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hot weather tent
I think you need more than a hot weather tent. You need a hot and humid tent. I prefer a large open tarp so that you get the benefit of any air movement you might have. You can either live with ...

In GEAR » hot weather tent
April 24, 8:26am

We don't need no stinkin' stuff sack
I flatten fold it, put it at the bottom of my pack outside the liner. No stuff sack needed. No rubber bands needed. It just sits at the bottom. No need to protect if from anything; its well-pro...

In GEAR » How do you pack your NeoAir?
April 17, 11:07am

Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
I think your problem is a little location-specific. What works for people in the west or elsewhere is not the same as what will work in the Smokies. My experience has been that a double wall do...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 17, 10:09am

Tarp only
I prefer a larger tarp (trailstar) with no bivy. But I live in the humid, rainy southeastern US. In rain, its nice to have both the ventilation and the room to spread out that a larger tarp allow...

In GEAR » Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
April 15, 2:46pm

Savage Gulf
Yeah, I need to get over there this spring. It's pretty close to me too

In Post-Trip Reports » Savage Gulf's "short side"
March 27, 6:01pm

Savage Gulf's "short side
Thanks, Owen. I've looked at the map a bit and it looks like there is enough there for a weekend trip for sure. I will get down there soon enough. It really looks pretty nice. A friend has ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Savage Gulf's "short side"
March 27, 12:20pm

AT food
I would agree that there are plenty places to buy food within hitching distance of road crossings. I think the best reason for an occasional food drop is to get some items you might not find in th...

In GEAR » Food for the AT
March 27, 10:58am

Savage Gulf's "short side
Great photos from your trip. I'm going to have to hit that trip soon.

In Post-Trip Reports » Savage Gulf's "short side"
March 27, 10:53am

Wind/bug shirt
My point was that a single garment can work as both windshirt and bug shirt.

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 23, 7:14pm

Wind/bug shirt
You wear a tightly woven nylon shirt for bug protection? That's a wind shirt. Why wouldn't you use your bug shirt as a wind shirt too?

In Multiple Use Gear » My "wind shirt" rant...
March 23, 6:20pm

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