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  1. I have been using a Grayl filter and know it...

    I have been using a Grayl filter and know it filters more than the Sawyer. However in the Grayl FAQ's it does not remove Cyanobacteria.

    https://grayl.com/pages/faqs
  2. No need to cut the front. In this photo it was...

    No need to cut the front. In this photo it was really warm and the rain was fairly light and off and on every few minutes. We covered our packs and rather than putting our head through the hole into...
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    If using a Z-Lite give it an extra fold in the...

    If using a Z-Lite give it an extra fold in the middle under your hips. Shortens up your pad but puts three layers right under your hip to keep you comfortable.

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    New to tick checks. How do you check for ticks in...

    New to tick checks. How do you check for ticks in less visible private areas? Selfies you hope never accidentally upload to social media? Acrobatics with a mirror?

    Do shaved legs help? Started...
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    You might also look at...

    You might also look at https://enlightenedequipment.com/

    Their website had a lot more research information under their Support menu that helped in educating yourself about quilts, temp. ratings,...
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    I am a side sleeper and just got a quilt this...

    I am a side sleeper and just got a quilt this winter for the upcoming season. It works great for side sleeping and gives me coverage as I flop from side to side without getting twisted up inside a...
  7. I also physically looked at an REI Shell Bivy at...

    I also physically looked at an REI Shell Bivy at a $100 pricepoint when at the store. Rolled it out and it just wasn't what I wanted. It did not have the side zipper so entry and exit would have been...
  8. Those were exactly my criteria and Mrs. Claus...

    Those were exactly my criteria and Mrs. Claus tucked one of these under the tree for Christmas. I wanted the side zip for easy entry/exit. Have camped indoor a couple of times with it and did a...
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    Same observation of gear lists - no nail...

    Same observation of gear lists - no nail clippers. And that is not something I am interested in sharing or using from a hiker box.
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    Good point, the tent is fully functional without...

    Good point, the tent is fully functional without the footprint if you prefer to not carry one. With a needle and thread/floss you could likely create a pocket in the corner tent webbing to capture a...
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    Just looked at her brand new CS set up one time...

    Just looked at her brand new CS set up one time in the living room. The tent body pole captures are plastic. They seem fairly robust, but time will tell.

    The pole captures on the footprint are...
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    Copper Spur UL 2. Easy setup at 5:00am while the...

    Copper Spur UL 2. Easy setup at 5:00am while the birthday girl slept. Took about 5 minutes without instructions first time. Perfect for one person with extra room for stuff. Really cozy for two...
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    Here’s a hint so you always keep them together...

    Here’s a hint so you always keep them together and don’t end up with one lost arm warmer.

    Remove the first arm warmer. Then hold it in the hand of your still covered arm. As you pull off the...
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    My wife was tent shopping over the holidays. ...

    My wife was tent shopping over the holidays.

    When we backpack I sleep with a tarp/bivy so generally she has the tent all to herself. Current tent is an REI Half Dome which is a bit heavy when I...
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    Our family has used Pearl Izumi for years when...

    Our family has used Pearl Izumi for years when cycling and have been happy. There are plenty of other good brands too. Check some local bike shops to try on. If ordering online they are usually...
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    27-29f all night, 6” of dry snow, wind in the...

    27-29f all night, 6” of dry snow, wind in the teens. Gear worked great with the added advice above. Stayed Warm and Dry all night.

    Set up tarp with just a skiff of snow on the grass. Dutchwear...
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    Winter Camping in the Snow?

    I have never camped in the snow and the local forecast for this weekend is 29f degrees all night and 4-6 inches of snow. I would like to test out my setup in the backyard. Looking for hints on an...
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    Below is a link to a detailed discussion of...

    Below is a link to a detailed discussion of ratings which you may find helpful. Not specific to your brand but I found it helpful in understanding terminology. E.E. was on my short list but went with...
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    Do you really need UL for worn weight you will...

    Do you really need UL for worn weight you will ditch after a month? Focus on warm and functional and send home when the weather turns. Find some options now and practice with them in Jan. / Feb. You...
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    Mittens are generally warmer. Try a waterproof...

    Mittens are generally warmer. Try a waterproof shell mitten with light fleece gloves inside.
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    I wonder about that. In my mind there were a ton...

    I wonder about that. In my mind there were a ton of small businesses that have simply been destroyed by the multiple shut downs of state economies. For a seasonal business having your peak revenue...
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    Practice at home and hone your fire making...

    Practice at home and hone your fire making skills.



    Gather 2-3 times what you think you will need, particular the smaller pieces.



    My wife was stunned when I started a fire with one(1)...
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    Bbikebbs Just made a tentative date at dinner...

    Bbikebbs

    Just made a tentative date at dinner with friends for doing the same trail in November. Hope you have a great trip and post your experiences.
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    Depending on the story you believe here is why...

    Depending on the story you believe here is why Bianchi bikesare celeste:
    A) The color of the Queen’s eyes.
    B) Surplus paint from the Italian navy.
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    What is the appropriate LNT approach with regards...

    What is the appropriate LNT approach with regards to the grounds?
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