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Re: When is a frameless pack practical?
I have an older Gossamer Gear Gorilla, and I find that it's always more comfortable with its removable 3.6 oz frame. I've tried it without the frame and both with and without rigid pads for...

In GEAR » When is a frameless pack practical?
November 26, 12:08pm

Re: Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
army surplus wool glove liners: $4 Wells goatskin work glove shells: $15 Swedish army surplus leather/breathable fabric gauntlet mittens with liners: $20 for 3 pairs Swedish army cotton an...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 26, 11:56am

I can help
I'm really taking one for the team on this one, but I'm willing to help someone out. I have an average house in a great neighborhood in beautiful, relatively flat Ohio I'll trade wit...

In Chaff » As a reminder...
November 26, 8:54am

Re: Onerous BPLrules*
"(You must wait 30 seconds between posts.)" Hey, web programmers are people and have superstitions too!

In Chaff » Onerous BPLrules
November 26, 8:47am

Re: Re: Clothes for camp chores in winter
Sven, At those temps, I just use a (550 fp?) down jacket from Meijer (superstore chain) which was about $25 and around 28 oz total weight for size XXL. (I wear XL, but went oversize for loose an...

In Gear Lists » Clothes for camp chores in winter
November 25, 3:27pm

Re: Clothes for camp chores in winter
I would replace the down hoody with a fairly thick down jacket or parka. Backyard testing is the only way to know for sure, since everyone's metabolism is different.

In Gear Lists » Clothes for camp chores in winter
November 25, 8:49am

Re: flat tarp
I sometimes use an 8.5 x 10.5 silnylon tarp which I sewed myself. Other than the fact that I went a bit overboard on durability of the tieout points and seam sealing (weight = 20 oz), it's grea...

In GEAR » flat tarp
November 21, 9:17am

Re: winter clothing advice/critique
"We may encounter some rain/snow, but if the weather forecast is not looking good I will probably not be going." But that's when all of the winter fun is! :) Looks good overal...

In Gear Lists » winter clothing advice/critique
November 21, 8:33am

Re: MLD Duomid
I avoid cuben due to price and questionable seam strength.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
November 20, 7:55am

Re: get a room
This all falls under the "What is your sex?" question. Hopefully it was an essay question rather than a checkbox?

In Chaff » Latest survey for BPLrs
November 19, 8:17pm

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