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    From your posts it sounds like you are chasing a...

    From your posts it sounds like you are chasing a magic solution. Do you really need a larger pack or should you carry less stuff?

    The articles here can answer a lot of your questions about quilts....
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    For some education go to the website below. They...

    For some education go to the website below. They have a good number of topics on stuff size, insulation, ratings, the importance of an appropriate pad, etc. that also apply to sleeping bags.

    If...
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    Or as my wife refers to it, "Princess Camping" ...

    Or as my wife refers to it, "Princess Camping"



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  4. As you shop remember that sometimes the "65"...

    As you shop remember that sometimes the "65" model or whatever model does not always hold the full 65 liters if you are buy a "small" size. Look at the specs, not the model number.
  5. Well I have always been a paper guy but will...

    Well I have always been a paper guy but will supplement with electronics when appropriate. Looking at 2024 and thinking...

    Far Out App for up to date information from the comments.

    AntiGravity...
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    Dead men tell no tales.

    Dead men tell no tales.
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    Usually reach over with my hiking pole and bang...

    Usually reach over with my hiking pole and bang the other side of the log before stepping over.
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    So piling on the irrational fears and to keep my...

    So piling on the irrational fears and to keep my wife happy when I go out...

    I camp with a tarp and sometimes cowboy camp. Will snakes be crawling under my tarp and curling up with me at night to...
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    Well my preferred main meal is typically freeze...

    Well my preferred main meal is typically freeze dried options with my favorites being Mountain House Beef Stroganoff or Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai with Chicken. I often add just a little bit less...
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    Well the title mislead me but equally important...

    Well the title mislead me but equally important as your ability to call out for help is for someone rescuing you to be able to reach your family/friend if you are unconscious. Also do you know your...
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    A flashlight for everyone and extra batteries.

    A flashlight for everyone and extra batteries.
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    When you say Doomsday tent I think survivalist...

    When you say Doomsday tent I think survivalist more than backpacker. Not sure I would want to be "surviving" more than a couple nights with only a bivy and I regularly use a bivy.

    My suggestion...
  13. Certainly enjoyed my hot cup of coffee on this...

    Certainly enjoyed my hot cup of coffee on this 27f morning. Not sure the Toaks made me a “speedster” on the trail but at least warmed me up.

    Really like the ability to recapture unused alcohol.
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    How frequently are permits checked? Not asking...

    How frequently are permits checked?

    Not asking so much as to avoid getting a permit myself, more curious how well the permit process works in making the scofflaws behave and follow the rules.
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    WTB Nemo Tensor Insulated Short

    Want to buy a Nemo Tensor Short Mummy Insulated.

    Also have a Nemo Tensor Regular Rectangular Insulated for trade. Used less than ten times and short wife is looking for a shorter option.

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    Not exactly an answer to your question. My 20f...

    Not exactly an answer to your question. My 20f quilt fits nicely in this Osprey 12L Ultralight Dry Sack. Keeps it away from any other moist/dirty items in my pack. Keep in mind you will not want to...
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    Well have you ever seen a bear with dentures?

    Well have you ever seen a bear with dentures?
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    Watch some videos and join look at some forums...

    Watch some videos and join look at some forums for hints. The manual helps you set up but doesn’t necessarily give you the pluses and minuses of various options. Make sure you practice and understand...
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    Speaking of the In-Reach, I found using a Sea to...

    Speaking of the In-Reach, I found using a Sea to Summit field repair buckle easier for pack strap attachment. I was able to operate the buckle one handed more easily than I could the included...
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    My messages: MAKE SURE YOU PRACTICE with your...

    My messages:
    MAKE SURE YOU PRACTICE with your spouse/otherand TEST SOS (using test feature, not a real SOS)

    I like using some of my Free 10 messages for the weather sometimes.


    Preset...
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    My everyday EDC knife is a Benchmade. When I hike...

    My everyday EDC knife is a Benchmade. When I hike I carry the Benchmade Bugout which is light and very sharp and functional. If you go with the mini it is 1.5oz but I like the slightly larger blade...
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  24. Been regularly using a tarp and bivy the last...

    Been regularly using a tarp and bivy the last three years and really happy with the setup.

    With regards to bugs I have been lucky in Indiana on my nights out without overwhelming swarms so listen...
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    Read Time Zone’s cautions. The bivy is a great...

    Read Time Zone’s cautions. The bivy is a great tool but moisture still needs managed. Site selection away from water, with a little wind, a correctly pitched tarp, venting your breath can all help....
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