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    I did the Cave Creek Loop a couple of weeks ago....

    I did the Cave Creek Loop a couple of weeks ago. It and the South Cheaha/Skyway Loop are favorites for last minute quickies when I have no plan and am pressed for time, so I usually end up doing both...
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    I get hot easily, and my thighs and crotch will...

    I get hot easily, and my thighs and crotch will get sweaty, even at temps matching my quilts' ratings, when skin on skin or with my synthetic boxer briefs.

    Typically wear either some cotton...
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    I use them all the time-to keep my trekking poles...

    I use them all the time-to keep my trekking poles from poking things in the trunk of my car(where they live), or luggage when traveling;)
  4. I don't know that there's a NatGeo map for...

    I don't know that there's a NatGeo map for Sipsey.
    I've got a big Carto-Craft Maps one called "Sipsey Wilderness & The Black Warrior Wildlife Management Area of the William B. Bankhead National...
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    BeFree as a Sawyer adapter

    This is old news, in a sense, because I'm hardly the first to do it.
    After becoming disillusioned with another BeFree whose flow rate was drastically reduced in just a matter of days(just used a...
  6. Thread: Down… and bulk

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    This is especially true if you happen to be an...

    This is especially true if you happen to be an extreme outlier like me when it comes to insulation needs(or lack thereof).

    It helps to be realistic about when and where you'll be backpacking, and...
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    Should be the same loft for the same temp rating....

    Should be the same loft for the same temp rating.
    The 900 fill will just achieve that loft with a smaller amount of down, which is why it will weigh less, pack smaller, and cost more.
  8. For the pack, I suppose the natural step up would...

    For the pack, I suppose the natural step up would be the next largest model from Osprey or Gregory(who now have some useful things Osprey has done away with) that has the same or similar features...
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    Since I've been blessed enough to be able make 7...

    Since I've been blessed enough to be able make 7 "out of season" trips to Utah and Colorado in the last 2 years, my OR Tantrum II windshirt has become one of my favorite clothing pieces for the...
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    Sold........

    Sold........
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    $85 shipped

    $85 shipped
  12. Thread: Lighten the Load

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    No. You will see 50s, possibly high 40s in June....

    No. You will see 50s, possibly high 40s in June.
    My budget choices would be the Marmot Micron 40 or 50.
    They have 650 fill, too, but are around 18 and 24 ounces, respectively.
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    Mine is probably well past the point of needing...

    Mine is probably well past the point of needing replacement, though it is still getting the job done after what I think of as a tremendous amount of use(it's seen a lot of use cutting down and...
  14. Thread: Shoe Glue?

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    I've got Shoe Goo, but will soon be redoing a...

    I've got Shoe Goo, but will soon be redoing a repair that I used it for on a pair of Xero sandals(though it did last several times as long as the factory's crap glue job:rolleyes:), plus another pair...
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    Marmot Pinnacle 15° sleeping bag

    Reposting this, as I can't edit my previous listing.
    I'd miscalculated a dimension, and arrived at an astronomical shipping cost vs. the ~$15 I should actually be able to ship it for.
    Price was...
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    I've looked at those, but stuck with a stuff sack...

    I've looked at those, but stuck with a stuff sack or rolltop bag.

    The zipper is a no go for me, right off the bat.
    Plus, the food bag's shape and size is the one thing that constantly changes in...
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    49228 I'm neither thrilled nor appalled by the...

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    I'm neither thrilled nor appalled by the new colors.
    My current 2018 38L was just enough for 7 days/6 nights in the Rockies last fall, but I had to use the lid, and may well have the new...
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    Wise choice, IMO. An umbrella sounds good in...

    Wise choice, IMO.
    An umbrella sounds good in some respects(same times we hate being stuck wearing rain gear), but in rain with windy conditions, overgrown trails, or ones with obstacles, it has zero...
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    Don't know about any weird hybrids, but I've...

    Don't know about any weird hybrids, but I've never seen a pit viper before May or after November anywhere except the Gulf coast.
    I have an acquaintance who builds mountain bike trails, and put up a...
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    Some great pics in there. Figured I see a snake...

    Some great pics in there. Figured I see a snake and some snow!

    Poor snakes must be like, "What the crap, dude?" with the way the weather's been.
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    Not much hiking since I last posted, but I guess...

    Not much hiking since I last posted, but I guess it's about time for an update.
    Between another Pinhoti section and two hikes in Big South Fork, that included the most horrific conditions of all my...
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    Going from memory here, and the models changed...

    Going from memory here, and the models changed over time, but I'll tell you what I know.

    -The Helium made in the same time frame was lighter due to having less fill, no draft tube or neck baffle,...
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    Appreciate it!

    Appreciate it!
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    Marmot Pinnacle sleeping bag

    Withdrawn

    Marmot Pinnacle 15°(EN rated 10F lower limit)
    6', right zip, 800 fill power. Weight is 2.5lb/40oz
    PM here, or email me at:
    [email protected]
    ^^^also my PayPal address

    As an...
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