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Re: Hennessy Hammock in winter
Eric, thanks for posting those URLs. >are the underpad's worth it in cold weather, or would a cheap closed cell foam pad work just as well. For temperatures below freezing the Hennes...

In GEAR » Hennessy Hammock in winter
March 21, 10:34pm

Re: Polarguard/Synthetic Quilt
>Anyone manufacturing a synthetic/Polarguard quilt style (ala Nunatak Arc) with Pertex shell? If you're willing to invest a bit of elbow grease, the Ray-Way Quilt Kit has Polarguard 3D ...

In GEAR » Polarguard/Synthetic Quilt
March 21, 9:07pm

Re: Re: Re: What do you sleep on?
>Any thoughts on something [ground sheet] lightweight that's not so disposable? Gossamer Gear Polycryo Ground Cloth (small: 1.3 oz; medium: 1.5 oz; large: 5.6 oz). I've used my smal...

In GEAR » What do you sleep on?
March 21, 1:09pm

ground sleeping in a hammock
Has anybody used their hammock for ground sleeping? My main hammock is a Hennessy Ultralight Explorer, and there is some information on it used as a tent, but I'm also interested in hearing abo...

In Multiple Use Gear » ground sleeping in a hammock
March 21, 11:08am

Re: Re: Montane Aero or Featherlite - which is better?
>Do either one of these Montane Jackets fit the above criteria? I can vouch for the Montane Aero (XXL: 3.2 oz). It is made from non-coated and highly-breathable Pertex Quantum with mildly-...

In Gear Deals » Montane Aero or Featherlite - which is better?
March 21, 10:57am

Re: Torso-size pad
> I find that my legs tend to become quite cool during the night. Has anybody got advice for me how I can solve that problem? Insulating pant? A piece of GossamerGear ThinLight 1/8" s...

In GEAR » What do you sleep on?
March 20, 6:10pm

Re: What do you sleep on?
Air--in a Hennessy hammock. That's by far the most comfortable for me, winter or summer. On the ground I've been using a GG ThinLight 1/8" pad with a GG NightLight Torso or BMW Tors...

In GEAR » What do you sleep on?
March 20, 3:31pm

Re: Montane Aero or Featherlite - which is better?
When I was researching windshirts, I found several recommendations to go one size up on the Montane Aero. I did, and it fits nicely. I don't know whether this applies to the Featherlite or not.

In Gear Deals » Montane Aero or Featherlite - which is better?
March 20, 12:58pm

Re: Tarp and Net Tent
>Thanks for the advice, and wish me luck. Luck. Please let us know how it worked out. I have a Tarp and Net Tent kit sitting in my gear closet, waiting for time to make it.

In Gear Swap » Looking for a GoLite 2 person nest
March 20, 9:03am

Re: Ray Jardine bans people from his website
> If you fall in this group, you are then banned from their site. I don't get it. Are you guys on static IP addresses? Otherwise, how would he know it was you?

In GEAR » Why are the Ray Jardine books so expensive?
March 19, 11:53pm

All Reader Reviews by Douglas Frick

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Petzl Zipka
I have the original 3-LED Zipka (1.9 oz with Lithium batteries). It is my regular headlamp (when there's little likelihood of hiking at night) and I always carry it with me on day hikes. It isn...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
February 07, 1:54pm

Lara Bars Cherry Pie
I grabbed a bunch of random non-Cliff bars at REI before a recent trip. A few of them were wretched, some just indifferent, and a few I thought would be worthwhile to remember for next time. And then ...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 13, 1:03pm

Jetboil Personal Cooking System
The good points are: fast, fuel-efficient, easy, simple, and reliable boiling water. You can hold it in your hand while you boil water, if finding a place to set up a hot stove is a problem in your en...

In Stoves - Canister
January 06, 10:55am

BackpackingLight.com Premium Membership
I read all of the free articles, and after looking at the abstracts of the Premium articles, I immediately bought a membership. That was well worth it right there. I've also more than saved the price ...

In Books and Media
December 26, 10:01pm

Hiking Light Handbook by Karen Berger
This is a great intro to lightweight backpacking. She covers all of the major gear areas in an uncomplicated fashion, giving overviews of what, why and how to lighten up. The book includes strategies,...

In Books and Media
December 26, 9:56pm

Sunday Afternoon Adventure hat
I refer to it as my "ugly hat," but it's the one I always grab when it's sunny. I wear this hat in Hawaii, where hiking is hot and steamy. I just tighten the headband a bit (easily and securely adjust...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 23, 9:16pm

Brunton Helios "Stormproof" lighter
I don't have a Brunton Helios lighter, but unfortunately there isn't a way to comment without giving a rating. I do, however, have six butane 'windproof' lighters/torches: a Brunton Firelight, a Solo ...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 23, 8:27pm

Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
This is a thick book with a lot of useful information. I found it inspiring, with a fairly well-balanced idea of hiking and camping with light gear. I've bought copies for friends, with the simple adm...

In Books and Media
November 25, 2:17pm

Superfeet Performance Green
I have flat feet after wearing rubber slippers in Hawaii for 15 years. When I got back into hiking I found I could only pack for a mile or two before my feet started screaming. Superfeet solved that p...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 1:47pm