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About Me A big guy for a backpacker... over 300 pounds...(sorta makes finding UL solutions kinda intersesting0 ;o)

I hammock camp whenever possible.
CityDallas
StateTexas
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no posts on stick burner stoves?
I would think that carying no fuel because you can burn sticks to me is the best option IMO. A titanium stick burner stove with a small titanium pot to me is a great way to not have to carry the e...

In GEAR » Having hard time justifying the weight of a jetboil
December 28, 12:48pm

no pole or trecking poles at an angle
IF you are not using the mosquito net, the best option is to not use the center pole. What I do is pitch the tarp between two relatively close trees, and tie a tight parachord line between the two...

In GEAR » Setting up a Golite Shangrila-la 3 for 3...tips?
December 20, 10:08am

Re: Hammocks
In terms of your pads that you use, can you tell me what the weight is on those and any comfort loss associated? Also, are you using a real sleeping bag or a quilt? Just making sure that I unders...

In GEAR » Speed Hike Sleep System Question
December 19, 11:02am

need to start over, I would not trust a repair of that magnitude
For Cuben fiber, it is extremely strong as long as there are no punctures. The minute there is a puncture, it loses it's strength almost completely and will tear from that point in a straight ...

In GEAR » How do I repair this Cuben Fiber Shelter?
December 14, 8:15am

stick with the emberlit, add an esbit attachment
I would stick with the wood burner and bring esbit cubes. They are light, do not take up a lot of space, can burn in cold and very high altitudes. They can also help you to start your fire if you...

In GEAR » Wood stove vs gas stove for winter backpacking.
December 14, 7:54am

Hammocks with underquilt and top quilt is my suggestion
I would use hammocks unless you are going over the treeline, and even then if you are close to rock faces you can usually find tie points on the rock faces. You can go as warm as you like (down ...

In GEAR » Speed Hike Sleep System Question
December 12, 11:30am

dont forget about loft
Here is a huge problem with doing what you are doing... loft. The more clothes you put on to help with the rating issue, the less loft you have available not only in your bag, but in your clothes ...

In GEAR » Would I regret using a 32 degree bag in sub zero temps?
September 27, 1:39pm

love the stuff but not sure about all the uses
For me, the first thing I did is read up on the pros and cons of the material. Biggest pros: very strong in wind (hense the use for saliboat windsails), waterproof, very good under tension. Co...

In GEAR » cuben fiber, is it worth the extra money.
September 21, 2:18pm

no problems with the older boots but...
sorry to hear that. I have had a pair of expedition boots for years that I hardly use anymore after I learned to use lighter boots but that pair of boots were pretty indestructable. sorry to hear...

In GEAR » Caution!!! ASOLO sole degrades
September 17, 10:21am

This works great for my wife and she is cold at 70 degrees!
The hot bottle trick is the way to go. Here is the trick if you are cold before getting into your bag: Put the hot water bottle in your bag for about ten minutes before you get in. durning that ...

In GEAR » "I'm a girl, and I don't make heat. It sucks." Sleeping bag opinions for super cold sleepers.
September 07, 10:13am

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