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Re: Re: Nemo Hornet or Blaze 2p
Here's a brief review: http://treelinebackpacker.com/2015/08/01/nemo-blaze-2p-review/ I think the main question is how the gossamer fabric will perform

In GEAR » Nemo Hornet or Blaze 2p
August 20, 10:27am

Re: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 Wrap-Up
At 21oz and roughly 9' x 8', that Nemo Apollo 3P pyramid tarp could be a good alternative to a lot of the cottage mids. That's a lot of space for the weight Also, the updated SMD Fus...

In Editor's Roundtable » Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015 Wrap-Up
August 19, 12:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Big Sky Chinook 2P
Ventilation is fine. It has the two peak vents, and you can roll up the bottom of the fly for a little more ventilation, making the Chinook basically equal to the Revelation as far as ventilation i...

In GEAR » Big Sky Chinook 2P
August 18, 6:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: counter balance vs PCT
I don't think the counter balance is superior to the PCT hang in any way. They are equal in how high off the ground you can get the food. If a branch is 20 ft off the ground and I secure my...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hanging A Bear Bag PCT style
August 14, 9:06pm

Re: Experiences with ordering from MEC in the US
I've ordered from MEC twice. I remember it taking about 10-14 days for both orders to arrive, and I wasn't charged anything beyond what I paid for shipping from MEC. The Post Office deliver...

In GEAR » Experiences with ordering from MEC in the US
August 13, 10:41am

Re: Re: Big Sky Chinook 2P
The tent is working out great. Still my favorite tent yet. I've used it a total of 16 nights now (4 in Utah, 4 in Ansel Adams Wilderness in CA, and 8 around AZ). It's done well in wind, rai...

In GEAR » Big Sky Chinook 2P
August 11, 4:07pm

Re: Materials
Dan, the version of SilPoly tested by Richard was PU4000. It has a PU coating on one side and is much less slippery on that side. The sil side seems about average slipperiness The normal SilPoly...

In GEAR » The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
August 09, 7:56am

Re: The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
Thank you, Richard. I just finished sewing an inner tent using the PU4000 material from RBTR (sample No 6) as the floor, and am glad to see it test well. I noticed that pushing pins through the fab...

In GEAR » The Optimal non-Cuben Tent Fly Material
August 06, 9:32pm

Re: Four Pass Loop - 07/11 - 07/14
Nice trip report. So your friend Kodak just let the porcupine sleep in his vestibule half the night? I had no idea porcupines were so fearless of people

In Post-Trip Reports » Four Pass Loop - 07/11 - 07/14
July 31, 8:13am

Re: Re: Hubba Hubba NX vs Double Rainbow vs ? - Which to choose?
Take a look at the Big Sky Chinook or Big Sky Revolution tents. I they they are both better choices than the Hubba Hubba NX. My Chinook 2P has a dry setup, does well in wind, and it has an extra 3r...

In GEAR » Hubba Hubba NX vs Double Rainbow vs ? - Which to choose?
July 29, 8:08am

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