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    Having a backup is never a bad idea. My memory...

    Having a backup is never a bad idea.
    My memory sucks, so I keep MicroPur tabs, and other little things that can make or break a trip when they suddenly become the one thing you really need(pad...
  2. Thread: head covering

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    I'm bald, or close enough that I buzz or shave...

    I'm bald, or close enough that I buzz or shave the rest. A Columbia Bora Bora II is my go to for intense sunlight, often with a Buff under it to make sure the back of my neck is covered.
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    Like HooKooDooKu, I'll just toss a Sawyer if it...

    Like HooKooDooKu, I'll just toss a Sawyer if it starts to be a problem. 'Course I've tossed 1 or 2 after leaving them out during polar vortexes...
    I threw away a Mini that sat for a long time after...
  4. Thread: sleeping pad

    by OwenM
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    3 season in TN, r value ~3 should be enough. I...

    3 season in TN, r value ~3 should be enough. I say "should be", because early spring and late fall can see some pretty low temps, and I don't know how warm or cold you sleep.
    Short pad is fine, too,...
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    Always and forever for me. I do a lot of short...

    Always and forever for me. I do a lot of short trips in places like the Cumberland Plateau, where I'm getting water from creeks and rivers down in gorges. The water is typically beautiful, clear and...
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    Not in a "tent"(tarp with inner, groundsheet or...

    Not in a "tent"(tarp with inner, groundsheet or bivy), but in a shelter, the bivy or groundsheet would get the nod.
    Unless it's pouring rain, I'm pretty selective about where I set up, and clear...
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    Poll: Just TN and NC. Kinda thought I'd see some around...

    Just TN and NC. Kinda thought I'd see some around Yosemite, but I guess those bear canisters really work for keeping them away:confused:
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    Delica 4 and a Vnox Classic here. Nowadays, I...

    Delica 4 and a Vnox Classic here.
    Nowadays, I look strictly for utility, but it really is pretty rare to need much of a knife for backpacking.
    As a general purpose daily carry, I love pretty much...
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    ^^Definitely try it at home first. Don't get your...

    ^^Definitely try it at home first. Don't get your hopes up.
    I cleaned out my attic last year, and the nylon stuff had broken down. Had some things stored in old duffel bags that just fell apart when...
  10. Depends on when it's over, and there's no telling...

    Depends on when it's over, and there's no telling when that will be.

    Possibly the AT through the Whites in NH, or Collegiate West on the CT/CDT in CO come late September. Depends on whether...
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    Ha! For real. Before finding out just how screwed...

    Ha! For real. Before finding out just how screwed up my back is, I always looked at y'alls packs, and thought that I'd hate to have to hump loads like that all day. Now, just the thought of getting...
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    I have not used a solar blanket with an insulated...

    I have not used a solar blanket with an insulated pad, nor do I think it would be of any real value.
    What I have done, however, is used an uninsulated BA pad into the upper 30s. Tried to, anyway. ...
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    I don't recommend anything in particular....

    I don't recommend anything in particular. Thermarest NeoAir XLite and Exped Hyperlite would be the first things I looked at, though.
    I chose Big Agnes over NeoAir ~8yrs ago, because I felt the...
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    Everlite is sold.

    Everlite is sold.
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    Back home, and this is still available....

    Back home, and this is still available.
    $190+Priority shipping=$205.05 gift, $211.15 with fees.
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    *I usually stay on top of communications and...

    *I usually stay on top of communications and ready to ship immediately, but will be out of the loop from 2-25 through 3-5, and will have no cell signal or internet service for at least 6 of those...
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    Paid for my upcoming trip selling bike tools, but...

    Paid for my upcoming trip selling bike tools, but then went shopping for stuff I "needed".
    Happy New Gear!:banana


    $205.05 gift, $211.15 with fees.
    That's $190+Priority shipping.
    I just blew...
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    Nope, don't have a PM from you. Still available...

    Nope, don't have a PM from you.
    Still available at $215.
    That's as low as it's likely to go, btw.
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    28's perfectly comfortable for me in my 42.6F low...

    28's perfectly comfortable for me in my 42.6F low limit bag, but I sleep much, much warmer than a normal human.
    And therein lies the problem with even an objective EN rating system.
    There's an...
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    Got my eye on something, all of a...

    Got my eye on something, all of a sudden:rolleyes:
    $215 shipped.
  21. Thread: rain kilts

    by OwenM
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    I have the EE rain wrap. Bought it because it is...

    I have the EE rain wrap. Bought it because it is lighter, simpler, and less expensive than the ZPacks ones that I originally planned to get(I like those, too). No velcro, which I hate, and removed...
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    Maybe you should get some pants!:p I've been...

    Maybe you should get some pants!:p
    I've been curious for awhile now about whether anyone else runs warmer as they age, but it doesn't seem to be the case. 'Course I'm not 50 yet, but keep running,...
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    btw, I am not playing 21 questions with people...

    btw, I am not playing 21 questions with people too lazy to read the linked thread(where I answered all those questions, already), or entertaining lowball offers-if I give it away, it'll be as a nice...
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    This is still available. [email protected]

    This is still available.
    [email protected]
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    If cost isn't an issue, I wouldn't even look at...

    If cost isn't an issue, I wouldn't even look at anything besides Katabatic. There simply isn't anything better as far as quality(I rank it higher than my WM bag, which kinda says it all) or design....
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