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    Do take a good look at the options available with...

    Do take a good look at the options available with the ULA Circuit , sort of 60l , good for me up to around 30LBS, or the Catalyst if you need something a bit larger that can carry (comfortably)...
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    If you do go ahead using your washing machine, I...

    If you do go ahead using your washing machine, I suggest you run one cycle without any detergent first because most often there is some residue in the tub.
    And do make sure you are using soap not...
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    The floor width on the SS Li has to do with the...

    The floor width on the SS Li has to do with the width of the DCF rolls. However the factory in China has a way of bonding the fabric so this limit has been overcome in the DR Li version. ( 50" wide)
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    Out of curiosity I had a look at Queen...

    Out of curiosity I had a look at Queen Margherita's eyes.
    I found two paintings with some good details, this one in particular does show she had blue eyes (very similar to the colour of her dress)...
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    The war surplus paint sounds the more likely to...

    The war surplus paint sounds the more likely to me...
    https://www.bianchi.com/celeste/
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    I know that many DRs have been sold to solo...

    I know that many DRs have been sold to solo hikers but the Rainbow is larger than many solo tents.
    The 88"x40" floor is fully usable , you can put two std 20" mats on it and the footprint is a bit...
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    The Bowfin is pretty much a two wall freestanding...

    The Bowfin is pretty much a two wall freestanding Rainbow.
    Depending where you are , a single wall tent may have too much condensation on the inside walls for your taste. I have camped in some very...
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    Every so often I get "into trouble" for some of...

    Every so often I get "into trouble" for some of my comments. A memerable one was when I pointed out to an Aussie hiker that his new tent matched , in colour, his down jacket and sleeping bag. Three...
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    Il Pirata, sad memories.

    Il Pirata, sad memories.
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    I was thinking about the similar colours......

    I was thinking about the similar colours...
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    Do you have the steel blue version by any chance ?

    Do you have the steel blue version by any chance ?
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    The problem is that with the SS (1/2/Li) for some...

    The problem is that with the SS (1/2/Li) for some people the set up is very easy/intuitive with others it's not at all. I still think that if folk that have problems setting it up as done by TT tried...
  13. No one type of food diet is ever going to work....

    No one type of food diet is ever going to work. Even if it did nutritionaly , you would eventualy get bored/tired/sick of it (that is excluding those very few that only eat because they have to but...
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    He used to make inners but not anylonger . to...

    He used to make inners but not anylonger .
    to quote the site " Absolutely no nests. Don't bother asking."
    I suggest reading that page first anyway.
    http://oookworks.com/
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    just spotted this... There is no reason why the...

    just spotted this...
    There is no reason why the SS Li should not go up in less than 5 minutes but I have seen others that have had similar problems with the sil version too.
    I think it is just a...
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    Given that this thread started in 2007, years ago...

    Given that this thread started in 2007, years ago I made this one :


    still safer than most and almost free to make.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C37N142UlUA
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    The bucket of sand is partly because I have a...

    The bucket of sand is partly because I have a bucket of sand and partly to have a consistent matrix to repeat with each trowel. I have plenty of back yard but then one could argue the soil isn't...
  18. Thread: Trowel test

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    I would imagine that most of the time on the...

    I would imagine that most of the time on the trail you would not use a trowel on sand, that is if making a cat hole.
    (I don't know why you would have one otherwise)
    So to get a good idea of how...
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    "I think it was before MH was doing there own...

    "I think it was before MH was doing there own manufacturing.'
    Maybe their own designs, not manufacturing.
  20. One of the problems with "freestanding", I think,...

    One of the problems with "freestanding", I think, has to do with the term " tent " as used in the US compared to the rest of the world. In the US tent is the name for the inner, so if the inner does...
  21. or Hilleberg for that matter. The OP was...

    or Hilleberg for that matter.
    The OP was originally looking at a $200 tent then A REI at $230 .
  22. Where can you buy a budget hillenburg...

    Where can you buy a budget hillenburg freestanding tent ?
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    From S2S Comfort The temperature at which a...

    From S2S
    Comfort The temperature at which a standard woman can expect to sleep comfortably in a relaxed position. If you are female or consider yourself a cold sleeper, use this rating to decide the...
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    46097
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    Nemo advertise that mat as R3.5. That is a value...

    Nemo advertise that mat as R3.5. That is a value that would be OK for me down to around 35f but not lower. At 10 F I would not use anything lower than R 5 and in fact given that an R5 mat is what I...
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