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Re: 10 lb base wt not doable at REI?
Au Contrare! Looking at the bigger items: Several of these Several of these shelters work a couple of these packs would fit into a 10 lb base (too bad they don't sell the GG Virga) Seve...

In GEAR » The same question as before with a little more detail...which pack would you choose if you were me?
August 29, 8:36am

Dondo's poncho-tarp setup
Very nice. Do you think it'd work as well if the cord was sewn into a hem on the bug screen?

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 23, 9:30am

Re: Border Route Trail MN
The Border Route was part of Andrew Skurka's "Ultralight in the Nation's Icebox" trek last January. (listen to podcasts here at BPL) IIRC, he reported a single day on the Border...

In Post-Trip Reports » Border Route Trail MN
August 22, 12:00pm

Cloudburst 2 roominess?
Some things to understand when reading TarpTent specs (I'm pretty sure I have this correct, you could confirm with a phone call or web contact): The published widths are from one edge of the...

In GEAR » Cloudburst 2... pros and cons...
August 22, 7:42am

Re: Cloudburst 2... pros and cons...
I have an original Cloudburst, lke it a LOT and normally endorse Henry's products without question but have learned to ask ... In what kind of conditions would you be using it? Also, if you ...

In GEAR » Cloudburst 2... pros and cons...
August 21, 2:44pm

Re: Tarp System wt.= 1P tent?
Brett, To start with, a poncho tarp can be dual use. If it suffices as raingear for you (does for me) then you might want to add dedicated raingear wt. to your tent weight in this comparison. ...

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 21, 3:44am

crocs and other camp shoe alternatives
My feet perspire enough that I classify camp shoes as a necessity rather than a luxury. YMMV I used Crocs knockoffs (Airwalks) at Philmont for the last half of July and they worked well. I'...

In GEAR » Camp shoes?
August 20, 9:53am

Re: 1st or 2nd -
Seconds .... unless I need a color that is only available in firsts (as when I wanted a blaze orange pack cover)

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-Hiker's fabric choices... help!
August 18, 10:59am

Re: 1st and 2nd quality...
Silnylon is made for the parachute and hot air balloon markets and the standards for firsts are very high, including not having too much coating. I have used Thru-Hiker's silnylon seconds fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thru-Hiker's fabric choices... help!
August 17, 5:57pm

Re: taking it all in
One more thing. Since nylon expands when it gets damp, it can be tricky keeping a taught pitch in wetting conditions ... requiring adjustments to maintain interior volume and clearances ... true o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Need advice -- WA Olympic coast in October
August 17, 10:47am

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My entry into the world of tarping was with Hernry's orginal squall. Later that year the Cloudburst was introduced. I contacted him about an idea of converting my squall to use an arched front p...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 30, 11:04am
1) good products 2) friendly and useful help before ans after sale 3) great customer service I'd rate Thru-Hiker a 6 if that was an option

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 8:10am

Minibull Designs Pocket Puck
Hector, I had similar experience .... but only the first time I lit it. Since then I've been giving the pocket puck about 15-30 seconds more warmup time and it has always stayed lit. There is a...

In Stoves - Alcohol
October 16, 6:04am