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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

Re: Fear of Water
"...my luck of not getting the poops are bound to come to an end!" Rusty, this is pure gold!

In GEAR » Steripen questions - sterilizing the threads of water bottle?
August 15, 1:40pm

Re: Re: found this
My understanding and according to the manufacturer's website, theramrest foam pads (Ridgerest, Z-lite) are closed cell foam. Their inflatable pads such as the prolite are open cell foam inside ...

In GEAR » How do you keep your foam sleeping pad dry?
August 08, 7:06am

Re: found this
I have never noticed any water being absorbed by either my blue foam CCF or my ridgerest and have never had a bag wet out as a result of using one that has been in the rain. Also, just curious ...

In GEAR » How do you keep your foam sleeping pad dry?
August 07, 7:15pm

Re:EE Revelation X 20* quilt - 30% overfill necessary
A Thermarest ProLite has an R value of only 2.2 while the Exped SynMat has a rating of 4.9; I would assume a 20* rated quilt from Tim would get you down to 30* combined with that pad without the ov...

In GEAR » EE Revelation X 20* quilt - 30% overfill necessary?
July 04, 9:58pm

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