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Re: Why I don't consider poncho shelters
Max, consider this..... I've used the gatewood for about two years and have never considered using it for rainwear. I have it for emergencies but its sole purpose is my shelter. I have just...

In GEAR » Tent/shelter system with small staked footprint under 1 lb. total possible?
November 06, 7:47am

Re: Tent/shelter system with small staked footprint under 1 lb. total possible?
I'm not sure what the zpacks plus would do for you since it's just a larger version of your old tent you just sold. It's not freestanding, but take a look at the SMD Gatewood. I&#...

In GEAR » Tent/shelter system with small staked footprint under 1 lb. total possible?
November 04, 7:49pm

Re: Re: State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
I suppose my definition of "fully functioning" is a loose term. I basically mean a real tripod. Not 2 hiking poles and a stick, not a table top tripod that is is 1 foot tall, not a bean b...

In Photography » State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
November 03, 7:44am

Re: Re: Dark Canyon
Yeah. The zpacks 20 degree performed great. I didn't have a thermometer with me but I don't think it dropped below the high 20s on our trip. I do need to get used to sleeping with my head e...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dark Canyon
November 02, 11:19pm

Loved the trip report! I lived in Vermont for 5 years and the Long Trail is what started my love for backpacking! I laughed at your report because having grown up on the east coast and now living...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vermont's Long Trail
October 22, 8:22pm

Dark Canyon
After a failed trip to Coyote Gulch in September due to floods, my buddy Derek and I decided we had better give Utah another go this backpacking season. While Coyote Gulch is still on the radar, w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Dark Canyon
October 22, 7:21pm

I can't speak for that specific route, but I just got back from Dark Canyon about 2 hours ago (Sundance Trail). The weather was phenomenal and incredibly, the cottonwoods are still about 2 wee...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dark Canyon: Allen route
October 20, 6:19pm

re: Deet
Not everyone will agree with this, but I'd rather leave ALL of the Deet at home and just wear long sleeves and pants combined with lightweight gloves and a bug net when it gets real bad. You c...

In Gear Lists » 3-season gear list, want to lose some weight
October 14, 7:32am

For real cold weather hikes/snowshoe/etc I use a heavy and incredibly warm wool beanie from LL Bean. I also wear my OR sunhat under the beanie for face protection. Can't beat it!

In GEAR » Your favorite Warm Hat; Favorite Warm sun hat/system
October 14, 7:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Anyone use this through this summer season?
That's a shame. Looks like Luke's silnylon with armpit zippers is the winner.

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Cloud Airshell 4 ounce raincoat
October 14, 7:22am

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