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Some gear reports
So I finally got a chance to test out a couple of new items this weekend on a mini-trip. The mileage was extremely low and the weather perfect, so obviously some testing still needs to be done in ...

In GEAR » Some gear reports
February 24, 6:04pm

Re: bivy advice please
I just made a meteor bivy using the instructions on SMDs website. I was looking for something similar to what you are and decided to go with that. Havent tried it out yet though so im afraid i ca...

In GEAR » bivy advice please
February 18, 10:46am

another source of momentum?
does anyone know of another source for momentum fabric besides thru-hiker? just wondering...

In Make Your Own Gear » another source of momentum?
February 14, 3:48pm

bug protection under tarp
ok. so i have the silnylon mld poncho-tarp and want to add some bug/ground/additional rain protection. I want something fully enclosing that i can move around in a little more than a traditional b...

In GEAR » bug protection under tarp
February 09, 12:35pm

Re: Base Weight poll...
around 6.5 lbs i'd guess. on paper its about 6.1. im satisfied with this weight. i dont plan on spending a ton or skimping on anything to get it a little lower. between 5 and 8 pounds i re...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Base Weight poll...
February 05, 6:10pm

Re: Bivy question
If I'm fairly certain it won't rain I won't set up the tarp. much nicer to be able to see the stars and not have to bother setting it up and taking it down. I would just leave my head...

In GEAR » Bivy question
January 02, 7:39pm

half bug netting bivy
aka meteor bivy that can be seen on SMD's website under MYOG. inlcudes a pattern and directions which you can easily modify to your own liking.

In GEAR » How to Sleep in a Bivy w/o Dying?
December 10, 3:27pm

please, no.
i have never used it, but it just seems like a sin to me to wear cashmere hiking.

In GEAR » Has anybody used Cashmere in the Backcountry?
December 04, 2:24pm

i've heard some good things about google sketch, but don't personally have much experience with it. it's free though at least.

In Make Your Own Gear » computer program for MYOG projects
November 29, 2:49pm

thanks a lot jason. that was much more than i could have hoped for and we all appreciate it.

In Make Your Own Gear » has anyone tried this wood burning stove?
October 21, 6:12pm

All Reader Reviews by Derek Cox

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Easy to use. Lighter can be easily fixed if you read the troubleshooting guide. Boils water fast and uses very little fuel. Insulated and takes up relatively little space. on the heavier side, but ...

In Stoves - Canister
February 24, 9:18pm

Therm-A-Rest Pro Lite 3
Had it for a few years now. Never had any problems with leaking or holes. Comfy 1" of padding. Plenty wide and long, but a little on the heavier side.

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
February 24, 9:12pm

MSR Hubba
Outstanding rain protection. Plenty of room to sit up and move around a bit. Full mesh allows you to see the stars clearly on clear nights. Lightweight and perfect for nastier conditions when a tar...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
February 24, 9:07pm

Montbell UL Down Inner Jacket
Packs small. Very light. Fits great. Soft material. Keeps me warm down to about 40 degrees over just a t-shirt. Full zip is very handy and pockets are a great touch. Absolutely nothing but good th...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
February 24, 8:57pm

Osprey Atmos 50
Like others have said, what really separates this pack from others is the airspeed suspension. This pack molds perfectly to my hips and shoulders since it does not contact my back air can flow freely...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
February 24, 8:53pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip
Much tougher pack for just a few ounces more. Tough Mesh on back and sides is great for holding a myriad of items. Shoulder straps are comfortable and it carries a load very well. Great craftsmansh...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 24, 8:45pm

walmart is great for those cheap generic items needed for each trip. i.e. snacks, travel toiletries, odds and ends. who cares where the money goes or how wealthy Walmart is? i get what i need at a g...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 12, 8:10pm