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    Well, I went with the New Trent PowerPax Xtreme...

    Well, I went with the New Trent PowerPax Xtreme (in orange, like to be able to see it if I set it down some where), 1200mAh power pack. I have ten days of backpacking starting on Monday, I'll let...
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    Solar charger vs. powerpack

    Jon Adam's "Don't leave tech behind" article on the front page is exactly what I have been wondering about. I just upgraded to a smartphone and I am trying to figure out if a solar charge is worth...
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    The Spot Sat phone must be a new service from...

    The Spot Sat phone must be a new service from Spot. When Delorme's "in reach" came out I gave both Spot and DeLorme serious research, and checked them out again this spring. At that point Spot was...
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    There is always a trickle around, but I agree. ...

    There is always a trickle around, but I agree. Its a "demand" side shortage, not a supply side. The demand is caused by the re-sellers and the folks who have been burned in the past and want to...
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    Also an Attorney. I do contingent fee work, so I...

    Also an Attorney. I do contingent fee work, so I get paid on what I produce. That has the added benefit of producing a flexible schedule, as long as the work gets done and the results are there, I...
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    I have always liked my pepsi can stove when I am...

    I have always liked my pepsi can stove when I am going supper light. But my general work horse is my MSR Whisperlight. It is going strong 15+ years. Just replaced the fuel pump this year, and I'm a...
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    Please read everything you can at the...

    Please read everything you can at the https://www.corneredcat.com/ and then have your lady put her hands on lots of different weapons. Repeat, "this is her gun, this is her gun, this is her gun"...
  8. Thread: Wolf hunt

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    I don't know about here on the site, but I know...

    I don't know about here on the site, but I know there a number of outfitters in Idaho. We have long seasons, and you are welcome to take one. Just don't bring it back. :) . Seriously, wolves are...
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    Triple BB, that is odd. One of the "selling...

    Triple BB, that is odd. One of the "selling points" for down is that it holds its loft longer than synthetic bags. Neither should be stored compressed. But YMMV.
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    Sounds like you have some problems with the arch...

    Sounds like you have some problems with the arch of your boot. Are they new boots? Does it have an arch insert in the boot? Those are the places I would look first. I bet you need better arch...
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    It does not effect the breathing of the bag. As...

    It does not effect the breathing of the bag. As far as washing it, I don't have any personal experience, but Kelty says that washing it has no discernible effect on it. http://www.dridown.com/faq/ ...
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    I think it has to do with breath ability and...

    I think it has to do with breath ability and ventilation for the occupant. Those waterproof materials can get really clammy from my experience resulting in water being trapped in the bag, reducing...
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    My wife has almost no sense of smell excepting...

    My wife has almost no sense of smell excepting some odd citrus smells. She is really self conscious about it, because she knows that if something is wrong, she wont catch it. (Not great for me or...
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    Agreed. Not often you find a new way to...

    Agreed. Not often you find a new way to transport your kids. One less stroller needed!
  15. What do you look for in a spotting scope?

    The article in the most recent Eastmans' has me looking around at spotting scopes, and when I search I have not seen this exact question brought up:

    When you are looking for a spotting scope, what...
  16. If an insulated aircore deflates will the...

    If an insulated aircore deflates will the insulation provide some protection against the ground temperature, or is the insulative property of the pad dependent on it being inflated?
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    Archery hunting around the Boise/Meridian area is...

    Archery hunting around the Boise/Meridian area is generally late (after rifle) season. Otherwise you need to go farther afield toward McCall or Stanley for a September archery hunt.
  18. I was reading that thread and some others on some...

    I was reading that thread and some others on some other backpacking sites. That's one of the reason's I brought the issue up. I guess now I need to figure how much to lighten my wallet by to...
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    Welcome. Mounds of knowledge here. Great to...

    Welcome. Mounds of knowledge here. Great to have yo.
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    New sleeping pad, and pack.

    New sleeping pad, and pack.
  21. Air airpads really ready for the back country?

    It has been a long time since I have shopped for a new sleeping pad, and now I find my self in the market.

    Technology has changed a LOT in 15 years (when I last look for a pad). The biggest...
  22. I was looking at the Klymit pads, particularly...

    I was looking at the Klymit pads, particularly some of the x-light models, but I did not realize that they were simply air pads and not open cell foam, like a thermorest. That causes me to...
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    I use the safepacker as well. I have really...

    I use the safepacker as well. I have really liked it. Its very versatile in how to attach it to your pack and I have no complaints. You can order them from midway, or a bunch of other retailers. I...
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    I thought that might be the case. Thanks.

    I thought that might be the case. Thanks.
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    Worth rehabing an Old Bow?

    Five years ago I bought a Wings Presentation Compound bow off a neighbor. I did not have a bow and I wanted to try my hand at it.. Well its a few years farther down the road and it needs a new bow...
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