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    If image quality is job #1, look at a Sony NEX or...

    If image quality is job #1, look at a Sony NEX or Samsung NX camera - mirrorless, APS-C bodies with small, light lenses. A Samsung NX2000 is 228g without battery or lens and a 30mm f/2 pancake lens...
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    1...... Was your pack for UL or not? 2...... How...

    1...... Was your pack for UL or not?
    2...... How long did/has it lasted you on the trail?
    3...... How much did it cost to make it?
    4...... Including cutting/measuring/sewing etc, how long did it...
  3. Thread: Hiking in a kilt?

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    I've worn my El Kommando kilt around town :D ...

    I've worn my El Kommando kilt around town :D

    It is the greatest bit of hiking wardrobe, after a wide brim hat. My 2013 medium model weighs 353 grams, it's not light, but it makes up for it in...
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    ALWAYS use tree huggers. I've got some 8' long,...

    ALWAYS use tree huggers.
    I've got some 8' long, 1" wide polypro straps with a bight on one end. Big enough for trees in the Sierra.
    Then I've got some rings tied to a length of Spectra which is...
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    All the parts of the LT I've hiked have been...

    All the parts of the LT I've hiked have been GREAT for hammocking, and not so great for tents ;) .

    And, in a single day, you might pass 2 or 3 shelters - IMHO they are a little close together in...
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    My wife's got a Note 1. Loves the thing, battery...

    My wife's got a Note 1. Loves the thing, battery life is good too. I'd imagine the 2 or 3 is better in every facet ;)
  7. Thread: Stuffsack Pillow

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    Pretty cool. Never thought of doubling up like...

    Pretty cool. Never thought of doubling up like that.

    How about lining one half of the inside with something fuzzy/cotton-y? Something that feels nice against your face. That's what stops me - I...
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    What about the 65% of thru-hikers start in...

    What about the 65% of thru-hikers start in Georgia, 10% start in Maine.

    Where do the other 25% start? If they don't start, or get to, the ends, they haven't done a thru-hike...

    Yes, you can...
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    My UQ:...

    My UQ: http://scorpio516.blogspot.com/2012/03/hammock-underquilt-part-1.html
    My TQ: http://scorpio516.blogspot.com/2013/07/diy-sew-thru-top-quilt.html
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    When I hiked over Killington and Pico this...

    When I hiked over Killington and Pico this spring, Cooper was trashed. Skiing stickers and trash everywhere. That's what happens when it's that close to the chair lifts.

    I'm sure it's better...
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    I made one:...

    I made one: https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php?92925-My-DIY-G4-pack

    Works great. I have just enough flexability to pull a water bottle out of the side pockets with the pack on. I use...
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    No, the scout is too small for you. You're too...

    No, the scout is too small for you. You're too tall, but its only $100. The expedition is $170. I've got one. It's not light, but comfy for my 6', 160 lbs.

    If you've got a short...
  13. Thread: Hammock rain fly

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    https://www.hammockforums.net/index.php?page=black...

    https://www.hammockforums.net/index.php?page=blackcat

    But anyway you slice it, 8 yards of sil isn't "cheap" ;)
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    The most cost-effective setup I know of that...

    The most cost-effective setup I know of that doesn't include a sewing machine is a $170 Hennessey.
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    You say you have titanium cookware... How much...

    You say you have titanium cookware... How much are we talking? Your not going to be cooking gourmet meals (I don't think), so leave most of it at home. All you need is a 750-1000ml pot and...
  16. Thread: REI Gear Return

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    I went through something like this a few years...

    I went through something like this a few years ago, before the policy change.

    In 06, I bought a pair of Vasque Breezes. Great boots. Then, 2-3 years later, my feet grew 2 sizes. Obviously,...
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    The Nano 7 is short. If you are 5'8" or shorter,...

    The Nano 7 is short. If you are 5'8" or shorter, you should be fine. If you 6'+, you out of luck.
    Better off using your bag as a bag/top quilt. Make or buy an UQ (here's mine: pt1, pt2 ). You...
  18. Thread: Too Late?

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    Well, tomorrow it is supposed to be 90 here (91...

    Well, tomorrow it is supposed to be 90 here (91 in Rutland)...

    But, the weather should be fine for the rest of September, no problem. If you start a week from today, Tuesday through Thursday...
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    And it's not light. It weighs just over 1 kg,...

    And it's not light.

    It weighs just over 1 kg, and doesn't even have a place to sleep! It's a fly/bugnet/gear hammock, NOT a person hammock.
    My basic Hennessey setup is marginally lighter, like...
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    There are 3 models of the GoPro Hero 3: White,...

    There are 3 models of the GoPro Hero 3: White, Silver, Black. MSRP is $200, $300, $400. Amazon's got them for $200, $250, $330.

    The white one is the most basic. It's actually the 2nd gen Hero -...
  21. VT is an open carry state too. And you can carry...

    VT is an open carry state too. And you can carry concealed in VT without a permit. Cross the border into MA, and your in a world of hurt ;)
    If you make it all the way to NY, not only do you...
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    My wife has a Kraken case for her Note. It's a...

    My wife has a Kraken case for her Note. It's a big case (but it is a BIG phone lol). The attachments they have are good quality - we've got a handlebar mount on her bike to use it as a bike...
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    That might be putting it mildly ;) I did a day...

    That might be putting it mildly ;)
    I did a day hike and passed 3 shelters in 6 hours, and left the trail less than half a mile from a 4th!
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    From Downlite:...

    From Downlite: http://www.downlitebedding.com/product/750105105352/
    Not Permaloft, Primaloft. I always get it wrong. It's now $40 for 5lbs. I paid $35 for 5 lbs last year.
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    I've been looking at mirror-free interchangeable...

    I've been looking at mirror-free interchangeable lens cameras lately. My hiking P&S won't connect to the computer (so the batteries won't charge)

    Nikon 1 series. Expensive and tiny sensor. 2.7x...
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