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Re: Flat tarps, rectangular tarps and bivy sacks
If you're going to be in a bivy any way, why not get an event bivy. Lighter than the tarp bivy combo, smaller foot print, and you could leave you sleeping bag etc. packed in it for convenience....

In GEAR » Flat tarps, rectangular tarps and bivy sacks
July 08, 11:58am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: weight
Dan, you are correct. I was looking for exactly what you see here. I asked for a ridge that would accommodate a cone. You provided the ridge making skills and I then went to TD for a ti cone. You d...

In GEAR » custom Lite Trail cook Kit
July 08, 11:52am

Re: Re: Re: Re: weight
Height from the bottom of the pot to the "ground" is ~2". This accommodates both a starlyte (modified or not) and a gram cracker. The ridge on my pot is not at the 2cuplevel. I'm...

In GEAR » custom Lite Trail cook Kit
July 08, 8:52am

Re: Ula
I view them as two different packs for different purposes. They are both comfortable, carry their respective load well, and are pretty :) The Kalais has more bells and whistles. Ie, load lifters...

In GEAR » Any thoughts on the HMG 4400 Southwest
July 07, 3:04pm

weight
Found my scale. The cone weighs 0.6oz and the tyvek sleeve just bumps it up to 0.7oz.that means it's an equal weight with my original LT Cook Kit. So no weight savings but it is cool to have a ...

In GEAR » custom Lite Trail cook Kit
July 07, 6:48am

Re: Re: Re: Any thoughts on the HMG 4400 Southwest
Torso, my wife tells me my torso length is 20". So the large fits me great. I tried a medium porter once but found it too small. I hope you find something that works for you. :)

In GEAR » Any thoughts on the HMG 4400 Southwest
July 06, 5:15pm

Re: custom Lite Trail cook Kit
IIRC the weight is about an ouce. I'll get my scale out and double check the weight. I remember it doesnt actually save weight over the original Lite Trail kit though. It will pack up and stay ...

In GEAR » custom Lite Trail cook Kit
July 06, 5:00pm

Re: 1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
I'm impressed! Nice work. What are the final dimensions?

In Make Your Own Gear » 1oz/yd2 Cuben Tarp-Shelter Prototype
July 06, 3:53pm

Re: Any thoughts on the HMG 4400 Southwest
Hi pat, While I don't have the SW I do have a wind rider 4400. I add a couple pictures here to try and help out. I also should mention this is a size large. The first picture is looking at the...

In GEAR » Any thoughts on the HMG 4400 Southwest
July 06, 3:34pm

custom Lite Trail cook Kit
About a year ago I saw a post by Dan Y, aka Zelph, where he added a ridge to a ti pot which got me thinking. After some emails between him and Rand over at trail designs, I have this: a custom ...

In GEAR » custom Lite Trail cook Kit
July 06, 3:15pm

All Reader Reviews by James DeGraaf

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Elemental Horizons Kalais
I love this pack and this video describes some of the reasons why.

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
September 25, 7:18pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
Ron at Mountain Laurel Designs puts together some of the best UL equipment made today. I firmly believe this have have fully put my trust (and money) into outstanding products that come from his shop....

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 25, 2:07pm