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Re: Rev 2 - Trying a Hex
After using this tarp, I've found the catenary curves to cut into the usable interior space too much. In particular, the vestibule is smaller than I wanted. The tarp is still usable for fair-we...

In Make Your Own Gear » 5-Sided Pyramid Tent - Almost Done
June 18, 4:01pm

Re: pictures
Sounds cool. Have any pictures to share?

In GEAR » Bear Paw Wilderness
June 18, 10:31am

Re: Re: Steaming fish
Curious how you prepare the fish for poaching in the backcountry? Just find a rock, fillet, and cut it up? I've only ever smoked trout on a stick or roasted in aluminum foil due to the minimal ...

In GEAR » How to cook fish without a fire: steaming or grilling with Sidewinder setup?
June 16, 8:48pm

Re: Explorer = very limited navigational functions
Thanks, I read your posts there. I would be fine with limited route-making capabilities (i.e. having to use an online website to make routes ahead of time), but for it to be a truly useful 3-in-1 d...

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
June 15, 10:37am

Re: Re: Re: Seam sealing
All silnylon tents from BearPaw WD come seam sealed (no extra cost). If you live in a 1-bedroom apartment where there is not enough room to pitch a tent, having the option to pay extra for seam ...

In GEAR » Why Doesn't Tarptent Seam Seal Their Tents?
June 15, 9:45am

Re: DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
Does anyone know how the inReach Explorer's navigation functions work? The brochure images seem to show a simple GPS track on a blank screen. Can a topo map be loaded into the unit ahead of tim...

In GEAR » DeLorme announced today the inReach Explorer - It incorporates many navigation functions
June 13, 2:19pm

Re: Re: Emigrant Wilderness 5/31-6/1
Looks like you picked a good route. It's a beautiful area! I spent a week out there from 6/1 - 6/7 and encountered lots of mosquitos at some of the lakes (Piute, Gem, Jewelry, Deer, Upper Bu...

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness 5/31-6/1
June 13, 11:57am

Re: Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Sleeping Bag Review
Good looking sleeping bag. 12 oz of down seems a little low for a 24 oz bag weight. The down shifting makes me think it is barely enough down to fill the bag.

In Editor's Roundtable » Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Sleeping Bag Review
June 12, 6:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Dog Injury on Trail
I'm glad your dog is doing okay. My wilderness first aid instructor advised that stitches in the backcountry are almost never a good idea - better to thoroughly flush the wound (minimum 0.5...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dog Injury on Trail
June 11, 7:47pm

WTB: Tarptent Moment
I'm looking to buy a Tarptent Moment. The older single walled version is preferred but I would consider the new double wall version too. PM me if you've got one you'd be willing to sell.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Tarptent Moment
June 08, 9:21pm

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