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    Funny you should mention color, my 2018 CS UL2 is...

    Funny you should mention color, my 2018 CS UL2 is orange and while I do like the idea that should you go away from your campsite, say to gather wood its easy to see thru the woods. A few times I did...
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    Its never a surprise when people buy BA tents and...

    Its never a surprise when people buy BA tents and the Copper Spur series is always a winner. Maybe not the best for everyone in every situation but unless a tent is wrong for you in the first place...
  3. Thread: Slackpacking

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    I'm 100% with Tipi. I dont mind people doing what...

    I'm 100% with Tipi. I dont mind people doing what ever kind of hike they want and saying they did the AT . But once it comes out they slack packed or spent a big percentage of nights off trail then...
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    OK, so this tells me Covid is a good thing as it...

    OK, so this tells me Covid is a good thing as it has effectively killed the handshake. I certainly do not want to shake hands with those using the digital cleaning method on the trail :D
    But a...
  5. Yes, cheap and easy to catch DC metro to the...

    Yes, cheap and easy to catch DC metro to the train at Union Station. I've gone both ways- to and from HF. Train both times was at low capacity so no issue to keep backpack with me and use a "spare"...
  6. Early in this thread the use of oven bags was...

    Early in this thread the use of oven bags was mentioned and pretty much dismissed as a hassle given the lack of closure. However I see that self adhesive closures are commonly available on oven bags....
  7. I agree the so called no odor bag is a worthwhile...

    I agree the so called no odor bag is a worthwhile addition, I've had bears in camp a couple times and my take is they go for the strongest and most desirable scents. Case in point was at Blackburn...
  8. Hobbs, since you think this is reasonable favor...

    Hobbs, since you think this is reasonable favor to ask, please extend the same courtesy to me as I certainly dont need your attitude or opinion here or on the trail.
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    I would imagine a lot of people are like me,...

    I would imagine a lot of people are like me, fascinated by your trips but dont feel like there is much I can say that is germane. You are literally at another level both in terms of trip length and...
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    Not scared of the dark but I have heard a few...

    Not scared of the dark but I have heard a few noises that raised the hair on the back of my neck. Describing one noise to others I was told a bobcat sounds like that. Not something I want to hear...
  11. Bottom with the idea that the strap tends to keep...

    Bottom with the idea that the strap tends to keep the pole attached to your wrist. From the top is a more direct path to slip off your hand. But I'd wager in those situations where you might lose...
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    BTW, I would advice caution with the link in my...

    BTW, I would advice caution with the link in my post above, its has that too good to be true feel to the website. I see there are many offerings of this general type, its not a new idea, so just be...
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    This has a few issues like weighing 920grams but...

    This has a few issues like weighing 920grams but I think the concept could be developed, I sure like the height.
    Not going to stick my neck out and say I'm doin' it but between having a lathe,...
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    I'm with you, but I can see how a CSUL1 would for...

    I'm with you, but I can see how a CSUL1 would for example be quite a bit less claustrophobic than a FlyCreek, the CS side entrance gives you the ability in nice weather to alleviate the tent...
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    Great info, I wondered why the HD stuff was so...

    Great info, I wondered why the HD stuff was so stiff.
  16. Thread: My DIY mini-AT

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    Sorry to hear you get that feeling. I usually do...

    Sorry to hear you get that feeling. I usually do 10 days and there are times when I feel like its "oh no" time but once I'm within a day or two of the end, I start thinking "oh no, I am not ready to...
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    It can survive multiple washings with detergents...

    It can survive multiple washings with detergents so the amount you are talking about is so miniscule any dissolved by your action is not harmful and is further diluted by the water. My guess is once...
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    No I got mine at a local non chain store which...

    No I got mine at a local non chain store which was an odd one- a farm store in a city without a huge amount of farm land. Anyway thats Bowens in Annapolis.

    I should also apologize for miss...
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    Seems like I have to post this every year as...

    Seems like I have to post this every year as people dont do serious research when they want to solve a problem.

    First off, permerthin has a long history of safe use and is in fact prescribed as a...
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    While any plastic will do polycro is crinkly...

    While any plastic will do polycro is crinkly sounding and slippery. Tyvek is a very popular material with little to no crinkle, is radically puncture proof and is sold online in precut sizes-...
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    Another option to a mummy bag is the spoon shape...

    Another option to a mummy bag is the spoon shape designed to accommodate side sleepers while minimizing weight and size, its basicly cut larger around the top areas and taper more aggressively from...
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    I love it, I too have a home machine...

    I love it, I too have a home machine shop(basement) and in my post above I assumed most would not have access to a lathe so I glossed over the fact that the Big Agnes DAS tubes are 8.9mm. So I will...
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    This kind of failure is also potentially an issue...

    This kind of failure is also potentially an issue with my Big Agnes tents too. They supply a repair sleeve tube but its stupid big so it seems much more wishful thinking than a decent repair. With...
  24. Really nice to hear someone enjoy my experiences....

    Really nice to hear someone enjoy my experiences. So far I would not change a minute of my trail time and hope to continue to be surprised with the great people I meet and whatever the trail holds...
  25. While I have bought into the minimalist approach...

    While I have bought into the minimalist approach to a modest extent, its seems the trail wont let me hike light.

    My first trips were with a 50L Stratos pack and a skin out weight near 50lbs.(but...
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