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    My approach is lycra (nylon and spandex) socks,...

    My approach is lycra (nylon and spandex) socks, quasi-sandle-shoes that are not water proof but that don't absorb water and in winter 100% water proof latex over socks.
  2. Its my experience also that when actual harsh...

    Its my experience also that when actual harsh condition arrived most of my gear totally failed.
    I will save you the stories and just list some things that actually work:

    Army waterproof laundry...
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    Bag Obsession

    Are backpackers addicted to bags? I have a sleeping bag that I put in a stuff sack bag that goes in a trash compactor bag and goes in a backpack bag that is sometimes in a pack cover bag. Sounds...
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    I miss my GF but boy did that lighten my load!

    I miss my GF but boy did that lighten my load!
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    Dry ducks suits are extra long in the pants and...

    Dry ducks suits are extra long in the pants and arms.
  6. Sometimes I take a tyvek bivy top that attaches...

    Sometimes I take a tyvek bivy top that attaches to my sleeping matt to make a bivy. Tyvek isn't waterproof but its
    very water resistant.
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    Cool, tell us how you did it and what you pack.

    Cool, tell us how you did it and what you pack.
  8. Spray the tarp with bug repelent pyrythrem?

    Spray the tarp with bug repelent pyrythrem?
  9. How about a tarp that pitches low or high?

    How about a tarp that pitches low or high?
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    5x8 PU nylon tarp 16oz 8 ti stakes, ties, and...

    5x8 PU nylon tarp 16oz
    8 ti stakes, ties, and center arch ridge pole 8oz (to make a tortoise shell shelter)
    WM highlite 35degree bag 16oz
    full length matt 12oz
    cutdown z55 Gregory with nothing...
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    One snowy night I tested this idea. I slept a few...

    One snowy night I tested this idea. I slept a few hours in the snow at about 30degrees F. First in a commercial tent and synthetic 30 degree bag; second, in army cold gear, thermals,gortex bear suit...
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    Seems like that pack has padding so my first...

    Seems like that pack has padding so my first thought is how much weight are you packing? Maybe reduce weight instead of adding padding? Also, you my not have the pack adjusted to distribute the load...
  13. I am using AquiMira drops and a piece of 1 micro...

    I am using AquiMira drops and a piece of 1 micro biodiesel filter cloth. The cloth has the weight of a tissue.
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    I ordered some tyvek from zpacks but they sent me...

    I ordered some tyvek from zpacks but they sent me the wrong size. I was going to make a trap. Now all I have is a waste of money scrap :(
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    I hope your insurance was up to date!

    I hope your insurance was up to date!
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    Why can't you make it yourself? Sewing is so...

    Why can't you make it yourself? Sewing is so easy. A child could do it. Maybe make it from Tyvek :)
  17. Thread: Socks

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    Lycra dive fin socks. 80% nylon 20% spandex

    Lycra dive fin socks. 80% nylon 20% spandex
  18. From thrift stores and walmart: Nylon: socks...

    From thrift stores and walmart:

    Nylon: socks (3 pairs), convertable pants, tshirt (2), arm warmers (make from tights legs)
    Driducks rain suit $20
    Fleece 100: hat, gloves, sleeping socks, pull...
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    Sorry I have google blocked with Blocksite...

    Sorry I have google blocked with Blocksite because of their privacy policy.
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    I like when the guy at the gear store said to me...

    I like when the guy at the gear store said to me that the weight of anything not in your pack didn't count. I was like wow? really? So who is going to carry that for me then? lol
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    Find a steep hill. Put your pack on. Try to run...

    Find a steep hill. Put your pack on. Try to run up the hill. Do this until you want to start crying and you hate every ounce you are carrying. Then take off your pack and throw out everything you...
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    Can I update my Facebook every 3 minutes while...

    Can I update my Facebook every 3 minutes while hiking if I have one of those?
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    I think you are gonna wish your total was 20 not...

    I think you are gonna wish your total was 20 not 30.



    Things I didn't see:
    insoles, trashbags for waterproofing, whistle, cord, insect repellent, sunscreen/hat/lotion, repair kit, firestarter.
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    I did an interesting test run about 2 weeks ago...

    I did an interesting test run about 2 weeks ago when we had temps in the low 30s with rain, then ice, then snow here in NC. Thats not a common weather situation in my area so I got out all my gear...
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    thats cause if they told you they are 14oz you...

    thats cause if they told you they are 14oz you wouldn't believe they were lightweight! lol
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