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  1. Thread: Winter boots

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    Like I said, I'll weigh them tonight, but here's...

    Like I said, I'll weigh them tonight, but here's some comparable boots from Rapala... 1.75 lbs / pair. I think mine weigh just over 2 lbs per pair.

    https://rapala.ca/products/insulated-eva-boots
  2. Thread: Winter boots

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    4.5 lbs is the shipping weight including the box....

    4.5 lbs is the shipping weight including the box. I'll throw them on the scale tonight and show you.
  3. Thread: Winter boots

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    I checked the specs on your boots - my EVA are...

    I checked the specs on your boots - my EVA are 5.6 oz lighter per boot than yours. Who's clunky now? Also, while you might want a stiff sole hiking over rocks and roots, you certainly don't want...
  4. Thread: Winter boots

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    No mountains where I live but I haul an 80 lb...

    No mountains where I live but I haul an 80 lb toboggan with my hot tent, stove and all my gear over frozen lakes and up and down hills when I winter camp. The OP mentioned Baffin and Kamik boots so...
  5. Thread: Winter boots

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    Last season I switched to EVA (same stuff crocs...

    Last season I switched to EVA (same stuff crocs are made of) winter boots. They're super warm, very comfortable and light as a feather - My pair of knee-high boots with built in gaiter weighs < 2lbs...
  6. 1. Sure, it's suitable. And you already own it....

    1. Sure, it's suitable. And you already own it. Use it. One thing that some find to be an issue with Hennessy's is the short length (about 9' usually). A longer hammock gives you a wider and...
  7. what he?/she? said. 9' hammocks don't work very...

    what he?/she? said. 9' hammocks don't work very well for tall people. I'm 5'9" and my hennessy feels quite cramped to me. I don't use it anymore.
  8. 43674 This overhead shot of the flash hammock...

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    This overhead shot of the flash hammock from the REI website demonstrates a complete lack of understanding in how you're supposed to lie in a gathered end hammock. Enjoy your purchase but...
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    If there was a "like" button, I would have...

    If there was a "like" button, I would have pressed it.
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    And you, your food and the grizzly will be safe...

    And you, your food and the grizzly will be safe inside your tent.
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    ever since I started backpacking, my wallet's...

    ever since I started backpacking, my wallet's always lightweight
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    It's a big burner, I'll give you that (one of the...

    It's a big burner, I'll give you that (one of the reasons its so fast). However, in size and weight (1L model) it's smaller and about an oz less than a 1L MSR Windburner. It weights about half an...
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    ... and it's the most wind resistant stove in the...

    ... and it's the most wind resistant stove in the world.
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    Looks nice. I may pick one of those up and give...

    Looks nice. I may pick one of those up and give it a try.
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    Also, the firebox nano comes with a cotton sleeve...

    Also, the firebox nano comes with a cotton sleeve so the soot from the stove (which btw, there isn't much of) won't get on your stuff.
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    get a 4 oz titanium firebox nano. Fuel is all...

    get a 4 oz titanium firebox nano. Fuel is all around you - don't carry it or pay for it. for the very rare time you don't feel confident to get a twig fire going (which is almost never - even...
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    Arrowhead equipment makes climashield Apex...

    Arrowhead equipment makes climashield Apex insulated quilts (top quilts and also underquilts for hammocks).

    https://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/store/c3/KAQ_Synthetic_Quilts.html
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    That's awesome. You must be very proud. want a...

    That's awesome. You must be very proud. want a cookie?
    Any poking or possibly trying to carve a hole in a piece of wood or maybe trying to stab or slash at someone who is trying to assault you...
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    one small thing... whatever knife you decide to...

    one small thing... whatever knife you decide to use, it should be a fixed blade with a sheath, or if it's a folding knife, it should lock open. It's really easy to injure yourself with a folding...
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    It's a great, well-thought-out kit. A couple...

    It's a great, well-thought-out kit. A couple ideas....

    1. Ditch the minimo for a 4oz firebox nano titanium. And you won't have to carry fuel either. Bring a few esbit tabs for those times when...
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    Bringing firearms into the discussion makes it...

    Bringing firearms into the discussion makes it even more complex
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    Truckers hitch is my go to when you really don't...

    Truckers hitch is my go to when you really don't want slippage. sometimes if the cord's really slippery, a taut line hitch won't hold.
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    Learn to tie a taut line hitch and you won't need...

    Learn to tie a taut line hitch and you won't need any hardware at all. You're spending big bucks buying a lightweight tarp. Don't add unnecessary weight.
  24. don't give in to the urge to side sleep in a...

    don't give in to the urge to side sleep in a hammock. just try it on your back and you'll find after a night or two, you wake up in the exact same position you started in. no pressure points. ...
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    Dutch hammocks are a great place to start (and...

    Dutch hammocks are a great place to start (and end). And you won't find as many suspension options anyplace else.
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