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carbon fiber tent stakes
I've been using some of the MSR carbon core stakes for a few recent trips. So far, so good. Lighter than my ti shepherd hooks and better holding power. They've proven reasonably durable ...

In GEAR » carbon fiber tent stakes: any users out there
February 27, 9:23am

Wildlife... Of the aquatic variety
@ Craig Spooky story, I know just how you felt... A couple years back I had two close encounters with the landlord within about a month of one another during a couple of long coastal paddles. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 26, 11:41pm

Caldera Cone and Starlyte Stove
I tried the modified Starlyte Stove with my tried and true Ti-Tri Sidewinder cone sized for my 1.3L pot on a recent trip. I don't have any measurable data or comparisons... I was too tired...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
February 26, 9:45am

SL2 Questions
Yeah, I was gonna' say about 4.5 or 5'. The SL2 is meant to sleep one person on each side of the two poles. You can skew one or both poles a little one way or the other, but I don't t...

In GEAR » GoLite SL2 Questions
February 25, 1:09pm

Home Improvement as Exercise
Ha! Good point Art! I know all about that type of exercise too. Last spring we removed all of the existing landscaping in both our front and rear yards by hand, by ourselves. All told, we dug...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 25, 12:41pm

Strength Training to Lighten the Load
I've been doing CrossFit- style workouts for the last couple of years. We do a lot of heavy Olympic weight lifting as well as short, high intensity cardio (box jumps, burpies, 100m sprints, et...

In Philosophy & Technique » Strength training to lighten the load
February 25, 11:58am

Best Wildlife Encounters
Waking up on a beach early one morning on the far north coast of CA to multiple Elk eating the dune grass right outside the tent. Getting woken up while sleeping on the back deck of my boat whil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 25, 11:36am

UL Weather Protection for DSLRs
I recently came across these Outex Cases via a couple of acquaintances who are professional surf photographers; they've been using them for the last year or so and seem to be pretty pleased wit...

In Photography » UL Weather Protection for DSLRs
February 25, 11:16am

Winter pads
My only hang up with a dedicated winter pad, is the potential of putting all of my eggs into one basket, so to speak. If you bring just an inflatable pad on a winter trip and spring a leak in th...

In GEAR » Equipment Addition: SynMat UL 7 + XTerm or XLite?
February 20, 3:14pm

PM sent
I'll take it

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Duomid yellow silnylon
February 20, 1:53pm

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