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Re: Re: Zpacks Hexamid Duplex slip-slidin'
Why not try using the Duplex without a ground sheet? I don't understand the point of buying a tent with a floor material apparently so light you feel the need to use a groundsheet. I unders...

In GEAR » Zpacks Hexamid Duplex slip-slidin'
May 14, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Avoiding rain inside your tent...
A double wall tent may keep water from dripping on you, however, I prefer single wall tents or tarps in these situations because they allow me to easily wipe down the inside of the tent.

In Philosophy & Technique » Avoiding rain inside your tent...
May 13, 12:07pm

Re: 5-Sided Pyramid Tent - Almost Done
Thanks, Jerry! I referenced your MYOG article quite a bit for making this. Your half-pyramid tarp also provided the beginning inspiration for this design. The basic rectangular footprint is actu...

In Make Your Own Gear » 5-Sided Pyramid Tent - Almost Done
May 10, 6:37pm

5-Sided Pyramid Tent - Almost Done
I am making progress on my very first pyramid tarp/tent. It's taken a lot of time, but I finished sewing the main seams and tie-outs recently for the tarp and went out to pitch it: ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 5-Sided Pyramid Tent - Almost Done
May 10, 6:02pm

Re: Lightweight Affordable Tarps
Hey Lawson, my main concerns with the tyvek material would be waterproofness and durability. As far as I can tell, Tyvek 1443R is the same material used in the TarpTent Sublite, which TarpTent does...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 04, 9:55am

Re: Explain
Good to know about the heat activation of DWR. I have been using Atsko Sports wash, but then drying on low heat.

In GEAR » DWR?
April 30, 9:57am

Re: Tenkara limits
I've fished quite a few lakes with a tenkara rod with good success. Some times the fish are far out and my friend's spinner rod only catches fish. Other times there are lots of fish near th...

In Editor's Roundtable » An Introduction to Simple Fly Fishing
April 27, 9:04am

Re: Argon silnylon - Detailed Analysis Report
Richard - just for comparison, could you provide any information for other normal silnylons you have tested?

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 16, 4:00pm

Re: Argon silnylon
Wow that fabric sounds great. I wonder if it stretches more than regular silnylon when wet? The material should pack down really small.

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 02, 7:39pm

Re: Trip Ideas - Utah or Western Colorado in June
Thanks, Boulder Mountain looks pretty great. That is definitely an area I will keep in mind.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip Ideas - Utah or Western Colorado in June
April 02, 10:06am

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