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In Cincinnati as well. We have the boys carry grocery or bread bags on cold, wet hikes to put between dry socks and wet shoes. They dont weigh much and do a good job as a vapor layer barrier. It...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Winter Scout Gear
October 31, 6:57pm

Sat phone
My scout troop is likely to rent one for an upcoming backcountry trip in July. Check out this review.

In GEAR » rental for 2-way backcountry communication
May 14, 6:25am

outdoor products?
the outdoor products brand bags at Wal-mart might work. the roll top water proof bags are pretty close in size to the camp dome bags. Take your old bags into the camping section and do an eyeball...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » replacement stuff sacks for tents
April 15, 12:10pm

Re: Scouting Trips
Eric, Can you share any insight on the Teton Crest trip? Our troop is headed out in July and would welcome any up to date info. I should be set up to receive PMs. thanks Jeff

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » what trips does your troop have planned for this year?
March 19, 5:57am

hammock insulation
I have not used Lawson's pad in my hammock. I did just order one for underlaying my neo air when I can't hammock. I usually use a z lite short. It keeps me plenty warm into the 40s even ...

In GEAR » New shelter advice
March 16, 12:22pm

Re: Re: z-lite with scavenged reflectix
I use the small size z-lite. The reflectix is 6'8" long and about 3 1/2' wide. I'm 6'6" so it covers pretty well. The reflectix only has foil on one side. It was scaven...

In Hammocks » Underquilt or Pad?
April 17, 5:51pm

Been sticking with a z-lite with scavenged reflectix type material for cost difference of buying an under quilt. The reflectix has kept me warm to 35 degree F so far.

In Hammocks » Underquilt or Pad?
April 14, 7:21pm

The thing I've noticed is that it matters if the bungie has something to hold it in position. I used the method as documented in Stick's blog. It worked well enough, though some minor iss...

In GEAR » Square water bottle ~ 20oz? Anyone?
March 14, 11:35am

tweak the hammock suspension
You've already got good advice on other things, but you can lighten the hammock suspension. Remove the standard ENO set up (particularly their 'biners). Put on whoopie slings and get some...

In Gear Lists » 40 Pounds for 2 night Solo HELP me lighten it Please
September 30, 4:31pm

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