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Re: Sleeping Pad for a dog
A foam pad would be best. Things like a fleece blanket and the Ruffwear bed don't really do much to insulate your dog from the ground, as all the insulation is compressed. My dog (50 lbs) u...

In GEAR » Sleeping Pad for a dog
March 14, 9:11am

Re: Six Moons S&D or BA Angel Springs UL2?
As you note, you're going to have more room in the Lunar Duo. And you and your wife will also have separate entrances and vestibules with the Lunar Duo. The Lunar Duo will have a "dry"...

In GEAR » Starting to go UL, looking at tents
March 13, 6:58pm

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

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