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    hanging a candle makes a mess. As the wind blows...

    hanging a candle makes a mess. As the wind blows n sways the lantern, the hot melted wax is being spilled n reduces the life of the candle. I tried it when camping on saranac this summer n we took it...
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    dish soap is very concentrated n goes a long way....

    dish soap is very concentrated n goes a long way. I used about 3 oz on a week long trip this summer n that included washing hand n bathing everyday.
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    having a knife wont do you much good as...

    having a knife wont do you much good as protection since thats hand to hand combat. Supposing you are confronted with a gun? OH so now you need a gun? how about a taser gun? where does it stop?...
  4. Thread: Glasses

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    Ive been wearing contacts on the trail n changing...

    Ive been wearing contacts on the trail n changing to glasses at night when we get settled in. I hang a bladder on a tree for washing hands with soap. Then remove the contacts n put them in the...
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    i have whisperlite stoves for many years n never...

    i have whisperlite stoves for many years n never had problems turning the flame way down to a light simmer. one of my stoves needed a new pump, it developed a crack.

    the new pump seemed to have...
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    ski poles!

    ski poles!
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    ive always had issues sleeping on my side n did...

    ive always had issues sleeping on my side n did alot of experimenting. my best solution....

    put the foam pad on top of the air mat. as someone sugested, overfill the air mat and while laying on...
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    chest high ski poles at wallmart.

    chest high ski poles at wallmart.
  9. HAHAHAHhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha im choking...

    HAHAHAHhahahahahahahahahahahahahaha im choking now.
    https://www.bigagnes.com/Fly-Creek-HV-UL2-Person

    Im offering $20 and no pix?

    Supposing it was only used once because on his first day, the...
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    EXACTLY! Ill bet you will freeze to death by...

    EXACTLY!
    Ill bet you will freeze to death by 3am in the NE cold.
    How cold are you talking about?... BUT then again.... florida cold is at 70deg.

    Now as a tarp over the front of a lean to it...
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    MEN'S HEDGEHOG HIKE II GTX® ...

    MEN'S HEDGEHOG HIKE II GTX®

    https://www.rei.com/product/114091/the-north-face-hedgehog-fastpack-mid-gtx-hiking-boots-mens

    I need a wide shoe n these are perfect for my fat feet. I have to get...
  12. Buy a really cheap winter coat for its stuffing?...

    Buy a really cheap winter coat for its stuffing? Have any old camping coats laying around?
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    Make a belt extender? I did that when I was short...

    Make a belt extender? I did that when I was short for my weight.

    I got some wide webbing and the spade clips that matched my backpack clips. If you cant find clips that match, change the existing...
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    this works! +1

    this works! +1
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    hahahahaha and its a black male. sheesh...

    hahahahaha and its a black male.

    sheesh wallmark! too funny!
  16. i can understand using the camera feature. leave...

    i can understand using the camera feature. leave it in airplane mode.

    +1 there.
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    thermarests are waranteed for life. return it and...

    thermarests are waranteed for life. return it and they will send you a brand new one.
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    i used an old pair as my pattern.

    i used an old pair as my pattern.
  19. 2+ i go backpacking to get away from all that...

    2+

    i go backpacking to get away from all that nonsense.

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  20. Thread: Pole Poll

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    Poll: ah, hiking sticks grow on trees!

    ah, hiking sticks grow on trees!
  21. why not just test same size tarps instead of...

    why not just test same size tarps instead of including a tent? that way the comparrisons are strictly) f the material and not a tent rating.

    i find it interesting how much water is retained by...
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    i remember it started as diy tarps with the...

    i remember it started as diy tarps with the ultralight gearheads back when silny was all the rage. then some diy stuff bags n packs started to emerge before it became comercially available.

    check...
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    use the clothes you wore? use a stuff bag?... no...

    use the clothes you wore? use a stuff bag?... no extra clothes?

    hahahahaha love the what ifs.
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    what ive learned over the many years backpacking...

    what ive learned over the many years backpacking in rain..... tarp tarp tarp! pitch a tarp and build your tent under it. you wont need a rain coat, have a dry place to sit n eat as well once the tarp...
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    zip up your fleece sweater and stuff your clothes...

    zip up your fleece sweater and stuff your clothes inside. fold over the bottom n neck so the stuffing doesnt come out n you will sleep like a baby.
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