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RE: "River to RIver trail list"
I actually hike in a LS all year long, as long as it is breathable and light in color you don't overheat and it helps with the bugs, particularly when treated with permethrin. Merino is nice, b...

In Gear Lists » River to RIver trail list
September 18, 12:28pm

Re: "River to RIver trail list"
Since you said your specific concern is clothing I will address that first and please feel free to cherry pick what I have to say; and sorry in advance for the wall of text ; ) *You are packing a ...

In Gear Lists » River to RIver trail list
September 17, 8:25pm

RE:"Newbie With Questions"
I agree it is nice to have top of the line gear, but that does require a decent sized investment up front if you are starting with nothing, even if you do buy used. You need to decide what your bud...

In GEAR » Newbie With Questions
September 06, 12:55pm

RE: "Pack repair question..."
I would also recommend seam grip for the repair, although I would cut a patch from a piece of cordura instead of duct tape for a more permanent repair.

In GEAR » Pack repair question...
September 05, 10:50am

RE:"How important is pack weight to your overall experience?"
There are already some great points that have been made, I would just like to add that I find that I am a lot more likely to enjoy my surroundings and my company if I am not uncomfortable and exhau...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How important is pack weight to your overall experience?
August 31, 9:37am

RE: "SMD Skyscape Scout leaking"
"Should I just seam seal the inside with SeamGrip and just wait for the Kenyon stuff to wash/flake off the outside? Will this be effective?" You cannot effectively seal the skyscape fr...

In GEAR » SMD Skyscape Scout leaking
August 28, 10:51am

Re: "SMD Skyscape Scout leaking"
The old sealer needs to be scrubbed off with warm water and a soft scrub pad before it is replaced, be forewarned alcohol or harsh chemicals can eat thru the polyurethane coating of the tent. In my...

In GEAR » SMD Skyscape Scout leaking
August 27, 10:42am

leaking skyscape
The scout model is PU coated Polyester, so you need a Urethane based sealer. I do not care for water based sealers like the one you used because over a relatively short period of time it will fail ...

In GEAR » SMD Skyscape Scout leaking
August 27, 9:47am

Re: name suggestion
Swiftlite pad or Aeropad

In Gear Deals » CCF Pads; Coming Soon
August 20, 9:47am

RE:"How do you survive the bugs?"
Headnets are a godsend when the bugs get way outta control, but can be somewhat claustrophobic while hiking in them. Your best defense against bugs is long sleeve pants and shirt. It sounds like yo...

In GEAR » How do you survive the bugs?
August 18, 11:34pm

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