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Stephensons 2C in the (Lapland) arctic
> I know that a Stephenson 1 P tunnel has been used on a Nordkalotten (Scandinavian long distance trail) thru-hike with good performance I used a 2C on such thru-hike. Even if it's the ar...

In GEAR » Arctic tent
April 08, 8:20am

Packing style refects character
the packing style seems an odd choice as criteria for evaluating tarp damage unless we are talking about damage while the tarp is packed. If it's about damage while in actual use, it'd be m...

April 07, 10:29am

Re: Tarp for bike touring
forget about poles and think more generic: you need some vertical support (at least, one; usually no more than two). Many hikers tarp without specific poles or even hiking poles. Common solutions a...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Tarp for bike touring
March 15, 11:55am

Re: Ultralight bike tour
a rack or a trailer are by far the best way to carry any significant weight on a bike unless you have a very good reason to not use them. So far, I don't see any. Carrying weight on your back i...

In GEAR » Ultralight bike tour
March 05, 4:17am

Getting hands warm
once hands get cold it may be difficult to get them warm again if you don't do anything more than adding insulation. Try this: swing arms vigorously up and down in a semicircle. This forces war...

In GEAR » Keeping hands warm
February 09, 8:01am

Re: condensation, VBLs
> EACH foot can produce MORE than a PINT of sweat per day... can but not necessarily will. Not while sleeping, I think. In the winter I usually layer VBL socks over wool ones; in the morning...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Condensation inside bivy bags
January 27, 7:25am

Re: Clothing Layers - Need some help please
Iceland is the typical place where you may regularly need some more insulation than the base layer while hiking even in the summer but I wouldn't take a soft shell for the long distance: too sp...

In GEAR » Clothing Layers - Need some help please
January 25, 6:53am

Re: Re: Re: Re: HRP ressuply -- most helpful!
not really that much of it. The terrain really varies, you can find anything, from tarmac road sections to off-trail mountaineering routes. On average, trails are fine and the really rough sections...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in Europe
October 14, 5:59am

Re: Re: HRP ressuply -- most helpful!
that late window is pushing things a bit but in a normal year it should be fine. I used the Cicerone book myself but I don't know about the new edition. The one I used broke the route in 40-som...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in Europe
October 14, 3:19am

Re: Spain
> We talked about Spain and the only reason we didnt think about it is because we knew nothing of the country. We had no idea what the landscape was like it's varied. The Atlantic regions...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in Europe
October 13, 4:29pm

All Reader Reviews by Inaki Diaz de Etura

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Golite Hex 3
Not a full review but just a small addition on what's already been said regarding winter use. While skis make for wonderful stakes on deep snow, unfortunately the tie out loops at the end of the 6 mai...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 18, 7:47am

Nunatak Arc Ghost
I was torn between Ghost and Alpinist before ordering and eventually ordered something in between, quite like the former X from BMW. It has the loft of the Ghost with the dimensions of the Alpinist an...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 05, 11:08am