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Re: summer sleep pad for hotter regions
I think your off base. The r-value of your sleeping pad is miniscule compared to your mattress at home (those things are like a foot thick!), and people sleep on those through hot muggy summers. ...

In GEAR » summer sleep pad for hotter regions
July 02, 12:13pm

Re: What's with the hostility?
I agree completely Dean. As far as misleading advertising, they did clarify the website somewhat after they received comments on here, but their response was pretty underwhelming to say the leas...

In GEAR » Ultra Light Bear Canister
July 02, 12:06pm

Re: yes, but...
oh, I agree its not clear, and I think its not clear for specific reasons. They are in a tough legal spot since there is no longer a testing agency that tests with black bears and like I said, the...

In GEAR » UrSack
July 02, 8:46am

Re: UrSack
Current regs: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5418860.pdf The requirement seems to be: "containers designed to prevent access by bears" Since bear hanging i...

In GEAR » UrSack
July 01, 6:18pm

What did his doctor say about sodium?
You might want to check out what his doctored said about sodium. The foods you list are pretty high in sodium and I thought reduced sodium was a big part of diabetes prevention too. It seems li...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Meals for a pre-diabetic (i.e. no sugar)
July 01, 11:31am

Re: MadTree Core hammock launch special
Website is down?

In Gear Deals » MadTree Core hammock launch special
June 25, 6:27pm

Re: Re: Lighter1 Initial Review
I agree, its about $30 more, an ounce or two more, and you get 25 cu in more (10% more space). Lighter1 and bear boxer are pretty comparable (slight edge to bear boxer just on those stats). The r...

In GEAR » Ultra Light Bear Canister
June 19, 12:16pm

Lighter1 Initial Review
I got a lighter1 little Sami in yesterday and wanted to give an initial look review: Stats: canister = 20.85 oz cap/pot = 6.40 oz handle = 0.90 oz total bear canister = 28.20 oz pot lid...

In GEAR » Ultra Light Bear Canister
June 19, 9:20am

Re: Re: Bear Canister or Equivalent for Solo Backpacking - Passes regulations?
There are two main kinds for sale at most outdoor shops. (1) The Garcia keg style which is pretty awkward and heavy. (2)Then the bearvault, which is lighter and made with transparent plast...

In GEAR » Bear Canister or Equivalent for Solo Backpacking - Passes regulations?
June 04, 1:56pm

Re: No hood => longer quilt?
I just wear a hat. A separate hood would work too.

In GEAR » First quit purchase
June 03, 9:54am

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