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ground cloth
I assume you're using a tarp for a shelter, otherwise a tent floor would be another barrier to protect your neoair. If you're worried about pinholes from the ground, the thicker the grou...

In GEAR » Groundsheet puncture resistance
April 09, 6:50pm

DRY TEK
I just hope WM and Feathered Friends never uses this technology as their products are perfect without it. Plus, anyone know the long-term effects of the chemicals they use to coat the down? D...

In GEAR » Any real world benefit to Hydrophobic Down jackets? PNW BPL'ers please chime in
April 09, 11:22am

solo
Of course backpackers do trips with other people. Most of the backpackers I see are in groups of 2 or 3 or 4 with the occasional solo backpacker thrown in the mix. What I don't see very often...

In Philosophy & Technique » Solo.
April 02, 11:35am

Viesturs
PERTINENT QUOTE "What's another ten pounds when you're in great shape?" Ed Viesturs(as a Ranier mountain guide with RMI).

In GEAR » New superlight crampons company
February 24, 9:28am

bag nights
Unfortunately this thread probably won't get many posts because a great percentage of BPL members are indoors talking about the Gatewood cape or esbit fuel tabs and NOT actually out backpacking...

In Winter Hiking » North Easterners, please report on your frigid winter camping
February 24, 8:02am

spikes
They have considerably less spikes than Kahtoolas---8 total (or 4!) versus the 20 on the microspikes. Big difference.

In GEAR » New superlight crampons company
February 24, 7:50am

Denier
I don't think you can have a discussion on tent fabric denier without also discussing hydrostatic head especially with floor fabrics. My backpacking buddy Patman does a good review on a Bi...

In GEAR » Denier on SD tents
February 23, 7:15pm

Puma
When I got my WM Puma bag in 2005 it was rated at a comfortable -15F. Excellent. Now the same bag with the same amount of down is rated at -25F in their company specs. It magically increased in ...

In GEAR » WM bag overfill - any reason not to?
February 23, 7:09am

NP's
I have a different view on the matter. Instead of a rolling tourist destination, I think our NP's should have no roads and no facilities---America the beautiful is already full of roads and re...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bad Food in the Parks...
February 21, 6:35pm

Tyvek
To me a ground cloth is only good if it's waterproof and most materials ARE NOT. Do this test with your tyvek--- Go in the back yard and turn on the water hose and create a small puddle in ...

In GEAR » Tyvek for a shelter floor?
January 30, 1:23pm

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