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Re: Fix my clothing system please
+1 on everything Bob said, especially the fleece. Keep moving. Fire is nice if there's any chance of one. It warms you three times: gathering wood, cutting/splitting, and burning. Whe...

In Gear Lists » Fix my clothing system please
January 07, 9:25am

Re: Steripen Ultra PSA
Passenger: "It's for purifying water." TSA: "Yeah. Likely story. We hear that all the time."

In Chaff » Steripen Ultra PSA
January 06, 11:42am

Re: DWR treatment question
DWR wears off due to abrasion (including washing) and exposure to dirt and oils. Time isn't a significant factor over a year. Just be sure to wash in something without a wetting agent like most...

In GEAR » DWR treatment question
January 05, 12:33pm

Re: Tarptent Moment DW modified for winter & winds
Nice mods, Eric!

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
December 31, 9:49am

Re: spark resistant sleeping pad cover
A single or double layer made of an old cotton sheet will work for spark protection. Or, bring a foam sit pad and stack rocks or logs or branches to make a seat.

In Make Your Own Gear » spark resistant sleeping pad cover
December 30, 10:44am

Re: advantages of being a single female backpacker
I'm not buying the arguments. I did an experiment, and when I dressed to look like a single female backpacker (including wig), I got many disturbing and weird looks. ;-)

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
December 30, 9:39am

Re: Re: Re: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail May 2015, 3-day (first timer, looking for critiques and wisdom)
If you'll be wearing it while hiking, especially in the rain (under rain gear), fleece will perform better. Will your sleeping quilt and warmest jacket stay dry if you fall briefly in the de...

In Gear Lists » Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail May 2015, 3-day (first timer, looking for critiques and wisdom)
December 30, 9:30am

Pennsylvania's Morrison Rimrock loop with sled?
I'm planning to do the Morrison and Rimrock loop in Pennsylvania's Allegheny NF. If there's enough snow, I'm considering using a plastic sled pulled with ropes. The sled is the Emsc...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pennsylvania's Morrison Rimrock loop with sled?
December 30, 9:17am

Re: Northeast US - +20C to -20C gear list
Looks like a great list. I like the temperature-oriented layout. Maybe you omitted it on purpose, but I don't see any type of water purification.

In Gear Lists » Northeast US - +20C to -20C gear list
December 29, 1:15pm

Re: I'm converted to light wieght
The famous landscape/climbing photographer Galen Rowell often climbed or ran with only a 35 mm camera and 1-2 prime lenses. Sometimes he used a bean bag as a camera support, but usually rocks, logs...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I'm converted to light wieght
December 28, 12:15pm

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