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    As Another Kevin pointed out above: Any...

    As Another Kevin pointed out above:
    Any reflecting material has to go as close to your body as possible.
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    Wear them for a day hike in slush and they will...

    Wear them for a day hike in slush and they will be soaked, no matter how waterproof they are advertised.
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    On my MSR, I'm using a footprint, because I don't trust the flimsy floor material withstanding all the rough ground conditions I'm facing here.
    The footprint (I'm using a piece of Tyvec-like...
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    I have quite a history with leather boots/shoes,...

    I have quite a history with leather boots/shoes, and after having used trailrunners for many years, I'm back to leather shoes/boots and am happy with it.
    I've tried everything to nurse my leather...
  5. In the older days, Nylon was the cheap and crappy...

    In the older days, Nylon was the cheap and crappy way to build tentflys, Polyester was the highend way.
    Nylon (Polyaethylene) absorbs a certain amount of water when getting wet, by this expanding...
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    Those are leather boots and they will adjust to...

    Those are leather boots and they will adjust to your feet eventually. The question remaining, will it be you to give up, before the boots give in?
    Cobblers and good shoemakers have a device that can...
  7. Its impossible to squeeze all demands into a...

    Its impossible to squeeze all demands into a single product.

    I tried hard to find the one and only, optimal solution, but ended up buying two tents:
    One is the MSR Hubba Hubba NX, which works...
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    Thank you John. Sounds reasonable.

    Thank you John.
    Sounds reasonable.
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    Guess the issue with car gas is sot or deposits...

    Guess the issue with car gas is sot or deposits inside the system.

    How did it "explode"? Isn't there a pressure release valve?
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    @zelph: My problem is that I just hate canister...

    @zelph:
    My problem is that I just hate canister stoves <G>
    BTW, love your videos!

    @Crossbar:
    Unfortunately, the Svea doesn't burn car gas.

    It seems to be zeroing in to some MSR, maybe the...
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    Did a few winter hikes recently and always...

    Did a few winter hikes recently and always carried two Thermarest. A single Thermarest and a CCF would be even better in some aspects, but are bulkier.
    I just hate it to feel cold from the bottom.
    ...
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    Sorry, my English is not good enough to...

    Sorry, my English is not good enough to understand your talk in the video completely.
    So, does this setup burn car gas?
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    @HooKooDooKu: The sheer number of MSR models is...

    @HooKooDooKu:
    The sheer number of MSR models is a bit iritating.
    True, most likely I would not need to burn Diesel (although I'm running a Diesel car and will do some car camping - but then, in the...
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    Thanks for all the insight, peakbagger. It's a...

    Thanks for all the insight, peakbagger.
    It's a tough decision between the MSR XGK and the Optimus Nova, both seem to have their pro and cons.
    Maybe the MSR packs a bit more slim? The Optimus seems...
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    Remember the "generator" (a tube with a tiny coil...

    Remember the "generator" (a tube with a tiny coil inside) was the problematic part on Colemans, when you used car gas instead of white gas.
    Its exactly this that lets me hesistate and ask for your...
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    Thanks a lot! I was not aware of the issues...

    Thanks a lot!
    I was not aware of the issues given by car gas, like clogging.
    The sturdy ancient-design Phoebus was happy with any pump gas I ever filled in.

    Have yet to decide between the MSR...
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    Stove for winter hiking that runs on car gas

    Just killing time, I did a three days snowshoe hike crossing the huge local mountain plateau.
    It was a success, but had serious problems with my stove.
    I was using my original Esbit setup, and...
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    Not about hiking, but rock climbing. Back in the...

    Not about hiking, but rock climbing.
    Back in the late 80ties we were a small group of ambitious rock climbers and after having put years of on and off work and lots of money for bolting etc., into...
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    Summmer skies - heard of, but never saw some in...

    Summmer skies - heard of, but never saw some in real life.
    You went up the highes mountain of Denmark?
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    One thing to consider: Changing the shoes...

    One thing to consider:
    Changing the shoes substantially might, while solving one problem, cause unwanted other negtive effects.
    It happened to me that I once switched to safety shoes with...
  21. Thread: Showering

    by Leo L.
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    In severe cold, I usually skip showering or...

    In severe cold, I usually skip showering or washing of any kind, except that I'm trying hard to stay clean "down there" no matter what.
    Not so much of a problem if there is snow that can be put to...
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    Thanks everybody. The trail is in a way that...

    Thanks everybody.
    The trail is in a way that there is no support or bailout by car possible for 4 days, only camel might come to carry the guy out.
    I guess that this lack of easy bailout is what...
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    He's 72yrs now and had a older history of serious...

    He's 72yrs now and had a older history of serious Alpinism, but spent several years as couch potato now.
    He says, when he's doing more than just a little hiking he might get Phlebitis in the (lower)...
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    Experience with Phlebitis?

    A friend who wants to join us on our upcoming desert hike says he's a bit reluctant because he's afraid of reoccuring Phlebitis, which he has got sometimes in the past after several strenuos hiking...
  25. Thread: Stinkeist?

    by Leo L.
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    Apprecciate your flowery descriptions, DW!

    Apprecciate your flowery descriptions, DW!
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