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sounds familiar
I've been using a platy w/ a sawyer in-line as my hydration system this year. Fill the platy and drink as usual, or hang it and remove the bite valve while I'm stopped to use it in gravity...

In Gear Deals » Sawyer inline/gravity filter
May 01, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Fastpacking Gear
"UL is 12-25lb baseweight SUL is 8-12lb baseweight XUL is 5-8lb baseweight SXUL is below 5lb baseweight" I think pretty much all of this is at odds with what most people on here wou...

In GEAR » Fastpacking Gear
May 01, 4:37pm

wallyworld tent
I'll preface these comments by saying that I have literally no idea if this is feasible or cost effective... I assume this cheapo tent comes with fiberglass poles, would it be reasonable to ...

In GEAR » 2 Day CHEAP Backpacking Gear
April 28, 7:54pm

ticks in the Ozarks
+1 on terrible ticks already this year, I was out for a long dayhike 2 weekends ago, and in the course of an afternoon, picked off 10+ ticks, both the big ones and the tiny deer ticks, and also had...

In Gear Lists » Summer in the Ozarks; Need help choosing a backpack.
April 27, 6:34pm

I tried to pick one up, but it's backordered, the prospect of the thing not shipping before the rebate is due is keeping me from buying this thing. Bummer as I really would like to get my girl...

In Gear Deals » Kelty Salida 2 - 44% off at Gander Mtn.
April 27, 6:25pm

Re: this forum software sucks
yes, yes it does...on topic though I guess I just don't "get" the pack liner. A purpose built dry bag is intended to keep water out, and the contents dry, a trash bag is intende...

In GEAR » An idea to keep gear dry inside backpack
April 27, 5:41pm

You could always treat any old pair of gloves with permethrin to keep the skeeters at bay... Simple and no need to change from a pair of gloves that are otherwise effective.

In GEAR » Mosquito-proof Gloves
April 26, 5:40pm

I've always found lifters to be useful for my comfort. My GG Virga has them, and while they don't appear to be useful from the traditional wisdom of "they should be 45 degrees to the ...

In GEAR » Load lifters on frameless packs?
April 26, 5:31pm

circular bar-tacks
pretty good idea really, the circular shape does away with the stress concentrations at the ends of a linear bar-tack...never seen anything like that, but it's a really good idea, in theory at ...

In GEAR » Basic Pack
April 18, 7:10pm

I injured my left knee (meniscus) last fall, and had a terrible time with it for several months. I got myself a good hinged Donjoy knee brace and wore it everyday for 6+ weeks, that helped get the...

In GEAR » Knee pain, need suggestions
April 18, 7:06pm

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e-OMC (Oregon Mountain Community) Customer Service
Bought a pair of shoes from them (Montrail Mountain Masochists) and got them quickly, as advertised, for a good price. Ordered an Integral Designs Siltarp which leaked terribly out of the box (not ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 26, 1:32pm