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    I agree with you as a matter of conventional...

    I agree with you as a matter of conventional wisdom, but the OP asked about using it to increase the warmth of a 20F down bag, so I suspect that Rowdy is talking pretty darn cold temperatures. So...
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    I think you have totally missed my point. If...

    I think you have totally missed my point.

    If we met on the trail and you said you were 56 yr old George from Fort Madison, IA, well, then I think I might be able to "connect" you to your identity...
  3. Is it intended to be tip up or tip down? I...

    Is it intended to be tip up or tip down?

    I have a SD Tensegrity that is tip down, and that makes a great deal of sense to me. When I discovered that at least some trekking-pole-supported tents...
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    To you as well. It is always good to meet nice...

    To you as well. It is always good to meet nice people on the trail!
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    Maybe. How many 72 yr old hikers do you think...

    Maybe.
    How many 72 yr old hikers do you think there are in a town of less than 900? And if Bassius is a trail name ...
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    We'll never know you have a weapon? You've just...

    We'll never know you have a weapon? You've just told us you're always armed.

    Not to take sides regarding the rest of the sideshow ....
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    Of course! 45897 Doubles as a bear...

    Of course!

    45897

    Doubles as a bear canister. Not a very secure one, but hey, you can't have it all.
  8. Everywhere I go, I'm asked if the universities...

    Everywhere I go, I'm asked if the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
    - Flannery O' Connor
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    Externals - big markdown

    FYI Kelty is offering 40% off their 3 externals (Trekker 65, Sanitas 34, Yukon 48) with free shipping. I snapped up a Trekker, been eyeing it a long time. It's not light, but my hope is that it'll be...
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    I can't find anything either. IIRC it was...

    I can't find anything either. IIRC it was proposed for sections of the AT plus Panthertown. FWIW, the requirement that IS in place is for Shining Rock Wilderness, Black Balsam, Samís Knob and Flat...
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    FWIW, I haven't found those jars to leak by...

    FWIW, I haven't found those jars to leak by merely turning them on their side or upside down ... HOWEVER, the sides are the jar are pretty thin, and it doesn't take much pressure to push them in and...
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    I never found it the slightest bit amusing ... ...

    I never found it the slightest bit amusing ...

    until someone pleaded to get rid of it. Then the silly and lighthearted way in which people rallied to its defense started to tickle my funny bone....
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    Wait, what? ;) East coast and west coast...

    Wait, what?
    ;)


    East coast and west coast conditions vary, but few gear recommendations take into account geographic location and conditions. It seems that a lot of the most highly regarded...
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    :bananaMike, Have you heard of the Streisand...

    :bananaMike, Have you heard of the Streisand Effect?:banana
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    That should cut about 2+ lbs from your pack...

    That should cut about 2+ lbs from your pack weight. I remember someone on a group bp trip who had what looks like the Protrail. Despite the specs, as I remember it, I'm not sure I could sit up in it...
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    :confused: Are you carrying that as a secondary,...

    :confused:
    Are you carrying that as a secondary, front-mounted pack? It would seem that in either case the food and water alone would account for virtually all of the 25 lbs (less pack weight) you...
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    I have two 22L frameless packs, but they're just...

    I have two 22L frameless packs, but they're just for dayhiking, not backpacking. Not sure what to make of a baseweight of 11.5 lbs, because as far as I know, no one carries only baseweight. Weather...
  18. This probably won't help you, but just in case it...

    This probably won't help you, but just in case it might, I did camp at Rolling View in late September. It was car camping. On the off chance you might end up there, the sites were VERY hard packed....
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    Not terrible? Jeez, that doesn't even rise to the...

    Not terrible? Jeez, that doesn't even rise to the level of damning with faint praise.

    Not all statisticians have studied actuarial science. I'm an actuary. For incidence rates you need a good...
  20. Half of 1.7 is less than .9, unless sleep...

    Half of 1.7 is less than .9, unless sleep deprivation / senility has caught and overtaken me. And my calculator.
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    book by judge don't a cover its some...

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    some assembly required
  22. To be fair, the quote included in post #369, not...

    To be fair, the quote included in post #369, not poster #369.
  23. Do you have any scraps from old tents, tarps, or...

    Do you have any scraps from old tents, tarps, or footprints that you could fashion into a floor? You could add grommets as needed, or maybe even throw it into the sewing machine and do buttonholes...
  24. Despite being a cat person, I've always thought...

    Despite being a cat person, I've always thought that having a canine companion on the trail is an arrangement that could really bear fruit. :D
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    For legs, see if limiting yourself to 3 makes...

    For legs, see if limiting yourself to 3 makes balancing a lot easier, if not automatic.
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