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Re: Looking For New 3 Season Shelter
+1 on the Lightheart as a good all-purpose option. I love tarps and use one whenever bugs aren't an issue but not a fan of bivies or net inners. My Lightheart is the heaviest of my solo she...

In GEAR » Looking For New 3 Season Shelter
August 13, 10:53am

Re: AHH! I can't choose! BA SL1 vs WB Tarp
Just a thought. If the expectation is that you'll always use the tarp and nest together, you might consider something like a Tarptent or Lightheart. They're a good compromise between the ...

In GEAR » AHH! I can't choose! BA SL1 vs WB Tarp
August 08, 12:40pm

Re: How is a rolltop closure meant to work on a pack?
Look at the picture of the Circuit on the ULA website; this is what the roll-top part should look like regardless of whether there's anything in the front mesh pocket. http://www.ula-equipment...

In GEAR » How is a rolltop closure meant to work on a pack?
July 23, 6:52am

Re: Anybody not Seam Seal their silnylon shelters?
I have three DIY silnylon tarp/tarptents, one of them isn't seam sealed. I've been through a few long rainy nights in it and had no leaks. It's a simple ridgeline tarp, made with a fel...

In GEAR » Anybody not Seam Seal their silnylon shelters?
July 01, 12:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Footwear coming back from an ankle injury"
I don't think that the weight of the boot/shoe is a factor. After all, I've been lugging around a knee-high cast and then a big clunky orthopedic boot for the last 3 months. The issue is...

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 11:17pm

Re: Re: "Footwear coming back from an ankle injury"
Broken fibula. No surgery. We actually worked pretty hard to avoid surgery. My doc x-ray'ed and re-casted me for 6 weeks before pronouncing that I wouldn't need surgery. And just to be c...

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 7:53pm

Re: Asolo 520
@Mike, can you give me more detail on how the stiff sole helps your ankle? Did you normally wear high boots before you broke your ankle?

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 10:42am

Re: thanks for the report
@Bill, actual break. My mother has osteoporosis so it's something I'm aware of and am being screened for. As for getting out, I was probably as lucky as you can get. Some guys hiking out...

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 10:36am

Re: how?
@Bill, I broke it in the Grand Canyon, going down Tanner trail. We were about 5 miles into the Canyon, close to the bottom of the Redwall descent; steep, loose trail. My forward foot slipped a litt...

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 9:35am

Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
I broke my ankle while hiking 2.5 months ago but am finally on the cusp of starting physical therapy. I have good sports medicine connections and am getting great care BUT their attitudes about hik...

In GEAR » Footwear coming back from an ankle injury
June 18, 7:40am

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