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Scarp & Lighthouse
The modified Scarp looks pretty good, much better than stock. What's the total weight? I don't care for all the struts though. It works well if you carry the tent outside the pack, but I...

In GEAR » Winter Tent Recommendations Please
August 27, 5:24pm

re: arete
Thanks Alex. That's close to what I am looking for. It's similar to my Light Wedge but with a stronger brow pole & closable mesh. It's almost as heavy though.

In GEAR » Winter Tent Recommendations Please
August 20, 5:11pm

re floorless
Thanks for the info. That looks nice. If I ever plan to relax I'd like to try something like that or an igloo. We usually hike til dark, crash, break camp & repeat. 2 bivy sacks weigh more ...

In GEAR » Winter Tent Recommendations Please
August 20, 11:41am

Winter Tent Recommendations Please
I'm having trouble picking out a new winter tent for my wife & I. I currently have an old Mountain Hardwear Light Wedge 3, which is a palace, & works reasonably well in bad weather sin...

In GEAR » Winter Tent Recommendations Please
August 19, 8:33pm

Good bottom design
I made a hoodless quilt with the same bottom elastic system a few years ago. It works great. It keeps itself tucked in like magic. It is faster to get in and out of than a regular bag. You can stic...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest Haven Down Top Bag Review
November 24, 5:39pm

Osprey Airporter
I have one of these http://www.rei.com/product/728446. It's light, packs into its own pocket & I only paid about $15 (looks like it's closer to $30 now). It's worked well for me -...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpack Cover for Airline/Train Travel
January 22, 5:45pm

Button Hole
If your sewing machine has an automatic button hole feature, it could be useful for adding vents. Instead of using a button to set the size, just tap the reverse lever manually, so you can make a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Pit Zips
January 22, 5:32pm

Shell Mittens
I made a pair of mittens from a scrap of nylon. It was quick & easy, and I've been very happy with them. They weigh 10g & disappear into a pocket. If I'm reasonably active, they&...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Scrap Ideas..
January 22, 5:16pm

Eric Stechmann, does it work with a prusik?
That's the type of line I wanted to try. Does it work with a prusik?

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
January 14, 11:00am

Has anyone tried Dacron line?
Roger, I did notice that the nylon mason's line I bought at Home Depot was lower quality than other lines I have that came with gear. The weave is not as tight, it snags more easily, it'...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
November 26, 11:33am

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