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gimme shelter
Looking for 2-person & gear, bugworthy, silnylon (cuben too rich for the budget) decent sitting up room shelter. Lightest thing I see is either SMD haven with net inner at 32 oz plus stakes,or ...

In GEAR » gimme shelter
July 19, 5:57pm

Re: Condition of the Road to Leavitt Lake- Hoover Wilderness- PCT -Sonora Pass California SR 104
If you have an issue on that road it will be clearance not traction. Most years you'd have no problem. I haven't been up there this year but if I were you I'd expect to make it just fin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Condition of the Road to Leavitt Lake- Hoover Wilderness- PCT -Sonora Pass California SR 104
July 13, 1:43pm

Re: skipping TM and VVR and just going to Reds and MTR
Two thoughts - one is that TM is the only place to resupply that does not charge you to hold your package - it's a post office. Second is that if you are not picky you can resupply at the TM st...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » skipping TM and VVR and just going to Reds and MTR
July 10, 11:08pm

Re: Kennedy Meadows
Which one? there are two places called Kennedy Meadows in the Sierra, one southern and one north of Yosemite on Hwy 108.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Kennedy Meadows
July 07, 5:38pm

Use what you have
I started my kids backpacking quite young and did buy any special clothes for them. I just brought extras of everything for when they got wet. Your kids will be happier in familiar comfortable clot...

In GEAR » Where to buy hiking clothing for young children?
July 02, 9:44am

Re: MYOG Cuben Gatewood Cape (how to pattern?)
Can send you dimensions that I took from a gatewood cape I bought and then re-sold ( wasn't my cup of tea) if you are still working on this.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Cuben Gatewood Cape (how to pattern?)
June 29, 11:54am

Re: PIF Vintage TNF Tent
That is a Westwind, and was a nice tent back in the day, pretty stable in the wind and fairly roomy for two.

In Gear Swap » PIF Vintage TNF Tent
June 28, 4:58pm

Re: High Altitude Pressure/Pain - Cures and fixes?
Headaches are a classic symptom of mild altitude sickness. The "pressure" you mention - and I'm assuming you mean pressure felt in the ears or sinuses - is not, except in the case of ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » High Altitude Pressure/Pain - Cures and fixes?
June 28, 12:25pm

Re: Using a tarp to prevent condensation in a bivy?
If you have a tarp suspended above your bivy, two things can happen that could reduce condensation in the bivy; one, the surface of the bivy fabric can be slightly warmer due to some slight reducti...

In GEAR » Using a tarp to prevent condensation in a bivy?
June 15, 5:25pm

going down
maybe $180?

In Gear Swap » FS: BD Lighthouse tent
June 15, 5:12pm

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