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    Hmmm, any need for family style tents? I have a...

    Hmmm, any need for family style tents? I have a couple of 4 person and a honking huge 10x17 three room Hillary tent from Sears. If your troop needs it and we can work something out to cover shipping...
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    BTW, that's how I got my first car. A 1971 Beetle.

    BTW, that's how I got my first car. A 1971 Beetle.
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    I have a bunch of backpacks and tents. They are...

    I have a bunch of backpacks and tents. They are still good.

    Tell ya what, pick out what you want and I'll let you have it in exchange for mowing my yard this summer. You can even use my mower and...
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    Tried that with another pack I had, a never used...

    Tried that with another pack I had, a never used High Sierra Hawk 45. They just weren't interested which blew me away. When I was a Scout, I had nothing but hand me downs. I guess everyone around...
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    What to do with old equipment?

    When cleaning out the shed, It dawned on me just how many old packs I have. They are all in good, serviceable condition, but I've not used them in years. If I try to sell them, how would I determine...
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    Walmart has/did have a small omelet skillet for...

    Walmart has/did have a small omelet skillet for $7 and it's lid fits the Spacesaver mug pretty well (it has a little overhang). I found them with the other pots and pans. But I like my DIY lid made...
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    It has a pretty big pocket on the back. Not sure...

    It has a pretty big pocket on the back. Not sure if it's mesh, but it's there.
  8. Thread: Tyvek

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    The Earth is a closed ecosystem, it's just a big...

    The Earth is a closed ecosystem, it's just a big (actually, a very, very small) bubble floating in the vacuum of space. What we have now is all that we will ever have... there's no space convoys...
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    No food in the tent? Yes, he did have food in the...

    No food in the tent? Yes, he did have food in the tent! At least from the bear's perspective there was... Kinda arrogant to think that you are not food just because you're human.
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    Come to think of it, I normally don't skimp on...

    Come to think of it, I normally don't skimp on shoes for hiking, but I will cheap out on shoes for around the house. I bought a pair of Avia (sp??) lightweight hikers from Wally world... they were...
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    I was on break one night, talking on the phone to...

    I was on break one night, talking on the phone to my wife when I spotted a skunk walking right to me. I just stood still.. she came straight to me and rubbed against my leg just like a house cat...
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    Nope, that's "seen it a hundred times" speaking.

    Nope, that's "seen it a hundred times" speaking.
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    Heat stress, physical exertion and stimulants...

    Heat stress, physical exertion and stimulants are a bad combination. I've seen young, healthy guys just completely crash from that combination. I think mostly it's the dehydration, but we have had...
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    I seldom ever admit this to anyone so don't...

    I seldom ever admit this to anyone so don't spread it around!

    Despite my hillbilly looks, attitude and accent, I am a Yankee. Actually, one of the worst kinds of Yankee... a Bostonian!:eek: I was...
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    Hot, humid and energy drinks? I really hope that...

    Hot, humid and energy drinks? I really hope that does not go south for you.
  16. Pool shock and motor oil. Just don't breathe when...

    Pool shock and motor oil. Just don't breathe when it starts smoking! Chlorine gas is baaad.

    I've used strips of cotton cloth dipped in wax with good results. Char cloth is awesome and lights with...
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    On another forum a few years ago there was a...

    On another forum a few years ago there was a discussion about bears getting in people's trash cans. One guy in particular had an interesting post. He worked in Alaska laying underground cable. Said...
  18. Got the pack in today. Threw some stuff at it,...

    Got the pack in today. Threw some stuff at it, weighed and took pics. As loaded with water and food, 13.5 lbs (can drop to 11lbs with tarp and no tent). Seems to carry nicely. Space is tight, but I...
  19. I have the that tent in orange. The only issues...

    I have the that tent in orange. The only issues I've had with it were a cracked buckle (still worked) and the inner tent pulled too tightly to allow the zipper to work smoothly. I added some bungie...
  20. ?? That some sort of GMO sugar??

    ?? That some sort of GMO sugar??
  21. I was using a 36L Outdoor Products pack for a...

    I was using a 36L Outdoor Products pack for a while. At first it wasn't bad, but the more miles I put on it, the more the straps worked loose. It got to the point I was constantly retightening them....
  22. Amazon had one for $54. It and the straps on on...

    Amazon had one for $54. It and the straps on on the way.
  23. Tom, That's what I was hoping to see. Thanks!...

    Tom,
    That's what I was hoping to see. Thanks! Looks like the pack would work well for me.
  24. Oops, carry weight is 3lb 2oz, with everything...

    Oops, carry weight is 3lb 2oz, with everything but the extra floor.
  25. Yes, everything that shipped with the tent. My...

    Yes, everything that shipped with the tent. My carry weight is under 3lbs.
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