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    Well, it’s been a few years with the R1; I love...

    Well, it’s been a few years with the R1; I love it! Stretchy, warm, ventilated, compact, quick drying, multi purpose, still looks great after a ton of use. I highly recommend. :)
  2. I have carbon poles that came with my 4 season...

    I have carbon poles that came with my 4 season tent that are bomber; it is an easton tent. The poles have outlasted the fly. Dyneema .34 is pretty skinny though for durability...
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    Among many of the luxuries I bring along I think...

    Among many of the luxuries I bring along I think my neoair pump is the most ridiculous that I enjoy so much. Pop it on my thermarest and it is aired up just in time to slide ot into my tent����
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    Poll: I love my Crazy Creek chair. At just under a lb;...

    I love my Crazy Creek chair. At just under a lb; I attach it to the bottom of my zpack-zip and it keeps it from tipping over, it can lay flat to use as additional torso padding to sleep on, can use...
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    So your feet "did" stay dry Five Tango? I...

    So your feet "did" stay dry Five Tango?

    I am curious as to how well my combo will work... guess I could always pack a second pair of shoes and socks (just in case) for a quick overnight trial...
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    Love my Zpaks solo plus tent; things I have...

    Love my Zpaks solo plus tent; things I have learned:

    1. I use 3 MSR ground hawg stakes-1 in front of door and other 2 on the ends of the ridge line for a super solid pitch.
    2. I keep a small...
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    I purchased my Solo-plus second hand from a...

    I purchased my Solo-plus second hand from a successful thru-hiker that treated his gear very good. There were a few snags repaired on the floor netting when I received it and now after another 800...
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    ... I am sure the Haul is even more durable than...

    ... I am sure the Haul is even more durable than my Zip. Good luck on the search for the perfect kit:)
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    I too had VERY good customer service from Zpaks;...

    I too had VERY good customer service from Zpaks; when I stepped on my unloaded pack and broke a carbon stay, totally my fault, zpaks replaced "gratis" and quick!
    I went from an Osprey Atmos...
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    The shoes I currently have are a very light and...

    The shoes I currently have are a very light and vented shoe (lasportiva shown below) that "should" vent and drain quickly; problem is when it is 20-30 degrees when they get wet my feet will freeze. ...
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    I like to hang mine as a bear bag hang at least...

    I like to hang mine as a bear bag hang at least 15ft off the ground when I can. I have tied mine to the base of a small tree when no higher options were available. I use the OP sack bags to minimize...
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    Hope ya made it back; looking forward to your...

    Hope ya made it back; looking forward to your results:)
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    Wow, great input my friends! Thank you. Looking...

    Wow, great input my friends! Thank you. Looking forward to Five Tangos report after the weekend. The Dex socks on sale at REI are only available in XL now, thats what I get for waiting. Oh well...
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    Water proof socks...

    I did a search and did not find a thread on water proof socks so; here it goes:

    I backpack in the winter in the sierras on 3 to 5 day stints; it often can be muddy, wet, and snow or ice on the...
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    Carbon stakes

    I use the zpacks carbon stakes and 2 msr aluminum stakes. If ground is too hard I use the msr to put the hole in the ground then stick the carbon in. I usually use the msrs in my ridgeline as I...
  16. On my arc zip I have loops that I attach my crazy...

    On my arc zip I have loops that I attach my crazy creek chair on the bottom backside of my pack; it stands upright just fine. (love that silly chair)
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    ...same here, I buy socks, fuel, and listen to...

    ...same here, I buy socks, fuel, and listen to many of the awful recomendations I hear some of the staff make to unsuspecting buyers. I do still try on that ghost whisperer jacket now an then and...
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    The six moon design tent is pretty sweet for the...

    The six moon design tent is pretty sweet for the price and will get you through just fine; bonus... if ya dont like it you can easily resell for a small loss as it is a “real” backpacking tent. As...
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    Nice job! I made a lid for my pot and after a...

    Nice job! I made a lid for my pot and after a few days of use it started to rust... dang it! I ended up purchasing a ti lid but I always appreciate peoples DIY stuff.
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    ... unless you need your gloves for your hands.

    ... unless you need your gloves for your hands.
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    X3 on that. It's my luxury item, the exotics of...

    X3 on that. It's my luxury item, the exotics of "coffee mugs" lol!
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    I'll second the roll top; I have an arczip that...

    I'll second the roll top; I have an arczip that I LOVE.
    Roll it down as your load gets smaller and it keeps items nice and secure; or as space opens up in the pack don't squish your sleeping bag...
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    I have spent lots of time getting my load to UL...

    I have spent lots of time getting my load to UL status; along with enjoying the lightness on my back it allows so I can bring a few comforts. I use the double wall snowpeak 450mug as I like to sip my...
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    I can get my BV450 in my zpack but I have the arc...

    I can get my BV450 in my zpack but I have the arc zip with the front load; I use my urs sack anytime it is doable but there are times when I need the hard canister (yuck)
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    I use the collapsible soft 1l platypus bottles in...

    I use the collapsible soft 1l platypus bottles in each of my side pockets with a hydration tube that I switch from side to side when needed; easy to reach, easy to fill and lets me keep an eye on my...
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