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    I doubt if the longer tube got drilled. Both...

    I doubt if the longer tube got drilled.
    Both tubes seem to have identical diameters, so any drilling would cut the longer tube into half.
    Even if the shorter tube had a slightly smaller diameter,...
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    Thanks. If it was soldered, you would propably...

    Thanks.
    If it was soldered, you would propably see a different color in the gap, but well, I doubt if Epoxy would have the strength in this case?
    Anyway, hard to tell if you were not ready to cut...
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    Epoxy, yes, for fixing the tubes into the joints....

    Epoxy, yes, for fixing the tubes into the joints.
    But the T-shaped joints themself, how are they made?
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    Just wondering, you have any idea how the joints...

    Just wondering, you have any idea how the joints on this pack's frame were made?
    Kind of a neck flange and soldered?
    Guess they didn't have the ability to weld aluminium properly at this time.
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    A piece of art. Especially love the shoulder...

    A piece of art. Especially love the shoulder straps.
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    by Leo L.
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    I've carried flipflops for years, as camp shoes...

    I've carried flipflops for years, as camp shoes and as kind of a backup if my hiking shoes would fail.

    Over the years, I used the flipflops less and less, my hiking shoes never failed and since...
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    My Exped winter tent included a small mesh item...

    My Exped winter tent included a small mesh item that clipped to loops near the top of the tent, forming kind of a loft.
    While this idea sounded really great in theory, in practice it limited the...
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    Suffering with you all... When looking at things...

    Suffering with you all...
    When looking at things going on here in EU and especially in GB (mutations), there is not much hope for a release of international travel bans for 2021.
    Even if the vac...
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    Just interesting how public acceptance in the US...

    Just interesting how public acceptance in the US changed from the 70ties til now.
  10. Thermarest even provides such a product:...

    Thermarest even provides such a product:
    https://www.thermarest.com/ie/sleeping-pads/sleeping-pad-accessories/universal-couple-kit/05228.html
    While its originally designed to strap two pads side by...
  11. Thread: Xero shoes

    by Leo L.
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    Over the past years, I had been hiking in the...

    Over the past years, I had been hiking in the Middle East desert on quite a regular basis.
    There is an English guy who is living there (mostly for hiking and writing guide books about it) whom I...
  12. Never listened to any music while outdoors - the...

    Never listened to any music while outdoors - the nature is providing enough of fun and distraction.

    But recently out of sheer boredom I got the ancient (70ties) tape machine from the loft and...
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    carrying water back to camp? Floating the pack...

    carrying water back to camp?
    Floating the pack in the puddle that had formed by this sudden downpour?
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    I had the same issue with other (single-person)...

    I had the same issue with other (single-person) bivy bags, and never liked them.
    Then one time in late autumn we invited our friends (so we were two couples) to sleep on top of a local mountain and...
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    Looks, hmmm, great? Cool? The EasyUp in the back...

    Looks, hmmm, great? Cool?
    The EasyUp in the back sure is a nice addition.

    Anyway, I really aprecciate your attitude, I'm always my wife telling your stories and showing your pics to keep her hot...
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    Right... Frost is one of the problems I have no...

    Right...
    Frost is one of the problems I have no good way to deal with, when sleeping under the stars, just like you show in your pics.
    (which I do on a quite regular basis - just for the fun of...
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    Walter, on your last pic something doesn't look...

    Walter, on your last pic something doesn't look right.
    Where is the frost? After a night of clear sky there has to be a cover of frost over the bag.
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    Are you a tiny bit bored, Walter? Just like we...

    Are you a tiny bit bored, Walter?
    Just like we here during lockdown #3?
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    sorry for the double post...

    sorry for the double post...
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    All of this, and more. I do 2-3 days winter...

    All of this, and more.
    I do 2-3 days winter hikes in the local mountains on a regular basis, as well as 24hrs-endurance hikes (not for competition, just for the fun of it).
    Without sunlight, hard...
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    We had the very same problem in Italy, in places...

    We had the very same problem in Italy, in places we loved to go for rock climbing.
    Every time we went there, something happend to the car. Even when doors were unlocked, they still smashed windows....
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    For any more serious conditions in the mountains...

    For any more serious conditions in the mountains we use leather boots exclusively.

    Over the many decades of hiking, I've tried out pretty much any product that got recommended for nursing my...
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    Congratulations! Obviously you came down with...

    Congratulations!
    Obviously you came down with intact limbs and all fingers&toes, which seems to be not the case too many times.

    Said Austrian Alpinist, now in his 80ties, still has to wear gloves...
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    Those pulks... Remember I once watched a...

    Those pulks...
    Remember I once watched a slideshow by a local Alpinist about their group doing Mt. McKinley "the coldest mountain on earth", they used those pulks.
    Infact it seemd to be the only...
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    Tied to the house for days for various reasons, I...

    Tied to the house for days for various reasons, I really apprecciate your trip report.
    Thank you, Walter!
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