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Edward Jursek (nedjursek@gmail.com) - BPL Premium Member

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Square footage
I, for one, have sized up and use "2 person" shelters for solo hiking. I found the "solo" shelters to be a tight fit, had little room to store/sort/dry gear, and offered thinner...

In Philosophy & Technique » Square footage and ultralight practice: how much space does one person really need?
February 18, 12:33pm

PCT
I have an MLD cuben DuoMid and see you have both the DuoMid and the Zpacks Duplex tarp. I would be interested in your thoughts as to how they compare. How does the interior space compare? The size ...

In Gear Lists » Pacific Crest Trail 2014 NOBO
February 18, 12:16pm

30 degree bag
I hike mostly in the PNW, primary in the Olympics and North Cascades, and have been snowed on in July and August. Lows in the upper 20's to low 30's above 6000' are not uncommon. I woul...

In GEAR » Looking at a ZPacks 30* bag for my wife--summer hiking in the Cascades. Your thoughts?
February 18, 12:02pm

smallest volume
Thanks for the information Bob! It will be fun to experiment. My current "SUL" kit is at 6 lbs. I hike in the PNW and can't seem to get a 3 season kit much lower for my needs. Certain...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Smallest volume pack dimensions you guys? Cubic inches...
February 17, 11:28am

Clarkii
Been looking for one for a while. Email Sent.

In Gear Swap » FS: Tenkara Rods TenkaraUSA, Clarkii, Wakata
February 16, 9:25pm

Small volume packs
I was looking at another SUL thread and got to thinking about the volume limits to SUL. I recalled this thread and re-read it. What I could really use are some comprehensive gear lists, including ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Smallest volume pack dimensions you guys? Cubic inches...
February 16, 6:15pm

Ron's comments
+1 to Ron's comments. I don't always agree with Ron, but find he offers thoughtful opinions and explanations. I am disappointed in SMD's move to heavier packs. I think that part of the ...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
February 16, 4:57pm

McHale
+1 to William's rant. I had a similar reaction to Ron Moak's explanation of SMD's new, beefier, heavier packs. The central argument goes: more "comfort" (read weight) and more...

In GEAR » What Dan McHale has to say about UL backpacks
February 16, 2:21pm

UltraMid Review
After posting complaints over editorial drift into areas like pack rafting and heavy backpacks, it is nice to see a review of a newish UL product. I have always enjoyed Will's reviews.

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review
February 15, 7:59pm

The One
The One just arrived today. Looks good on initial inspection. Only undisclosed flaw so far are some threads pulling out of a tie out. It will be an easy fix. I will know more once I can pitch it. W...

In Gear Swap » FS: Montbell wind shirt, Montbell rain trekker, GG The One.
February 15, 3:40pm

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