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    oh, the heck with all this kerfuffle. what I want...

    oh, the heck with all this kerfuffle. what I want to know is did anyone use Just A Quilt on their attempt?..
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    Hoka One One Stinson 3 trail Running shoes....

    Hoka One One Stinson 3 trail Running shoes. yeah...
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    http://i.imgur.com/n6Bu5ZQ.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/n6Bu5ZQ.jpg
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    I'm off the Pocket Rocket, gave one away but kept...

    I'm off the Pocket Rocket, gave one away but kept one to use in my office with a kettle for afternoon espresso.

    I really like the SOTO Amicus. SOTO's build quality is second to none and it has the...
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    if you are hiking with another person you could...

    if you are hiking with another person you could take similar fuel stoves so you could supplement/share fuel.

    I would choose which type by the how long you are going to be out - if you're going...
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    this is Primaloft? did you have to quilt-stitch...

    this is Primaloft? did you have to quilt-stitch that?..
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    have you ever heard of Bushcraftusa.com? they...

    have you ever heard of Bushcraftusa.com? they have a curriculum with certifications based on, well, bushcraft. much of this stuff canme directly from the Scouting manuals.
    ...
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    well, maybe because the thread title is...

    well, maybe because the thread title is "waterproof stuff sack experiences"?

    I don't know, just a thought...
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    yeah, sorry I didn't mean times. anyway, your...

    yeah, sorry I didn't mean times.

    anyway, your results are better than mine. I normally don't turn the valve open very far, some people just open it up as far as it will go. I bet this has some...
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    I don't recommend cotton socks for any reason...

    I don't recommend cotton socks for any reason except for maybe lounging in the shade with a mint julep in your hand.

    you can buy socks in 100% wool, 100% synthetic, or any combination thereof.
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    Suunto Ambit uses GPS referenced/corrected baro...

    Suunto Ambit uses GPS referenced/corrected baro pressure. best of both worlds - accurate but doesn't chew battery by staying in constant sync with GPS...
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    is that a rolling boil, or when a string of...

    is that a rolling boil, or when a string of bubbles starts to leave the bottom, or just when the pot start to make noise?

    I'd check those times again. not saying you didn't, but that's not...
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    your frame (or frame sheet) really only needs to...

    your frame (or frame sheet) really only needs to transfer the weight from where it is suspended at the top of the pack to a point where it can be supported by the waist belt. in theory you could do...
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    yes I agree, 7-9 gr/16oz boil is more accurate...

    yes I agree, 7-9 gr/16oz boil is more accurate but 10gr is a safety factor that takes into account temperature and wind losses, and the probability that I might want an extra cup of coffee or cocoa,...
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    yes I agree, 7-9 gr/16oz boil is more accurate...

    yes I agree, 7-9 gr/16oz boil is more accurate but 10gr is a safety factor that takes into account temperature and wind losses, and the probability that I might want an extra cup of coffee or cocoa,...
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    I don't know but across different stoves, fuels,...

    I don't know but across different stoves, fuels, and times of year, I have been able to average 10gr of fuel per/ 16oz boil. that's a safe side estimate to account for worst case scenario but I...
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    go to Walmart. buy Frogtogs rain jacket. buy a...

    go to Walmart. buy Frogtogs rain jacket. buy a $10 fleece top. the Frogtogs can be worn as outer layer when it's too cold to go without it and you wont sweat...
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    nice size - 72x23x2.5 is good enough for most...

    nice size - 72x23x2.5 is good enough for most people. the V-mapping does seem to work for comfort.

    it's pretty light but R-value is only 1.3 which means summer/fall mattress, not winter/spring. I...
  19. haha, 4oz chaise lounge. but that's exactly why I...

    haha, 4oz chaise lounge. but that's exactly why I like the longer length - for leaning back against something.

    larger size rolled up is not much bigger than the butt-sized ones but it's good for...
  20. I'm more inclined to take a small piece of foam...

    I'm more inclined to take a small piece of foam than a short air mat. 18x36 is fine for my torso on top of a wider mattress and makes a good sit pad...
  21. thanks. it seems the folks who prefer inflatable...

    thanks. it seems the folks who prefer inflatable on top of foam have a large enough foam to completely cover the bottom of the inflatable. otherwise, if any part of the air mat touches the cold...
  22. near the end of June is when the rhododendrons...

    near the end of June is when the rhododendrons are blooming...
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    thanks. they have a flip lock version also. I...

    thanks. they have a flip lock version also. I found them on Amazon for $48, which is not so much for carbon fiber/cork handle flip lock poles but I was hoping to find them cheaper yet, at Costco... :D
  24. ok thanks, what foam pad did you use? my...

    ok thanks, what foam pad did you use? my carry-along is a 24x48 piece of reflectix...
  25. usually, I'll wear whatever weight baselayer at...

    usually, I'll wear whatever weight baselayer at night that is appropriate in the day. that means tshirt and boxers in summer on out until it is too cold at night to go pee wearing that.

    down to...
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