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Hiya, I was hoping I could get feedback on a creative way to compress my sleeping bag?
About a year ago, I changed my method and designed a compression sack like no other. A companion from my Meetup group (40 Adventures) thought I should make this available for the hiking community, so I did.
I am in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign raising funds to make that happen. Your input would be much appreciated. https://www.pixihop.com/
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