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Fantastic Service.
Glad to hear they are keeping it up post-Columbia Sportswear ownership. I had a single walled tent that ripped near the floor (some perimeter netting). I loved the design, but MH talked me into t...

In GEAR » MH Warranty
February 12, 12:52pm

Flossing in the backcountry?
It's very unlikely that I would not have floss with me in my ditty bag or FAK. It highly unlikely that I would floss in the field unless something was actually stuck in my teet. At home sure. ...

In GEAR » How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
July 22, 4:03pm

GG Kumo
I use a GG Kumo for this sort of thing. I think it's 11-14 oz. It's also very sturdy and holds a little or a lot quite well.

In GEAR » Sub 1 kg carry-on bag (not backpacking)
July 11, 2:48pm

How Many Bags
I have three. Montbell UL Down Hugger SS #2 mummy style (25* and 27 oz.) Enlightened Equipment Revelation X rectangular quilt (overstuffed down ~35-40* easy and 16 oz.) Stateless Society...

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 11, 2:45pm

Tri Ti 550
I have the lighter LT550 and I got a Ti cone - not a sidewinder - for it, and it's the most efficient set I have. I also do esbit on back and alky on top of a StarLyte stove. Fave setup ever. ...

In GEAR » custom Lite Trail cook Kit
July 10, 9:38pm

And along came eve
You'll find a significant other to show you how you never knew you need stuff, nice stuff, and more stuff. You'll end up needing more storage for it all. After all, as George Carlin said,...

In GEAR » Ultralight Furniture/Appliances?
July 01, 9:04pm

Too tight is too tight
Experience example free of physiological reasonings - though I appreciate Jennifer's very clear post, helpful to a lay guy interested in these things. I find that base layers are warmer when t...

In GEAR » Baselayer question: How tight is too tight?
June 29, 1:10pm

Dig it. Looks like the best sub-7 oz. option. Since I never seem to need a rain jacket it should last a life time. I'll have to put a "WTB" post on gear swap later this week.

In GEAR » ZPacks Rain Jacket updated to ZPacks Challenge Rain Jacket
June 29, 1:02pm

I'm with Ed.
Full length all the way. Life is too short for a crappy night t's rest in the outdoors. I used a 3/4 neo ex lite for years. The full sized pad, though, there is no comparison.

In GEAR » Torso vs. full length pad
June 22, 5:56am

Down Smell
I've used down pillows and toppers since I was a baby - down has a smell. Down is also luxurious. Old pillow are kind of musty - new ones are too. But my EE quilt has no smell. Maybe it's t...

In GEAR » awesome quilt, smelly down.
June 09, 11:31pm

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