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Annecdotely it appears that predetory bear attacks occur in the spring. This makes sense as Bears are just coming out of Hibrination, Hungry and food sources may not yet be available depending on ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » ‘The bear hunted him': B.C. camper killed by black bear didn’t stand a chance
May 22, 3:07pm

Re: Thread derailing Borah gear I believe is the cheapest with there 9x5 at $50

In GEAR » First Light purchase—sleeping bag/quilt or shelter?
November 09, 4:36pm

Arms and Torso
Im only 6'3 but only have a 32" in seam. This means I have very long arms and torso. I just have given up in well fitting jackets so short arms are a style for me.

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 31, 9:46pm

Re: Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
Its amazing how far it has come in the last 5 years. That list pretty much ticks all of the boxes that a hiker is supposed to take. Whats even more fun is making a 12lb luxury list. I get to b...

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
August 25, 8:44pm

Cooking Tarp
If you are going as a group splitting the weight of a 9x5 sil tarp for cooking under is 10oz or so well spent. If the tent option is free, and you fit in the BA UL2 I would probably consider tak...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 11:28am

Re: Camping with Toddlers
Car camping is easy, just do it, bring everything you can think of the first few times and then widdle down to what is needed. While they are carryable you can do any day hike you want. Once they...

In GEAR » Camping with Toddlers
August 18, 9:02pm

Water bottle pocket
I keep mine in a zip lock bag in the water bottle pocket. You can reach it without removing the pack and have it open to the section you need and it wont get wet in the rain. The only drawback is...

In GEAR » What is the best way to have Map handy
August 10, 8:40pm

Golite Pyramid SL5
The golite 5 pyramid is what I use for solo up to 2 adults and two kids. It weighs as follows 29 oz fly 43 oz net tent 13 oz pole 2 oz steak Solo I take the fly and a bora gear net bivy...

In GEAR » Okay, so here is the new scenario.....(family and solo backpacking)..what's the perfect set-up?
July 26, 11:42pm

Blizzard Bag
It is very durable for one night. It is much bulkier once opened so isnt that great as a cheap sul option. You can re vaccum seal it but make sure it is dry when you do other wise the mylar sti...

In GEAR » Seeking advice on emergency insulation for unplanned overnights
June 21, 9:11am

Re: EE
I have one of the prodigy series quilts for my 3 year old and it works great. My kids have refused to go in a sleeping bag so quilts solve that problem. Tim was also able to do the quilt in hot p...

In GEAR » Kids sleeping bag recommendation
June 20, 8:54pm

All Reader Reviews by Greg F

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Walmart saved my trip. I was packing up the night before I was to leave and went to grab what i thought was a full butane canister and it was empty. It was 10pm and i was leaving at 5 the next morni...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 20, 7:27pm

Mont Bell Ultra-Light Spiral Down Hugger #3 Long
I had a chance to test out my new UL Spiral down hugger #3. This is the regular version not the super stretch. It still has the diagonal baffles so it does have a little more give than an average ba...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 05, 11:33pm