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Re: Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Sleeping Bag Review
Good looking sleeping bag. 12 oz of down seems a little low for a 24 oz bag weight. The down shifting makes me think it is barely enough down to fill the bag.

In Editor's Roundtable » Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Sleeping Bag Review
June 12, 6:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Dog Injury on Trail
I'm glad your dog is doing okay. My wilderness first aid instructor advised that stitches in the backcountry are almost never a good idea - better to thoroughly flush the wound (minimum 0.5...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dog Injury on Trail
June 11, 7:47pm

WTB: Tarptent Moment
I'm looking to buy a Tarptent Moment. The older single walled version is preferred but I would consider the new double wall version too. PM me if you've got one you'd be willing to sell.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Tarptent Moment
June 08, 9:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Lightweight Affordable Tarps
@ Greg: I saturated a towel, laid the Tyvek over it, put a cotton t-shirt on top, and then stood on it for a minute. Not surprisingly, I did get some water penetration. The t-shirt had a few dam...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 22, 10:01pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Affordable Tarps
This thread made me interested enough to buy some Tyvek 1443R from Quest Outfitters. Specifically, I purchased Tyvek Style 14M which Quest says: "Style 14M is more water resistant than our pre...

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 22, 7:15pm

Re: AZT?
Late-September through late-November is pretty dry in AZ - it hardly rains in the fall. Ask on hikearizona.com what people think.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Year long trip - Wonderland Trail --> Arizona Trail --> Te Araroa ---> CDT
May 22, 10:07am

Re: Re: anyone been to emigrant recently?
Thanks, those links are very helpful. Looks like the snow is melting fast!

In Pre-Trip Planning » anyone been to emigrant recently?
May 16, 12:17pm

Re: anyone been to emigrant recently?
I was planning a week-long trip there the 1st week of June. Good to hear any info about the conditions. If you go, Justin, could you post about the trip? Does anyone have a link for a nearby wea...

In Pre-Trip Planning » anyone been to emigrant recently?
May 16, 10:01am

Re: Wet pack added weight
I agree with Glenn. If your pack weighs 11oz more when wet and a pack cover weighs 3 oz, your weight savings will not be 8 oz. Your pack will still absorb water. Regarding waterproof pack fabric...

In GEAR » Wet Pack Questions
May 15, 2:56pm

Re: lightweight 2 person bug bivy
You could ask John at BearPaw if he could make a 2 person version of your bug bivy. It seems he has done so in the past from looking at his custom work page.

In GEAR » light weight 2 person bug bivy?
May 14, 11:24pm

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