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Re: to bivy or not to bivy
Sorry, David, but I would not even consider a MLD Mid as an emergency shelter in snow and my point in my last post was that shelters of this type are not as functional in such conditions as the ID ...

In GEAR » to bivy or not to bivy
December 27, 5:50pm

Valandre
I have had a lot of bags, including original Marmot Mtn., WM, FF and Valandre. My choice as "best" down bag I have ever seen is Valandre, then Integral Designs, original Marmot Mtn., West...

In GEAR » Input on sleeping bag choice
December 27, 10:03am

Doubt it.
David, while these shelters certainly have their place and among my tarps is an ID Silshelter, I do not find them as easy to erect as an ID Mega Sola or Unishelter, especially if one has sustained ...

In GEAR » to bivy or not to bivy
December 27, 9:53am

Anyway
If, you are caught in a real Pacific coastal rainstorm, you will be wet within moments, anyway. If, you use a good synthetic bag, my choice is the ID combo for serious trips and hunting, you will s...

In GEAR » to bivy or not to bivy
December 26, 4:32pm

Uses-Region
Some here seem to think that bivies are outmoded and light shelters are a better way to go; my feeling is that the real deciding factor is where, when and for how long one camps/packs or is stuck i...

In GEAR » to bivy or not to bivy
December 26, 4:20pm

Yes
I will not leave my vehicle, horse, boat or aircraft without a light emergency camp and a major component of that is a bivy. I have three ID bivies, an older Unishelter, an eVent South Col and an e...

In GEAR » to bivy or not to bivy
December 26, 12:40pm

The Best
I have owned and used a lot of packs in both working and recreational uses throughout wilderness BC and western/northern AB. I have also fitted and sold packs for my living, very successfully. I...

In GEAR » Mystery Ranch Packs
December 26, 8:10am

?????
Josh, I am not sure what ...implications... I have made here, as you can see, your questionable comments here have drawn comments from several people and all of us seem to find your remarks both sp...

In GEAR » New Kifaru Pack - less then 3lbs, 5200 ci, will carry 100+ lbs!
December 22, 10:52am

Parka
I don't use down parkas much anymore, but, have often worn one all winter in the past, living in remote, rural BC. I still have a superb Richard Egge double duvet from the '70s and it is st...

In GEAR » Winter Parka recommendation
December 22, 9:17am

Yup
Agreed and the comments were not so much about people, per se, as they were about the behaviour of some here, whose objectivity is rather questionable, in light of their own activities on other fo...

In GEAR » New Kifaru Pack - less then 3lbs, 5200 ci, will carry 100+ lbs!
December 22, 8:50am

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