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Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Backpacking backpacks too small?! by wandering_daisy @ Today at 12:46 PM

a 65L pack IS very large. I do 10 day trips (including a bulky bear can) with a 55L pack. When I do 14-day backpacks I use my old Kelty that I have reduced weight to 3.5 pounds be sewing my own UL pack bag. The kind of trek you talk about is not w
Lite Gear Talk
The windscreen issue is something to watch for with cannisters, the dome in the base of the cannister is a pressure safety valve, if this starts doming the other way you are in trouble. I have only ever had trouble with cannisters being too cold thou
Off Topic: All-in-One
Jump to new posts The Best Campgrounds at the Spanish Atlantic Coast by walkingnatur @ 05/22/19 07:09 AM

The Best Campgrounds at the Spanish Atlantic Coast | Camino del Norte accomodations In today's video we are happy to present you 9 best and most beautiful campsites at the Spanish Atlantic oceancoast. We discovered them while walking Camino de Santi
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Backpacking backpacks too small?! by Mbphoto @ 05/21/19 03:48 PM

Thanks for the inputs I too am a little afraid of over-filling the 88L, but it's only 40 grams more than the 75L... Haha.. And only 2cm longer and wider, and 3cm deeper than the Atmos 65AG, when filled to the brim. The sleeping bag doesn't go any
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Backpacking backpacks too small?! by BZH @ 05/21/19 12:11 PM

The biggest part of lightweight backpacking is knowing what to leave behind. Three pair of underwear? Take one change only. Unpredictable weather means you want long and short sleeves? Wear one, pack one... you don't need to pack both. You have a
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Re: Backpacking backpacks too small?! by Bill Kennedy @ 05/21/19 03:54 AM

I looked up that sleeping bag, and it seems to have a somewhat unusually shaped stuff sack. You might consider a different stuff sack, and stuff your down jacket in with the bag to save some space, assuming you only use it in the evenings and morning
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Jump to new posts Re: Help me choose between two city backpacks? by mogleygull @ 05/20/19 05:50 AM

I've been with Osprey one during my St. Petersburg touring and can definitely say that I'm in love with it! I borrowed it but soon will definitely take one just for me and my wife.
Mountaineering / Climbing
Jump to new posts Re: Alex Honnold by Jim M @ 05/19/19 08:20 PM

I had mixed emotions about the movie "free solo". I'm too old to rock climb now, and was mediocre at best when I did, but as a climber I thought the much better movie (Netflix) was "The Dawn Wall."
Biking / Cycling
Jump to new posts Re: Get started with folding bikes by Jim M @ 05/19/19 08:13 PM

I have an older single speed Dehon and my wife has a newer schwinn 7 speed, both with 20 inch wheels. We take them in the back of our Rav4 with our camping gear when we travel the Southwest each year. We don't do serious distances, but we generally
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Staying alive in a winter storm by Jim M @ 05/19/19 07:58 PM

AFter reading the article I thought he was not very well prepared. He didn't seem to know how to find his way back to his "track" on his GPS device and he was wearing Levis. If he was in snow then why could he not follow his own tracks back
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Jump to new posts Re: Favorite Freeze Dried Dinners.. by Jim M @ 05/19/19 07:46 PM

I got tired of freeze-dried meals years ago and gave up on them. Then last week my wife gave me a one-meal Mt. House Beef Strogonoff and my faith in freeze-dried meals was renewed. I will definitely try that again. It dehydrated easily, it was tas
Make Your Own Gear!
Jump to new posts Re: DIY pot cover/bag by Jim M @ 05/19/19 07:37 PM

You might think me a cheapskate, but on my last couple of trips I used a plastic grocery sack and a twist tie to keep my dirty cook pot it. It was surprisingly durable for a few days, and given the light weight you could easily keep a spare handy or
Lite Gear Talk
Jump to new posts Re: About that boot glue by Jim M @ 05/19/19 07:30 PM

I have two pair of Lowe Renegade boots. One I wore out and the second I'm still working on. Both remain waterproof in spite of the use. (I think the tongue can be a source of leaks, but I fixed that; another topic sometime perhaps). They happen t
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Jump to new posts Re: About that boot glue by OregonMouse @ 05/19/19 05:07 PM

I just started wearing the last pair of Montrail Hardrocks that I bought up (with much online searching) after they were discontinued. So far, they are holding up fine, even though about 10-11 years old. Will they disintegrate due to age? Not so f
Backcountry Beginners
Jump to new posts Backpacking backpacks too small?! by Mbphoto @ 05/19/19 04:36 PM

So, I've used those review pages extensively and went looking for a great backpacking backpack to use with our tent and stuff. Since the Osprey Atmos 65 AG wins them all (best backpacking backpack), I ordered one. At home, I loaded my stuff - simul
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Jump to new posts singer by the-gr8t-waldo @ 05/19/19 01:01 AM

selling my 15-91 singer sewing machine! it's mounted in a work top cabinet pedal control. and comes with a button hole attachment. This is in the Tacoma Washington area. it is in excellent shape and working ( not sure about the button hole attachmen
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Jump to new posts Re: About that boot glue by Bill Kennedy @ 05/19/19 12:55 AM

I had the same thing happen to two pairs of Lowa boots, the Renegade and Klondike models. On mine, the midsole completely disintegrated, making repair nearly impossible. If it's just the glue, however, it might be worth trying to repair. If you're g
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Jump to new posts Re: About that boot glue by Rick_D @ 05/18/19 09:32 PM

To clarify, they were my boots that had been overlooked at the back of a shelf at home for some extended period. Not a bargain purchase, but a tale of unstable materials from an established manufacturer.
General Discussion
Jump to new posts Re: Crappy weather coming to the PCT by JustWalking @ 05/18/19 09:18 PM

I'm headed to ONP next week, looks like I might actually get lucky with the weather!
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