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  1. Cold and rain, the worst combo. Managing layers...

    Cold and rain, the worst combo. Managing layers can be a challenge even for the most experienced.
  2. Thread: Low tech.

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    What's all this talk about Youth in Asia? I fully...

    What's all this talk about Youth in Asia? I fully support 'em, and for all you naysayers....

    Euthanasia, Emily.

    Never mind...
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    Poll: Good story. I carry the inreach mini and use...

    Good story.

    I carry the inreach mini and use it to ping my wife, once in the morning and in the evening when I get to the spot where I'm going to camp. Most times I'll also text her with the phone...
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    Wow. My money's on her. :D

    Wow. My money's on her. :D
  5. Don't ask, don't tell. Much ado about nothing...

    Don't ask, don't tell.

    Much ado about nothing if you can keep your mouth shut.

    And you're going to end up with Heet anyway since it's readily available in the right amount for the job.
  6. Very impressive feat! What is amazing is that...

    Very impressive feat!

    What is amazing is that they got that many days in a row without crazy high wind.
  7. Thread: Tent size

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    No, not at all.

    No, not at all.
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    Although I think that the soft copper will work,...

    Although I think that the soft copper will work, this is what I've been using for a long time. Spec is 1" width, 20mil (.020") thick.

    Used in the normal temperatures where canisters start needing...
  9. True, but fantasy is routinely tempered by...

    True, but fantasy is routinely tempered by reality, almost 100% of the time, in almost any endeavor.

    The fantasy being, hey that looks easy... I'll just buy some gear, load it up and start...
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    Thanks, in fact I remember that one from a few...

    Thanks, in fact I remember that one from a few years back. I think the edge taping would be the most tedious part.

    I made a tyvek tarp that I actually used a couple of times when I was a ground...
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    And great job getting the weight down there. I...

    And great job getting the weight down there. I remember the old days carrying 50-70lbs. :(
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    I wanna see that polycryo tarp, construction...

    I wanna see that polycryo tarp, construction details such as how guy lines are attached. Very interested to hear how it performs for you. Clear packing tape is good for repairs! :)
  13. "Fantasy, meet reality." :)

    "Fantasy, meet reality." :)
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    OK thanks, but there's so much reverb on the...

    OK thanks, but there's so much reverb on the vocals I couldn't understand the words at all! I'll have to look up the lyrics.
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    A little twist on the PJCB (petroleum jelly...

    A little twist on the PJCB (petroleum jelly cotton ball) is to wrap them individually in waxed paper, kinda like saltwater taffy, and keep 'em in a ziploc. The trick when making them is to not...
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    Not sure how to respond because I don't know what...

    Not sure how to respond because I don't know what message you're trying to convey with this.

    Or maybe I'm the only one who doesn't get it.

    Whatevs.
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    ........................... (Sorry.... double...

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    (Sorry.... double post after edit!)
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    There are some great blogs 'out there' specific...

    There are some great blogs 'out there' specific to LD hiking. My favorite is Beardoh and SweetPea's "Long Distance Hiker."

    Link here to Beardoh's discussion of his and SweetPea's gear for PCT, but...
  19. Per above, go solo—you only have to consult with...

    Per above, go solo—you only have to consult with one person when making decisions. :)

    If you meet somebody simpatico on the trail, fine... if not, that's fine too.
  20. Thread: ZPacks Zero

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    If you can find a pic of the very first Zero, it...

    If you can find a pic of the very first Zero, it was a Cuben stuff sack with some shoulder straps so you could likely make one of those!

    Ah, I found a pic...

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    Looking at the photos here...

    Looking at the photos here it appears that the load lifter webbing bits might be anchored to the stays, which look as if they slide into sleeves inside the main pack.

    But I'd concur that not...
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    +1000 My recent actual experience...

    +1000

    My recent actual experience with VB, remaining completely warm with a 30deg top quilt at 12F.

    VB, by definition, is not breathable, so ordinary shells with GTX, eVent and the like are...
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    Indeed. The comparisons are so subjective and...

    Indeed.

    The comparisons are so subjective and ignore so many variables as to be practically meaningless. The main thing is to block the wind and reduce the movement of air inside the tent. If the...
  24. So just stuff a tiny bit of foam in the hole and...

    So just stuff a tiny bit of foam in the hole and plug it with some 5-minute epoxy and sand it smooth.
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    Unfortunately repeated all too frequently. ...

    Unfortunately repeated all too frequently.

    There are a couple of deaths on average every year at Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills.
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