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MYOG Supplex pants with zippered vents
Looks to me that there could be a lot of rubbing from the zip on one side to the mesh on the other. The types I have seen have them on the outside and often shorter opening, but maybe worth a try.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Supplex pants with zippered vents
August 06, 1:11am

Pack rain cover = mobile ultralight shelter
If you add 4 grommets and some guylines it could be used as an emergency parachute. I can see some use for it as an improvised toboggan for some fun and speed too. If you make the inside in refle...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack rain cover = mobile ultralight shelter
August 05, 6:53pm

Short wide pad question
There is a TR Trek and Travel,25"x47", 15 oz Done with the XL should be about 10.5 oz

In GEAR » Short wide pad question
August 05, 6:47pm

Crown Alcohol Stove Fuel
Yes I have used that with my Caldera Cone kit. no problem. MSDS Crown MATERIAL WT % Methanol 65-75 % Ethanol 20-30 % Isopropanol 0- 5 % Methyl Isobutyl Ketone 0- 1 % SLX...

In GEAR » Klean-Strip S-L-X vs Crown Alcohol Stove Fuel
August 05, 12:41am

what else is better than the TT SS2?
The SS2 can be had with either the mesh or fabric (solid) inner, or both. An SS2 owner can also purchase a inner afterwards by contacting orders@tarptent.com This is the SS2 with the fabric inner...

In GEAR » what else is better than the TT SS2?!
August 04, 4:26pm

Options for 25" Wide Sleeping Pads
Different insulation. The 21oz Synmat ULW 7 is rated at R3.1 (25f) The 24oz Airmat Light 5LW is rated R1.7 (41f)

In GEAR » Options for 25" Wide Sleeping Pads
August 01, 9:10pm

Options for 25" Wide Sleeping Pads
Diana, for POE see : http://hyaliteequipment.com/sleeping-pads Exped now makes a 76x26 mat,21oz http://www.exped.com/usa/en/product-category/mats/synmat-ul-7-lw

In GEAR » Options for 25" Wide Sleeping Pads
August 01, 5:19pm

2 person Double Wall
Tarptent Stratospire finicky set up ... it doesn't have to be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyQT9JHloQM It is very simple then to keep it taut after that, by using the Pitch Loc corn...

In GEAR » 2 person Double Wall
July 31, 4:37pm

Jetboil MiniMo
On May 2010 Luke Moffat posted about his cut down jetBoil , to be used with a Soto stove to save extra weight. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?f...

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo
July 30, 6:12pm

Gatt-gen wax/multifuel stove?
From memory the stove came out at $129 , later on discounted to $100 but as you have found out it isn't for sale any longer. The good point was that the fuel could be taken on a plane, however...

In GEAR » Gat-gen wax/multifuel stove?
July 27, 6:14pm

All Reader Reviews by Franco Darioli

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Tarptent Contrail
My rating is based on what this shelter was designed for, and not to be understood as part of the "best tent ever, for anybody ,anywhere" award. Most of the good points have already been co...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 07, 4:48pm