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Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-06-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By Sean B
+1 here too... seeing the 3rd pic down (first...

+1 here too...
seeing the 3rd pic down (first close-up) my first thought was to take a look at the buckles, and maybe take a small file or sandpaper to the buckle contact areas to round it off a...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 12-17-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,223
Posted By Sean B
I've been contemplating a similar trip myself... ...

I've been contemplating a similar trip myself...
I was thinking Pharoah Lakes Wilderness Area... depending on your skill/experience level, the main trail in may be a little tame for you. From...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 11-06-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 113,564
Posted By Sean B
well, I found a day pack that after about 6-8...

well, I found a day pack that after about 6-8 full day hikes I've decided that I REALLY like... perfect size for what I need in a day pack, and really comfortable fit on me.
...
Forum: Environmental Issues 10-12-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 52,341
Posted By Sean B
I think we have Les Stroud and Bear Grylls to...

I think we have Les Stroud and Bear Grylls to thank (blame) for that one LOL

too many people on Friday night watching Survivorman & Man Vs Wild, and say "hey, that looks easy and fun... let's go...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-20-2008, 10:28 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 113,564
Posted By Sean B
That's what I was thinking too... but notice,...

That's what I was thinking too... but notice, that's for the REGULAR (16"-18" torso)
I wear a large (18.5" - 21") which, in that pack, is 3100 Cu In
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 09-14-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,064
Posted By Sean B
depending on the route you take, you could...

depending on the route you take, you could realistically hit 3-4 of the high peaks in that time frame (maybe even 5?)

marcy, gray, skylight and haystack are the ones that come to mind that are...
Forum: Gear Care & Maintenance 09-14-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,906
Posted By Sean B
the prolite 4 is stored unrolled with valve open....

the prolite 4 is stored unrolled with valve open.

the Big Agnes IAC is stored semi-inflated (super soft) with the valve closed. since this isn't a self-inflate variety, if I store it with the...
Forum: Gear Care & Maintenance 09-14-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,273
Posted By Sean B
I fold it twice length-wise, then roll it tight. ...

I fold it twice length-wise, then roll it tight.
I've heard that stuffing is better for it, so I tried it one time... for the life of me, I couldn't get the darned thing in the bag, yet it goes in...
Forum: Gear Care & Maintenance 09-14-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 24,189
Posted By Sean B
I wash both of mine (synthetic and down) at least...

I wash both of mine (synthetic and down) at least once a year (usually at the beginning of the season)... sometimes twice if I'm lucky enough to get that many trips in.

The main thing is that it...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-14-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 54,028
Posted By Sean B
Whisperlite International handy if I'm ever...

Whisperlite International

handy if I'm ever camping near the airport, as I can burn A1 Jet fuel :)

in reality, It's never given me trouble, and I seem to be one of the few odd ones out who...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-14-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 113,564
Posted By Sean B
ever since my first pack (an "Academy" brand got...

ever since my first pack (an "Academy" brand got as a christmas gift at the age of 7... purchased from Caldor) I've used external frames...
the Academy, then a Camp Trails, then a Kelty... my most...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 09-14-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,075
Posted By Sean B
I'll 2nd that sentiment... The Vario is one of...

I'll 2nd that sentiment...
The Vario is one of the faster filters I've used through the years, as well as one of the easiest to pump.
though perhaps a little large compared to comparable usage...
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