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Skyscape Tents
Very vented. Easy to control too but how long your guylines are, though one thing I really like is that the tent has short, built-in guys that tension well. But I'd say even in a downpoor, yo...

In GEAR » Users of the SMD Skyscape Scout
January 22, 5:18pm

Re: Fire and Rain
I'm thinking if everyone vows not to bring a rain shell, and if in fact nobody brings a rain shell to the GGG, our collective odds of getting some rain in this state might actually improve. Th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 6th Annual G.G.G. 1/24-26 2014
January 21, 10:39pm

Nasa's Take on Dry California
Snow pack 2013 compared to snowpack 2014. Pretty unbelievable - unless you've been living here.

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
January 21, 9:52pm

Re: Re: What's your big four weigh/cost?
Well, You're obviously off to a great start if your camera gear or two-pound bear canister weighs more than your shelter, bag, pad or pack. I like to take a fly rod with me hiking, though I do...

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 21, 1:20am

Luke's Ultralight
Should have mentioned. My search also lead me to Luke's Ultralight, where I found that I could get waterproof, waterproof breathable, or goretex options made to order. Relevant to your ventin...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket
January 21, 12:54am

Field Notes Expedition
48 pages, waterproof paper and other info on the covers with dots to make a grid-like, but not graph paper notebook. you get three for $10. I am super happy as they are lighter and cheaper than t...

In GEAR » Adventures in mini writing supplies
January 21, 12:14am

Best knots
Don is my favorite. After that, I'll take a clove hitch around a trekking pole as a mid-point, bowline for non-adjustable loops, trucker's hitch (stupid easy) for adjustable guylines, and ...

In GEAR » Which knots are best for .........
January 20, 8:40pm

Asked and answered
before everyone else tells you to use the search function, here's what I learned when asking this question recently. To make a long story short, the OR Helium 2 or the Montane Featherlight see...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket
January 20, 8:39pm

Zpacks Duplex Maybe?
I'd look at the new Zpacks tents. The two-person has two doors/vestibules, is less than 20 ounces, and ... less than $600. For another 10 or so ounces, the Tarptent Stratospire Two has always...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Fly Creek Platinum UL2... Best tent for 2 doing 200 miles on PCT in SoCal?
January 20, 4:04pm

Re: Tad's $12,784 Big Four Gear Room
LOL - literally - funny, Tad. Thanks for the Chuckle. My name is Brian, and I am a Gear-aholic.

In GEAR » What's your big four weigh/cost? Me- 2 lbs 8.4 oz/$773
January 20, 3:56pm

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