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Re: Attaching umbrella to a pack
I have to say, there is something about the newbrella that, if I saw the guy in the picture using one on a rainy day, I would probably be hoping for a bus to drive by and splash about 5 gallons of ...

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 09, 7:19pm

Re: Hiking from a base camp in RMNP - will gear be stolen? Should we stash it somehow?
I think you may be mixing modes here. Leave the expensive ul gear at home if you are doing that kind of trip and just use a cheap heavy tent that will be more comfortable anyway.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hiking from a base camp in RMNP - will gear be stolen? Should we stash it somehow?
August 09, 11:06am

Re: I use my shirt.
" And the shirt has epaulets on the shoulders. " While I know there must have been some use for those vestigial things (beyond hanging military decorations and rank), I think that is t...

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 08, 6:14am

Re: Re: What's your favorite green tea?
Well it might be a little apples and orangesy for some people, but I like high grade matcha. In fact I like matcha lattes sometimes in the evening. Its easy to mix with other hot drinks.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's your favorite green tea?
August 07, 10:05pm

Re: Re: Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
"belongs in chaff" Oh get over yourself. Though it was humorous I (and even a few other here) was semi serious about sounds that could be used to effectively repel bear interest. FWIW ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
August 07, 9:40pm

Simplest and IMO best solution
Yeah, I went through all of these ideas a few months back. IMO overkill and not even as good as the simple solution. If you tie a 3-4 inch diameter bubgee loop through the lift strap at the top bac...

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 07, 6:54pm

Re: Re: Re: These is a hole in your hat
"How do you wear a wide brim hat under a hood? " Wear it OVER the hood, or don;t wear it. But you guys from the PNW have weird issues. FWIW I have equipped my Tilley with some velcr...

In GEAR » sweat & sunglasses management
August 07, 9:07am

Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
I heard a short filler story on NPR yesterday morning on some new research into repelling bears. Apparently, like Flemming's discovery of Penicillin, a guy found himself being charged by a bea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
August 07, 9:03am

Re: Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
I feel compelled to say this, since no one has mentioned it, but is those are as antique as you suspect, you may want to put them up on ebay and see if anyone bites. The might be a Japanese gentlem...

In GEAR » Trekking poles - help from Gear demigods or other experts
August 07, 8:50am

Re: More Idiots With Drones
Two words - anti-drone drones! Yeah, that's the ticket.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite prohibits drones
August 07, 8:47am

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