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Re: Pyramid Tarptent with Removable Floor
Okay, I finally bought a sewing machine and learned how to sew. I've made a few stuff sacks, practiced a few long flat-felled seams, and I feel I'm ready to take on this project now. The...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pyramid Tarptent with Removable Floor
November 14, 7:42pm

GoLite's 15D Tent Fabric
Does any one have long-term experience with GoLite's 15D tent fabric (or similar)? It is silicone-coated on the outside, PU-coated on the inside, and has a hydrostatic head of only 1500mm. I im...

In GEAR » GoLite's 15D Tent Fabric
November 11, 10:59am

Re: Actual Weights: SL2 & Doumid
I purchased a GoLite SL2 new a month ago. Weight of tarp in stock configuration (no extra guylines, no stuff sack, no stakes): 21.3 oz I have since removed the peak vent stiffeners, replaced ...

In GEAR » Actual Weights: SL2 & Doumid
November 06, 6:53pm

Re: Tent/shelter system with small staked footprint under 1 lb. total possible?
What about an Oware Alphamid? This tarp has always intrigued me: 18.5 oz in silnylon, 9 ft long, 4.5 ft wide, and 5 ft tall. It would be pretty easy to tie off to a tree with its flat face. Cuben m...

In GEAR » Tent/shelter system with small staked footprint under 1 lb. total possible?
November 04, 9:06pm

Re: Re: Zpacks Duplex?
The greatest benefit of the single wall V4 is that when you have condensation, you can sit up and wipe it down. With my SMD Haven, I am trapped inside the net tent and just have to watch as wind an...

In GEAR » Zpacks Duplex?
October 30, 8:43am

WTB: GoLite Shangri-La 3
Looking to buy a GoLite SL3 tarp. PM me if you've got one to sell.

In Gear Swap » WTB: GoLite Shangri-La 3
October 27, 3:30pm

Re: How much is shipping from MEC to the US?
ProLite Gear has their own Evazote Pads: http://www.prolitegear.com/prolite-gear-evopad-14.html They currently only seem to be available in 1/4'' thickness (although there used to be ...

In GEAR » How much is shipping from MEC to the US?
October 22, 7:46am

Re: Stratosphire
@Franco (or anyone else): how do you fit a StratoSpire 1 in your pack? The packed length is listed at 16'', which I assume is because of the carbon fiber struts. I like to keep my shelte...

In GEAR » Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
October 17, 10:22pm

Re: Looking for the (?maybe?) perfect quilt and need some help finding it
Sounds like a Katabatic Alsek (except for the square baffles). I would talk to Ben at GooseFeet Gear - he may be able to make exactly what you want. He added a draft collar onto my 20 degree qui...

In GEAR » Looking for the (?maybe?) perfect quilt and need some help finding it.
October 16, 8:24am

Re: SOL Emergency Blanket
How long do these usually last when used as groundsheets? Any comparison to polycro in regards to durability and compactness?

In Make Your Own Gear » Mylar Bath Tub Floor
October 14, 9:22pm

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