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I SAW BIGFOOT!
On TV. Never in real life, although I am a skeptic who occasionally gets spooked at night. Anybody have any experience with this? I figure that a large community who spends lots of time in t...

In Chaff » I SAW BIGFOOT!
August 08, 4:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Review: ZPacks Duplex
I thought about the additional tie-outs as well, but I kinda doubt the webbing attachment is reinforced strongly enough to withstand harsh wind. It is designed to hold a rolled-up door, after al...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
July 01, 4:26pm

Good to know
Thanks, John. ZPacks is seriously awesome. And the Duplex?? The very best backpacking tent ever. Yeah, it costs a lot. But so does a Ferrari. You get what you pay for, and I like havin...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
July 01, 11:45am

Black Tac-Toggles
I ordered them right from the company in black. They were already available in that color. Also, any idea if ZPacks would be able to retrofit my Duplex with the new hardware? I like the toggl...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
July 01, 11:24am

Paint 'em
Problem with ti stakes? You will lose them. I do a lot of Gorge/Mt Hood hiking and these suckers drive me crazy. Every time I pack up, I spend 20 minutes trying to locate a stake. As careful as ...

In GEAR » Best tent stake for Cascades/PNW
June 15, 6:52pm

Any good deals on Xtherms?
I am trying to get my gf a really nice warm pad. Sometimes I see ThermaRest Xtherms for crazy cheap prices (seconds?) but I haven't seen any lately. Know any good holes I should be fishing in?

In GEAR » Any good deals on Xtherms?
May 06, 12:52am

Chess board
I used a sharpie to draw a chess board on my sleeping pad. And used a sharpie to draw piece names (KQNBRP) on checkers. Two games in one, almost no weight. I normally play dominoes now,...

In GEAR » Chess in the Backcountry
May 03, 6:13pm

FS: ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp w/ Beak and Cuben Groundsheet
SOLD IN 20 MINUTES!!! I have used this in my backyard a few nights-it is really amazing! Almost brand new! Believe the hype! I recently bought a Duplex to make my girlfriend happy, and p...

In Gear Swap » FS: ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp w/ Beak and Cuben Groundsheet
May 03, 6:03pm

EE Accomplice
Everything ZPacks is top notch. Top notch is kinda spendy. However, the EE quilts are better (IMHO) due to the vertical baffles. Seriously-this is a huge advantage. Get the 800 fill with ...

In GEAR » Options for two person quilts?
April 26, 1:06am

These might work
They were at REI. I think the Tac-toggles through the grosgrain is a better solution, though. With prussik knot along the guyout line, it is just like the tarptent or SMD solution. Simple and e...

In GEAR » Review: ZPacks Duplex
April 13, 10:30am

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