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  1. Thread: Sleeping bag

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    I've got the Snugpak special forces system, it's...

    I've got the Snugpak special forces system, it's a two-bag system, a light bag and a heavy bag and the two zip together to form a bag that's good to down around 0*.

    Like any synthetic bag, it's a...
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    I'll have to try that, I have a couple of...

    I'll have to try that, I have a couple of Columbia synthetic t-shirts and several pairs of Under Armor shorts and every time I wear them, after about two hours, they smell like I've been wearing them...
  3. Thread: Insulation

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    I prefer Primaloft just because you don't have to...

    I prefer Primaloft just because you don't have to worry about it if it gets wet.

    Check Sierra Trading Post or the REI clearance section, I picked up a really nice Marmot jacket at REI for like...
  4. Thread: New Addition

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    Congratulations to both of you!

    Congratulations to both of you!
  5. Thread: Sleeping Pad?

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    That reminds me, when my wife was in the hospital...

    That reminds me, when my wife was in the hospital last year, I got one of these from the nurse to patch my Thermarest, I put it on and put duct tape over top of it to protect it and it worked like a...
  6. Thread: Live Chat Topics?

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    I second these kinds of techniques, personally I...

    I second these kinds of techniques, personally I would like to hear some ideas on hunting wooded areas like the Sierras.
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    Matches, metal match fire starter, Esbit fuel...

    Matches, metal match fire starter, Esbit fuel tablets (for starting a fire in the rain), water purification tablets, knife, Gerber, flashlight, EPIRB, signal mirror.

    First aid kit has band aids,...
  8. Thread: Gps

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    You just made me feel really old when you said...

    You just made me feel really old when you said that you had a GPS when you were 15...
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    Tent - Terra Nova/Wild Country Duolite ...

    Tent - Terra Nova/Wild Country Duolite

    Sleeping Bag - Snugpak Special Forces system (a light and medium bag that zip together to make a heavy bag)

    Sleeping pad - Exped Synmat 9

    Stove -...
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    I pulled X-10 last year, saw several already dead...

    I pulled X-10 last year, saw several already dead deer and saw 1 live buck as I was heading home for the last time...almost hit him with my truck. Onne guy got a deer, but had to leave it on the...
  11. Thread: Gps

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    Probably not what you're looking for, but I'll...

    Probably not what you're looking for, but I'll throw it out there, I got a Garmin Foretrex 401.

    It's a small, wrist-wearable GPS, pretty simple, basic LCD B&W map that just shows you where you've...
  12. Thread: Sleeping Pad?

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    I got an Exped Synmat 9, I love it. Much thicker...

    I got an Exped Synmat 9, I love it. Much thicker than my Thermarest, better support, warmer and quieter. Another plus for me is the built-in hand pump.

    It's bulkier and heavier than the...
  13. Make sure you keep your core warm, your body will...

    Make sure you keep your core warm, your body will open up more blood flow to your extremities, which will keep them warmer.

    As several have mentioned, some type of rain gear - Goretex, Frogg...
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    That is seriously screwed up, you would think...

    That is seriously screwed up, you would think that the basic "I hope somebody would do the same for me" would kick in.
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    Welcome aboard. I grew up in eastern Michigan,...

    Welcome aboard. I grew up in eastern Michigan, near and in Port Huron, living out in California now.

    Good and knowledgeable bunch of people here.
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    I got a Wild Country (part of a company called...

    I got a Wild Country (part of a company called Terra Nova) Duolite, I got it on sale for $170 off of Amazon.

    It's on the heavy side, about 6lbs, but it's free-standing, the inner and fly are...
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    I have their flex firehose pants and some of...

    I have their flex firehose pants and some of their short-sleeve henleys, I love them. I've got a bigg butt and thighs and their pants fit great - I especially like the crotch gusset. Like Hardstalk...
  18. Thread: Dick Metcalf

    by JMSZ
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    A large number of people thinking the same thing...

    A large number of people thinking the same thing doesn't mean a lack of ignorance.

    A lot of people used to think that the world was flat and that you'd fall off the edge if you went too far out...
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    Gotcha, thanks. And nice set-up.

    Gotcha, thanks. And nice set-up.
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    Packer, what are you doing for heat? I just...

    Packer, what are you doing for heat?

    I just got a truck camper from my neighbor and I'm going to set it up to mount on my car hauler (16ft).

    I'm going to use the over-the cab part for...
  21. Thread: Dick Metcalf

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    Brooks, I don't know if your nephew has...

    Brooks,

    I don't know if your nephew has already tried this, but it sounds like either the VA or the Marines put the label on him.

    There is an appeals process that he can go through to have the...
  22. Thread: Dick Metcalf

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    You are using reason and logic. The problem is...

    You are using reason and logic.

    The problem is that we are dealing with people who are scared of an inanimate object. They don't use reason and logic, so you can't expect them to understand or...
  23. Thread: Dick Metcalf

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    In principle, I agree with you and a lot of...

    In principle, I agree with you and a lot of others, government shouldn't be involved.

    In reality, there is always some idiot who who does something stupid and can't/won't handle his weapon in a...
  24. Thread: Motorcycles...

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    CC, I understand your concern and in a lot of...

    CC, I understand your concern and in a lot of ways, agree with you. That said, I think that, like a lot of things, the bikes aren't the problem, it's the owners/riders.

    While doing some research,...
  25. Thread: Motorcycles...

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    Do you think a 450 would have enough power to...

    Do you think a 450 would have enough power to handle the load at elevations between 5,000 and 10,000 feet without having to adjust the carb?
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