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Agreed with Jerry A pyramid of whatever size is also much easier to make that any sort of shaped shelter. I always try to reinvent the wheel on MYOG shelters, but in the end it is very hard to ma...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified A-Frame tarp, fully enclosed
August 04, 10:45am

Thanks for the trip report. I have always wanted to go on that one, but have shied away from the reports of the number of people on the route. Might have to schedule it for "off season&quo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Four Pass Loop - 07/11 - 07/14
July 31, 8:04am

My vote is a big yes. Not so much for condensation, but for heat release. I find that if it is sunny and you are in a mid for any reason, it is excruciatingly hot (just like in a tent). I find t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 29, 8:12am

Sides are made of 30d silnylon. I make my own mids. I was going to use it in a 10x10 pyramid or a flat tarp. It fit fine in both. I am 6'3". I fit fine. My bag and head did just ba...

In Gear Swap » Bearpaw WD Pyratent 1.5 Extended Length and Width Like New
July 26, 11:46am

Still available
I haven't heard back from Will. Net tent is still available. Thanks Ben

In Gear Swap » Bearpaw WD Pyratent 1.5 Extended Length and Width Like New
July 26, 11:09am

Bearpaw WD Pyratent 1.5 Extended Length and Width Like New
*******SOLD TO WILL******* Bought from another forum member. My trip this summer never materialized, so I never used it. Just set up in the basement once. Like new Bearpaw Wilderness Desi...

In Gear Swap » Bearpaw WD Pyratent 1.5 Extended Length and Width Like New
July 24, 9:14am

Another option you have with a double wall tent and heat is just a simple Mr Buddy heater. I have used a Mr Buddy in a Cabelas Alaskan Guide tent as well as other family car camping tents and it g...

In GEAR » Tent for car camping?
July 09, 8:51am

Thanks for posting that. My first backpacking trip ever was out of the Meadows trailhead. Ben

In Post-Trip Reports » White River Lollipop Loop, Flat Tops Wilderness
June 23, 8:59am

Trader joes
I have settled Trader Joe's instant coffee. It is single serve packets with sugar and sweetener included. Just dump it in a hot cup of water, stir and you are finished. Best part is you ge...

In GEAR » Ultralight Coffee Options
June 08, 1:15pm

Design Questions
Andy When I made that tent and all of my other shelters, I paid no attention to what direction the weave was going. I haven't noticed any ill effects of that. Others with more knowledge and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tent sewing question
June 07, 7:59am

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