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Jump to new posts Re: Polyester PU coated Tarp by Bill Kennedy @ 8 minutes 1 second ago

My statement that "nylon is stronger than polyester" may be misleading, or at least oversimplified. There are different ways of measuring fabric strength: tensile strength, tear strength, burst strength, and more. Also strength when wet, wh
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Jump to new posts Re: MSR Autoflow XL gravity filter system by Rick_D @ 10/14/19 11:41 PM

Some follow-on comments after a mid-fall 5-day trip. Camped at a ginger ale-colored meadow lake that noticeably slowed flow, and a clear-water backflush sped it up nicely. The best indication it's slowing is difficulty clearing air from the lines and
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Jump to new posts Re: Tour de Mont Blanc Detailed Packing List by OregonMouse @ 10/14/19 12:16 PM

I don't have time to check your video, but here, on the home page of this site, is an excellent 27-pound, 7 day gear list. My own gear list was modeled from this list. This is a three-season list which has worked well for me in the high Rockies a
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Jump to new posts Not backpacking...but on safari in Africa by balzaccom @ 10/13/19 09:28 PM

No. we didn't do much hiking there. But thanks to my long history in the wine business we got invited on a spectacular trip to visit Southern Africa, from Capetown to Kruger Park, with stops in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe as well. it wa
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Jump to new posts Re: big smile by Glenn Roberts @ 10/13/19 08:23 PM

And the one you used is now, ummm....irretrievable?😉
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Jump to new posts Re: Gear up to date? by balzaccom @ 10/13/19 02:22 PM

Not sure you read the original post, Jim. It's not about replacing gear, but making sure your FAK is up to date and the supplies are fresh.
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Jump to new posts Re: Pack Inside or Outside by Jimshaw @ 10/12/19 10:09 PM

I decided it was worth carrying an extra pound of tent to be able to bring in my pack. First off I had a pack that cost over $500 a long time ago. Secondly This keeps the pack, straps and contents dryer and makes it easy to reach anything in your pac
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