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lighter than most tents
A hammock setup is lighter than most tents. It is not as light as sleeping under your poncho on a sheet of tyvek. Hammocking gives me the most comfortable nights sleep for the lowest weight. I pref...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What's Your View Towards Hammocks?
March 22, 1:51pm

virus?
Could the OP possibly have a virus or malware installed on his system doing this? Eric B can you take a screenshot of what it is that is irritating you?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Annoying links in our text
March 22, 1:26pm

carbon stakes
Not to take away from the OP especially if he is considering producing them but ti-goat sells these. http://www.titaniumgoat.com/stakes.html I have no affiliation to them nor have I ordered fro...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Carbon Fiber stakes
March 22, 12:19pm

I don't use one
I don't use a biner on my bear bag. There is almost always a knot that can accomplish the task of a biner or most mechanical fasteners. Tying a bear bag without a biner is hardly any more compl...

In GEAR » PCT Bear Bag Hanging - no biner
March 22, 11:30am

smartphone
Is a cell phone as good as any dedicated device? Mostly no but It depends on the device. They are getting close. My current phone is better than most of my previous cameras, GPS's, MP3 play...

In GEAR » Which way to go in electronic gadgets: Camera, GPS, cell phone combos
March 22, 11:10am

PIF
Is it really PIF when there are strings attached? Is it really PIF when you require the receiver to pay shipping? All these PIF threads are getting tiresome.

In Gear Swap » PIF: New Yaktrax Walkers
March 22, 10:29am

types of meals
[q]I want my own boiler but I'd like to know what type of meals you guys are preparing with it. Is it pretty much for freezer bag cooking? Is there more versatility to it than that? I'm nai...

In GEAR » The Kettle is coming !
March 21, 11:20am

stuff
I stuff everything tarp, hammock, quilts. It's the easiest fastest way to pack and deploy and with the tarp and hammock I leave one end attached so they don't pick up dirt and debris. Deplo...

In GEAR » Tarp Stuffing
March 18, 10:13am

Re: Re: Re: woman's list?
[quote]I too could use some help with outfitting my gf. I'm slowly convincing her to bring less items but she is not as experienced or confident as I am. In fact, some general advice for gettin...

In Gear Lists » woman's list?
March 18, 10:06am

best
We need more detail, are you hiking? base camping? expecting tropical storms? This is backpackinglight and your going to get a lightweight bias from here even if that's not the right tool for t...

In GEAR » Once and For All: Best Ultralight Hammock?
March 18, 9:39am

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