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Should get much abrasive use
I've never bear bagged on long hikes. It just doesn't happen and I mostly slept with my food. But... if I were to do another I'd carry Joe's bag for food where there wasn&...

In GEAR » Lightweight bear bag for long trips
October 27, 9:00pm

FS - ZPacks Pack Cover - Medium
It has been used for maybe 3-5 days of intermittent use. It has absolutely no holes, rubs or other defects. The only reason it is for sale is because it doesn't completely cover my Ohm 2.0 ...

In Gear Swap » FS - ZPacks Pack Cover - Medium
October 27, 6:46am

FS - HMG 8' x 10' Cuben Flat Tarp - SOLD
SOLD--SOLD--SOLD I have trimmed off the d-rings and replaced the guy lines so this is just the bare tarp in great condition. I've slept under it for 7-nights on the Wonderland Trail. It ...

In Gear Swap » FS - HMG 8' x 10' Cuben Flat Tarp - $250
October 26, 11:49am

Bag .... then tarp
Target a bag/quilt < 2 lbs. then buy a $50 8x10 sil-nylon tarp. You will be less than 4 lbs for both shelter and bag.

In GEAR » First Light purchase—sleeping bag/quilt or shelter?
October 26, 11:28am

Yea... I carry a fairly large (by BPL standards) sheet of tyvek to throw down. It keeps my stuff cleaner and I can find my small items rather than losing them in the dirt/grass. I'm n...

In GEAR » 3 Tarps: Choose 1
October 24, 5:04pm

Mine is about 8 oz.
I have the HMG 8 x 10 and I cut off the D-rings and just use Z-packs guy lines (the thicker stuff) and MSR groundhogs. The groundhogs + guy lines are as heavy as the tarp itself. I find 8&...

In GEAR » 3 Tarps: Choose 1
October 24, 4:42pm

I absolutely love my custom Goosefeet puffy. I took a leap of faith getting a custom piece made and it came out exactly what I wanted. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackingligh...

In GEAR » Another which down jacket thread
October 21, 10:53pm

Re: Layering for the go
That works great if you are on a long hike and your entire day consist of hiking and your entire camp time is enough to eat and jump in the bag. But 95% of people in the outdoors are not in t...

In GEAR » Webcast presentation from Sierra Designs about layering
October 14, 5:04am

My wallet.

In GEAR » What is your most used piece of gear?
October 09, 8:36pm

I must have a thyroid made of steel. I used that stuff on several multi-month trips. And the danger of making absolute statements about biocides is just that. I know for Chlorine it's eff...

In GEAR » liquid iodine?
September 28, 3:27pm

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Enlightened Equipment Prodigy - 30 deg
Some context: I've been backpacking for >25 years and I've done two long distance (>500 mile) hikes during that time, along with more than I can count < 100 mile excursions. I am ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
August 21, 11:34am