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Re: choices
You hit the nail on the head when you say there are too many choices. Trying to figure out what system to buy for a shelter has been somewhat daunting. Lots of different configurations all with t...

In GEAR » Mostly tarps in the gear lists.
December 18, 8:44pm

Re: Tarps and Kids
My son is 14. His main concern is the elements.

In GEAR » Mostly tarps in the gear lists.
December 18, 8:59am

Mostly tarps in the gear lists.
I'm still trying to figure out what to get for my first lightweight shelter. I was looking over the community gear lists and was surprised to see how many people use tarps. Seems like at leas...

In GEAR » Mostly tarps in the gear lists.
December 17, 9:56pm

Ray Jardine Books
I'm looking into purchasing Ray Jardine's Tarp Book that just came out this year. Is this book mostly applicable to the Ray Way tarp or is it a good book on tarps in general? I was also t...

In GEAR » Ray Jardine Books
December 08, 8:48am

Re: RE: Tarps
Jason - When sleeping under a tarp are you able to keep dry without a bivy during a heavy rain? If it is raining and the wind is blowing seems like it would be hard to keep dry without additional ...

In GEAR » Tarps
December 02, 11:09am

Re: Tarps
Thanks for the input everyone. After adding up the costs it looks like a tent will be much cheaper. Two bivy sacks, one for my son and one for me, at about $130 a pop. The tarp I was looking at ...

In GEAR » Tarps
December 02, 9:42am

Tarps
I've been shopping for a new tent and have narrowed my search to a couple of Tarptent models. This forum has been very helpful in my search. I never really considered a tarp because they seem...

In GEAR » Tarps
December 01, 8:26am

Re: Re: Two solo tents vs one two man tent
Nick - My son is 14. Now that he is getting older I don't go without him any more. He does go without me sometimes for Boy Scouts. But when he goes with the scouts he takes our old REI Half ...

In GEAR » Two solo tents vs one two man tent
November 30, 9:01am

Two solo tents vs one two man tent
I noticed that a lot of people like solo shelters. Do you guys usually backpack solo? I always go with someone else, usually my son. It makes sense to me to have a two man shelter cause it saves...

In GEAR » Two solo tents vs one two man tent
November 30, 7:26am

Re: Re: Thanks
David - Thanks for pointing that out. I thought they where all single wall tents. That info will help in my decision making.

In GEAR » My first lightweight tent
November 29, 10:12am

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