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Re: Feedback on my 2 man cuben tent design
The dimensions of your design are very close to a basic 2-person silnylon tarp I made using Henry Shire's DIY original tarptent directions ( I've...

In Make Your Own Gear » Feedpack on my 2 man cuben tent design
May 05, 11:00pm

Re: UL shovel mandatory?
Might help if you identify what "campfire permit" you're referring to.

In GEAR » UL shovel mandatory?
May 04, 7:18am

Re: Health Care
>> one of the consequences is that when situations lie this occur insuance companies require law suits to recoop their costs +1 I broke an ankle while on a friend's boat and my insu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Idaho family sues USFS for $1M after tree hit son
May 03, 10:34am

Re: Favorite wide pot?
1L UL hard anodized pot from the Trangia 25-series. Good price (though sometimes tough to find) but no lid (made one from a cheap pie tin.) 2L and 0.75L hard anodized set with lids from Four Dog...

In GEAR » Favorite wide pot?
May 01, 11:57am

Re: Re: The weight "cost" of an expensive iPad?
@Josh... what an interesting attitude. But if you're able to backpack with your iPad day in and day out in just a freezer bag without ever damaging it then my hat's off to you. I basicall...

In GEAR » ipad
April 19, 12:08pm

Re: Bugs in MI
I pretty much agree with Jennifer. We've had *challenging* mosquito and black fly weekends in the UP in June but we survived and the tradeoff was having the place to ourselves. I had one bad ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bug Season in Michigan
April 18, 6:43pm

The weight "cost" of an expensive iPad?
For those of you who hike with expensive electronics, like an iPad or iPhone, how much of a weight hit do you take in making sure it's protected? Do you pay for insurance? I have to have re...

In GEAR » ipad
April 18, 1:05pm

Re: Favorite Hard Anodized Al Pots, solo, 2p and 3-4p group?
Good idea. I've been turning more and more to HA over Ti lately; comparable weights, durable and so much cheaper. I have this set from Four Dog Stove. It looks exactly like the Open Countr...

In GEAR » Favorite Hard Anodized Al Pots, solo, 2p and 3-4p group?
April 18, 12:55pm

Maybe not "stupid" but...
Not sure it would be fun... but it's your hike. It takes me about 3 hours to hike down SK with a 20+lb pack. I think 2 hours at a good clip would be a reasonable goal. Unless you're us...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon -- Rim to River to Rim in August Is this Stupid
April 16, 3:30pm

Re: ipad
I carry a Kindle, the smallest (and cheapest) one. Weighs a little over 5oz with a protective sleeve I made out of Lawson's 1/8" foam pad and silnylon. Batteries last forever. My base w...

In GEAR » ipad
April 16, 10:46am

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