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John Harper (johnnyh88) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: re: starting to go UL
I know I would personally prefer to save an additional 10 ounces, however, if you are happy with the weight, go with the cheaper version. That said, I would suggest buying a used tent here on Ge...

In GEAR » Starting to go UL, looking at tents
March 11, 7:11pm

Re: Re: Not a Sierra-phobe
I'll second Justin's recommendation for Emigrant Wilderness. I spent a week out there in early June last year. We went over 3 days without seeing another hiker at one point. We didn't e...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 1 week in May 16 - June 12 timeframe
March 10, 10:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Pack Fabric Selection
Nick - I was actually looking through your pack thread the other night. At 6.9 oz/sq yd, D40 sounds like it would be a great in-between fabric (more durable than VX21, but not as heavy as VX42) for...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Fabric Selection
March 10, 10:33am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Pack Fabric Selection
After reading the above, this is my current plan: Extension collar: X21 RC (thought about TX07, but the weight savings would be 0.6 oz or less - seems worth it to go from 70D to 210D face fabric...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Fabric Selection
March 09, 8:00pm

Re: Re: Pack Fabric Selection
I'll read through Dave C's blog article. I've already read his BPL articles. Regarding use: it will only be used for backpacking. Probably 90% on trail with 10% off-trail.

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Fabric Selection
March 09, 3:22pm

Pack Fabric Selection
I think I am going to try sewing my own pack. I have a Deuter Kid Comfort I, from which I have stripped a nice hipbelt, shoulder straps, and frame (although I may make my own frame and sew up new s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Fabric Selection
March 09, 2:06pm

Re: Re: Gearbest
I ordered mine Feb 22nd and it shipped Feb 25th, with an estimated 10-25 business days for delivery. I can post when mine arrives, but I'm not expecting it any time soon

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
March 06, 2:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Tensegrity Wind Tunnel Video now available
Yes, the stakes should be the failure point of a tent. In most trekking-pole supported shelters, I would expect this to be the case. This is a crude side-drawing to illustrate what I meant: ...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 06, 11:09am

Pocket Chainsaw
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the pocket chainsaw. Here's the version I have: http://tinyurl.com/matydkn I got one for Christmas. It weighs 4.9 oz in its little stuff sack. I tho...

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 06, 7:45am

Re: Tensegrity Wind Tunnel Video now available
Cool, thanks for sharing. I will admit, the tent looks to do a lot better than I expected, but I still think a more buttoned up design would put less stress on the stakes under the same conditions....

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 05, 10:32pm

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