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Re: U.S. Plastics
How much does the 12 oz and 16 oz variety weigh? Do you have a digital scale? Can you post some pics? I've always tried to eat out of my pot or from steam-in-bags, but the bowl with lid id...

In GEAR » Which makes better sense for solo?
August 10, 5:07pm

Where to backpack in Gila Wilderness, NM?
I am thinking of throwing together a last minute CDT section hike with a loop of some sort somewhere in the Gila Wilderness or nearby. I'd like to hit some decent elevation and want to have pl...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to backpack in Gila Wilderness, NM?
August 10, 2:11pm

Re: Altaplex on CT
I've been in love with my Hexamid Solo (a 2013 variant), but I bought it right before the Altaplex and Solplex shelters came out (2014?). Originally, when I bought the Hexamid Solo, I wanted J...

In GEAR » ZPacks Altaplex - Experienced Users
August 05, 11:03pm

How to prevent slipping and sliding
I have never tried velcro directly on the floor but am tempted to try it. I would suspect that it would work better on a cuben tent floor / groundsheet than silnylon. A silnylon floor with a slic...

In GEAR » Velcro to secure sleeping pad
June 26, 6:42am

Re: Re: Re: Good ultralight, durable, compact umbrella?
Tony, Looks like Campmor has them, but not in silver. :( Gossamer Gear has been out of stock for a while. What to do?

In GEAR » Good ultralight, durable, compact umbrella?
June 04, 8:23am

Re: Re: Good ultralight, durable, compact umbrella?
Hi there Tony, Do you happen to know of any source for the Euroschirm (aka GoLite Chrome Dome) other than direct from Germany? I accidentally ordered the wrong one from campmor--it's not th...

In GEAR » Good ultralight, durable, compact umbrella?
June 03, 10:58pm

Best of the chrome dome umbrellas: Golite vs. ?
Is there anything out there better than the Golite model? Anything lighter in weight and as robust (if not better)? If someone can point me to the lightest umbrella that is decently strong, I'...

In GEAR » Best of the chrome dome umbrellas: Golite vs. ?
May 03, 10:59am

Re: Re: Advice on picking a rain kilt/skirt
Hi Chad, I'm actually pretty happy with the zippered version. I originally thought I'd prefer the older one (mostly to save weight), and even considered having Joe make me one from ligh...

In GEAR » Advice on picking a rain kilt/skirt
April 27, 8:02pm

Water-resistant down?
From a cursory glance at the replies here, it seems that some seem to favor synthetic insulation to deal with sustained cold, humid conditions, whereas others stick to down. Does anyone know if th...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 19, 10:38am

Sealskinz?
Wow, thanks all for the plethora and variety of responses to my post. I'll also look forward to hearing Chad's comments and experiences as he was hiking the same trail the day I finished u...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 23, 9:03pm

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