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    Evernew or Platypus for bags, Smartwater 700mL or...

    Evernew or Platypus for bags, Smartwater 700mL or 1L for bottles.
    You can drop a relatively large amount of weight vs. Nalgenes.
    I typically use a 1.5L Evernew for dirty water(matches up with...
  2. Thread: Backup

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    Same here, just gotta remember to do it. Polar...

    Same here, just gotta remember to do it. Polar vortexes with subzero low temps got me, leaving them out. Being in the South, I wasn't used to worrying about my filters in the daytime until we started...
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    Don't know about "best", but Micropur is what I...

    Don't know about "best", but Micropur is what I carry-in my FAK, so they're never accidentally left out.
    Having frozen a couple over the years, I've actually considered toting an unused Sawyer as a...
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    I never have enough sagging with the Notch(>300...

    I never have enough sagging with the Notch(>300 nights) for it to register as a "problem". The lack of interior space with an inner, and of width at the head and foot ends, along with there not being...
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    Me in a nutshell. I may bring extras, like camp...

    Me in a nutshell. I may bring extras, like camp shoes/sandals, even a folding saw and fixed blade knife, on 1-3 night trips in winter, but on a "real" backpacking trip where I'm knocking out miles...
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    Nice. Haven't been getting out that much this...

    Nice. Haven't been getting out that much this summer, but have been surprised not to see a snake or three at a couple different places. Figures I saw one in February, but not June, or so far in...
  7. You're not missing anything. Trust me, being a...

    You're not missing anything. Trust me, being a bit under 5'7" and having a 6'5" guy set the pace on runs and marches really brings home the advantage of a longer stride.
    And you probably don't need...
  8. Thread: Hot, Hot , Hot

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    Humidity's just starting to drop around that...

    Humidity's just starting to drop around that time. From 4-6am is when it's worst. I work night shift, and if busy, will sweat more in early morning than I do all day if I work over on day shift, or...
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    Frankly, I don't give a crap about staying keto...

    Frankly, I don't give a crap about staying keto on a long hike, and am not about to get into a diet discussion here(for hopefully obvious reasons), but read up on the "Targeted Ketogenic Diet". ...
  10. Thread: Hot, Hot , Hot

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    -adequate hydration; start and stay hydrated....

    -adequate hydration; start and stay hydrated.
    -use electrolyte replacement tabs, mixes, etc.
    -no caffeine; it reduces heat tolerance.
    -lightest, most breathable clothing practical; thin...
  11. Oh, sure, bring sex into it. That's all you women...

    Oh, sure, bring sex into it. That's all you women think about😒
  12. Depends. Everyone doesn't sleep the same. Some...

    Depends. Everyone doesn't sleep the same. Some run much warmer or colder than others, and that can have a big impact on how much insulation they require. Women do tend to sleep colder than men,...
  13. I've used several torso length pads. Thermarest...

    I've used several torso length pads. Thermarest Guidelite 3/4, ProLite small and Z Lite small, plus a Klymit Inertia XLite Recon.
    Fine for me in warm weather, and flat campsites. With pads this...
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    Have y'all measured the actual capacity of your...

    Have y'all measured the actual capacity of your cups?
    As memory serves, my Snow Peak Trek 700 actually tops off ~830mL.
    Here's some pics from when I was testing a stove some years ago.
    That's...
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    Zeta SL, huh? I'll be checking that out when my...

    Zeta SL, huh? I'll be checking that out when my Helium HD gives up. I keep quiet about it, because it's been so great, and reviews of the regular Helium so poor, that I figured it must be some kind...
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    btw, I got tickled about your thread title, and...

    btw, I got tickled about your thread title, and was ready to talk about new vs old, differences in support with the same shoe, etc.
    I recently bought 2 new pairs of Merrell Moabs. Same shoe, both...
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    If I were having that much trouble, I'd go back...

    If I were having that much trouble, I'd go back to custom orthotics, and see if that let me wear what I wanted. When I had plantar fasciitis, they were the difference between not being able to walk...
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    Each individual's body chemistry is different, so...

    Each individual's body chemistry is different, so what works for one may not for the next. Even "safe", "natural" supplements can have adverse effects, particularly when combined with other...
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    That's pretty much any fleece for anything but...

    That's pretty much any fleece for anything but active wear in low temps, unless you're cold natured.
    Useless anywhere within a few hours of here except during a polar vortex.
    I know it's not the...
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    Currently using a pack liner(OR's old ultralight...

    Currently using a pack liner(OR's old ultralight 45 and 55L versions or Exped Schnozzel) AND a stuff sack for clothes that doubles as a pillow, plus a stuff sack or dry bag for food, rolltop cuben...
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    No telling how many we walk right by without...

    No telling how many we walk right by without knowing it. They're often out until November here in Alabama, and October is when I actually see pit vipers the most. This year, snakes were out on New...
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    Cool. But he's just minding his own business....

    Cool. But he's just minding his own business. He's not in the trail, and those rocks don't mean anything to him.
    See how he stops when you moved suddenly? That's when you got his interest. I bet if...
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    Yeah, throwing rocks at the freaking snake,...

    Yeah, throwing rocks at the freaking snake, that's cooperating with nature:rolleyes:

    Everything that rattles isn't a rattlesnake, either, though. That's what the thread title immediately made me...
  24. Guess not. No details, but it turns out that tent...

    Guess not. No details, but it turns out that tent was quickly returned for being too flimsy. Think its first use was its only use...
  25. Thread: Sleeping Pillow

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    ^^^Antigravitygear has those for $4.49/3 for...

    ^^^Antigravitygear has those for $4.49/3 for $11.25.
    I tried one, and it was a love/hate thing. Light, comfortable and packs tiny, but you need the straw to inflate and deflate, plus it's noisy and...
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