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Gross Grains
Grosgrain ribbon is plenty strong enough if used with linelocs. If you are going to stake directly to the grosgrain to get a tight to ground pitch, then I would recommend tying on a lop of guyline...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Tarp
October 19, 2:57pm

I think MSR had those a few years ago on their tents. I would rather give my $$ to a cottage guy than the corporations anyway. Ben

In GEAR » Lawson's new Bar Tensioners
October 16, 2:42pm

Late to the party
Just saw your post and I did the Elkhart Park/ Jean lakes/ Knapsack Col /Titcomb and Island Lake loop a few years ago. I would skip any wading shoes or socks and just wet wade in your hiking shoes...

In Gear Lists » Winds trip Gear List for late July 2016
October 16, 1:16pm

I Like
This would be a good option if you don't want to sew on your linelocs or make a removable lineloc setup. Just keep the bar on your cord and switch between tarps/shelters/

In GEAR » Lawson's new Bar Tensioners
October 16, 9:15am

If you head to the Rawah, the advice I can give is that Camp Lake was the LEAST scenic area of a big loop I did there last summer. PM me if you need some details and specifics.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado - 4 nights in mid-September
September 25, 3:52pm

Great report and pictures !!!!!!

In Post-Trip Reports » Wind River High Route: Green River Lakes to Big Sandy
September 25, 10:26am

Send me a PM if you would be interested in a 10x10 tarp that I made myself out of silnylon. Same tie out pattern that Oware uses. I attached a picture from Oware's website of the location...

In Gear Swap » WTB: ultralight silnylon or silpoly tarp
August 26, 2:52pm

The sack is 4 years old and does not include the liner.

In Gear Swap » FS Ursack S29 all White
August 21, 8:50pm

FS Ursack S29 all White
For sale: Great condition Ursack S29 all white. Seam sealed with Seam Grip per directions. Used for 3 trips so has some dirt on it. Has not been attacked by bears, marmots, chipmunks, moose...

In Gear Swap » FS Ursack S29 all White
August 21, 1:40pm

Great trip report! How does one apply to be in your group for the next trip? Can you send me an application? I'll put down my mom as a reference. Thanks Ben

In Post-Trip Reports » Sawtooth Idaho Traverse
August 17, 1:40pm

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