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Average BPL Hiker
So, the majority of BPLers: carry a pack from 40-60 liters with a base weight of 8 to 16 pounds and 2 trekking poles. Sleeping in a tent or under a tarp with a down quilt/sleeping bag and pillow is...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 09, 2:28pm

A Slightly Different Look
Will, Great job on the series. I would make a comment on the difference between the first and second gear lists in that (it seems to me) the only real difference is in the fleece bottoms and th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain SuperUltraLight Backpacking – Going SUL in the Mountains with Adequate Shelter, Insulation, and Rain Protection. Part 3: M-SUL Base Weight Gear Lists
June 14, 4:33pm

Re: Tarp camping in the southern US
Can you have a good hot weather camping experience in a tarp? In a word, Yes. I backpack/camp primarily (90%) in the southeast. I only use a tarp. I define a tarp as a single wall shelter withou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tarp camping in the southern US
September 28, 4:07pm

Re: SUL in a hammock... Lil' help?
Just saw this video on another thread. It shows different methods for hanging a hammock that would be useful for those like me that need to see it. Thought these methods looked very easy and useful...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SUL in a hammock... Lil' help?
August 30, 3:58pm

Pillow Wanted
+1 on the BPL pillow. I have not found them in small quantities. This pillow is perfect for me to use on a pad or off a pad; on my back or on my side. It weighs practically nothing. I would also li...

In Gear Deals » Product Ideas and Feedback Wanted
June 04, 7:33pm

Wide, Short Pad
Just my 2 cents worth, but I have been looking for a 24"x48"x1" pad. I have a Therm-A-Rest Prolite 4 Large and a Therm-A-Rest Prolite 3 Short. The 4 large is the perfect width. I can...

In Gear Deals » Product Ideas and Feedback Wanted
June 04, 7:26pm

Try this combo
8.25 oz - ZPacks Hexamid CF Tent 1.6 oz - GossamerGear Polycro Ground Cloth 5.35 Oz - DriDucks (modded) your numbers 15.20 Oz Total Pros - Excellent coverage from rain, Dedicated Rain Jacket...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Approaching 4lb barrier....need feedback on modded MLD Poncho Tarp Specifically
August 12, 8:06pm

Katabatic Quilt
Just mu insight into the quilt and its system. I have the long Palisade quilt, rated at 30 degrees. I have used it for approximately 10 nights ranging from roughly 20 degrees to 60 degrees. 4 of th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Katabatic Sawatch 15 Quilt and Crestone Hood Review
February 23, 4:50pm

Re: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo Ultralight Modular Shelter System Review
In the Comparisons section, you note that neither the Gossamer Gear SpinnTwin tarp or the MLD Grace Solo or Grace Duo tarps have a beak. However, they are significantly longer than the HMG tarps. T...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo Ultralight Modular Shelter System Review
January 12, 5:54pm

Re: Big 3 as loaners
This reply may be a little late, but maybe not too late. I think you should look at Slumberjack sleeping bags. I know that these are not on many people's radar, but the are very reasonable p...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Recommend Big 3 as "loaners" for Scouts
September 03, 2:42pm

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