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Re: Re: Tarps
Chris I ended up going with a Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape instead of a tarptent or tarp + bivy. For bug protection while sleeping I use the a baseball cap + BPL headnet. The nice thing abo...

In Gear Lists » Bash my gear (constructively please)
August 15, 9:20am

Re: Why so many used Tarptents?
I sold a Contrail earlier in the year. An awesome tarptent that I had a hard time parting with. But I needed to cut weight because I carry camera gear. Ended up going with a Six Moon Designs G...

In GEAR » Why so many used Tarptents?
August 15, 8:58am

Bug Report - Large Font Size
I am using FoxFire 2.0.0.6 and the font size for headings and forum text under the "New Posts Since Last Visit" link have increased in size. I.e. I have to decrease the font size twice i...

In Community Support Forum » Bug Report - Large Font Size
August 13, 9:03pm

Re: Re: Lightweight down hooded jacket? Lightweight fleece vest?
Adrian, I think BPL did a spotlight (or things to come) write up of the MB Alpine Light Hooded Down jacket. If I remember right the hood was suppose to add 2 oz to their existing jacket. The MB...

In GEAR » Lightweight down hooded jacket? Lightweight fleece vest?
August 13, 4:27pm

Re: vest
Michael, add an email address to your BPL profile. Then click on the person's name and use the "Email this user" link to send a PM.

In Gear Swap » MontBell UL down inner vest (warm and ultralight!)
August 13, 2:39pm

Re: Spinning Rod and Reel
Frank, for non-fly fishing I like the Daiwa MiniSpin. At $40 for both the rod and reel I think it is a good value. They come in both closed reel and open reel versions. I use the open reel ver...

In GEAR » Spinning Rod
August 12, 2:48pm

Re: Cape/Wild Oasis
John, I should point out that for a bug net I use the BPL headnet along with a lightweight cap. Together they add up to about 2 oz. The nice thing about the BPL headnet is that it can be used out...

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape Taut Pitches
August 07, 6:54am

Re: Re: Re: Pole Height
Should have clarified. Bottom of the pole angled toward the doorway zipper.

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape Taut Pitches
August 06, 4:08pm

Re: Pole Height
John, I don't have my log with me but I believe it was 125cm. I know the pole was angled toward the doorway. Also, there was a huge rock where the line from the harness line would usually s...

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape Taut Pitches
August 06, 12:20pm

Gatewood Cape Taut Pitches
On another thread Jhaura mentioned he had problems getting a taut pitch with his Gatewood Cape. Here are pictures of my cape with what I consider a taut pitch. This was after it rained all nigh...

In GEAR » Gatewood Cape Taut Pitches
August 06, 11:56am

All Reader Reviews by Steve .

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Driducks rainsuit
Tested: - size: small - jacket weight: 5.5 oz - pants weight: 4.4 oz Pro: - price - weight - functionality Con: - fragile - zipper Having used Driducks for 2 years in ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 28, 11:15am

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
Had a small hole form on the ankle of one of my Darn Tough Full Cushion Boot socks that I use mostly for fishing. Surprising since I have a pair of Micro Cushions that I have hiked the heck out of wi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:44am

Backcountry.com
Learned about BackCountry.com here and have dealt with their customer service twice. First time I purchased a Granite Gear Vapor Trail on sale and the waist belt was out of spec - this true for all...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 10:31am

Granite Gear Vapor Trail
Overall a nice pack with the exception of the huge extension collar and the fact that the Men's Medium waist belt length significantly differs from what Granite Gear says it is. Granite Gear sp...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
May 09, 9:43am

Sahalie Men's Ultralight Tights
I ordered a pair of the Sahalie's Men's Ultralight Tights (medium, 1.8 oz) and the siz...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
March 28, 3:49pm

Inova Microlight
Last summer I lost a Photon that had faithfully served me for several years and hav...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
March 03, 3:40pm

Jim Wood SuperCat
Although I haven't used it in the field yet it works great in the house. Brings 2 cups of cold tap water to a rolling boil in about 6 minutes (prime: 1 minute; cook 5 minutes) using less than 1oz...

In Stoves - Alcohol
January 30, 7:57pm

TarpTent
Ordered a Contrail during the holiday sale. Followed up with an email asking for some scrap material. Communication was great. Order was perfect. Delivery exceeded expectations. If the tent i...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 28, 1:53pm

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
Lighten Up is an entertaining introduction to lightweight backpacking. Lots of good material for the beginner and a nice review for experienced lightweighters. The illustrations really make the book...

In Books and Media
December 27, 4:44pm

Mont Bell
13 years ago I purchased a lightweight Montbell Parka. It served me well until the Gortex started to delaminate this year. I called the Boulder office hoping to find a place to have it repaired. Th...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 10:50pm