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  • #3759492
    jj
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    @calculatinginfinity

    i have about 70ish nights with a small uberlite, no issues yet.

    #3758816
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    its not good to mess with the trees healing/scarring process. maybe preventative education like a leaflet on LNT which specifically addresses the issue printed and left at the trailhead will make some folks think twice

    #3753395
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    this is great to see. ive never had an issue with silnylon except for the sag and the water-weight, and this seems to address both without the bulk and cost of dcf. i would like to see them do a silpoly motrail as it is their lightest, simplest singlewall 2p shelter and, more importantly, budget friendly.

    #3751758
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    “why has nobody done this?”

    my thoughts too when i first saw his tent.

    #3751557
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    https://ultraliteskunkworks.blogspot.com/

    the late bill fornshells blog for anyone interested

    #3751137
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    maybe an 8×10 or 10×10 tarp is more suited to your needs than a hex shaped one. you can always sew your own for cheap.

    #3750484
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    been a fan of orgain organic protein powder for about 5 years now, drink it daily

    #3747704
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    thanks for bumping this. lots of excellent info. i recently switched from an israeli bandage to roll gauze/tape in my T-FAK

    #3743997
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    ive been waiting to catch the risotto on sale for awhile now

    #3741209
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    yeah im curious to see too

    #3740730
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    this is bill fornshells blog if anyones interested:

    https://ultraliteskunkworks.blogspot.com/

    there is info bout his DIY there. i remember his silk and cuben hammocks over on HF way back

    #3738425
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    great hack

    #3737601
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    for temps in the 50s: usually an apex 5 oz quilt. i think 3.6 oz or even 2.5 with supplemental clothing would be sufficient for 50F

    #3736260
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    Over 2000 miles on my Columbia silver ridge lite shirt, buttons make mechanical ventilation possible and woven nylon means no bug bites

    #3735882
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    I think strength tape is just a name brand kt tape, but I may be mistaken. Think i read about it in the book “fixing your feet.” It blows leuko out of the water in wet/muddy conditions ime

    #3735881
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    Do you mean like a cast-net for bait fish? Or did you mean to say fishnet baselayers? Or do you mean something else entirely?

    #3735880
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    Very cool, <2oz is tough to beat. I been wanting to put together a windshirt for trail riding and this is just another push to get me cutting out pattern pieces.

    #3735811
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    Narcan can be had for free or very cheap. Look for local harm reduction groups near you and inquire, they are almost always happy to give it, and training, away to those who want. There are fentanyl tests for r.d. if one is worried about someone spicing up their product. Having lost more than a few friends, including some active and athletic outdoors-loving folks, to accidental (and preventable) od’s I often find myself packing for the worst in that regard too.

     

    Moving on, I regularly re-read my wfa textbook, keep my meds freshly rotated, and bring along a small weatherproof slip of paper which lists the drugs along with descriptions and dosages in case someone is using my kit and I am unable to help. As far as kit goes, it’s pretty basic for lightweight backpacking cept for a few items. I like strength tape (the blue stuff) for blisters cause it sticks wayy better thru wet and gnarly than leuko, and, I carry a blow out kit in my front mesh –tq, some compressed gauze– for traumatic injury. A couple gauze pads, and a packet of poison ivy soap round out treatment for, ime, the most commonly treated trail issues. The only thing I’ve added lately is more benadryl — now 3 days worth — after an unfortunate run in with wasps recently.

    #3735806
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    Hanes cool-dri shirts are my favorite budget option, usually get two for 20$. Treat with pemethrin beforehand and yr good to go.

    #3733403
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    I do the same thing with tyvek and its one of my most convenient and most used pieces of kit

    #3733377
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    Frogg toggs UL2 has been my go to rain gear for bike commuting for like ten years. I size up even though they are sized big and enjoy the extra breathability and range of motion. Easy to find at Walmart too, check the fishing and hunting sections.

    #3733201
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    amazon workers are striking this weekend so its an excellent time to go cottage if ya can

    i saw enlightened equipment has a 20%-10% sale now

    #3732133
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    I dont carry it much these days, more into aquamira now, but I always brought with it a sawyer bladder with the top cut off for use as a collapsible dip cup, an extra oring, a coupler for easy backflushing and a smart water sport cap for easy access. Been a minute but I think I used to backflush with the sport cap if it wasn’t too clogged. Lots of sediment in the water where I mainly hike, so backflushing is an almost daily occurrence if one wants any sort of decent flow rate.

    #3728972
    jj
    BPL Member

    @calculatinginfinity

    Yup. Different parts of FL over the years

    #3728856
    jj
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    @calculatinginfinity

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