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Re: Which MLD Bivy?!!
Peter, Denis is right. Sorry that I was not clear. Yes, the bug netting can be completely zipped up....it allows the air to still circulate in and out of the bag just fine. I would not ...

In GEAR » Which MLD Bivy?!!
January 02, 11:09pm

Re: Which MLD Bivy?!!
David, I have been using the Soul Side Zip with eVent top over the past year. I know that you are not interested in the eVent fabric, but I can comment on the workmanship and the Super light,...

In GEAR » Which MLD Bivy?!!
January 02, 9:42pm

Re: Short
Erik, Good to know....unless I start taking human growth hormone shots or by a miracle have a 2nd puberty hit, I guess that the Gatewood Cape is not an option for me. No worries, I love my ML...

In GEAR » Short People & The Gatewood Cape
January 02, 11:44am

Re: Backpack and sleeping bags
Noah, The Jam2 is a good pack for a very reasonable price, but before you go out and buy a pack, I would highly suggest that you buy the rest of your gear first. Besides overall weight, anoth...

In GEAR » Backpack and sleeping bags
January 01, 1:27pm

Re: Point Reyes January
Ken, Thanks for keeping everyone posted on this upcoming trip. Really looking forward to meet some fellow BPLer's. Hopefully, future trips like this can be arranged. It will be a li...

In Post-Trip Reports » Point Reyes January
December 29, 12:39pm

Re: TARPS -- Rain Solutions
Nate, Check the photos and setup instructions on the Mountain Laurel Design's website. http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com/shop/product_info.php?cPath=32&products_id=53&osCsid=ee...

In GEAR » TARPS -- Rain Solutions
December 26, 10:24am

What Stove is that in your shelter?
Steven, That is crazy in that you have a stove inside the tent to keep you warm! What is it, how heavy is it, and how do you use it without having it melt a hole into the ground? -Tony

In GEAR » MLD DuoMid Pics (yellow)
December 23, 4:59pm

Re: A Real Personality Profile of a Lighweight Backpacker (instead of demographic sketch)
Thomas, Thanks for putting this thread up. You are right....in my thread, it really was about demographics vs. personality profile. Great link that you had to this personality test. I a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A Real Personality Profile of a Lighweight Backpacker (instead of demographic sketch)
December 23, 3:24pm

Re: Terrific illustration of bivy technique
Dirk & David, You are correct in that my setup for using my poles as a tie off for the hood of my bivy would not stand up to any strong wind. I am not an experienced bivy user by any stre...

In GEAR » Considering the switch to tarp/bivy
December 23, 11:58am

Results of Personality profile of a light weight backpacker?
There were some 58 or so respondents to this survey...though not all of the resulting numbers will add up to 58 for particular categories. These are very general groupings and observations and a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is the personality profile of a light weight backpacker?
December 23, 1:57am

All Reader Reviews by Tony Wong

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Platypus Hoser 1.8 Liter Reservoir
For those of us who enjoy the convenience of of having a sip of water on demand, this is an easy way to save some weight with few negatives. The only negatives for me is the bite valve that comes w...

In Hydration - Water Storage Containers
June 29, 6:09pm

Marmot Helium (long)
I have the 2007 Model of the Marmot Helium EQ, which differs from the regular Helium in two ways. It has a full length zipper and the shell is waterproof. Weight is listed as 2 lbs 2 oz vs. 1 lb...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
June 29, 5:29pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
How can I count the ways that I love this hat? I have been using this hat for 7 years from completely re-landscaping my yard for 2.5 yrs as well as for backpacking trips. I love that it provides...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
June 29, 5:12pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip (eVent Top)
Mountain Laurel Designs Soul Bivy Side Zip with eVent top, Silnylon 2.0 bottom, built in hoop wire, regular size, but in the wide option, which allows for a sleeping pad thicker than 1". Weig...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
June 01, 10:39pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
Pros: Light Weight, Field Cleanable by backwashing, No Chemicals, No Pumping Cons: Setup time longer than traditional filter. Speed of filtration can vary based on conditions. Like traditional filt...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 07, 11:20pm