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Re: Re: Re: math challenge
Friday math challenge... The tent floor is 7'5" x 4'10" and the center height of the tent is 42" The poles curve diagonally from front to back - crossing one another. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make poles for Zeus 2EXO
June 29, 11:03am

Re: Re: Need to make poles for Zeus 2EXO
Thanks Ben Emailed polesforyou to see what they offer

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make poles for Zeus 2EXO
June 29, 10:54am

Need to make poles for Zeus 2EXO
We want to make two poles for a Zeus 2EXO tent. Because we lost the originals, we don't know their length. Jay Ham reviewed this tent

In Make Your Own Gear » Need to make poles for Zeus 2EXO
June 29, 9:05am

BPL Cover - another vote for Sarah
Maybe it's the Contrail or maybe it's just cause Sarah looks hot, but I agree with Kevin - and vote for Sarah on the next issue

In GEAR » Hipbelts on Ghosts....
June 14, 7:31pm

Re: Re: firesteel mini and reg
>> hold the small striker steel piece in one hand steady, and then pulling the firesteel back << hi Dan Tried this technique today and found it to work much better for me. Thanks ...

In GEAR » FireLite Mini Firestarting Kits
June 09, 6:24pm

firesteel mini and reg
I got the reg fire steel and the mini later It has been taking some practice for me to be successful Both of them create big, hot sparks but it was hard for me to hit the target. I've got...

In GEAR » FireLite Mini Firestarting Kits
June 09, 7:39am

Re: Some Contrail Help, Please
It took me a few times before I got it right. In addition to making sure you have the fronts far enough apart, play around with the pole. I extend more and move over AFTER I set it up. You'll b...

In GEAR » Some Contrail Help, Please
June 07, 7:01am

sharp things and synchronicity
Look what I found tonight. Really old and had been forgotten. Having read this thread... I performed an extraction with extreme prejudice... My scale is in ounce units. It did not mov...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Knives and Other Sharp Things
June 06, 7:57pm

Zpacks Z1
Amazingly light and all my gear fits well. High quality construction. Looks great, too.

In GEAR » Favorite Packs of the UL crowd?
June 06, 7:13pm

tarptent transition
Hi Sarah, I'm happy to hear about your tarptent. Fantastic pics. I also transitioned to a tarptent recently (Contrail). I have not experienced a rainy night yet, but I will before long. W...

In GEAR » I made the change
June 06, 6:35pm

All Reader Reviews by George Matthews

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Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant
Backpacking Light Thorofare Trekking Pant Size L (my scale 4.1 oz) I'm 5'11" and 185 lb Very comfortable fit for me. Snaps on pant bottom (two settings gives flexibility) The p...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
December 30, 4:28pm

Rocky Rocky GTX Socks
I use trailrunners (Inov8 Terrocs) and bought the Rocky GTX socks for cold, really messy weather. I gave them a few good tests this fall. I wore them over Smartwool socks (medium thickness). Fortun...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
December 30, 3:46pm

White Box Alcohol Stove
Got one in July for when I want to use alcohol stove for 2 - 3 hikers. Bought the combo from BPL Shop. T...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 28, 12:21pm

Trail Designs Caldera Stove
Really nice system. All you need is the Mug. I usually boil 1.5 cups of water using about 3/4 oz (12 drams) or a bit less of denatured alcohol depending on the water's coldness. A secondary ben...

In Stoves - Alcohol
December 21, 1:14pm

Mountain Laurel Designs MLD 2Thirds XP Quilt
Per MLD: Shell Fabric: Momentum Mini Ripstop (Aegean Blue) Lining Fabric: Momentum Taffeta (Black) Insulation: ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd 8.9 oz ClimaShield XP 2.5oz/sq/yd Top Width 43”, ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
December 20, 4:36pm

Frogg Toggs Rain Suit
I know these have been around for a while, but I was itching to get something with the Print-Issue-RIP coupon. I tried them during a good rain on a cool day. They are comfy and kept me dry. Howe...

In Clothing - Raingear
December 20, 4:05pm

Backpacking Light Merino UL Pants
The pants are light and comfortable. I like to wear them under running shorts. I plan to integrate them into my clothing system for cool through cold weather. They were also nice under Precip pants...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 20, 3:59pm

FireLite Trapper's Mug
FireLite 475ml Titanium Trapper's Mug Trapper's Mug Absolute simplicity! ...

In Cookware - Titanium
December 20, 2:50pm

BPL Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody
The Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody The need for a single, functional, highly versatile garment that minimized layering changes during the Arctic 1000 expedition inspired Ryan Jordan ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
December 06, 1:52pm

Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak OrangeBlast
I picked up a box of Liqumins Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak (Orange Blast) at Vitamin Shoppe. The product claims: "feel the difference or your money back". I thought, why not try it. Typi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
June 11, 6:14am