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Re: Lightweight Affordable Tarps
What size? You can buy new 8x10 silnylon tarps for under $125. 5x8 versions in the $50 to $70 range. I see no benefit to Tyvek over silnylon so if they cost a similar amount.

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 01, 10:35am

Re: Gossamer Gear: Mariposa
"but even the HMG packs arent water tight--going to need a dry bag" The seams are taped now. The Porter has no hydration port so yes, it is waterproof. No dry bag required.

In Packrafting » Pack recommendations... Special requirements, kinda.
April 30, 12:21pm

Re: A few questions about HMG packs...
"1) How finicky are these packs when it comes to loading them? Are they easily put off balance? Is it easy to feel gear through the back panel? It was hard to tell from the ideal loading of so...

In GEAR » A few questions about HMG packs...
April 29, 9:50am

Re: What is the lightest 2p free standing tent?
Freestanding or self supporting (the Fly Creek 2 requires 13 pegs for a tight pitch and is not what many would consider truly freestanding)? Double walled or single walled?

In GEAR » What is the lightest 2p free standing tent?
April 28, 6:44pm

Re: Re: A tent's ability to withstand heavy rain
"Cuben is better? Well, that debate still goes on." Not to mention there are some reports now suggesting that cuben does not maintain resistance to UV exposure. Less than that of siln...

In GEAR » A tent's ability to withstand heavy rain
April 28, 9:04am

Re: Nearly impossible
Mchale has a brilliant way of handling this. The pack is not made with sewn on pockets. Instead, the pockets are attached via two 'strips' of daisy chain which allow not only the pockets ...

In GEAR » MLD Packs and side pockets
April 28, 9:02am

Re: Matts pack selection
I have used both and prefer the HMG, but most of this comes down to what fits you best.

In GEAR » Any reason to buy a cuben fiber ULA Circuit over a HMG Windrider 3400?
April 27, 10:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sil vs PU
Thanks for that! Made my day. Possibly no more seam sealing? I like it.

In GEAR » New tent from KUIU - Thoughts?
April 26, 1:03pm

Re: TrailStar question
Gary, you really don't. It only pitches one way, up or down in height. I have seen some use an umbrella to block the entrance. "Do what most TS owners have done: sell it and buy a m...

In GEAR » TrailStar question
April 26, 12:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sil vs PU
Woubeir, no, I was not specifically commenting on your post, apart from the taping silnylon because I really want some of that tape. Regarding Hilleberg, I am only commenting on what I have read...

In GEAR » New tent from KUIU - Thoughts?
April 26, 12:05pm

All Reader Reviews by Dave U

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Lightweight Backpacking and Camping by Ryan Jordan et al.

In Books and Media
August 27, 1:10pm

Ronald Turnbull The Book of the Bivvy. Cicerone: UK 2nd. ed. 2007

In Books and Media
August 27, 1:06pm

Integral Designs eVent Overbag

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
March 13, 11:26pm

GoLite Jam2

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 13, 11:22pm


In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 13, 11:20pm

Mountain Laurel Designs

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
March 13, 11:17pm

Integral Designs Event Unishelter

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
November 06, 10:23pm

Integral Design Hot Socks

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
November 06, 10:16pm

Integral Designs Pertex Windshirt

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 05, 8:16am

C and C Outdoors
Tough company to deal with. Most of their stock they drop ship direct from the manufacturer so although you may see something and put it in your cart and order it, it will not be currently available....

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 18, 10:01am