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Oware Tarp
Bill, Just be aware that the 9.5 x 9.5 tarps currently listed are all heavier fabrics. "Normal" silnylon is the 30 denier fabric available on the 9x9 tarp. Dan

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
October 19, 1:52pm

Silnylon Tarp Links
William: Here are some options for silnylon tarps: http://shop.bivysack.com/category.sc?categoryId=6 http://www.bearpawwd.com/tents_tarps/tarps.html http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarp Camping Techniques for Inclement Conditions
October 18, 1:57pm

Stainless Mesh
Here you go: http://www.mcmaster.com/#wire-cloth/=h60jz0 Use Type 304 Stainless Steel Welded Wire Cloth Dan

In Make Your Own Gear » A Source for Welded Stainless Steel Mesh?
April 18, 8:35pm

Firestarter
My favorite firestarter is Jute Twine. I carry a short 2' section with my fire steel. Cut off a 2-3" section and separate the twine into a loose ball of fibers. It starts easily with sp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Your firestarter of choice?
March 24, 7:49pm

Recipe
Kristin, "Does anyone want my Raw Date Ball cookie recipe?" Sounds good - Yes I'd like the recipe! Dan

In Editor's Roundtable » 2011 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 28, 2:33pm

Guyline Marking
I had the same problem with an adult canoe tripping partner. The solution I found was to cut some 1" x 8" strips from a white plastic supermarket bag. The really thin bags. I tie the...

In GEAR » Guyline tripping prevention with kids?
October 25, 8:52am

MLD Facebook
How do you get to the MLD Facebook page? I won't sign up, but would like to look at their page.

In GEAR » MLD - New 2011 Gear
March 07, 2:27pm

Serenity in Patrol Shelter
Drew, Sorry I missed your post from a few days ago. The net tent you see under my Patrol Shelter is home made. It is 7' long (longer then the Serenity) and it fits fine. You can see...

In GEAR » MLD Patrol Shelter
March 05, 6:34am

Patrol Shelter
It sounds like you would have more headroom than me. Of course that depends on how high the pitch is. Here is a photo of the Patrol Shelter from last Summer. Dan

In GEAR » MLD Patrol Shelter
February 21, 8:13am

Patrol Shelter
I've had my Patrol Shelter for one season. As with all MLD gear it is well designed and constructed. It does offer good protection with the closed foot and beak & I have always enjoyed be...

In GEAR » MLD Patrol Shelter
February 20, 7:21am

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