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  1. You may find your pup's paws toughen up and he...

    You may find your pup's paws toughen up and he won't need the boots and the shale won't bother him...but it takes time. I've never put boots on my two and neither have had issues but they have some...
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    Tempting but I'm now in the UK so shipping might...

    Tempting but I'm now in the UK so shipping might be a little expensive. I got a hole in my SS Li along the edge (fixed with DCF tape of course). PM me if you would still be interested.
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    The irony of that is that I'm the complete...

    The irony of that is that I'm the complete opposite...had the Duplex, sold it to buy the SS Li. Miss the Duplex.
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    I did the Uinta Highline Trail in 2018 in July....

    I did the Uinta Highline Trail in 2018 in July. No need for micro-spikes but watch the weather as snow is possible and probable in September; Wyoming's Bighorn mountains just got snow over the...
  5. Here you go. I hope it helps with anyone...

    Here you go. I hope it helps with anyone interested in hiking this trail.
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  6. You can get anything you want but I think after...

    You can get anything you want but I think after 2-3oz you are at the point of diminishing returns as the baffles prevent that much down from lofting properly. While I got the extra 2oz to boost the...
  7. Western Mountaineering make some of the best bags...

    Western Mountaineering make some of the best bags out there that are generally true to rating but I would also get overstuff more to stop down shift than anything else.
  8. As a woman (and neither of those above are) I'd...

    As a woman (and neither of those above are) I'd go for a 0* bag if you are actually planning to go down to 15*.

    I am also a very cold-blooded woman and have a 10* to go to mid 20s. I won't use a...
  9. I linked to a couple of videos at the end...the...

    I linked to a couple of videos at the end...the second one, the guy also made a brilliant video about the Cape Wrath Trail, and the Skye Trail.
  10. Backpacking Scotland's West Highland Way

    This trail was top of my list to do after I moved back to the UK from the US. I knew Scotland was one of the few places that rivaled the stunning places I had experienced in Wyoming, Utah and...
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    The XMid is silpoly. I'm still waiting on the...

    The XMid is silpoly. I'm still waiting on the release of the 2P
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    Silpoly is hydrophobic which means it...

    Silpoly is hydrophobic which means it repels/doesn't absorb water like nylon does, and thus not a huge surprise to see a taught tent still
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    Since I prefer uninterrupted sleep, I always put...

    Since I prefer uninterrupted sleep, I always put the tent/fly up. If I decide it's not necessary I'd be cowboy camping
  14. Exped or the newer Sea to Summit Etherlight in...

    Exped or the newer Sea to Summit Etherlight in wide long. Super comfortable and very supportive. I liked the one I bought but sadly I was sold a demo/pro example with a fault in it (leaked)...I've...
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    When I first bought the Arc Haul I'd read this...

    When I first bought the Arc Haul I'd read this too. I tie off the ends with a half hitch or two. I've never had any issues with slippage. A knot on each side makes the difference.
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    My question is more why would you filter water...

    My question is more why would you filter water for washing?
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    There has been about 20 pages of chat about this...

    There has been about 20 pages of chat about this tent on trek-lite.com. I'm waiting for the 2P version of this tent to be released to buy...but very much looking forward to it. There have been a lot...
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    Lots of people here have them and I'm sure lots...

    Lots of people here have them and I'm sure lots of people will chime in. This was my review of the Arc Haul (and I still love and use it):
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  19. Thread: Dream Hike?

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    Too many to list, but the top 5 are PCT, CDT, Te...

    Too many to list, but the top 5 are PCT, CDT, Te Araroa, Kungsledden and the Pyrenees
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    I'm trying to decide how serious most of this...

    I'm trying to decide how serious most of this discussion actually is.

    But the only bear I've seen while hiking was one that came within 100yards of camp...and I had dogs with me. He paid...
  21. Bear in mind camping in the UK is illegal except...

    Bear in mind camping in the UK is illegal except in Scotland and on Dartmoor. It still happens and it is accepted but arrive and set-up late and leave early and bear in mind that it is all...
  22. I bought this. Was leaking air within three...

    I bought this. Was leaking air within three nights of use. I may have bought a dud (it was labelled "pro deal only, not for resale"). It was warm and cushy though but I'm returning it and going back...
  23. Anything below about 35* and I need to zip my...

    Anything below about 35* and I need to zip my quilt up to be a mummy bag.
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    Grass, damp earth. Temps during the day were hot,...

    Grass, damp earth. Temps during the day were hot, overnight was pretty cold. Night was clear. Pretty unusual contrast for the UK. I
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    While it is listed as wide as the Duplex it...

    While it is listed as wide as the Duplex it didn't feel as wide. But it did fit the pads the same. I think it will be tight. For me it's myself (petite lady with two very spread-out dogs)


    I only...
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