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Floorless advantage
Usually floorless shelters are considered only for the weight savings. One of the biggest advantages is often overlooked: the ability to set up on a site that is far from ideal. There are times whe...

In GEAR » Quest for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July
December 17, 9:46am

Since you asked
Lightheart gear is working on a floorless shelter that matches what you are looking for, hopefully to be out by March. Their shelter is based on a design I came up with after using the Wild Oasis f...

In GEAR » Quest for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July
December 16, 8:43pm

Bivy in storms.
From my experience, a bivy is fine in a storm as long as it starts after bedtime. To hang out in one during a rainy evening could be a drag. I have not used bivys with a hoop or mini tent over the ...

In GEAR » Shelter for JMT/Sierras
December 15, 4:30pm

re The Movie
Knowing that I have done the PCTmy mother in law has asked me about first the book and now the movie. My answer was the same for both; I don't do Oprah, I'll pass.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT movie with Reese Witherspoon coming out
December 15, 12:41pm

It looks like their use of asymmetry achieves the same thing I was shooting for, lots of cross ventilation. It is nice to see some really different designs coming out, I am really looking forward t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Floorless shelter update.
December 14, 3:14pm

Good question, wrong forum.
The original question of which piece of survival gear to choose is a good one, assuming that your philosophy is that you need to carry one. As is very obvious by now, most people on this forum do n...

In Chaff » hatchet vs large survival knife?
December 12, 11:20am

Reminds me of the time:
Twenty odd years ago I did the JMT with a bivy but no tarp. I didn't have really light gear then but I was being a minimalist when I could. It was a classic, heavier, bivy and worked fine the c...

In GEAR » Leaving tarp at home
December 04, 6:55am

re pack
Keep in mind that your heaviest loads will be on some of the roughest terrain. If you have a lot of snow in the Sierras you want a pack that not only is comfortable but that controls the load. The ...

In Gear Lists » pct thru hike
December 03, 12:29pm

Its gonna be a real tent.
Judy at LightHeart Gear is almost done with her prototype. When she has pictures or dates on her facebook page I will post links in the Gear section. All I know for sure now is that she plans to ha...

In Make Your Own Gear » Floorless shelter update.
December 02, 6:42pm

Don't forget windscreen.
I saw hikers, with both alcohol and canister stoves, without windscreens wondering why it was taking so long to get their water to a boil. With a Jetboil this is already taken care of, but if you g...

In GEAR » PCT: jetboil or DIY stove
December 01, 7:32am

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