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Bugs
I concur with Rusty. My first kayak spray jacket was yellow, and anytime I wore it, bugs were attracted to buzz around me. Not necessarily mosquitoes or the like, but anything with wings. A lot of ...

In GEAR » Yellow Shelters
October 30, 4:06pm

Electrical Tape
I wrapped electrical tape around my trekking pole tip just before the "shoulder," where the jack rests. I eyeballed it to the right thickness, then fiddled with it until I got a nice, tig...

In GEAR » Duomid Users: How loose is the supplied 6" pole jack on the end of your trekking pole when pitching?
October 29, 3:55pm

Pole Jack
David, Thanks for the detailed explanation about the vent. I think I've got a handle on it now. Believe me, I've spent a lot of time going over Google image results. As for the pole j...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Duomid
October 29, 2:22am

After thoughts?
David, That looks fantastic. If you were going to do this again, what would you do differently? And what construction/sewing tricks worked really well? Did you use any cat curves? I ask becau...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Duomid
October 28, 8:16pm

On the fly trips
I don't have any experience in that area, but I've always managed to work out last minute trips at the really popular national parks without a reservation. The trick is that I'm solo, a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stealth Camping in the Needles District of Canyonlands?
October 18, 2:51pm

Not in stores
I, too, had the problem that I couldn't find the Escape in a store to try on first. I bit the bullet and ordered one online from REI, using a 20% coupon at the time, figuring I could return it ...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Blaze or Escape
October 18, 1:55pm

Escape AC 60
I have the Escape AC 60, picked it up the first year it came out despite being worried it would have the little things I don't care for fixed. Overall, I really like it, and I'm glad I boug...

In GEAR » Granite Gear Blaze or Escape
October 17, 1:30pm

Sources for cheap layers
Hey, I find Goodwill can be a good source for layers, especially for fleece layers. In addition to Costco, I just saw a $5 fleece jacket at Winco. I don't know what it weighs or how warm it ...

In GEAR » Budget layers
October 10, 5:51pm

Pictures?
Hey, Would anyone who bought one be so kind as to post a picture or two? I saw the ebay pics, but extra pictures are always welcome. Pondering one for my 5'1" girlfriend. Thanks, Jeff

In GEAR » Awesome cheap puffy
October 10, 5:18pm

Ouch
I've done lots of day hikes in flip flops; in fact, if I'm familiar with the trail, they're my favorite footwear most of the time. I wore them on a hike in Silver Falls State Park here ...

In GEAR » flip flops
October 05, 12:07am

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