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Re: line
After fooling around with various lightweight bear bag line options I now take 60' of 550 standard military paracord. It weights about 3.5 oz but I've found that: *It rarely gets stuck,...

In GEAR » Bear bag line options
November 19, 1:04pm

Re: small camera
I purchased a refurb Nikon COOLPIX AW100 this past summer for about $160 and have been super pleased with it. It fits perfectly into the waist belt pocket of my Gregory Z55 pack. The camera inclu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Camera Recommendations
November 05, 11:50am

Re
More reference for many of these areas and trails that were mentioned: link: http://www.oriconline.org/what_to_do/trails_and_trips/backpacking_trips.htm

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Looking for 50 to 100 mile loop trail in Colorado. Suggestions?
May 30, 10:04pm

Re: replies
Thanks for all the replies! Looks like I'll bring the entire tent and perhaps invest in a headnet. -Tom

In GEAR » Tent advice: Yellowstone mosquitos in early July?
May 30, 9:31pm

Re: Pertex
I have OR Verglas Gaiters made of Pertex 3L and they breath fairly well. This Sunshower Sombrero has Pertex 2.5L which is a slight bit thinner so I imagine you'd be happy.

In GEAR » anyone tried this OR hat with Pertex rain cover?
May 26, 12:24pm

Tent advice: Yellowstone mosquitos in early July?
I'm planning a trip to do about 18 miles in the north side of Yellowstone (in Black Canyon) 6/30 - 7/2. The trip will be three days with lots of fly fishing in the afternoons. I have an MSR C...

In GEAR » Tent advice: Yellowstone mosquitos in early July?
May 26, 12:11pm

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^How much do you inflate your pad? I like a firm support so mine is usually about 90%+ and I've been cold in the 20s. Some have mentioned letting more air out to make it warmer.

In GEAR » NeoAir Xtherm vs. BA IAC...
December 08, 1:27pm

WM Bag
^^Ryan- your 20deg WM bag has insulation all the way around, right? My BA down bag relies totally on the pad for insualtion with the bottom sleeve.

In GEAR » NeoAir Xtherm vs. BA IAC...
December 08, 11:42am

BAIAC
I've had the BAIAC for a year now and I think it's good value for the price. I've had it out over a dozen nights in temps from mid 50s to low 20s. In the lower 20s I felt cold- paired...

In GEAR » NeoAir Xtherm vs. BA IAC...
December 08, 9:43am

OR
Outdoor Research makes a few options. Their classic Baclava works well. This year I upgraded to the one with wind-stopper material over the face and now use my classic one specifically for backpa...

In GEAR » Recommend a hat/balaclava
December 07, 10:40am

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