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Re: Getting used to tarps
Jeffrey, I just read all these excellent replies to your question about mozzies and miceys and tarps and tents. I have just one thing to add which appears to not have been said: If your stra...

In GEAR » Getting used to tarps
January 23, 10:22pm

Re: Re: math problem
Scott, thanks for pointing out the fabric sq ft vs protected sq ft. I missed that difference. So, that begs the question: What is the protected area of a Stealth NANO? Also, Chris: I just...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light Stealth NANO
February 24, 4:05pm

Re: math problem
I'm trying to understand the dimensions myself and can't make sense of it. I'm comparing the GG SpinnTwinn with the BMW Stealth NANO. 1. According to published specs by BPL and...

In GEAR » Backpacking Light Stealth NANO
February 24, 3:32pm

Stephenson Warmlight VBL year round?
Excellent article. I've wondered about VBL for years. Stephenson Warmlight sells their sleeping bags ONLY with non-removable VBL liner, as I understand it. They use FuzzyStuff. So how we...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vapor Barrier Liners
February 25, 12:47pm

Re: Bivy
Monty, how did your experience with bivy + down bag work out? Condensation problems? Did you always sleep in the bivy, or only in rain? I am considering a down bag/quilt + bivy setup myself.

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Testimony: The Fun Goes Up When The Weight Goes Down
February 25, 12:07pm

Umbrellas, DriClime
Living in Seattle and hiking in the Washington Cascades and Olympics, I get a lot of rainy days. Two things to add to this thread: 1. After reading Ray Jardine's Pacific Crest Trail Hiker&...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Lightweight Guide to Backpacking in Sustained, Cold Rain
February 07, 11:55pm

Re: Gatewood is my new friend
to Mike Nielson: I, too, have a Gatewood Cape and used it for a 5-week hike during Summer 2007, as well as other shorter trips last summer. Love it! As to your pondering adding a net...

In GEAR » Poll: Tarp/Bivy vs. Tent
February 07, 7:39pm

The PossumDown Beanie Hat is sold.

In Gear Swap » FS: PossumDown Beanie Hat
March 19, 12:11pm

FS: PossumDown Beanie Hat
I have one virtually unused PossumDown Beanie Hat which I purchased new here at BackpackingLight. Price: $28 (you save $10) Shipping: $2 USPS. Payment: PayPal I have only w...

In Gear Swap » FS: PossumDown Beanie Hat
February 29, 7:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Esbit or Alcohol or Bush Buddy?
Ken, one other thing about cooking under a tarp: I used a Gatewood Cape poncho-tarp this summer with my BushBuddy and never had problems cooking. I just set the BB outside the door while I sit in...

In GEAR » Esbit or Alcohol Stove?
January 24, 3:10pm

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