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Re: Need suggestions for Ohio / Pennsylvania / Central NY
I'm in Ohio. I've backpacked some in PA, hiked in the Adirondacks, and backpacked many times in Ohio and West Virginia. Out of those options, I'd definitely choose the Adirondacks or th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need suggestions for Ohio / Pennsylvania / Central NY
July 21, 12:31pm

Re: gimme shelter
8x10 silnylon tarp with mesh inner... adjust tarp as needed for sitting room or weather.

In GEAR » gimme shelter
July 21, 12:14pm

Re: My UL Summer Gear List 2 days
Looks good. I personally wouldn't pack any clothing other than the windshirt and sleeping socks.

In Gear Lists » My UL Summer Gear List 2 days
July 18, 12:42am

Re: So many tents!!!!!! (and Hi! I am new here)
Have you considered getting your son a hammock and setting up a dual hang under the same large tarp? I swing (ha ha) back and forth between using a hammock and a tent, and I'm thinking abou...

In GEAR » So many tents!!!!!! (and Hi! I am new here)
July 11, 11:17am

Re: 43 Miles on the Black Forest Trail
I enjoyed the report and the photos! I hope to do a trip here sometime. Any issues with bugs while sleeping?

In Post-Trip Reports » 43 Miles on the Black Forest Trail
July 08, 10:49am

Paracord purpose
"yes, but actual survival? I can think of a few things more important than paracord. As a matter of fact, it's one of the things I tend to leave behind on my trips. I rarely even bring cor...

In Chaff » Hobby Lobby has good selection of 550 cord
May 22, 11:47am

Re: Ventilation in double wall tents
Mesh inners provide more ventilation. More mesh = more ventilation. For hot, humid conditions, select a shelter which you can leave the fly very open, even during a hard rain. A tarp with either...

In GEAR » Ventilation in double wall tents
May 21, 11:15pm

Re: How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
"jagbag silk sleeping liner and the MH Ghost whisperer down jacket (unhooded) can add to a sleeping bag" I've never tried either, but I'd guess around +10F. "how many m...

In GEAR » How many F degrees of warmth can a silk sleeping liner and a LW down puffy add?
May 21, 11:06pm

Re: Confusion
Inflatables are probably not the best choice for a trek of this length. That leaves CCF pads, which are not available in thicknesses which would allow one to take only one pad. Also, lack of snow i...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad
May 21, 2:48pm

Re: How to reach 5F with pad, sleeping bag, liner, down jacket, hat and long underwear
Estimates for an average metabolism female based on my experience as a slightly higher than average metabolism male: Pad: 1 RidgeRest Solar full length (r-value 3.5) 1 RidgeRest Solar torso le...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad
May 21, 1:52pm

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