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  1. i've got a bunch of nights now in the wilderness...

    i've got a bunch of nights now in the wilderness logic snipe. it's a really comfortable hammock. tulle bugnet from papasmurf when needed (only really bring this in summer), and cuben tarp from...
  2. to answer your questions: 1. yes you can stay...

    to answer your questions:

    1. yes you can stay plenty dry in a hammock. i started w/ a smaller tarp and learned how to pitch it smartly. later i graduated to a larger tarp (that was cuben, for no...
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    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackin...

    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/display_forum.html?forum=19
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    i have seen a lot of exos 58's on thrus on the AT...

    i have seen a lot of exos 58's on thrus on the AT in the past few years. i used one for 2 or 3 years and really liked it. i started out w/ an aether, but soon realized it was just way too heavy...
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    hehehe nice 10k. stick: recommend taking a...

    hehehe nice 10k.

    stick: recommend taking a windshirt, losing the extra batteries for the headlamp. just check it before you go.
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    that's some huge mileage stick. better up that...

    that's some huge mileage stick. better up that weight in ibuprofen...

    under 4 pounds is pretty insane.

    i got those same roclites for christmas this year. waiting for my current pair to die...
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    light and cheap. i have a smallish petzl and a...

    light and cheap. i have a smallish petzl and a small black diamond. both take AAA batteries. you'll be surprised how little light you'll need to hike out pre dawn with. your eyes will be pretty sharp...
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    yeah but the problem w/ kk's idea of buying the...

    yeah but the problem w/ kk's idea of buying the pack last is that sometimes people tend to gather more stuff than they need to actually take. does that make sense? i'm advocating buying your pack and...
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    buy the ula circuit or the ohm v2. you'll be very...

    buy the ula circuit or the ohm v2. you'll be very happy with that purchase...
  10. Thread: Tarp Help

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    i think there's a huge difference b/t being a...

    i think there's a huge difference b/t being a little late and having crappy customer service. plenty of cottage manufacturers ship on time and as scheduled. see: wilderness logics, warbonnetoutdoors,...
  11. Thread: Tarp Help

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    oes has not been a great company imo. i'd stay...

    oes has not been a great company imo. i'd stay away. at least once a month there is a "has anyone heard from brian" thread, followed by a story of a tarp paid for and promised by may 18th. then june...
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    trekking poles are for the tarp awning! heheh.

    trekking poles are for the tarp awning! heheh.
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    stay under 8 ounces. that is my advice. good...

    stay under 8 ounces. that is my advice. good advice given by others here too.
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    bag doubles as a water gatherer when streams are...

    bag doubles as a water gatherer when streams are really dry and you couldn't get your water bottle in to fill it up... BOOM
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    that works. nicely done...

    that works. nicely done...
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    why not just keep an empty mountain house bag and...

    why not just keep an empty mountain house bag and use that as a cozy for your hawk vittles?
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    the 800 fill will also pack smaller and maintain...

    the 800 fill will also pack smaller and maintain loft resiliency if that is a concern to you...
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    my summer UL pack doesn't have a hip belt. :D...

    my summer UL pack doesn't have a hip belt. :D most of me weight is food, so as the days dwindle the pack gets light enough that it doesn't bother my shoulders....
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    summer in maryland to me says "don't wear the...

    summer in maryland to me says "don't wear the rain jacket while hiking". save it for camp and and enjoy the shower. that info leads me to recommend you save a ton of money and just get a dri-ducks...
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    if you wear an XL this would save you some...

    if you wear an XL this would save you some serious scratch if you were ok in the 15 oz range...
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  21. i'd suggest some shorter practice runs first....

    i'd suggest some shorter practice runs first. load up your pack w/o the ccf pad and take a dayhike. go short, like 3 miles. then gradually build it up. if you are exeriencing pain after 4 or 5 hours...
  22. watched 1/2 of the circling alaska video. pretty...

    watched 1/2 of the circling alaska video. pretty awesome man. you are an inspirational adventurer taking off on such a quest...
  23. Thread: Osprey Exos 58?

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    i had and really liked my exos for 500 miles back...

    i had and really liked my exos for 500 miles back in 2008-09. i was on the lightweight spectrum then (under 15 lbs) and have since moved into an even lighter area. i had no need for the frame and...
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    -water bottles/treatment -TP -map -consider...

    -water bottles/treatment
    -TP
    -map
    -consider taking a ccf pad in case your neoair decides to get a leak (which seems to happen quite a bit)
    -down jacket (or is that included in "extra clothes")...
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    there's something very macho about having a...

    there's something very macho about having a hatchet in the woods :D

    that and splitting firewood to get a really nice fire is pretty excellent..
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