'm thinking of a cheap bivy to be used under a tarp to protect from misting, and modifyin...

In Make Your Own Gear » Super Ultra Light / Super Ultra Cheap
August 08, 1:03pm

Summit pack/bag
Can someone enlighten me about a separate summit pack, fanny pack, whatever you'd like to call it? I camped with a few friends this spring. We set up a base camp, then did an 8 mile day hi...

In GEAR » Compression sack for down bag
August 05, 12:49pm

Tape or Glue repair
I like the idea of using some sort of repair that I may already have in my patch kit, such as duct tape, Tenacious Tape, or similar sleeping pad repair kits, to attempt to fix one of these in the f...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
July 28, 5:14pm

10% Permethrin
Amazon.com carries a product called Martin's Permethrin 10%. 1 pint is $14.96. After diluting to 10-to-1 to achieve a 1% dilution, this stuff would be about 7x cheaper than the Sawyer spr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are bugs around Lake Superior bad?
July 26, 6:26am

This is all great information. I had a discussion with a female backpacker the other day who was thinking of treating her tent with the Sawyer Permethrin spray, because she hates dealing with s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are bugs around Lake Superior bad?
July 26, 6:12am

Failed Nalgene Cantene
Bill, Thanks for the "heads up". Were you using them to squeeze water through the Sawyer Squeeze, as a gravity filter bag, or for storage? I'm just wondering if mine might la...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze "grafity filter" bag recommendations
July 24, 10:57am

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

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