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All Forum Posts by David Goodyear

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on person survival gear
I carry an assortment of on person survival gear attached to loops in my pockets and on a lanyard around my neck. this way I can always start a fire,cut something and signal - even if I get separa...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
February 20, 9:26pm

Pitch
I've use my modified GL-3 for 4 winters now and can deal with the frost up fairly well. You may need a tighter pitch. I added a snow skirt on 5 sides. after I have it pitched and snow on the sk...

In Winter Hiking » Golite SL3/tarp issues
February 20, 9:02pm

food issues
Sorry that your body has issues with foods. That must make it really difficult to plan what to eat on the trail. I guess my post was just to say- try to make it palatable. You might check out s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking on calorie deficit and ideal energy distribution...
August 06, 10:40am

Barf factor
At some point it becomes a chore to take in enough calories to offset the calorie deficit, sometimes to the point of " I cant eat another thing". On a high energy winter sled trip las...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking on calorie deficit and ideal energy distribution...
August 06, 7:59am

bug net
Here is a cheap floorless model. If you know someone that can sew, then you can add a floor for a little more. I don't expect you to have more than $30 into it when finished. Hope this help...

In Gear Swap » WTB 2 person bug tent, net
August 06, 5:54am

update
Success! While not ultra-light the mods on the SL-3 worked fine and protected me in a blizzard that dumped 3 feet of snow in 2 days last Feb in northern Canada. Mods: * and umbrella like pole ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 4 season mod for Hex-3
August 03, 5:21am

bag/quilt
a bag/quilt combo is more versatile. I used a -20 MH lamina with a 25 deg enlightened equipment quilt over it and was comfy down to -38 F. The cool thing is that the moisture layer moved into the q...

In GEAR » Best 2-bag Sleep System for Deep Winter?
June 25, 9:56pm

many variables
The most important variable is snow condition. are you on a packed trail or will you be sinking up to your butt in loose powder? Is there a crust or is the snow like granulated sugar? What is the ...

In Winter Hiking » Snowshoe sizing when pulling a pulk
December 30, 8:50am

yup
Finished my second season with a modular external frame backpack. Love it Dave http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=48577&a...

In Make Your Own Gear » One Pack Frame-Multiple Pack Bags
December 30, 8:14am

2013
2013 will be a banner year. * 2012 was a transition year. I've been in decent shape and could do all of the hikes that I planned, but I never pushed myself. The Search and rescue group that ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 2013 Plans
December 30, 6:41am

All Reader Reviews by David Goodyear

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caldera cone w gram cracker esbit stove snow peak solo
Just returned from a 4 day bushwhacking trip. This setup achieved 2 near boils (small bubbles) per esbit tab. Morning and night temps in the mid 30's - water taken from cold creeks. I allotted 4 t...

In Stoves - Other
October 08, 7:52am

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I bought this tent before becoming a member of this site. When I read the review of the SL-1, I was worried about its stability and durability. I am not a tarp camper so the seedhouse seemed to be the...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 12, 7:22am