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WTB: Cuben scrap material
Hello all, I have an SMD Skyscape X tent and I’m interested in getting a cuben fiber footprint. I’m currently using a Tyvek footprint that is great, but at 4.2oz. its nearly 30% of the wei...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Cuben scrap material
March 15, 5:26pm

This season
I like this show but it can be so ridiculous sometimes. One guy has been lugging around a pair of wooden skis he found on one of the first legs. Last week two teams spent a day and a half hunt...

In Chaff » Ultimate Survival Alaska!?!?!
February 27, 12:19pm

PayPal Option?
Hi all, I'd like to request that BPL add a PayPal option for payments. Why? After the Target Visa fiasco I'm pulling back on giving individual merchants my credit card information. ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » PayPal Option?
February 27, 12:09pm

REI
I'm in the market for a NeoAir (although I'm looking for an Xtherm). I'll pick mine up via REI using the 20% off coupon. That would essentially match your price and have free shipp...

In Gear Swap » FS: New in Box NeoAir XLite Reg. -- $125 + Actual Shipping
February 27, 11:58am

PLB
I explained SPOT vs. PLB to my wife and she suggested I go with the PLB. I think the 'no news is not necessarily bad news' part was the differentiator.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tips to convince wife to let me go solo and still be around when I come back...
September 01, 9:17pm

Water repellent down
Interesting, they are going to all water repellent down in the bags.

In GEAR » REI 2014 Gear ... new tents, packs, etc.
August 27, 5:12pm

REI
The new return policy went into effect on 6/4/13. Items purchased before that time fall under the old policy.

In GEAR » New REI warranty, few questions about it......
August 22, 1:57pm

Polycryo
Thanks for the comments. I do have a polycryo sheet. This does a good job for water/mud protection. But, it won't do much in terms of puncture resistance. The Tyvek, on the other hand, ...

In GEAR » Tyvek footprint for Cuben Fiber Tent
August 22, 1:50pm

Tyvek footprint for Cuben Fiber Tent
Hi. I have lucked upon a Skyscape X CF tent. I do a lot of camping in rocky areas (e.g. on Mount Hood) and I am concerned about a rock poking a hole in the floor. I cut a Tyvek footprint that...

In GEAR » Tyvek footprint for Cuben Fiber Tent
August 22, 11:51am

Anish's comments
Hi, Sorry I haven't read all the posts and apologize if this has been mentioned. Anish gave here feedback on the ULA CDT here (grade C) http://runhikelivelove.blogspot.com/2013/08/gear-...

In GEAR » Anyone else slightly underwhelmed by ULA packs? [crickets chirping]
August 22, 8:56am

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