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Re: Abela's list
@Gary, Thanks for the kind comments, and suggestion. I looked at the Locus Gear, but I failed to see an insert made by them. So that nullifies it as a "fully enclosed" shelter. ...

In GEAR » Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
February 13, 12:46am

Re: Re: Re: Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
Technically, I think, it goes to a bigsky shelter... but their website is so screwed up and hard to understand I cannot make heads or tails of their shelter specs... so, yeah, MLD Patrol it shall b...

In GEAR » Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
February 12, 10:37am

Re: FS: SMD Deschutes Tarp
spent some time under a CF one of these... feels bigger under one of these than the zpacks hexamid... and not just because it is, but the slight difference in design... both still are basically a h...

In Gear Swap » FS: SMD Deschutes Tarp
February 12, 9:52am

Re: Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
Just my thoughts... Why not let the decision rest on if you want a head entry shelter or a side entry shelter. Both are going to be about the same, when it comes down to everything else... ...

In GEAR » Cuben tarp comparison: MLD Patrol Vs Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus
February 12, 9:49am

Re: Re: Why I Won't Buy From Certain Outdoor Cottage Gear Makers
Since you can't name who you are complaining about, your post will absolutely be of no use. If that is the case, then either you don't care enough to get the point of my post, or you jus...

In Chaff » Why I Won't Buy From Certain Outdoor Cottage Gear Makers
February 12, 7:38am

Re: Last piece of Down
ah, ya saw that huh. i now have two down pieces of gear left... a nunatak down balaclava and a feathered friends down booties. I very likely will keep these two items a very very long time - they ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened Equipment "Revelation" quilt. 30° 800 GDD Reg/Wide Coyote/Coyote
February 04, 3:01pm

Re: FS: Enlightened Equipment "Revelation" quilt. 30° 800 GDD Reg/Wide Coyote/Coyote
SOLD

In Gear Swap » FS: Enlightened Equipment "Revelation" quilt. 30° 800 GDD Reg/Wide Coyote/Coyote
February 04, 9:17am

Re: MSR e-wing as emergency shelter
Hey Diane, Well you have definitely thought this through, that is nice to see. I think the main thing that I would address is that all four of your well thought out questions are mostly nulli...

In Philosophy & Technique » MSR e-wing as emergency shelter
February 01, 7:48pm

Re: Re: OR Helium II? Have you tested it?
Every rain jacket is going to wet out eventually... but like David above, I found that the OR Helium II just did not perform up to other rain jackets out there. That said, for its price-range (a...

In GEAR » OR Helium II? Have you tested it?
February 01, 2:40pm

Re: HikeFor
Top of their website: 2013 Sponsor? ...yeah, now that inspires me to trust this website...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Philanthropy/Fundraising website
January 27, 10:44am

All Reader Reviews by John Abela

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Black Rock Gear Hadron

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
August 02, 6:44pm

ZPacks ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp & HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter
ZPacks Hexamid Solo Tarp ZPacks HexaNet Solo Bug Shelter h...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 27, 10:34pm

Jetboil Sol Ti
Hello Everybody, I was able to acquire the new Jetboil Sol Ti recently and I have now had a chance to use it in the field - inclu...

In Backpacks - Frameless
April 11, 3:00pm