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"FS Gregory Z65 Azul Blue Small"

In Gear Swap » FS Gregory Z65 Azul Blue Small
December 14, 8:16am

FS Gregory Z65 backpack "Azul Blue" Small
*no longer available*

In Gear Swap » FS Gregory Z65 Azul Blue Small
December 13, 6:34am

"3 day solo gear list"
above and beyond what I already mentioned, I would advocate not using a paper pre-filter; they don't work well. If you need a prefilter use a complementary disposable nylon sock from a shoe sto...

In Gear Lists » 3 day solo gear list
December 06, 6:58pm

Re:"Revelation X quilt - recommended way to use shock cord."
I modified my cords on my rev X quilt based on the instructions on this link. I have been very happy with the result and it is actually lighter in weight than the stock cords because they can be tr...

In GEAR » Revelation X quilt - recommended way to use shock cord.
December 06, 5:50pm

Re:"Taking a 25 degree bag down to 0"
“Thinking about getting and overbag or bivy to augment a Montbell SS Hugger #2 Sleeping Bag (25 degree) to add another 10 degrees of warmth. Any thoughts on pros or cons of either setup along wit...

In Winter Hiking » Taking a 25 degree bag down to 0
December 06, 10:35am

"3 day solo gear list"
Here are some initial suggestions: NIX- spare underwear, spare t-shirt, towel (you have a bandana), water filter (you have chemicals already or get some aquamira drops), book, poison ivy soap (alr...

In Gear Lists » 3 day solo gear list
December 03, 10:15am

"Pillow alternative"
I have been pretty happy stuffing my rain gear (since extra clothes are worn to bed) and one of my platypus bottles filled with air stuffed in a small stuff sack. It weighs nothing, because I am al...

In GEAR » Pillow alternative
November 29, 6:11pm

RE: "Down shifting in Enlightened Equip quilts?"
I have a 30 degree Rev-X with 30% overfill. In my experience the Karo baffles do a better job of keeping the down from migrating during use than previous bags I have had that use standard horizonta...

In GEAR » Down shifting in Enlightened Equip quilts?
November 19, 11:56am

RE:"Removing Wrist Straps From Poles"
John Using a nail punch and a hammer gently tap the pins out, they can easily be put back later if you need. I have done this with my poles as I use straps for snowshoeing but not for hiking.

In GEAR » Removing Wrist Straps From Poles
November 16, 6:26am

RE:"Cough drops"
Anything with a detectable odor runs the risk of attracting critters, cough drops included.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Cough drops
October 20, 9:38am

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