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Extenral / Internal
I will agree that old school externals are not the best for scrambling terrain, however for pure load hauling and efficiency of performance to weight, they win hands down. The reason a heavy duty M...

In GEAR » External Frame Packs?
February 26, 6:54pm

Externals and Weight
Externals simply can carry weight much better and ventilate better. I think many of the older style externals may not work well for going through trees and scrub etc, but this is can be overcome. I...

In GEAR » External Frame Packs?
February 25, 9:36am

insulation squashing
I suppose that could happen if your synthetic was to small or very heavy. In my case, a lightweight insulated bivy is not any more of an issue than a standard bivy. Regarding keeping the down a...

In GEAR » Quilt Stacking
February 20, 1:17pm

temp ratings
If you want to keep moisture out of your down (more important on longer trips) get a synthetic that will keep your down near freezing. It depends what temps you are planning on going down to. I put...

In GEAR » Quilt Stacking
February 20, 9:56am

I've dome similar. I've taken two EE 20 degree quilts and a insulated bivy to -25F. It does help move condensation as much as your outside layer provides. For example a 40 degree synthetic ...

In GEAR » Quilt Stacking
February 20, 9:17am

Tents and Stoves
Hi It depends on what your objective is. If minimal weight is the goal Silnylon or Cuben is the way to go. If you want durability or less condensation 70D fabrics with a urethane coating are a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Tent with flue and wood stove
February 20, 9:14am

We have experimented with a lot of different colors before settling on forest green and grizzly brown. Brighter colors such as yellow will attract a lot more bugs. This was apparent on a trip i...

In GEAR » Why gray? A completely superfluous question about silnylon shelters.
February 19, 7:47am

I have a light layer of insulation in my bivy to help move moisture. It also adds 15 - 20 degrees of warmth. Condensation is less of an issue with this approach. A wood stove in a pyramid does wond...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Challenging weather- how would you handle this situation?
February 08, 10:47am

Shameless self post The SO LBO is sort of a mid hybrid, it depends on how you configure it. We do manufacture larger tipi style tents as well.

In GEAR » Mid Makers
January 29, 10:20am

Hi Tim
We can pitch in on a prototype LBO if he needs.

In Gear Swap » Donate Some Gear?
January 16, 11:33am

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