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Re: Big Agnes UL tent users: footprint/ground-cloth yes or no
I've been using a Copper Spur UL1 the past few years with nothing under it and no floor issues. I check the site fairly thoroughly, and it's always forest duff or grass. I can easily repair...

In GEAR » Big Agnes UL tent users: footprint/ground-cloth yes or no
April 18, 3:02pm

Re: Re: Glowire in place of Rubber Band
"Things take up significantly less space when they're flat, and from the "process" standpoint it's one less thing to do." I agree, but I find it challenging to remove...

In GEAR » How do you pack your NeoAir?
April 17, 7:31pm

Re: How do you pack your NeoAir?
I have the Exped Synmat UL7 which fits ok in the stuff sack. I've tried rubber bands. That works great, except that I often struggle to find the rubber band when packing up in the morning. So, ...

In GEAR » How do you pack your NeoAir?
April 17, 8:48am

Re: curious
An inner tent with at least a solid top would stop the moisture from dripping directly onto you. It's also likely to have some solid sides. You would probably have to get one custom-made, but m...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 16, 12:30pm

Re: Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
Here are my thoughts from my experiences in our "Eastern US rainforests": Improve or renew your quilt's DWR. Only wash it with special products designed to not affect DWR. Sometime...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 16, 10:13am

Re: 3 season review - NE
Good list. I was a little surprised at the lower pack base weight with all of that stuff. (I mean that in a positive way.) I like the beer can pot/wing stove. I made one I like to bring sometim...

In Gear Lists » 3 season review - NE
April 16, 9:00am

Re: For a light 2P Freestanding Tent: REI T2, T2 Plus, CS UL3 or other? Comments on T2 appreciated
I'm fairly happy with my BA CS UL1. I've also owned an original single wall TT Moment, and I currently own a Scarp 2 and Hogback. I think you'd be comfortable in a CS UL3. Although,...

In GEAR » For a light 2P Freestanding Tent: REI T2, T2 Plus, CS UL3 or other? Comments on T2 appreciated
April 13, 7:47am

Re: Feet: not dry, but warm
What works for me in those conditions is: mesh trail runners Rocky GoreTex socks medium weight merino wool socks polypropylene liner socks Feet bottoms treated with Certain Dri antiperspira...

In GEAR » Feet: not dry, but warm
April 10, 10:32am

Re: Picaridin?
I only use picaridin or natural repellents. Picaridin is as effective as DEET, but I have to apply it more often. Lemon-eucalyptus repellents are more effective against flies than picaridin. For...

In GEAR » Picaridin?
April 10, 8:04am

Re: Re: What's in your water?
"The article stated that there was no infection." Actually, the article was about an infection.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What's in your water?
April 08, 10:15am

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