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Re: Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
Yup, EMS has been going the same route for a while now. They are definitely geared toward an inventory of outdoor clothing with usage as more a fashion statement than actual BC gear. I feel for the...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 23, 2:13pm

Re: Shelter/Tarp vs. Free Standing Tent: HMG Echo / Yama Cirriform vs. Big Agnes Flycreek UL
The wife and I are FC2 users, and we are always together on the trail so splitting the shelter weight is not a bad choice here in the hot, humid and buggy east coast. It is hard to find a shelter m...

In GEAR » Shelter/Tarp vs. Free Standing Tent: HMG Echo / Yama Cirriform vs. Big Agnes Flycreek UL
June 19, 9:21pm

Re: modified soldering iron
Joshua, sorry I didn't return to this thread until now to answer your question. I did pretty much the exact same thing as William did in the above post. As stated you will want a powerful...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fray Check
June 13, 7:59pm

deal vs satisfaction experience
If you have chosen a bag and want the best deal your choices are limited with WM...and for obvious reasons being their quality allows them to control their price and until something changes in the ...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag – What others should I consider?
June 13, 10:54am

Re: Best price
Google Hermits hut. I believe he sells below retail and you have the option of a free 2 oz. overfill. jimmyb

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag – What others should I consider?
June 04, 8:59pm

Re: Trampoline backs are cooler
I would have to agree, at least the way the Exos 48 fits me, that I have no issues with center of gravity over previous packs I've owned relying on foam padding for support or to channel heat a...

In GEAR » Good ~50L pack with "trampoline" (off the back) suspension and extension collar?
June 04, 10:45am

Re: Sun Shirt
I have several Columbia silver ridge LS shirts that I bought on close outs. They claim a 50 SPF rating and are very comfortable. I bought them when I went with clothing as a defense against bugs in...

In GEAR » Sun Shirt
June 04, 6:45am

Re: Sleeping Bag – What others should I consider?
If you choose any of the high quality bags or quilts you will be getting a more conservative rating but ultimately a lot depends on how warm or cold you sleep along with all the other consideration...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag – What others should I consider?
June 03, 9:11pm

Re: how do you prepare freeze-dried meals ?
John, when I was using the FDed meals I boiled water, poured in bag, waited recommended time and ate out of the foil bag taking turns spooning from the bag with my wife. The double portion meals fe...

In GEAR » how do you prepare freeze-dried meals ?
June 01, 9:13pm

Re: Fray Check
Thanks for the tip Monique. Although a hot knife can be great for heavier synth. fabric like sunbrella. I found it not so great on the UL stuff. I used a modified soldering iron to cut all the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fray Check
May 30, 3:03pm

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