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    No, both are highend tents, having Aluminium pole...

    No, both are highend tents, having Aluminium pole sets.
    I also did a cord replacement at a cheap family dome tent having fiberglass poles recently, and it worked exactly the easy way I've described...
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    There seems to be a quality issue with shock cord...

    There seems to be a quality issue with shock cord that many (even highend) tent manufacturers affected , maybe one (Chinese?) OEM delivered some poor quality, unnötigen for quite some time.
    I had...
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    Is any of the other endcaps clean and undamaged...

    Is any of the other endcaps clean and undamaged enough to get a clear view of the bottom side of the hole, and possibly a glimps of the knot or crimp seal thats supposed to hold the cord in place?...
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    Honestly, I don't belive the endcap has to be...

    Honestly, I don't belive the endcap has to be removed in order to replacement the cord.
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    Most likely, the end cap has a thru hole that is...

    Most likely, the end cap has a thru hole that is counterbored at the outer end, and the cord goes straight thru with a seal (a tiny piece of aluminium tube) pressed around the end of the cord to...
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    Doesn't this endcap have a thru hole? Looks like...

    Doesn't this endcap have a thru hole?
    Looks like the brushy end of the cord peeking over the very end of the cap.
    Seems that you just have to push the cord, instead of pulling.
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    Count me in as #2 (probably #1, in historical...

    Count me in as #2 (probably #1, in historical order).
    BTW, while drinking alcohol is wide spread, stove alcohol is hard to get in those Balkan countries.
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    Too bad, one of the new Thermarest replacements...

    Too bad, one of the new Thermarest replacements I'v got in June, developed a delamination again.
    Just guessig that Thermarest did give me a piece from a series having this specific problem.

    Will...
  9. May I comment on the pack: My wife has this...

    May I comment on the pack:
    My wife has this Gregory Stout 45.
    She loves it, well, she has a somewhat stout built and it fits her well.
    With this stout built of the pack comes the disadvantage that...
  10. On the contrary, for my desert hikes I'm using...

    On the contrary, for my desert hikes I'm using military desert boots designed for UN missions in the Middle East.
    Its the model in the middle of the pic.
    We have the manufacturer just around the...
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    Since my first desert trip in 82, I learned...

    Since my first desert trip in 82, I learned myself into the habit of shaking out the shoes whenever I put them on.
    Aside of the occassional spider that hid itself in the shoes back home, I've never...
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    At the showerhead-pinholed pad I've mentioned, I...

    At the showerhead-pinholed pad I've mentioned, I found and fixed 80-something holes, but still it had small leaks I couldn't detect.
    After so many tries in the bathtub I found out that the material...
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    On our desert hikes I can survive with a defect...

    On our desert hikes I can survive with a defect pad just using clothes as cushion, its not that cold.
    Plus, I'm carrying several means for field repairs (Leukotape, Seamgrip). Biggest problem is to...
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    Thumbs up for Thermarest

    for their superb lifetime-warranty.

    Maybe its my personal ignorance, or the special desert evironment where I'm using my Thermarests, or plain bad luck:
    I sent in a Prolite with a blowout, and a...
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    Which model is said Lowe pack? I own several...

    Which model is said Lowe pack?
    I own several Lowe and did some repairs and it's pretty easy sewing, given you find a good and strong enough thread.
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    Its exactly the same situation here in Europe....

    Its exactly the same situation here in Europe.
    Now that the Corona thing seems to fade out here and most restrictons got relieved, sheer masses stream out to local walks, hikes and vistas.
    Parking...
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    We don't have Giardia here in the Alps, and are...

    We don't have Giardia here in the Alps, and are lucky to be able to drink pretty much any water flowing anywhere down the mountains without ill effects.
    But then, I usually check the map for whats...
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    Sorry for my poor English. Up to our European...

    Sorry for my poor English.

    Up to our European experience, there is not much that can be done to avoid above mentioned "carnage".
    - stay at home and keep your distance
    - wearing a mask when...
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    Wish you all the best! There are signs that...

    Wish you all the best!

    There are signs that being outdoors exposed to the sun a lot seems to help to pass an infection without or with only mild symptoms.
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    We are pretty lucky here in Austria, as the...

    We are pretty lucky here in Austria, as the Corona thing seems to have passed without too heavy impact, health-wise.
    We had approx. 5 weeks of lockdown and this got released now partially.

    Our...
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    On the bright side, you could setup in any...

    On the bright side, you could setup in any depression that will become a puddle in a downpour.
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    Sounds funny to carry such a monster thing on the...

    Sounds funny to carry such a monster thing on the trail.
    Did you try out how it fits into your tent?
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    Thanks for the kind words! The spires in the...

    Thanks for the kind words!
    The spires in the background were my favorite climbing hotspots, back then when I was young.
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    Lockdown released, I did a 3-days loop through...

    Lockdown released, I did a 3-days loop through the local mountains.
    As my Lightwave Pack is still in repair, I had to use my old Lowe monster pack. Carried the snowshoes, too.
    Made up for a heavy...
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    Never heard about wild leek, but we have ramson...

    Never heard about wild leek, but we have ramson (wood garlic) of which we are living on (well, almost) since a few days.
    So nice to watch my wife forayin for dandelion, young nettles and ramson to...
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