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Plain spinnaker cloth worked fine for me. --B.G.--

July 17, 8:04pm

Re: Waterproof shell
Probably the Anti Gravity Gear hooded rain jacket, 4.6 oz, $69. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Waterproof shell
July 17, 11:39am

Re: dont feel bad
"More likely for a pack of wild dogs or a two-legged varmint." For two-legged varmint, I would suggest bear spray. That would teach him a lesson. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are you "packing" while you are packing?
July 16, 10:14pm

Re: evernew 500 pot/mug
Why is it that below a certain volume, most cook pots have a certain shape, which I would describe as tall and narrow? Then above that certain volume, most have a different shape which is short and...

In GEAR » evernew 500 pot/mug
July 16, 10:12pm

Re: Re: GPS , topo maps or both? What do you bring?
(in the days before GPS) I was on a cross country ski trip with about ten others, all headed up to a remote cabin high above Lake Tahoe. For the first five miles, it was an unplowed jeep road, so w...

In GEAR » GPS , topo maps or both? What do you bring?
July 16, 9:08pm

Re: good advice here
"Theoretically SAR guys can know your track if they end up needing that." [footprint] Did you ever wonder how the SAR guys avoid tracking each other? I mean, if there would be a dozen ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First solo trip
July 16, 7:44pm

Re: Try The Feel of Nature
Brazos Walking Sticks Far too long, and no facility for a snow basket. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Collapsible trekking poles
July 16, 7:36pm

Re: "Collapsible trekking poles"
That looks pretty close. REI has a pair for $150. I had in mind something more like one for $50. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Collapsible trekking poles
July 16, 6:27pm

Collapsible trekking poles
I realize that one-piece poles are sturdy. But collapsible poles can be stuffed into a pack until you need them. I also have adjustable X-C ski poles, but they will adjust only so far. What is a...

In GEAR » Collapsible trekking poles
July 16, 6:13pm

Re: Odd Favorite
"1/2 zip fleece pullover" I had purchased a half-zip fleece pullover from the old Early Winters company about 25-30 years ago, and it had made a good warm base layer for many winter tr...

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear?
July 16, 6:05pm

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