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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
The tent weights include stakes, but keep in mind that seam sealing and maybe silicone strips on the floor will add a little (.5-1 oz?). And, some tents should be pitched with extra guylines and st...

In GEAR » Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
August 27, 12:21pm

Re: Upgrading Fall and Winter Jackets
Just wanted to say don't dismiss fleece. It's well worth the weight in cold/wet conditions.

In GEAR » Upgrading Fall and Winter Jackets
August 27, 10:40am

Re: Please critique my JMT gear list - Late September. Thanks!
Consider adding and carrying on-person: map compass pealess plastic whistle backup firestarter emergency tinder Also, add some duct tape, or even better, Tyvek tape to repair the DriDucks.

In Gear Lists » Please critique my JMT gear list - Late September. Thanks!
August 27, 9:54am

Re: Re: Re: Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
What do you hate about bivy bags, the confinement, condensation, or both? Would holding the netting away from the head area help with the confinement issue? An all-netting bivy with silnylon or cub...

In GEAR » Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
August 27, 9:40am

Re: Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
Maybe try a larger tarp and a netting inner tent? Maybe a MLD Duomid with netting inner? If you use guylines at the extra pole attachment points, then you don't really need the extra pol...

In GEAR » Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
August 27, 8:35am

Wool is warmer
Research showing that wool is perceived as warmer ABSTRACT We have conducted wearer trials demonstrating that human subjects can perceive the heat of sorption of water vapor by wool garments i...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 27, 7:40am

Re: Re: Re: Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
"Map, compass and whistle depend a lot on where you hike" I think it actually depends on whether one ever faces a situation where these items unexpectedly become critical gear. :)

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
August 26, 1:15pm

Re: Gear for freezing rain
For socks, light wool or synthetic underneath Rocky GoreTex socks have worked well for me. Polyester liner socks are great for preventing blisters in these conditions. I've also used wool socks...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 26, 10:56am

Re: Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
Interesting list! I couldn't find a few essentials: map compass sunglasses whistle backup firestarter

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
August 26, 9:47am

Re: Backup filter for Isle Royale
Other than a filter removing them, only boiling will kill the eggs. Take a backup dirty water bag and the backflush syringe. If you use a Platy or Evernew bag for clean water, that could be the ...

In GEAR » Backup filter for Isle Royale
August 22, 9:28pm

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