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Why so complicated?
I'm surprised by how complicated everyone is making this. At the top of the thread Ben has it right; simply expel any air out of the bag and drag it across your water source. With a bit of prac...

In GEAR » How to get water into collapsible bags?
October 14, 11:24pm

testing it out for two
Here are a couple of shots from the vast and wilds of my backyard while I was testing out a silnylon DuoMid nested with a BPWD PyraNet 2. I ended up selling it for something...

In GEAR » Duomid plus inner net plus 2 people....any photos?
October 12, 11:19pm

Thank you, Serge. I understand that these are your first impressions and appreciate you sharing them. I too look forward to more details. Load lifters are usually attached to the top of the fram...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
October 10, 4:53pm

cool area
I really enjoy exploring that area, and south of 50 near Kyburz Silver Fork/Caples Creek, especially in the shoulder season when higher altitude locations pose more risks. Have you heard when th...

In Photo Gallery » Sub 24 in the King fire, El Dorado County.
October 08, 2:09pm

I'm very intrigued by the Helios 55, especially in V40, and look forward to reading some field reviews. @ Serge, Are you able to expand on the description of the frame sheet, aluminum stay...

In GEAR » Katabatic backbacks
October 08, 12:24pm

Note that the Eldorado NF has reopened areas east of Ice House Road, but majority of the forest to the west is still closed. See forest order & associated map here: Eldorado NF Alerts & Not...

In Photo Gallery » Sub 24 in the King fire, El Dorado County.
October 07, 12:34pm

Where at in Eldorado NF?
Is that Slab Creek Reservoir/Silver Creek?

In Photo Gallery » Sub 24 in the King fire, El Dorado County.
October 03, 12:42pm

Catenary curves
"As others have mentioned, the top-shelf mids are the obvious answer here. I would not put Golite in this category, their lack of cat cut on panel seams makes their shelters very loud in high ...

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
October 01, 3:35pm

GoLite Imogene Ultralight 3 Person
The Golite Imogene Ultralight 3: Weighs 3 lbs. 1 oz.; freestanding; double-walled (inner net & outer fly); and comfortably fits 2. Ironically, I sold mine to purchase a GoLite SL3.

In GEAR » Light 2 person freestanding double wall tent.
September 25, 4:32pm

Island Lake
Wow, three times would be frustrating, but don't give up; Island Lake is a wonderful destination with plenty of cross country opportunities nearby to explore. Island Lake:

In Pre-Trip Planning » The curse of Island Lake
September 24, 5:21pm

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