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Re: Winter is still here in force
Would you take -30F?

In Gear Swap » Winter is still here in force
March 03, 8:50am

high vis colors
"Last thing I want is to find a previously unseen camo clothed backpacker camped 50 feet from me after I set up camp." A previously unseen ghillie suit clothed backpacker camped 20 fee...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 03, 8:44am

peeling sealant
I'd just remove any sealant which is obviously peeling, clean with alcohol, and reseal. Remember though that only the actual thread and threadholes need sealed. If it's peeling from area...

In GEAR » Tent care
March 03, 8:24am

Gatewood support
Brett, I wonder if you could use a sturdy stick to support the Gatewood if you don't use trekking poles? There might be a little bit of whittling involved of course. What do you Gatewood users ...

In GEAR » Looking for a decent poncho/tarp
March 03, 7:55am

Re: Tent care
Washing machines can really tear up mesh on tent, and I wouldn't trust one. I clean my silnylon tents by spraying them with a garden hose and then touching up any dirty areas with a cloth rag a...

In GEAR » Tent care
March 02, 7:27pm

Re: Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
I like subdued colors because they reduce my visual impact on the environment. That includes the perceived visual impact on myself. But, my current rain jacket for frequent wet cold is bright red b...

In GEAR » Shouldn't a rain jacket ALWAYS be high visibility?
March 02, 5:37am

Re: The crappiness of pit zips
I think the pit zips on my eVENT Packa work great. I wouldn't change anything about them, and that's rare for me to say.

In GEAR » The crappiness of pit zips
February 28, 12:04pm

Re: What is your two item first aid kit?
nm

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
February 28, 11:01am

Re: Need a water filter? Peel a tree branch - or not
But burn that (down) branch, and you can purify the water much faster and more effectively by boiling it. :)

In GEAR » Need a water filter? Peel a tree branch - or not
February 28, 8:30am

Re: SUL Backpacks
Just an observation on the weight and capacity vs durability aspect: My older (2010) GG Gorilla weighs 14.8 oz with everything removable removed, including cutting out the hydration pocket and c...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL Backpacks
February 26, 8:44am

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