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Re: Lightest fully enclosed shelter for one - complete tent or tarp + bug net?
Here's what I came up with: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=62945&skip_to_post=567295#567295 The shelter (including st...

In GEAR » Lightest fully enclosed shelter for one - complete tent or tarp + bug net?
June 12, 8:13am

Re: Shelter
Christopher, Thanks. I've used it a number of times since those mods but in seasons that bugs were not bad. I've only been rained on twice too....both short rains. Obviously, it's go...

In GEAR » Solo Shelters
June 09, 5:42pm

Re: WM Flash pants, size large
Thanks, Gary. Now, if only I could find someone willing to trade..... Anyone?

In GEAR » Weight check on WM Flash pants, size large. Anyone?
June 09, 4:23pm

Re: Solo Shelters
Well, while it isn't exactly "fully enclosed", I thought I'd post a link to my shelter since perimeter netting and Hexamids were mentioned. Here's my modified Hex with zippere...

In GEAR » Solo Shelters
June 09, 4:19pm

Re: Vireo
Nice! There was some apprehension on the temp rating with me too...but that is to be expected on custom work...particularly since, unlike their other bags they have a handle on, the Vireo has no ho...

In GEAR » Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo with 6"+ loft.
June 07, 3:00pm

New grip
Well, here's what I came up with: Another minicell foam grip...a bit larger this time, more ergonomic, and tailored to my left hand (I'm only using one pole now...in my left hand). Yes, ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG ergo trekking pole grips. Which materials? Also, attached pic.
June 05, 10:53am

Re: Rusty's Neck Peck
Thanks, Erik. I think it'll work pretty well for me.

In GEAR » Anyone have the Buck Hartsook Ultralight....or Boker Grasshopper knife?
June 05, 8:25am

Re: vireo
I don't know, Anthony. All I know for sure is the loft I measured....between the baffles as shown in the photo in my first post. EDIT: To clarify, I did not ask that the baffles be changed.....

In GEAR » Custom 20 oz Feathered Friends Vireo with 6"+ loft.
June 03, 9:00pm

Re: Anyone have the Buck Hartsook Ultralight....or Boker Grasshopper knife?
Well, here's what I came up with. It's an older CRKT neck knife (Neck Peck, I believe) turned pocket knife that I had in my whitewater PFD. It's not perfect, but it suits my needs bette...

In GEAR » Anyone have the Buck Hartsook Ultralight....or Boker Grasshopper knife?
June 03, 4:19pm

Re: The WM Megalite, and borderline sizing
I'm 6' but only 150 lbs and found the Western Mountaineering "regular" to be too snug length wise...so had to send it back and trade for the 6'6" version. I wouldn't,...

In GEAR » The WM Megalite, and borderline sizing
June 01, 5:54pm

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