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Good results for wood
My scout troop used two halves this weekend to start two different campfires. The first was easy but the second took work because the wood we had was somewhat damp. Might not have gotten the second...

In Gear Deals » Relax-A-Fire Firestarters Lightweight, Quick, and Safe
May 18, 8:51pm

I'm really happy with my Catalyst. I have used it with a BV 500 carried sideways comfortably. Volume is plenty for me but I'm not carrying for the family. I've not gone beyond 25 pounds...

In GEAR » Larger Volume Pack Recommendations/Advice
April 29, 1:03am

Six moon designs lunar duo
I really like this tent. This is the heavier and cheaper version which works well for my wife and myself. It uses trekking poles.

In GEAR » Recommendations on affordable 2-person tent
April 24, 11:06pm

Received my bivy and tarp in three weeks
Mine showed up the day before a trip. Perfect timing. I placed my order the first day of the sale.

In Gear Deals » Keep an eye on Borah Gear
April 21, 9:41pm

Kevin's Hiking blog
Another resource for Northern California is Kevin's Hiking blog. Paul's website is also really useful. Thanks Paul.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Any websites for trip ideas?
April 04, 9:55am

Tick spotted last weekend
I found one crawling on my tarp at Point Reyes last weekend in NorCal. Nice opportunity to show my scouts one. The mosquitoes were out early too.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Portland/SW WA hikers: I got a tick today!
March 29, 9:38pm

I would rather bring a poly sheet that costs $10 to take the wear than wear out a tent. I've used the Duck window film ( and am happy with it. 3 ounces for a little protection works ...

In GEAR » Best lightweight footprints?
March 25, 8:29pm

Lots of good ideas
You've had some really good suggestions above. Here are a few more. Big Basin State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains has a great hike out to Berry Falls.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weekend Trip ideas needed (3/28 - 3/29) near San Francisco
March 24, 12:15am

Lunar Duo
My wife, who is not much of a camper, has been really happy in our lunar duo. It's big enough for the two of us (we're under six feet and have tons of room). I think you can fit a youngster...

In GEAR » Starting to go UL, looking at tents
March 13, 10:07pm

Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like it might be worth a flyer.

In GEAR » Uniqlo Light Hooded Jacket
March 10, 11:25pm

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MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
I've dealt with Cascade customer service on two occasions. The first time I called them about a car camping French press bought three or four years previously. The filter had cracked and so I want...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 22, 8:44pm