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My Locale Mid-Atlantic via Upstate NY
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1/2 Pyramid Pitch
The front corners should be more inward compared to the rear corners. On my 8x10, this amount is about 15-18". I lay the tarp out flat, stake the rear corners directly to the ground, stake...

In GEAR » MLD monk tarp question and pics
March 30, 6:56pm

Best Insulation for Washing
What holds up better to frequent washing - Long fiber synthetics (Polarguard), or budget down (550-650 wt) ? How much worse do short fiber synthetics hold up to frequent washing ? (Assume washi...

In GEAR » Best Insulation for Washing
March 23, 7:50pm

Summer Shirts
In the humid Maryland/Virginia area, I find loose fit, thin, open weave poly t-shirts work best in the summer (80-100 degrees, 70-100% humidity). Everything else is way too hot or sticks to you to...

In GEAR » Longsleeve baselayer for hot, summertime use?
March 23, 7:42pm

Jam vs Vapor vs Talon
The Vapor Trail was missing from the last BPL pack comparison series. Can anyone comment on how the Jam compares to the Vapor Trail (or crown) or the Osprey Talon 44 ? I'm looking for comfy...

In GEAR » Jam vs Vapor vs Talon
March 23, 6:10am

Jam 2012
Any one have any trail miles on the new Jam? How's the new softer foam, and wider hip belt work out with heavier loads? Does the new foam dry fast after it rains? Is there any advantage i...

In GEAR » Jam 2012
March 17, 8:12am

scout packs
The talon 44 worked well for my skinny 11 year old scout. He liked the granite gear vapor trail better. It had a comfier hip belt and no more weight on his shoulders despite only having a flexy fo...

In GEAR » Recommend a small pack
March 15, 4:00pm

My kids liked carrying all their own gear as soon as they were around 10 years old. With a light pack (XS womens), they were able to stay within 15% of their body weight - as long as I carried the...

In GEAR » Backpacks for Kids
March 06, 4:43pm

Packs for Scouts
I found the Osprey Talon 44 worked very well for my skinny 11 year old Scout. 2.2 lbs, big enough for 4 days of 3 season light weight (not UL) gear, durable fabric, stiff frame, adjustable torso, ...

In GEAR » Backpacks for Kids
March 05, 3:42pm

East Coast cowboy camping advice needed
I need some recommendations from people who successfully "sleep under the stars" on the East Coast. In the mid-Atlantic area, humidity is generally around 80%, and night time temperatu...

In GEAR » East Coast cowboy camping advice needed
March 04, 7:57am

I find 8x10 is a great size. It's tall (roomy), even with the sides 9" above the ground - which means the rain never comes in. I live in a rainy but warm and calm area though, so don'...

In GEAR » Tarp Size?
March 01, 9:05pm

All Reader Reviews by John G

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm