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Re: Tent FS
Would you consider a regular Rainbow? (It's 40" wide, and I've fit two in there a few times.)

In Gear Swap » WTB: Double Rainbow, Lunar Duo, gate wood with net, or other 1-2 man.
June 25, 8:03pm

Re: Wrap Around Belt
FWIW, I forgot to mention that the distance between where the two sides of the hipbelt attach is the same as Granite Gear uses. The difference is that the GG packs curve down to 6" between the...

In GEAR » hyperlight mountain gear
June 25, 7:23pm

Re: Thanks
I sold my XLite last year after getting in an XTherm in the crazy Eddie Bauer Black Friday sale. It is now my only pad for year-round use. With the more durable bottom, I don't worry about ...

In GEAR » NeoAir XTherm
June 21, 9:56am

Re: re: 50 pound Gorilla
Glad to hear it. I imagine that the difference in body type is as much a part of pack performance. I found it completely inadequate for my needs--largely due to the shoulder straps design (sewn s...

In GEAR » The 50 pound (GGear) Gorilla
June 19, 11:56pm

Re: The 50 pound (GGear) Gorilla
Have you run into problems with the 6061 aluminum stock GG uses? From my experience with the Gorilla, the stay is pretty bendy. Also, the one I loaded up and wore around the house had a very poor...

In GEAR » The 50 pound (GGear) Gorilla
June 19, 8:43pm

Re: Ten Essentials
Pete, also remember that our brains and bodies haven't been conditioned by the same experiences and cultural communication of the pre-industrial humans. Cognitive neuroscience, for example, ha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Aron Ralston and the Ten Essentials
June 16, 4:39pm

Re: Porter vs. Windrider
The 3400 series of packs all have the same padding from what I understand. Basically, the harness system is the same all across them, but the features differ. The 2400 series is noticeably thin...

In GEAR » hyperlight mountain gear
June 13, 7:46pm

Re: Need advice on Mid-July GNP trip
There are a lot of options here. I'll just list a few to get you started, but the best resource is probably Erik Molvar's very excellent hiking guide to the park. For fishing, Russ Schnei...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Need advice on Mid-July GNP trip
June 12, 11:55pm

re: Writing Better Trip Reports
"Would you mind elaborating on this point? It is pretty general as it stands, and of little practical use. Hopefully a professional like yourself can provide positive guidelines for writing a ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Civility and Anonymity
June 10, 10:42pm

Re: Tarptents and stakes
Sean, I find I like both the Easton and the MSR stakes. Really, it is up to what I have on hand at the time, which is a mix of both. The longer stakes are supposed to hold very well, just like th...

In GEAR » Tarptents and stakes
June 10, 7:26pm

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