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A lifetime of outdoors experience
At 2 and 4 your daughters' experience will be totally dependent upon you dad. Expect that even if they don'tfind this trip to be the best, they will camp again, and again, and again so lon...

In Gear Swap » wTB: 3-4 person tent for car camping with two little girls
April 22, 12:18pm

Perhaps an Incubator would be a better choice
I love my 20* Burrow but, the Incubator underquilt was the game changer. If you have the DIY skills to make your own top quilt, cancel the Burrow and get an Incubator underquilt instead. My 20...

In Hammocks » Heaviest insulation on the bottom or the top? Which is more efficient?
April 21, 8:44pm

Consider Straospire 2
Consider adding the Stratospire 2 to your list. Our family had this experience last summer. We actually had placed an order for the Cloudburst 3, struggled with the idea of the Double Rainboaw ...

In GEAR » Finally! Wife wants to come with me on longer section hikes. Need a bigger tent. Recommendations please!
April 16, 7:52am

Black Diamont SPOT
I have 2 Petzel headlamps, (a Tikka and a Tikka XP) and 2 Black Diamond Spots a 2012 and a 2014. The newest version of the SPOT is my favorite headlamp so far. 130 lumens is an upgrade for the 20...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » What headlamp do you use?
April 09, 9:24pm

Variable heat Alchohol stove
I have a few stove from Tinny at Minibulldesign. Two are Carbon Felt wick stoves which allow full boil, simmer, and dry baking levels of heat. It does require some practice and attentiveness to m...

In GEAR » Best kind of alcohol stove to sometimes actually cook with
October 15, 5:03pm

Tarps for Bivy
I have the Marmot bug bivy. I suggest either the Edge or the SuperFly from Warbonnet Outdoors. I have both for hammock camping. The Edge is more manageable. The SuperFly provides more coverag...

In GEAR » Tarp for Bivy
September 30, 3:17pm

Easy access/egress
Polly, I own a Tarptent Stratospire 2 two-person tent. It is very spacious w/ large vestibule protected doors on each side and easy to pack, easy to carry. Tarptent offers a variety of 1 p...

In GEAR » light tent for 63 year old female backpacker
September 17, 10:29am

Love the dog pack
Ameaney, How much does your dog carry?

In GEAR » My final frontier: Pack and Tent - suggestions?
September 11, 6:39pm

ameaney, Over the past year I have been on a similar quest to your own. In the end- I now own a ULA Catalyst pack. After several trips, the longest through Glacier NP and Isle Royale NP, I...

In GEAR » My final frontier: Pack and Tent - suggestions?
September 09, 7:20am

HYPE- words have meaning
Use of the term "HYPE" by the OP suggests that ULA's well earned reputation is undeserved. "I tried it. It didn't work for me." is entirely different than, "...

In GEAR » Anyone else slightly underwhelmed by ULA packs? [crickets chirping]
August 20, 12:42am

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