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  1. Thread: Base weight

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    28 pounds is a good number.I will never do a thru...

    28 pounds is a good number.I will never do a thru but 28 keeps me warm and dry with enough to eat for a few days.I will fudge on water carried at times but err on the side of plenty unless I am sure...
  2. Thread: Base weight

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    The only number that really matters is the one...

    The only number that really matters is the one you can comfortably carry at the outset.I know people who not only carry no stove but also don't even carry a cup.Some of us aren't willing to do that.
  3. Thread: rain kilts

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    I just purchased a Zpacks vertice kilt.It fits...

    I just purchased a Zpacks vertice kilt.It fits well but strikes me as being fragile,ditto for the matching gaiters.Anybody care to comment on the durability of Vertice rain gear?
  4. Thread: Rain pants

    by Five Tango
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    Does anyone else like waterproof socks like...

    Does anyone else like waterproof socks like SealSkinz or Randy Sun?I wear a REI light wool liner with mine and they have served me well.I wear knee high gaiters too;especially in cool weather as I...
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    You can get a complete zippered bug net from...

    You can get a complete zippered bug net from Dutch that weighs 14.1 oz (396grams)-Sidezip 11 footer in Hexon 1.0,capacity 200 lbs.Other fabrics are a bit heavier.My preference is Argon 90 but I am...
  6. I like a break from the regular Ramen and Knorrs...

    I like a break from the regular Ramen and Knorrs pasta sometimes.Thai Kitchen makes an "instant rice noodle soup" in varying flavors.It works fine in a freezer bag and only takes a few minutes after...
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    Update-I moved on to a Dutch Hexon 1.0 side zip...

    Update-I moved on to a Dutch Hexon 1.0 side zip with a net.Net makes hammock quite a bit warmer in winter.Some of my hiking buds are augmenting their set ups with a Mountain Laurel Designs pad that...
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    Im staying with Knoors Pasta.Just enough hot...

    Im staying with Knoors Pasta.Just enough hot water to cover them in the freezer bag and a minimum of 30 minutes contact time so that changes my routine the nights I have it.Boiling the water and...
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    I suppose we are all guilty of hiking at...

    I suppose we are all guilty of hiking at differing levels of preparedness.This would also include skill sets for various tasks in the event of emergency just as much as gear carried for same.The...
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    Speaking strictly as someone with ZERO real...

    Speaking strictly as someone with ZERO real medical knowledge,here's my take.I would second suggestions others have made about traditional repair first,use of supplements,use of knee brace whether...
  11. Thread: Lunches

    by Five Tango
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    I've hiked with people who can boil water and eat...

    I've hiked with people who can boil water and eat a bag of Ramen noodles out of its own bag in the time I can get out some crackers,cheese,and a candy bar.Don't ask me how he does it without burning...
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    True,but there's a proliferation of hiking vids...

    True,but there's a proliferation of hiking vids for every trail on Earth available on YouTube.So here's my take on the current decline-Age Demograpics.

    If the Baby Boomer generation birth dates...
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    JT Eaton makes a permethrin gallon premix that is...

    JT Eaton makes a permethrin gallon premix that is labeled for use on clothing,luggage,etc.Kills ticks and also bedbugs.Yes,bed bugs are becoming a "thing" now.

    I spray the Eatons's product on my...
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    If you get one,I highly recommend adding a zipper...

    If you get one,I highly recommend adding a zipper to it.You simply cut a straight line,remove adhesive,put the zipper on like tape.It works!There's a video somewhere on You Tube about it.
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    I own the SOL Escape Bivvy.I have used it on a...

    I own the SOL Escape Bivvy.I have used it on a few occasions,none of which were excessively high humidity but from what I can tell,it does indeed Breathe as I've noticed no dampness.I use it in my...
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    I've switched to liquid soap.Not worried about...

    I've switched to liquid soap.Not worried about the water weight in an ounce dropper bottle of soap.Nothing beats a good hot Wysi Wipe in the morning with a touch of soap!
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    This guy makes it look EASY! However,I note he...

    This guy makes it look EASY! However,I note he burned the Ziplock bag in the firepit.In liew of a cooler lid maybe hikers could get by with a sit pad to fan with.Still looks like more trouble than...
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    You could go to Amazon and get Landmann...

    You could go to Amazon and get Landmann firestarters.24 for about $16 so the ones in your post are the better deal.OR,you could go to a kid's birthday party and ask for the left over candles,Plus you...
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    I've seen forest fires before.I've never built a...

    I've seen forest fires before.I've never built a fire on public land and really have no intention of doing so for a lot of reasons which would include liability if something goes wrong,allergy to...
  20. Thread: Glasses

    by Five Tango
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    There's a good chance you will see these glasses...

    There's a good chance you will see these glasses on CBS starting at 4pm EST today!They're heavy duty.
    ...
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    Well,actually,I was being facetious but the fact...

    Well,actually,I was being facetious but the fact is the dancing banana has always been a personal favorite of mine.
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    Maybe I am obtuse,but the dancing banana has...

    Maybe I am obtuse,but the dancing banana has always made me smile.
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    That's not what he said.

    That's not what he said.
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    You are "Stretching" to think that anyone is...

    You are "Stretching" to think that anyone is carrying any sort of weapon "to satisfy irrational fantasies of rescuing us".I simply don't believe that to be the case and to be quite honest,I doubt...
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    Bassius does not say he is carrying a knife here...

    Bassius does not say he is carrying a knife here for your defense or anyone else's.He does ask if you would want help if the case should arise.You people are "stretching" for it.
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