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Re: Re: GoLite Quest question??
I have the large size BearVault BV400, sorry, should have mentioned that. They do work. On a trip last August to Mt. Marcy in the Adirondacks, a bear got to some campers packs in the leanto next to...

In GEAR » GoLite Quest question??
February 24, 5:26am

Re: GoLite Quest question??
My pack arrived on the 14th and I just came in from a 4 mile hike/snowshoe with 31 lbs. in the pack and my 6 lb. snowshoes strapped to the pack when I didn't need them. When I got the Quest I...

In GEAR » GoLite Quest question??
February 18, 2:23pm

GoLite Quest question??
Mine is somewhere on a UPS truck. Due here on the 14th. I will be loading it up and testing up to 40 lbs. I plan on using it for a nine day trip in August in the High Sierra. I bought it after sear...

In GEAR » GoLite Quest question??
February 09, 7:06pm

Re: Re: tarp tent
I don't chime in often, but it pisses me off to see someone have an opinion like that and post anonymously. Talk about not being a member!! To business; I own a cloudburst not the newest version....

In Gear Swap » WTB: tarptent
May 19, 2:12pm

Wisp pack
email on the way.

In Gear Swap » FS: Granite Gear Wisp Pack
March 19, 9:02am

Silicone strips in Tarptent?
I have a Cloudburst and I would recommend striping the floor. It does keep your bag from sliding around. Thanks for posting, it reminded me to re-apply another coating this spring! Jim Ells

In GEAR » Silicone strips in Tarptent?
March 17, 6:18pm

cozy material
I have made my own cozies from reflectix. It can be purchased by the foot in 16" and 24" widths, and works great. I used foil tape to close seams. I have also used the foil tape and hardware cloth ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating Brown Rice
August 28, 4:54pm

I tore my meniscus working around the house! Had surgery in January and started running etc., in March. I just returned from 10 days with the Sierra Club on a service trip doing trail maintenance i...

In Chaff » Torn Meniscus
August 28, 4:50pm

tyvek envelopes
I did take this to Chaff several days ago, but it's fun reading this in either forum. Tyvek underwear? Jim

In Make Your Own Gear » Good use for Tyvek from Post Office Envelopes?
August 06, 6:23pm

Family Tent
Genevieve, I own a Tarptent Cloudburst, and to use someone else's words, you'll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands. My point is that Doug's advice about the Rainshadow is worth a long look. My...

In GEAR » Family Tent
August 05, 5:11am

All Reader Reviews by Jim Ells

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Gossamer Gear Mariposa
I really like this pack, but I can't keep the stays in their sleeve. I think the better solution would be to design the flap with a cup to catch the stays, they seem to have a propensity for sliding a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 28, 5:03pm

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Pad
Oh how I love this thing. I sleep better than in my own bed. It is comfy, stays in my Mica bags sleeve like it was intended to, and almost never lets me down. Almost being the night it stopped holding...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
August 07, 6:43pm