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    I already have.. by using a little knife without...

    I already have.. by using a little knife without a corkscrew.
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    "Just think a bottle of wine walk out of town up...

    "Just think a bottle of wine walk out of town up to a overlook and a full moon oh yeah"
    I think that there are now plenty of good wines inside screw top bottles..
    besides, do you go back to town to...
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    BTW, tape or thinned silicone, do wipe the fabric...

    BTW, tape or thinned silicone, do wipe the fabric first with mineral spirit or ith a cloth with some soap on it and then wipe off with just a damp cloth and let dry.
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    Some people think that PU coated maerial should...

    Some people think that PU coated maerial should be stored loosely so that the fabric can breathe (outgassing). The idea is that that if the gas is trapped it will cause the damage. This is from...
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    SMD has had a Gatewood Cape for many years. ...

    SMD has had a Gatewood Cape for many years.
    Earl Shaffer did have the other type of shelter named after him
    ...
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    If the groundsheet is a bit larger than the floor...

    If the groundsheet is a bit larger than the floor and or somehow gets water over itself , you could then , with your weight, cause some moisture to come through the floor. So the trick here is to...
  7. Thread: MSR Freelite 2

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    According to this link, REI do have it in stock....

    According to this link, REI do have it in stock.
    https://www.rei.com/product/204400/msr-freelite-2-tent
  8. OK, if you have used detergent (standard laundry...

    OK, if you have used detergent (standard laundry washing powder) that does cause the down to clump up, so yes it does take several rinses to get rid of it and then you start again with soap.
  9. Do you wash your bed sheets without...

    Do you wash your bed sheets without soap/detergent?
    How often do you wash them ?
  10. I have never seen any cottage manufacturer or...

    I have never seen any cottage manufacturer or business doing that but individuals do.
    It isn't all that difficult to wash your bag, just use pure soap* (not detergent) and a bathtub. Warm not hot...
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    BTW, when I replied the tread was towards the top...

    BTW, when I replied the tread was towards the top so I did not realise it was 4 months old. Still for what I know the OP could still be alive.
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    As for mating the inner with the fly again, I...

    As for mating the inner with the fly again, I found that the easiest way is to do it under the fly once the fly is in place.
  13. The trick with any tent fabric is to have as much...

    The trick with any tent fabric is to have as much as you can flat and eliminate all possible wrinkles before folding/rolling. To use an extreme example, think of the volume taken by a brand new...
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    Military surplus 6.5 lbs....

    Military surplus
    6.5 lbs....
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    I don't see a Tarptent that has the specs...

    I don't see a Tarptent that has the specs Cabbagehead wants but as I already commented I cannot think of one shelter that does .
    There is a design that would do it if light weight material were used...
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    to add.. I don't know of a shelter that has all...

    to add..
    I don't know of a shelter that has all of the features you are after so I am trying to figure out what the nearest would be.
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    Can you clarify what you mean by "top heavy" ?

    Can you clarify what you mean by "top heavy" ?
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    Silicone Caulk. Comes in tubes, the type for...

    Silicone Caulk. Comes in tubes, the type for sealing aquariums or glass in the bathroom and so on (same area as glues and fillers) . The right type is clear and you will find "100% silicone" printed...
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    The trick to make it work is to apply strps or...

    The trick to make it work is to apply strps or dots to BOTH the bottom of the mat and the floor.
    The important part is to have a very thin layer otherwise it will start peeling off. This is why I...
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    Before folding and rolling, make sure that all...

    Before folding and rolling, make sure that all the layers(fly and inner) are as flat as possible. think of how bed sheets are folded, works the same way.
    BTW , the Li has a slightly smaller...
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    I think that Hammock Gear is known as Hammock...

    I think that Hammock Gear is known as Hammock Gear or maybe HG and I don't think they sell backpacks so I guess the OP really meant HMG.
    just to make sure, I Googled HMG backpack , only...
  22. "Of course, many hikers don't actually use the...

    "Of course, many hikers don't actually use the poles for propulsion, but for support and balance, and then it really doesn't matter as much. But I'd still argue for the Nordic way, if only to be able...
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    BTW, my comment above was .. just a comment. The...

    BTW, my comment above was .. just a comment.
    The problem Leo had with his hub is the reason why Henry Shires at Tarptent has never used that type of pole configuration.
    I suggested something like...
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    Not sure what you mean about a simple straight...

    Not sure what you mean about a simple straight pole system that can be replaced with sticks on the Salewa Nevada.
    A repair is probably easier on those (with a sleeve or something lie that) than with...
  25. BTW, one day some expert will figure out that...

    BTW, one day some expert will figure out that many have too warm sleeping bags because they are used to the weight of blankets at home and miss that weight with light down bags in the wild.
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