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    Yes air dry, but do not hang it or it could...

    Yes air dry, but do not hang it or it could stretch out of shape like a heavy wet wool sweater. Here is a good article also talks about low oil, hypoallergenic nature of the yarn, i.e. how it is...
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    I have never noticed any smell in dryed out down,...

    I have never noticed any smell in dryed out down, wool or alpaca materials. Best to use a quality dry bag/sack to keep them dry in the first place. Then perhaps a water resistant cover that breaths...
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    Cheap ideas on Goose Down

    Wool and alpaca are much better than down when wet due to loss of loft with down. But either way use of a rain resistant over jacket, tarp, or sleep bag cover etc. is wise. Materials similar to and...
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    Watch this video: ...

    Watch this video:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93jHPiGWAQw

    Hydrophobic down is NOT a revolution that no longer requires the use of a good rain jacket over a down jacket or high quality dry...
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    Read/watch some independent reviews NOT marketing hype!

    Over the last few years several people and independent labs have tested Sierra Design's rather ambiguous claims about their product "Dri Down" as well at other similar products; you can Google for...
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    If you look into the indepth independent research...

    If you look into the indepth independent research that has been done on hydrophobic down (various brand names such as dri down) you will learn that the process to create its coating has made it...
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    Backpacking light has had many discussion on this...

    Backpacking light has had many discussion on this over the years here is one:

    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=19600

    I agree...
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    That sounds like a good plan Davidlastink. I have...

    That sounds like a good plan Davidlastink. I have never found a perfect system for all or even most trips, just methods that work well enough. One friend even puts his folding chair in a very long...
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    I agree a little rain never hurt anyone best to...

    I agree a little rain never hurt anyone best to be prepared for it. However if it is many hours or days of thunderstorms might be best to just find a good enough camp site and wait it out. I have...
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    Skip to minute 15:30 see this guy hauling his kid...

    Skip to minute 15:30 see this guy hauling his kid in this ULA Epic pack and a firearm covering his six...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__SBNodIOfE

    He demonstrates a wide range of options,...
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    It depends on your application and budget and the...

    It depends on your application and budget and the level of comfort you desire etc.

    If you are just hauling your gear from canoe/raft up a hill a few hundred yards or less to your campsite then a...
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