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makes it easier to get the top lined up before rolling. Doesn't add to or detract from the seal, which is created by the several rolls. Careful use makes velcro unnecessary. I have both MLD and...

In GEAR » Zpacks vs MLD vs GG cuben fiber dry bags
February 23, 11:22am

Sleep like a baby in an ultralight hammock setup. Study up at

In Philosophy & Technique » Ways to sleep better
February 23, 11:20am

suggest ultralight tarp snow stake
If the good lord sends some deep snow for an upcoming snowshoe trip, I'll need tarp stakes that will work in snow (I use titanium shepherds hook stakes and carbon fiber stakes for dry, bare gro...

In GEAR » suggest ultralight tarp snow stake
February 10, 7:41am

goosefeet cuben down pants and vbl socks
Bring on the sub-zero weather. Just got my custom-made goosefeet cuben fiber down pants and cuben vapor barrier liner socks. Pants weight 171 grams and socks 9 grams. Craftsmanship is outstanding. ...

In GEAR » goosefeet cuben down pants and vbl socks
February 09, 6:04pm

osprey hornet 46 very nice/light
The osprey hornet 46 is very light for a mainstream pack, and particularly if you remove the detachable, and unnecessary, lid. You can remove a foam pad that gives a little more body to the pack, a...

In GEAR » Pack reccomendations
January 28, 4:58pm

Re: Re: Around dc
I highly recommend the Hotel Manor, in Slate Run, PA, which is just a couple hundred yards away from the start/finish of the Black Forest Trail. Great bar/restaurant, and nice, clean, comfortable r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas for around dc: dolly sods, st mary's
January 27, 6:52am

overwhelming choices
There are so many choices, it's overwhelming. Most aren't available to me in brick and mortar stores nearby, so I'll probably buy online and risk fit problems and returns. I was wonderi...

In GEAR » suggest trail runner?
January 22, 12:54pm

suggest trail runner?
I am seeking suggestions on trail runners, for my ultralight backpacking on the rocky trails of Pennsylvania. My pack weight is anywhere from 6 to 15 pounds. Pennsylvania is known by some out-of-st...

In GEAR » suggest trail runner?
January 22, 11:04am

Re: Ultramarathon
21 marathons under my belt, in a 5-year period, with 5 of those being Boston Marathon with full qualification(some people run for charities without qualifying). I have Boston-qualified at Boston --...

In Other Activities » Ultramarathon
January 10, 1:07pm

Skip lineloc. Use solomon bar knot instead
Save some money and shave 0.70 grams. Tie a tiny solomon bar slider knot instead of using a lineloc. Tie it once and you're done. Should last for zillions of slides. Gram weenie that I am, I re...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for LineLocs
December 20, 10:58am

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