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Sleep system & layers for Salkantay Trek in Peru
I'm going to Peru in early April with my S.O. and will be taking the Salkantay Trek, it's a four day, four night trek plus a day at Machu Picchu. we have our trek booked and most of our oth...

In Gear Lists » Sleep system & layers for Salkantay Trek in Peru
February 17, 1:35pm

sleep comfy
I try not to worry too much about what my sleep system weighs, I pick components I know will be comfortable at night well beyond my expected temps and conditions for any given trip. In my experienc...

In GEAR » But the way you you hope for versus the weight you take
February 13, 2:10pm

milsurp for durability
Can you bring an army poncho and liner? you can wrap up in the liner like a blanket and use the poncho as a roof or as a wind/rain bivvy. the ECWCS is kind of heavy, but also very survival orien...

In GEAR » Jackets for a survival course
February 11, 9:15am

try it out!
Try it in your driveway, water bottles are cheap. I think you will find that the newer extra-thin plastic pint bottles will deform a Lot. If you are planning on boiling in plastic in emergency,...

In Multiple Use Gear » Disposable water bottle + esbit + rocks = emergency day hiking stove?
January 29, 10:56am

won't always replace flat tarp
What about those times when you want to pitch a flat tarp high and wide, as a sun shade, or to allow standing room underneath if there is gentle rain falling straight down? or mostly vertical as a ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Remember your "naked" tent fly
January 29, 8:20am

I have a 2P net tent from Bearpaw. Seams are a little squigly but functional. I got it second hand so i'm not positive about initial price, but he does very affordable custom work. I...

In GEAR » Bear Paw Wilderness Designs
January 29, 8:01am

no PM's
For some reason I can't seem to figure the PM's here.. I am interested. Can you email me at

In Gear Swap » FS: Klymit / Ruta Locura LWD packraft
January 17, 1:01pm

sawyer mini is too slow!
I had the platypus clean stream filter, with the 4L dirty and clean sides. I put a quick disconnect and extra bite tube kit so I could leave the "clean" bag at home for solo use. The f...

In GEAR » Checking in: Sawyer Mini
January 16, 9:31am

it's great?
Sometimes I go out with a buddy of mine, we choose tough trails, push our bodies and though we're having fun and in our zone, you might not know it if you were looking at us - you probably won&...

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 13, 11:17am

You could probably take a leather work glove and trim away leather from the back of your hand, maybe even the tops of your fingers? What would be left would be similar to what an archer grasps ...

In GEAR » shell glove with a full leather palm?
January 07, 9:38am

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