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All Forum Posts by G Sticks

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I combine my trusty 4 Groundhogs for tarp corners with Lawson's titanium stakes (got a bunch when he had a sale) for the sides and ridge poles. This has worked well for me so far. Besides the r...

In GEAR » Stakes that can take a pounding
September 19, 2:42pm

Re: Re: Is a cuben tarp aided by being cat-cut in the same way as silnylon tarps?
Wow, I had no idea. Glad I asked. I thought cat-cut was done to negate the effect of stretching from moisture, NOT to get a taut pitch from the outset. Thanks!

In GEAR » Is a cuben tarp aided by being cat-cut in the same way as silnylon tarps?
September 11, 10:55am

Is a cuben tarp aided by being cat-cut in the same way as silnylon tarps?
Or is it not as necessary because the cuben won't stretch under rain? Side question, definitive list of cat-cut cuben tarp makers would be...MLD and HMG, right? Zpacks makes good tarps but o...

In GEAR » Is a cuben tarp aided by being cat-cut in the same way as silnylon tarps?
September 11, 6:52am

Thanks
Thanks, I just joined the Meetup....looks great!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Looking for a DC/Mid-Atlantic partner to do Trout Run Valley Circumnavigation
September 10, 7:04am

Diverse opinions
Certainly you're gonna get a range of opinions on this. Mine, FWIW: I've been a long time Apple user, but not a fanboy (I have Dell laptop w/ Windows 7 because it was cheaper and did everyt...

In GEAR » New iPhone?
September 10, 7:02am

Re: almost
Haha, Brett I know your pain. It took me trying on Large Houdinis numerous times to convince myself it was the right size (over Medium), but by then it was sold out in various places and I had to w...

In Gear Deals » Some random Houdini deals right now
September 09, 6:04pm

Re: Re: How to get stink out of tent?
Roger that, thanks!

In GEAR » How to get stink out of tent?
September 09, 12:26pm

How to get stink out of tent?
Welp, it's happened. My trusty REI Half Dome 2 is getting a bit stinky. I never cared when it was my dad's tents but now that it's happening to my workhorse (for husband/wife trips at l...

In GEAR » How to get stink out of tent?
September 09, 11:42am

Looking for a DC/Mid-Atlantic partner to do Trout Run Valley Circumnavigation
Just seeing if there's any interest. Details for the route here: http://midatlantichikes.com/troutrunvalley.htm Wolf Gap Campground is about 2 hours from DC. I know I could split it into ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Looking for a DC/Mid-Atlantic partner to do Trout Run Valley Circumnavigation
September 09, 11:39am

25ish Miles in Shenandoah (Doyles River/Jones Run and Big Run)
So about 2.5 years after buying Skurka's book (and the Complete Walker for that matter), and about that much time after getting my trekking poles and tarp, I finally made it out for my first li...

In Post-Trip Reports » 25ish Miles in Shenandoah (Doyles River/Jones Run and Big Run)
September 09, 7:47am

All Reader Reviews by G Sticks

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Brooks Cascadia 8
I've worn these for a bunch of hikes and one backpacking trip so far. As I understand it, Cascadia's are a shoe of choice for many thru-hikers, and I can understand why. Light by nature bec...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 09, 9:21am

Lawson Equipment Customer Service
Long story short is that Lawson did a great job! I ordered a few items including two types of cordage and a mini-biner. The next morning I realized I needed a few stakes as well. Lawson got my emai...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 25, 9:20am

REI Flash 45 (2012-2013 Model)
I just used this pack on a 3-night, 35 miler in Shenandoah. We did some of the most challenging trails in the park so I got to use the pack on a variety of terrain. With that in mind, here are some th...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
April 30, 7:25am

Vasque Breeze GTX
I use the low-cut GTX version, perpetually on clearance at STP. Vasques tend to fit me well, and these are no exception. I find the shoe runs slightly narrow, but not enough to make wearing them an is...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
March 13, 6:56am