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Re: Borah bug bivy
I just received my new Borah bug bivy a few days ago. It doesn't have a bathtub floor at all, just a flat silnylon floor and a flat mesh top. But since the purpose is to keep bugs out of my bed...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
April 19, 1:45am

Re: Denture cleaner
Ah, if you keep strong-tasting drinks in your water bladder then I can understand needing something to remove the flavor from the plastic. I just keep water in mine so that didn't occur to me.

In GEAR » Cleaning water bladders with denture cleaner?
April 16, 9:33am

Why?
I'm wondering why you guys use bleach or denture cleaner. Is there something I'm missing here? I just scrub all the parts of my hydration bladder with soap and water, just as I do with dish...

In GEAR » Cleaning water bladders with denture cleaner?
April 14, 10:36am

Go!
My mother used to say to me, "If you wait until you can afford something, it will never happen." If you wait until you are absolutely sure this is the "right" decision, that tim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone ever regret a thru hike??
March 27, 3:51pm

ethanol
Now if only it wasn't illegal to sell it in California...

In Multiple Use Gear » Let Us Drink to Ethanol!
March 27, 3:36pm

Knife and Scissors
I carry a tiny Leatherman Style, which weighs about 0.7 ounces and has a knife, scissors, file and tweezers. I use both the scissors and the knife every day when backpacking. It lives in my pocket ...

In GEAR » Why a knife instead of scissors?
March 21, 10:08am

Temperature ratings
I'd say you should regard the temperature ratings on sleeping bags for women as highly optimistic. Mine is rated for minus 5 F, but the actual lower end of its comfort range for me is about 30 ...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag input needed from the Ladies
March 07, 10:54pm

Re: Cricket
Dave U says: "Horses for courses, I guess but the comment about views was kind of funny. One could just leave the door open on the SoloMid." It isn't about views at all. It's ...

In GEAR » New 'Compact' Trailstar
March 07, 9:05am

Re: New 'Compact' Trailstar
Jason Elsworth says: "Detailed long term Cricket review. http://tramplite.com/2013/02/mld-cricket-review.html" Thanks for the link! I finally read the review and it was excellent. I&...

In GEAR » New 'Compact' Trailstar
March 06, 10:05am

Re: Entrance of Compact in common pitch method
The 2' 6" entrance height could be difficult for a tall person, I imagine. I, however, am short enough to go through that entrance by duck-walking (I just measured!), which has to be easie...

In GEAR » New 'Compact' Trailstar
March 05, 12:19am

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