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All Forum Posts by John Chan

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Re: Re: Re: spinnshelter/bivy combo
"As far as using the bivy with the Spin Shelter, I agree it could be overkill". Not really. The bivy weighs 6.2 oz. A gound mat will weigh at least 3-4 oz (unless you sleep on saran wrap). So...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bivvy sack with Tarp Tents ?
October 04, 1:27pm

Re: Quilts
Nunatak's backcountry blanket is another alternative although it isn't the lightest (20 oz starting). In that category I would recommend looking at JacksRBetter quilts since its essentially the sa...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bivvy sack with Tarp Tents ?
October 04, 1:24pm

Re: Re: Re: spinnshelter/bivy combo
I'm 67" so I cut the Ridgerest down to 68" and trim the sides to resemble a mummy shape. There are flat criss-cross sections on the pad that are great for trimming guide-lines. After all is s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bivvy sack with Tarp Tents ?
October 04, 1:19pm

Re: spinnshelter/bivy combo
You can save even more weight by substituting the Prolite 4 with a Ridgerest. I use a cut-down full length Ridgerest and so long as I'm careful with campsites (pine duff or sand) there's no proble...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bivvy sack with Tarp Tents ?
October 03, 5:54pm

GG Spinnshelter + BMW Vapor
After caving into my desire for the ultimate bivy sack (the ephemeral supply helped too) I picked up a Vapr bivy to augment my Spinnshelter. Some thoughts on the combination (after 3 nights in the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bivvy sack with Tarp Tents ?
October 03, 7:26am

Re: ultimate digicam
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In Photography » The ultimate digital for UL control freaks?
October 01, 9:24am

Re: ultimate digicam
I'll do that Kevin, In the meantime, I'm suprise that NO manufacturer has come out with a basic method of integrating a "digital ND grad" into their product offerings. Like a Gradient ISO funct...

In Photography » The ultimate digital for UL control freaks?
October 01, 9:08am

Re: re. ultimate digital---not quite yet
I agree that chroma and luminance noise is a problem... for a recreational user. The simple fact that you can shoot in RAW should partially obliviate the concern over "noise". You can always us...

In Photography » The ultimate digital for UL control freaks?
October 01, 8:47am

The ultimate digital for UL control freaks?
Has anyone taken a look at the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-Lx1 as a serious UL camera? Its about 220 g with battery and SD card but for serious photographers it offers a few key features lacking in th...

In Photography » The ultimate digital for UL control freaks?
October 01, 7:48am

Anyone up for Killarney Ont?
Any Ontario ultra-lighters up for a 3 night hike around the park? I'm thinking Oct 14-17 (Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon) starting at the George Lake campground and circumnavigating the park with 3 VERY scenic c...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Anyone up for Killarney Ont?
September 26, 9:15pm

All Reader Reviews by John Chan

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Integral Designs Siltarp 2
This is now my preferred mode of tarping. After experimenting with cat-cut tarps, hammocks, tee-pee tarps, I have concluded that the most versatile configuration is the standard flat 8 x 10 silnylon ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 12, 9:41pm

Montbell Breeze Dry-Tec UL overbag (M)
I have used this bivy for 1 full season now. Compared to the BMW Vapor bivy this overbag has several plusses and minuses. The advantages 1. No stakeout points. This may seem counterintuitive, ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 12, 9:33pm

MiniBullDesigns Trek 3
The MBD Trek 3 is the fully pressurized version of their original side-burner. There is no priming cup. You must add the denatured alcohol via small hole on top of the stove after unscrewing a wing-...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 09, 7:11am

Vargo 1.3 L Titanium Pot
Very well made item. On the bottom of the pot it says "made in Japan" which from the dimensions, suggests that its an Evernew pot without the pot handles. I'm not sure how long the non-stick surface...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 09, 6:59am

Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet 25/30
Recieved my MLD Prophet 30 the other day. Its a pretty simple design but will probably do what I envisioned it to: carry a UL 3-day summer kit. I had Ron make some small modifications to my pack lik...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 9:17am

Nunatak Skaha Plus
Recently took delivery on my much anticipated Skaha Plus down sweater. Two long, anxious months from concept to delivery but boy, was it worth it. I had Tom build a sweater in Quantum shell/ 0.8...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 24, 7:53pm

Golite Hex 3
I recently applied UL philosophies to group camping so I replaced my MH Trango 2 tent with a Golite Hex 3. This week, I took the Hex 3 on a planned circumnavigation of the 100 km LaCloche Silhouette ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 26, 5:09pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
Probably the best overall LED headtorch on the market. Ample light, ample light settings, great battery longevity.

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 08, 1:13pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Great primary pot for 1 or 2 if you are going to boil water and add. I have even used it for cooking rice (you'll need a pot cozy). I gave it a 4 because of the flimsy handles but I guess for UL coo...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 08, 1:11pm

Montane Featherlite
I've been using the Montane Featherlite Smock as a replacement for a bulky hardshell and its worked great so far. The Pertex fabric with DWR really does well in light precipitation and even in the oc...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 08, 10:34am