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Big Agnes UL tent users: footprint/ground-cloth yes or no
I just bought a Copper Spur UL2 and am on the fence about using something to protect the floor, or not. It seems pretty thin, though perhaps it is super durable. Will be in the mid-Atlantic, mostl...

In GEAR » Big Agnes UL tent users: footprint/ground-cloth yes or no
April 18, 1:09pm

On off
Does the simmer closure on a Trangia or similar alky set up qualify as an on/off switch?

In GEAR » Need suggestions for lighter stove
April 17, 10:31am

A frame limitations
I have a SpinnTwinn with a first-generation Yama 2.0 bug net. His second generation runs some vertical sides up from the floor, and this give you a bit more functional width than mine. But I thin...

In GEAR » Seeking insight on tarp bug shelters for tall people and a wet dog
April 13, 1:20pm

Boxers as shorts
This title reminded me of the college ski trip I took to Killington, and we decided to go to the hot tub, but no on had a bathing suit. I outfitted 5 of my buddies and me with boxer shorts. Prob...

In Multiple Use Gear » Boxers that also work as shorts
April 11, 5:22pm

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How much a tablecloth hammock weights depends on the fabric and suspension, lots of variables there. But it should be easy to end up at the light end of the spectrum. I'd be sure to get a ...

In Hammocks » Hammock advice
April 04, 5:17pm

Stove stand
What about this instead of plywood, you can shim one of the three points if necessary. Works well for me: http://www.amazon.com/Fire-maple-Folding-Canister-Multifunction-Cartridge/dp/B00NBFB8RA/r...

In Multiple Use Gear » Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
April 04, 5:08pm

REI quarter
The QD+ has a lot of room, but at a weight penalty over the 3 lb Copper Spur. I like the Yama net tent, and its a great UL set up with a Spinn Twinn. But it suffers from lack of sit-up headroom ...

In GEAR » Final approach for spending REI Div.
April 02, 8:25pm

Final approach for spending REI Div.
OK, I think I've narrowed it down, and the winner is a BA Copper Spur UL 2. Here's my reasoning. I'm a tall guy, looking for light 2 person tent that I can carry solo when I want to &...

In GEAR » Final approach for spending REI Div.
April 02, 7:34am

car camping
About 5 years ago, I found a ten person tent from Columbia on Sportsman's Guide for about $99. Taped seams, easy to set up once you get the hang of it. I've taken it on a car camping trip...

In GEAR » Would you buy this tent?
April 02, 7:19am

Re: unanimous decision
To be clear, those may be good products. My suggestion is based on the following: 1) In my experience, people seem to either really like, or really not like, hammock sleeping. Not much middle ...

In Hammocks » Hammock advice
April 01, 9:09am

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