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Zip Lock
There is a bit of a conflict between minimizing impact on the environment and other people, and minimizing pack weight. The former can be accomplished easily by packing it out. The latter can b...

In Philosophy & Technique » Poo Trowels
July 27, 9:42am

Half Moon
I started with a bug bivy with full netting under a tarp and found that the bug netting blocked a great deal of any breeze. I had one of my worst nights ever in that bug bivy in late spring down n...

In GEAR » MLD Superlight Bivy
June 29, 7:57am

Alf, I am a bit of a gram counter, but comfort is subjective and getting a good night's sleep is important. I once met an older backpacker, not that I am young, who was so obsessive about g...

In GEAR » Which Exped pad?
June 27, 12:41pm

Pick the SynMat UL 7
I have both a DownMat 7 M and a SynMat UL 7 M and I love both although I tore my SynMat just last Saturday night because of massive user stupidity. I put a small right angle tare in the bottom fab...

In GEAR » Which Exped pad?
June 26, 10:55am

+1 ExPed SynMat UL7 I bought this mat just after it became available. It is about half the weight of my DownMat 7 and almost as comfortable. It might be a bit strange, but what I like most abou...

In GEAR » Exped Synmat UL7
October 07, 11:00am

Thanks for the replies. Currently I am using a bug bivy under a tarp but Ron is building me a Cuben Superlight bivy right now. I like the idea of not setting up the tarp when the weather is nic...

In GEAR » Cuben and silnylon
July 28, 9:20am

Matt and Adrian?
Matt and Adrian, Right now I am using an MLD tarp and bivy but I have been thinking hard about ordering a Cuben patrol shelter. I am going to need a "tent" for Philmont, and I think i...

In GEAR » Cuben and silnylon
July 28, 7:17am

ExPed SynMat UL 7
I am also a side sleeper and I used an ExPed DownMat 7 for quite a while but I am now using the SynMat UL 7 which is a great pad at about half the weight. The SynMat has an R valued of 3.1 compare...

In GEAR » Thermarest Neo, but is it "The One"?
July 28, 6:47am

New bug bivy from MLD
Thanks MLD! I sent in a bug bivy to have a failed zipper repaired and when I got home last night there was a brand new bivy waiting for me constructed of the latest materials. Ron, being an man...

In GEAR » POE's warranty is a P.O.S.
July 26, 3:02am

Re: I'll Probably Get Shot...
Customer Service at MLD? My customer service expectations are much different for a micro-manufacture like MLD than for other companies. At this moment, I have both a bug bivy in for a zipper re...

In GEAR » POE's warranty is a P.O.S.
July 20, 2:25pm

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Nunatak Arc Specialist
I ordered an Arc Specialist last July for camping this season and it arrived in late September. I am a big man and I ordered a large quilt. 41" Foot Box 47" Hips 57" Shoulder +...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
January 18, 10:48am