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Re: Re: Tarp Condensation
Some thoughts: What kind of surface did you set up on? What kind of groundsheet, if any, did you use and how much ground surface area was covered under the tarp? Were there any breezes? Where you i...

In GEAR » Tarp Condensation
February 12, 12:03am

Another pillow thread--high loft pillows for side sleepers
I use the Cocoon Hyperlight, with a fleece sleeve/tube covering most of it and deflated just a bit. I'm also a side-sleeper. This has worked for me, although with any pillow I've used (stuf...

In GEAR » Another pillow thread--high loft pillows for side sleepers
February 10, 10:39am

How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo
Jen, If I take shorts + tights + wind pants combo, I still through in a cuben rain kilt.

In Gear Lists » How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo
February 09, 6:19pm

Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
"I think one of their fears is going out with people they don't know. I know that was one of MY fears. They need to know they can depend on the people they are with (to an extent, say for ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
February 09, 6:10pm

Re: How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo
Jen, I think we all can get caught up in gear planning for a particular trip and wanting to get the gear just right, but I don't think there's any reason to upgrade your pack and shelter...

In Gear Lists » How did I get so heavy? Late Aug JMT solo
February 09, 11:29am

re: Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
Dena, I'm guessing but I think the most common fears in transitioning from day-hiking to backpacking would be (1) how am I going to sleep comfortably on the trail, (2) how will I feel safe o...

In Philosophy & Technique » Best single piece of advice for new UL backpackers? Particularly women?
February 08, 10:41pm

Pack recommendations with special requirements
William, Maybe contact Chris at Zimmerbuilt and have him custom make you what you want: http://www.zimmerbuilt.com/

In GEAR » Pack recommendations with special requirements .. Kinda.
February 06, 12:14pm

Cuben fiber shelter volume
Just a note that some cuben shelters are larger in volume when packed than a comparable silnylon one. I'm comparing two mids that I currently have; it's the cuben mid's reinforcement pa...

In GEAR » When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
February 04, 10:15pm

Re: Want to dip my toe in the MYOG water...
Jen, After reading a couple of recent posts (Justin's vest and the panty thread), I've got it: Make camo apex-insulated panties with no-see-um mesh backs. Done and done.

In Make Your Own Gear » Want to dip my toe in the MYOG water...
February 03, 12:16pm

FS: HMG UltaMid 2 and Custom 12'x10' Flat Tarp
I'm sorry to hear about your health. Good luck with your recovery.

In Gear Swap » FS: HMG UltaMid 2 and Custom 12'x10' Flat Tarp
February 02, 7:28pm

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