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  1. Reports on mountain lions all over the northeast,...

    Reports on mountain lions all over the northeast, this is pretty neat with the confirmed photo. A friend of mine swears that he has seen mountain lion tracks and what he tells me often hears a...
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    The Warbonnet Traveler 1.1 Single Layer (for...

    The Warbonnet Traveler 1.1 Single Layer (for those of us sub: 180lb's or so) is a simple hammock but large and wide enough for someone who is 6ft to lay asymm. You can have a 9-10oz hammock with...
  3. Thread: REI Flash 65

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    I put a whole bunch of miles on my flash 65 and...

    I put a whole bunch of miles on my flash 65 and cut tons of stuff off of it. It is comfortable and fairly light... but it is HUGE. I think the flash 50 is a better hike for a thru.
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    http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Products/Rolltop-Dr...

    http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Products/Rolltop-Drybags-p508.html


    A cuben drybag isn't any real financial sink and extremly light. I think i have the 12x24 and it can store quite a bit of food...
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    Argh, unfixable typos above! Just worth...

    Argh, unfixable typos above! Just worth mentioning, the gossamer gear “the one” is out of stock but realistically discontinued as spinnaker took a massive reliability nose-dive and the cottage...
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    I use the rainbow as a two person tent with my...

    I use the rainbow as a two person tent with my girlfriend... we are both tall and slim. That being said, the inner dimensions of the hubba is much smaller then the tarptent rainbow and it is also...
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    If your in the modest bracket for pricing, I...

    If your in the modest bracket for pricing, I would recommend a henry shires tarptent and not even bother with a footprint. If you have $$ to spare, you have some fabulous cuben options over at zpacks...
  8. I think a raincoat will be critical.. possibly...

    I think a raincoat will be critical.. possibly look at the marmot essence -- i picked mine up @ sierra trading post for around 60 bucks and it is very light and effective. I would also possibly...
  9. Thread: Bear Encounter

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    local news was saying that the two little kids...

    local news was saying that the two little kids weren't even attacked, but had "previous scratches" from a non-bear incident.
  10. just started using the jam and only used it on...

    just started using the jam and only used it on one maiden voyage with about 22lb's total and found it really comfortable! Imo, the new(est) jam is not exactly a "ul" pack, but is definitely much...
  11. second this! haha

    second this! haha
  12. Thread: Pack Question

    by Jay_NJ
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    Honestly think your best bet might be getting a...

    Honestly think your best bet might be getting a custom made pack by one of the respected cottage manufacturers. I'm sure given some exact body dimensions, z-packs could make you a one of a kind (and...
  13. That looks really good zelph! I know this is a...

    That looks really good zelph! I know this is a bit unrelated but on your older post you showed the color of the pot changing from the heat. I lightly sanded and painted the bottom half of my can and...
  14. Thread: DIY FBC Coozie

    by Jay_NJ
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    Buy some reflectix from homedepot. It's...

    Buy some reflectix from homedepot. It's reflective bubble wrap insulation. Design a pouch that fits the bag when expanded with food/water (realize it is always better to go slightly larger to insure...
  15. Bandana worked perfectly. Thank you for the tip. ...

    Bandana worked perfectly. Thank you for the tip. "I also have a flip lock bail handle on mine made from SS wire.." I thought about trying this if the bandana didn't work, but as a multi purpose...
  16. Very interesting suggestions. appreciate it guys!...

    Very interesting suggestions. appreciate it guys! Going to try out the bandanna and see how it works
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    Great pack. You should definitely check it out if...

    Great pack. You should definitely check it out if you want a 60 liter pack. You can also take the top off of it and save a few ounces.
  18. ARGH! Just noticed the post "is wrapping a...

    ARGH! Just noticed the post "is wrapping a Heineken pot a waste of time". Sadly used the wrong search parameters on this one. If anyone has anything they didn't discuss in the post below please share.
  19. Heineken keg-can pot -- how to remove from stove,cone, etc. after it heats up.

    I have a myog caldera cone that I use with the Heineken keg-can. I use a silicone bracelet of the "live-strong" variety to secure the keg-can in the cone. While this keeps everything functional... it...
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    Your best bet is an addiction to whiteblaze and...

    Your best bet is an addiction to whiteblaze and backpackinglight. Three years ago I began backpacking during a geology field-camp in the wind river range in Wyoming and all over Idaho. At that point...
  21. Thread: camp shoes

    by Jay_NJ
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    i have some myog sandals with thin vibram soles...

    i have some myog sandals with thin vibram soles and some paracord for the toe thong. -- probably about 5oz total. -- not the lightest but simple and comfortable. I like to let my feet live in the...
  22. Thread: Asolo moran GTX

    by Jay_NJ
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    I have a pair of asolo trail runners I probably...

    I have a pair of asolo trail runners I probably put 100 miles on so far in a combination of trail and work over about a 1 year period. They are wide and comfortable which is great for my feet, but I...
  23. Thread: Trail Names

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    My trail name is "Garter". I found out rather...

    My trail name is "Garter". I found out rather unfortunately that I am mildly allergic to cliff bars and again unfortunately I often have the fastest pace out of most of my hiking partners. Much like...
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    Haha, made me laugh out loud! My gear closet and...

    Haha, made me laugh out loud! My gear closet and amoeba's have quite a bit in common, all my gear divides in half as things get smaller and lighter but the cycle never ends!
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    Keep my tent inside when it is dry. If it is...

    Keep my tent inside when it is dry. If it is wet/damp I let it dry on the outside while I hike in a mesh stuffsack.
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