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love it!
I have made mine my go-to foam pad and a core component of my sleep system. I hammock, and when ground sleeping prefer to sprawl out a bit, stomach and side sleeping. Generally I put it down in...

In GEAR » Exped Multimat
October 17, 6:22pm

my two cents..
When hiking with my buddy we usually each travel as soloists, with our own cooking setups, I use a snow peak TI minimalist setup,0.5l cooking mug, spork and stove, and it nests a pair of mini fuel ...

In GEAR » does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
October 07, 11:01am

The Haven looks great too! Definitely a contender now. I am interested in the Zpacks duplex, but would sort of prefer a two part approach, I would like to setup the net tent seperately for star...

In GEAR » picking a trekking pole tent for 2 - no center pole, 2 entrances
September 30, 4:00pm

picking a trekking pole tent for 2 - no center pole, 2 entrances
I am in the market for a new tent/shelter for two adults, looking to keep my weight down to around 3lbs or less. In the past I mostly hiked with a buddy and we each carried soloist equipment: hammo...

In GEAR » picking a trekking pole tent for 2 - no center pole, 2 entrances
September 30, 3:35pm

big agnes
This is how big agnes bags are setup, they even go one step further, the lower non insulated segment has a sleeping pad sleeve.

In GEAR » idea: quilt / sleeping bag hybrid?
October 07, 10:56am

fresh shades
I'll keep on wearing my Maui Jim's, gotta look cool for all the lady hikers. But if you're hiking along ledges, maybe grab some croakies - it was pretty depressing to watch my rayban...

In GEAR » Lightest and cost efficient sunglasses?
September 26, 12:29pm

bottom insulation
I will be going on a roadtrip across the country with a friend this October. We will be car camping, back country camping, staying on couches with friends and family, and staying at hostels. Ou...

In GEAR » bottom insulation
September 06, 9:42am

tether the cap with string and a leatherman tool
I posted this tutorial previously. You need: A bottle Thin cordage Leatherman with awl or very pointy knife Take your drink bottle, look inside the cap. You need a bottle with an inner so...

In GEAR » connecting water bottle cap to the bottle
May 14, 7:50pm

glue it
Some of these quick clotting agents cause thermal reactions, and can create a 2nd or 3rd degree burn at the wound sure. I wouldn't want a festering burn in the back country. I would just c...

In GEAR » First Aid kit: wound seal rapid response topical powder 0.25 oz
May 12, 10:34am

one more for sternum straps
Important for me. I also have broad shoulders. I'll adjust the sternum strap and load lifters to change the way my pack carries over the course of the day to give various muscle groups a break....

In GEAR » what's the elastic chest strap for between the shoulder straps
May 12, 10:24am

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