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pad for kids
Kids are so spoiled nowadays! I didn't use a pad at all until I was in my 30's! :) My 4 young kids sleep on a blue foam pad if it's going to be below 55 F at night. They roll off the...

In GEAR » What air pad for my toddler? Crazy kid won't sleep on foam anymore
March 26, 8:21am

one more concern
I like the one shoulder strap(?) pack. But, even more importantly, are you aware of the albino weasel loose in your house?

In GEAR » my dirty big secret, PLEEZ Read!!
March 26, 8:00am

Re: Love it
You're welcome. That's a staking template I made. I based it off the template posted in someone's blog, but I don't remember who now. It's slightly useful as a pole base on snow...

In Gear Swap » 2010 Golite Shangri-La 3 with floor and netting skirt
March 25, 11:48pm

Re: bubble wrap
I made one with an old blue CCF pad and duct tape. It hasn't seen that much testing in the cold yet though. Bubble wrap sounds like a good idea. In a survival situation, if you're not up...

In GEAR » Winter Backpacking: UL insulated water bottles
March 25, 8:38am

Re: WTB: Tarptent Moment or .....
Sent you a PM. :)

In Gear Swap » WTB: Tarptent Moment or .....
March 24, 10:23pm

Re: Glove help
+1 on the army surplus wool gloves. I have these, and I have a pair of similar gray rag wool gloves from the hunting section of a discount store which are slightly warmer.

In GEAR » Glove help
March 24, 10:16pm

Re: mid poles
Golite sells them: So does oware:

In Gear Swap » Oware 9X9 Pyramid $125 shipped
March 23, 10:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Using Dr Bonner’s for toothpaste?
I was wrong about this. Dr. Bronner's is not acidic. It has citric acid added which lowers the pH, but a Google search reveals that the pH is still high.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dr Bonner’s use for toothpaste?
March 23, 10:07am

Re: All
Touching the walls at the head and foot is one reason I'm not a big fan of mids. I'm always sliding or moving around at night, and I always end up moving that 3" or whatever and gettin...

In GEAR » Shelter Crossroads
March 23, 8:30am

Re: Using Dr Bonner’s for toothpaste?
+1 to what Mary said. I use baking soda for toothpaste and deodorant. It works fine for both. It's nice not having that stale deodorant smell. I use very little for brushing teeth because my...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dr Bonner’s use for toothpaste?
March 22, 10:40pm

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