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don't overlook externals
When you start carrying loads and the pack maufacturers are adding hoops and stays, the weight can exceed a good external. The ventilation and comfort can't be beat. I modified an external an...

In GEAR » Going back to big packs
October 19, 6:26am

kelty cashe hauler
This may be a good second if you can't find the DD. I have been using a modified one for the past year and really enjoy it's versatlilty. You can order the packbag also. I have used it in 9...

In Gear Swap » WTB Dana Design Exterior Frame Pack
October 18, 9:07pm

winter bivy challenge
First entry in my quest for the most versatile winter bivy is a hack job on a black diamond winter bivy. I added a foot box, 8 inch side walls and a breathable slippery top elongated to cover my fa...

In Make Your Own Gear » winter bivy challenge
October 18, 8:20pm

very impressive. looks like you have plenty of room in there. Great design. you should sell them. Dave

In Make Your Own Gear » Finished my Dbl wall tent
October 18, 8:06pm

re: tunnel hoods
Dave, Walter, Two of the hikers in our group have used tunnel hoods with great success. One has a coyote ruff velcroed on and the other has his zipped on. They have it setup to fold back when no...

In Winter Hiking » Mountain Headwear
October 18, 12:17pm

+ 1 on MH Lamina
+ 1 on the -30 degree lamina. I own this bag and it is generously sized, so you can wear layers and bring in gear to warm up with you. I have used it down to -14 F and hope to go lower this win...

In GEAR » Any good synthetic -20 bags out there?
October 18, 9:46am

Head games
Chris, I feel your pain. I remember waking up in the middle of the night to find that I had ripped the balaclava off of my head...must have been too tight. My noggin is in the one size doesn'...

In Winter Hiking » Mountain Headwear
October 18, 6:26am

flying diamond with a beak
I know you are counting ounces, but why not go with an old style 10 x 10 Flat tarp with mid-panel tie-outs. your pitching options are limitless, and you can pitch the sides of the diamond to the gr...

In GEAR » Virgaoutdoors Wraith (.51 Cuben Fiber 9x7 Tarp) first pitch and impressions....
October 18, 5:44am

morning bump

In Gear Swap » WTB - prism sighting compass
October 17, 4:46am

WTB - prism sighting compass
Looking for a prism sighting compass that is no longer made by Brunton. (Brunton Nexus 54LU Combi ) Thanks Dave

In Gear Swap » WTB - prism sighting compass
October 16, 6:00am

All Reader Reviews by David Goodyear

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caldera cone w gram cracker esbit stove snow peak solo
Just returned from a 4 day bushwhacking trip. This setup achieved 2 near boils (small bubbles) per esbit tab. Morning and night temps in the mid 30's - water taken from cold creeks. I allotted 4 t...

In Stoves - Other
October 08, 7:52am

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I bought this tent before becoming a member of this site. When I read the review of the SL-1, I was worried about its stability and durability. I am not a tarp camper so the seedhouse seemed to be the...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 12, 7:22am