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Supermid
I've been a few trips with my 70lb dog in a supermid, its palatial, and no worries about his claws going through the base. He's often been in the water before he gets in (Labrador) so its h...

In GEAR » Looking for tent recommendations: 1 person plus 55 lb dog
May 10, 8:11am

to bivy or not
am enjoying this thread... The problem for me is that my bivy also protects my bag when i'm camping with the dog. So not using a bivy would potentially other problems! And when he's we...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unmanageable wetness this weekend
October 05, 5:47am

pop can stove
i use a pop can stove with my bushbuddy, but rather than putting it inside but instead use the pot stand part of it directly on the floor with a foil windshield my set up is a meths stove inside...

In Multiple Use Gear » Bush Buddy Ultra as Alcohol Stove /Esbit/ Campfire?
September 14, 4:05pm

Nomad hoody
I have an Icebreaker Nomad Hoody, think its 320 weight Lovely and comfy, used it as a midlayer. Teamed up with merino baselayer and primaloft insulation. Only downside is its quite heavy for...

In GEAR » Icebreaker short sleeve shirt and long sleeve hoody
September 07, 4:51pm

Thanks
Thanks very much guys, I'll check those places out!

In GEAR » where to look at and buy gear in New York?
December 03, 6:04pm

where to look at and buy gear in New York?
I'm going to be in New York for a few days over the christmas break with my wife. Would someone be able to give me names of any big outdoor gear shops that I should try to make time to see. I h...

In GEAR » where to look at and buy gear in New York?
December 03, 9:15am

my dog doesn't carry anything
I carry all his bits and his food. I don't really want the hassle of unclipping his pack and carrying it so often, he's often got to get through narrow places and the pack would get caught ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking with a dog
October 15, 3:29am

I'll be watching this thread
I haven't found a pleasing way of carrying peanut butter around. I need something with wide opening as the peanut butter I buy is particularly crunchy. Something small, light and sturdy would w...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Peanut butter lovers - what do you carry it in
September 17, 3:39am

My experience
The first time I took my dog wild camping I stayed in a tarp and tied him to my waist with a long line of cord, it would only trigger if he truly wondered off. I know he didn't sleep that we...

In Philosophy & Technique » What do I do with the dog?
September 09, 3:19am

Golite Ion
Lighter than all of these packs and very comfy It doesn't have a proper way of compressing but that's nothing a rubber band can't fix! As there's no padding in the sack etc it pa...

In GEAR » Collapsible 20-25l daypack
September 02, 5:08am

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