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Bugs vs tarp shelters
So far, I've refrained from using tarp shelters in heavy mosquito country. I have a Go-Lite Hex which seems like it might be effective vs bugs with door shut. Can anybody offer an informed opi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bugs vs tarp shelters
March 13, 1:23pm

Cooking fish
Twice I've just gutted some fish and laid them on a bed of clear coals for a few minutes. It works okay, and obviously requires no equipment. I've used this method more frequently for meat.

In Fishing » Cooking Fish - Ultralight Style
March 13, 1:09pm

Re: Re: Esbit Stoves as Winter Heat Source
Not clear what you mean by "external heat source." If you're thinking "space heater," or "campfire," then you need to re-think. For a day trip in Northern Pres...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Esbit Stoves as Winter Heat Source
March 28, 7:34am

How many are too many?
I've owned eight backpacking tents including two small domes (SD, NF) a Eureka four-pole dome, a K-mart puptent and a bunch of tarps & tarp shelters. Currently I have my eye on Golight pup-...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tent Philo
December 15, 7:47pm

condensation & bivvy
The top on mine is water resistant & bottom is waterproof. Frankly condensation hasn't been a major problem, though it has felt clammy when used without sleeping bat in mild weather. In ver...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bivvy bag as standard gear
December 15, 7:39pm

Bivvy bag as standard gear
In recent years I've almost always used a relatively lightweight, breathable water-resistant bivouac sack made by OR to protect sleeping bag, extend its range and enable me to use smaller groun...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bivvy bag as standard gear
December 13, 1:22am

Tent Philo
I recently acquired a GoLight Hex tent and am partly wishing I'd held out for one of the "Tipi" styles made by Kifaru or Titanium Goat. Their smaller models are about 60% or so bigger...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tent Philo
December 12, 11:25pm

All Reader Reviews by john seward

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MEC BRIO
This line of packs in three different models, each in small, medium and large suspension, is possibly best value available for internal frame packs. They come in 40 liters, 50+ and 70 liters and ar...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
December 13, 12:55am

Trangia Hunter kit
Nice pot size for one person. I've used this for trips up to four nights and in temps to middle twenties in forest and alpine. It works good but uses quite a bit of fuel and consumption is predict...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 13, 12:46am

ID SilShelter
I've owned and used this tent for 30 nights in past 18 months and can compare it with several other tarp shelters I also use. At one pound it's less than half the weight of my next-heaviest sh...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 13, 12:39am

Integral Designs Siltarp 2
Mistake here, I meant to review SilShelter, not tarp

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 13, 12:28am

Golite Hex 3
I own a Hex. The question is whether it's better than Black Diamond Megamid and I think it is, though it's slightly heavier and not functionally larger. It's NOT an IMMENSE tent, but much ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 12, 11:52pm

Twin Peaks MSR
The only question is whether this is better than Black Diamond Betamid Light. After carefully checking manufacturers' specs, I believe the MSR is slightly larger and heavier. The bigger size makes...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
December 12, 11:38pm