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  1. There are plenty of lightweight bags that would...

    There are plenty of lightweight bags that would improve on what you've got listed. As one example, the WM summerlite is around 18-20 ounces and comfortable at 32*. You'd want to buy used though. Lots...
  2. What's your budget?

    What's your budget?
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    Another vote for the Dragonfly or XGK. Both will...

    Another vote for the Dragonfly or XGK. Both will be less maintenance intense on traditional stove fuels, but run just fine as needed on car gas.
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    I like that answer - it sums up my thoughts...

    I like that answer - it sums up my thoughts better than I'd been able to formulate them. Don't hesitate to use the tent when the risk is low. There are plenty of perfectly decent tents out there...
  5. I'm really tempted by that MLD Monk in DCF. Have...

    I'm really tempted by that MLD Monk in DCF. Have loved my silnylon version for a few years now. Can't swing it at the moment but will definitely keep an eye on this thread. Good luck with the sale!
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    I've only done the northernmost 110 miles or so...

    I've only done the northernmost 110 miles or so (from Swatara Gap to DWG) but didn't think they were particularly bad. Trail runners were perfectly fine the entire time.
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    Do you really think 'held harmless' would have...

    Do you really think 'held harmless' would have any value whatsoever in court if negligence was involved?
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    That's encouraging. I was trying to go through...

    That's encouraging. I was trying to go through the BMT site yesterday and it wouldn't even display properly for me.
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    Is the Sgt Rock guide still being updated? I...

    Is the Sgt Rock guide still being updated? I didn't think he'd been around in years.
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    Right - that's clearly what they're asking for...

    Right - that's clearly what they're asking for right now. But the idea that it's the only topic they'll ever cover is merely an assumption.
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    You guys are assuming they aren't planning to...

    You guys are assuming they aren't planning to have more than one conversation. Perhaps the thru-hiking perspective is just one they want to share?
  12. Thread: ZPacks Zero

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    That makes perfect sense. In that environment...

    That makes perfect sense. In that environment I'd probably be inclined to set things up similarly. Sounds like you and I are on the same page about trying to keep things simple and avoid drawing...
  13. Thread: ZPacks Zero

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    What bothers you about having the bottles on...

    What bothers you about having the bottles on shoulder straps? For me, switching to that was love at first hike a few years back.
  14. Thread: ZPacks Zero

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    Mine was the 2.92 ounce cuben hybrid fabric. The...

    Mine was the 2.92 ounce cuben hybrid fabric. The Core that I replaced it with is Dyneema XPack because I didn't see any particular benefit to DCF in a simple pack like this. It's a fraction of the...
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    Sorry for not getting your PM yesterday, I assume...

    Sorry for not getting your PM yesterday, I assume that's what it was about. I sold mine a month or two ago. Sorry!

    For what it's worth, I love the Mountain Laurel Designs pack that I replaced...
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    No idea, but here's a link to the post in...

    No idea, but here's a link to the post in question:
    https://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/622642
  17. Thread: Storage of Gear

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    I wish all my junk would fit in a closet... It's...

    I wish all my junk would fit in a closet... It's expanded into the guest bedroom at the moment. Maybe with a second set of shelves I can bring it back to one area in the basement again.

    And yet...
  18. Thread: Food dehydrator

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    Have you heard much one way or the other about...

    Have you heard much one way or the other about the Magic Mill dehydrators? I've got an Excalibur as well, but the Magic Mill's look like a great alternative to their product line with similar...
  19. Thread: Storage of Gear

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    I just came back to post something similar - the...

    I just came back to post something similar - the integrated lid might be a good idea.
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-27-Gal-Tough-Storage-Tote-in-Black-HDX27GONLINE-5/205978361
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    I think that's this one on the US website:...

    I think that's this one on the US website:
    https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/samla-box-clear-90102971/
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    I have several totes in the basement that do...

    I have several totes in the basement that do stack, but would need to get a close look at them this evening to get you a model number/brand. That seems to work well in combination with a set of...
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    I agree with that last statement in particular. ...

    I agree with that last statement in particular. Now that the water resistant bivy sacks are so light and breathable, I carry mine nearly all the time to have available for a quick camp even without...
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    If you're trying to push your temp rating a bit,...

    If you're trying to push your temp rating a bit, consider using that 8 ounces for a vapor barrier suit. You could put that on before going to bed, then layer any needed insulation on the outside of...
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    Yikes. And exped didn't replace it?

    Yikes. And exped didn't replace it?
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    Nice work! What happened to the pad originally?

    Nice work! What happened to the pad originally?
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