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Re: Re: Rename the Dyneema Cord Contest
Lawsline (Light), etc: Law's Line..."Lawsline Light D2O" (D2O = Dyneema, 2mm, Orange) Lawline, etc: Law-line..."Law-line D2"

In Gear Deals » Rename the Dyneema Cord Contest
August 11, 11:28am

Re: re: Dan's list and going commando
Nice list, Dan. I do Cesar's list (steps 1-3) for my ExOfficio boxers. I'm a nut about getting under my quilt in clean clothes, so I pack a pair of silk bottoms for bed (or Cap'3 fo...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL Wt Goals
August 05, 8:40am

Re: Re: Tooth Paste Dots: which toothpaste
I think I had good luck with the Crest Original, too. You can get a few kinds of the travel size tubes and try those. Arm & Hammer didn't dry for me, nor did Crest ProHealth. The litt...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tooth Paste Dots: which toothpaste
August 05, 8:22am

Re: Children and rain
I'm with you, Doug. I go for the rain with a smile. Admittedly, I'm still prone to running and jumping through puddles, whether it be with my feet or with my Jeep. Well said.

In Chaff » Children and rain
August 04, 9:17am

Re: Re: Do you use a liner with trail running shoes? And what about sock thickness?
Another thin synthetic sock user here. I like the thin sports-style ankle sock (read cheap but effective "Starter" brand from Targer/Walmart) while I'm in my Trail Gloves, wet or dry ...

In GEAR » Do you use a liner with trail running shoes? And what about sock thickness?
August 03, 2:05pm

Re: re: MYOG: Treking Poles?
I just found a lightweight graphite driver from Goodwill for a $1.00 and it's about the perfect length for me with the end cut off. As suggested, REI and similar places carry tips, in pairs, fr...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG: Treking Poles??
August 03, 1:54pm

Re: Trail Gloves
I love my Merrell Trail Gloves. After breaking my feet into them, so to speak, I can't imagine ever going back to a boot, let alone a mid. I've experienced no blisters or rubbing of any kin...

In GEAR » River Crossing Camp Shoe ... Again :(
August 03, 8:15am

Re: Sawyer filter: does it ever need replacement?
I've read that as long as it is properly maintained (back flushed) the life-span is about infinite (providing it doesn't freeze). From what I understand, the "1M gallons" was a le...

In GEAR » Sawyer filter: does it ever need replacement?
August 02, 4:12pm

Re: Repackaging Soap, Sunscreen, Aqua Mira, etc.
I use a the small 6cc dropper bottle for Deet and Bronners (from US Plastics; Lawson is selling them, too, I believe) - clear for the soap and a white one for the Deet. Both bottles would last quit...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Repackaging Soap, Sunscreen, Aqua Mira, etc.
August 02, 12:32pm

Re: Thrift Store then Target
Agreed. Target has a few different selections of poly shirts, both long and short sleeve, that are decently made and go for $10-15. I've something similar from REI and after finding these--f...

In Gear Lists » Most cost efficient clothing list
August 02, 11:05am

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