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Re: FREE Home Security System!!
Good idea, but I don't need one. I just signed up for one yesterday when a telemarketer called and asked if I had one. Once I explained my work schedule in detail, they were very accommodating ...

In Chaff » FREE Home Security System!!
January 27, 3:45pm

Re: Backpacking and Bushcraft
Bushcraft is the knowledge and skills for living in the bush (wilderness). Lightweight backpacking is one bushcraft technique. Just like some focus mostly on fire techniques and shelters, oth...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking and Bushcraft
January 27, 12:03pm

Re: Packa-like?
"The Packa is, to me, the most likely design to have less condensation and more protection than most other alternatives." Especially since it's also available in eVent. :)

In GEAR » Hiking Condensation-free in Rain
January 21, 6:39pm

Re: UL ideas that Died
Simplicity... almost anyway. spreadsheets, ounces, grams, fabric weights per yard, debates about changing gear configuration to save 8 ounces, and.... clo calculus! (or is it feathery math?) ...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 21, 9:16am

Re: Exped SynMat UL 9 vs. DownMat UL 7
I don't think washing is an issue. I've washed both my synthetic and down mats with no effect on the insulation. The down mat's insulation value might decrease more significantly whe...

In GEAR » Exped SynMat UL 9 vs. DownMat UL 7
January 20, 6:54pm

Re: Ti shepherd's hook stakes in soft ground
Thanks all for the great tips! I'll have to try these shepherd's hook stakes again, and maybe try the longer ones. I think I was basing my opinion of them on holding taut tarp ridgelines in...

In GEAR » easton nano nail stakes
January 20, 6:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: easton nano nail stakes
"What was interesting though is that all of the shepherd hooks I used went in with a little effort, but no real issues. They were solid too, and just as easy to remove the next morning... Made...

In GEAR » easton nano nail stakes
January 20, 10:06am

Re: easton nano nail stakes
I've used MSR Ground Hogs and 8" Easton stakes with few problems in all seasons. The heads pop off the Eastons when pulling hard sometimes. To avoid that, wiggle the stake side to side a f...

In GEAR » easton nano nail stakes
January 19, 8:58am

I did the same. Now I hear that it will likely be an extraterrestrial apocalypse. :\ Back to the drawing board! (and I'm going to stock up on foil to make thought-proof hats...)

January 16, 8:13am

Re: OP clarification
Well, consider that you're somewhat a captive only of our own culture and perception. :) People in some parts of the world are on the trail 24-7. Be a SOTM... Stay On Trail Mom. :D https:...

In GEAR » Soooo, I need a job.....
January 13, 12:35pm

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