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Re: Re: Roomy 2-person tarptent using 4 poles?
@Douglas, yeah, that's actually what I had in mind when I said "we could just add netting to the basic ridgeline tarp". We already do use the extra poles to prop up one or two corner...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roomy 2-person tarptent using 4 poles?
September 26, 2:33pm

Roomy 2-person tarptent using 4 poles?
Has anyone made or thought about making a 2-person tarptent that utilizes FOUR trekking poles instead of the usual two? I'm thinking something like the Squall but using trekking poles (collaps...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roomy 2-person tarptent using 4 poles?
September 26, 12:46pm

Re: please suggest to me a bag according to my needs listed
Feathered Friends. Range of temps, various standard girths and length, plus custom options beyond and in between. 850-900 fill. They make great bags. http://www.featheredfriends.com/Picasso/Bag...

In GEAR » please suggest to me a bag according to my needs listed
September 25, 7:18am

Re: Sugoi brand "Wallaroo" merino pieces at REI-outlet.com
Thought I'd update since I don't read/hear much about Sugoi merino layers among backpackers. I received my order from REI for a 170 long-sleeved crew, 170 short-sleeved crew and 210 long...

In Gear Deals » Sugoi brand "Wallaroo" merino pieces
September 22, 7:44am

Re: Trying to get down to 20lb pack need advice.
>> From what i have read the fastest and best way to cut weight is to lighten my big 3: pack, sleeping bag and shelter. Not sure that I agree. Might be the case for the hiker who's al...

In GEAR » Trying to get down to 20lb pack need advice.
September 20, 8:10am

Re: fact or fiction or marketing hype regarding backpacks for women
Yeah, how else is she going to find that baby-blue pack that matches her trail runners? Joking, obviously. "Women-specific" is such a generic term. I'm guessing there are differ...

In GEAR » fact or fiction or marketing hype regarding backpacks for women
September 20, 7:40am

Sugoi brand "Wallaroo" merino pieces at REI-outlet.com
REI Outlet has a lot of deeply discounted (75% off list prices) clothing through today. I found various merino pieces -- short-sleeve T-shirts, long-sleeved tops, quarter-zips -- in Sugoi "...

In Gear Deals » Sugoi brand "Wallaroo" merino pieces
September 18, 12:28pm

Re: Thanks for the responses
Just as an FYI, Ratsack was the original metal mesh bag. Came out in the late 90's, made in Flagstaff, I think. They started selling them at the general store in the park and sold mail order/o...

In GEAR » Ratsack for Grand Canyon use
September 14, 11:14am

Re: Ratsack for Grand Canyon use
>> I'm spending a lot of time and money to lower my base weight and those 3.5 ounces (per sack) seems huge to me. It is, especially when competitive products weigh a lot less. How m...

In GEAR » Ratsack for Grand Canyon use
September 14, 7:39am

Re: Is there any gear that your don't go light on?
Sure, my pillow. I realized at some point that, for me, my pillow matters more than my pad does, at least in terms of comfort (warmth is a different matter.) I've tried a bunch of UL pillows bu...

In GEAR » Is there any gear that your don't go light on?
September 13, 5:30am

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