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  1. Sleeping bag sale! Marmot and Mountain Hardwear

    I've recently fallen in love with using a top quilt and am selling my Marmot Helium 15 as well as my Mountain Hardwear Phantom Spark 28 sleeping bags. Marmot weighs in at 2lb 1oz and MH at 1lb 6oz....
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    Quilt found. No longer looking =)

    Quilt found. No longer looking =)
  3. Nice! Thanks for the link. I just saw that Amazon...

    Nice! Thanks for the link. I just saw that Amazon has the large sizes on sale for $176 right now.
  4. Thread: Shorts

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    Makes sense. I might have to try a pair of lined...

    Makes sense. I might have to try a pair of lined shorts. I do occasionally hike with base layer tights under my shorts in cold weather. It seems that with a liner that might not be the most...
  5. The Xenon looks nice. Just curious, have you...

    The Xenon looks nice. Just curious, have you weighed it? Online I'm seeing the weight listed as 14oz. My medium MHW GW weighs 7.9oz on my scale. The extra ounces may be worth it for the Xenon, but...
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    Good to be aware of. Seems like an opsack might...

    Good to be aware of. Seems like an opsack might help keep marauding ants at bay too, but I haven't tested it.
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    I've seen many use the ziploc bag approach. I...

    I've seen many use the ziploc bag approach. I used a binder clip while thru hiking. Only carried DL, 1 credit and 1 debit card, insurance card, cash. I liked the minimalist approach so much I...
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    Glad to hear you like your Xeros. I just ordered...

    Glad to hear you like your Xeros. I just ordered a pair of the Xero Cloud. I'm curious to see how they are to hike in.
  9. I used my Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer hoody...

    I used my Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer hoody on a through hike last year with no issues. I continue to use it for backpacking trips as well as for daily wear around town during cool weather....
  10. Thread: Shoe issue

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    Superfeet inserts can often be more affordable...

    Superfeet inserts can often be more affordable alternative to custom orthotics. They don't work for everyone, but they tend to help lots of people. Beginning a daily stretching and strengthening...
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    I've always used my Ursack in conjunction with...

    I've always used my Ursack in conjunction with odor barrier bags such as the Opsack. I still occasionally bear hang my bag especially in rodent infested areas, but I often just tie it around the...
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    I don't have any experience with it's...

    I don't have any experience with it's effectiveness for ticks, but it works miracles as a mosquito repellent. I treated all my clothing with permethrin just prior to starting the Pacific Northwest...
  13. Unfortunately, DEET doesn't work for black flies....

    Unfortunately, DEET doesn't work for black flies. I carried 98% DEET spray while thru hiking the PNT last year. While it was a godsend around mosquito infested areas in Montana and Washington, it did...
  14. Thread: Shorts

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    Just curious, why are you set on shorts with a...

    Just curious, why are you set on shorts with a liner vs wearing underwear and unlined shorts? I tend to wear the same shorts continually while backpacking and cycle between 2 pairs of underwear. It...
  15. Thread: Ibuprofen

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    This is a great point. Consistent physical and...

    This is a great point. Consistent physical and mental training to be able to endure the abuses of long days on trail is important. A diet rich in anti inflammatory foods is important. Due to...
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    Got a pad, thanks to swisscross!

    Got a pad, thanks to swisscross!
  17. Thanks for the replies. Getting a Duplex from...

    Thanks for the replies. Getting a Duplex from Stilllife.
  18. Thread: Ibuprofen

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    I don't know what guys like Jurek are or are not...

    I don't know what guys like Jurek are or are not taking, but it's definitely better not to get in the habit of popping Ibuprofen on the regular. As other have mentioned, liver and kidney damage is a...
  19. Awesome pictures and write up; thanks for...

    Awesome pictures and write up; thanks for sharing! A trip to the winds is definitely near the top of my list.
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    PM sent. Thanks

    PM sent. Thanks
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    Poll: My take is that the lack of comfortable,...

    My take is that the lack of comfortable, ergonomic seating during a through hike is just another thing that makes you appreciate civilization a bit more when you encounter it. That being said, if you...
  22. I have used my HH Expedition A-sym for around 8...

    I have used my HH Expedition A-sym for around 8 years for car camping, bike touring, and backpacking. There are lighter options, but it is still a great hammock. I find it very comfortable. I have...
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    WTB 0 or 10 Degree Quilt

    Looking for a 0 or 10 degree down quilt, regular length, wide preferred. Especially interested in UGQ, Enlightened Equipment, Loco Libre, but open to other brands.
  24. WTB UL Shelter (Plexamid, Duplex, or similar)

    Looking for Zpacks Plexamid, Duplex, or similar UL shelter for thru hiking. Open to brands other than Zpacks, but partial to them after using a loaner Duplex for a short trip recently.
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    Just PM'd you.

    Just PM'd you.
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