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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

summer system
My plan this year is Wear shorts long johns and wind pants hopefully it works

In GEAR » JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
May 31, 10:21am

Based on your post I would start buying up clearance stock on them. I like the1010 and will now be looking. When I was in the states last summer they had them pretty cheap at Nordstrom rack, ...

In GEAR » New Balance alternatives?
May 26, 8:11pm

Risk Management
I support the if its less dangerous than driving I shouldn't worry about. The reason isn't that the other risks don't exist but instead I have determined that driving is an acceptabl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hikers shot and robbed in California
May 22, 10:04pm

Crime is down
Just remember that violent crime is down across board everywhere and what is really happening is more awareness of violent crime. Rape murder assault all down from their peaks. So this partic...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hikers shot and robbed in California
May 21, 9:19pm

Re: noisy neoair - dependent on substrate?
The worst I ever had for pad noise was in a shelter on a wooden top bunk. My brother was using the big angus air pad with synthetic insulation. Every time he moved in echoed like thunder. Then I...

In GEAR » NeoAir Noise
May 18, 11:55pm

Lots of Saves
I think that there are very few areas where spending money makes sense. So lots of save money here. Also I think that the midpoint is always better then the high point. For example the shelter s...

In GEAR » "Don't buy expensive ___; save your money and buy good _____."
April 29, 10:22am

Inner weight
I took a look at doing something similar when I first got mine and decided it wasnt worth the dollars. The main reason is that my kids hiking ability is what is currently limiting trip distance, n...

In GEAR » Golite SL5 custon inner feedback wanted
April 18, 11:22pm

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