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One Tent or two for a family of four
Ben, The Hogback does not take much more room to pitch than your 2 person Kelty : the yellow line is the footprint of the Kelty, the orange one is the Hogback. Hogback: 4 lbs, packed 5&quo...

In GEAR » One Tent or two for a family of four
October 07, 3:59pm

camera silicone skin
yes that looks a bit spongy but it is silicone. I had one in fact for that particular Pentax . This one here is another one, described as "elastomeric silicone" :

In Make Your Own Gear » camera silicone skin
October 06, 9:49pm

camera silicone skin
spotted someone that wanted a silicone jacket for his camera. They exist to give a better grip on the slippery type and for some added impact resistance. So I thought of trying to make my own. I...

In Make Your Own Gear » camera silicone skin
October 06, 8:22pm

quality dri-down sleeping bags?
I just read that article.. Copy and paste using Chrome I tried again with Chrome and Explorer I get the Subscribe message now.

In GEAR » quality dri-down sleeping bags?
October 03, 8:52pm

Don't do as I do
Yerry, I think that you have invented a new type of hand warmer. Remember me when you start selling it.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Don't do as I do
October 01, 8:40pm

Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
Mids for mountaineering ? You must be kidding... Mids need a lot of precisely set anchoring points as well as a lot of real estate for the usable room they offer. Show me one climber using one...

In GEAR » Lightest Bomber Tent/Shelter Options?
October 01, 4:48pm

bivy blizzards
" A guy went up Shasta with what looks like a Hilleberg Alto (Akto) (or similar design) ",/b> Not that similar (to me...) but to be fair most non multi pole/ geodesic designs or smal...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
September 30, 11:46pm

picking a trekking pole tent for 2 - no center pole, 2 entrances
With the fabric inner about 49oz, inc stakes (6) and guylines. You need to add 2 stakes for the apex guylines.

In GEAR » picking a trekking pole tent for 2 - no center pole, 2 entrances
September 30, 11:15pm

picking a trekking pole tent for 2 - no center pole, 2 entrances
I posted this photo before to give a somewhat better idea of the SS2 shape . It is in fact an hexagonal footprint, not all that obvious from the std ground level photos. Ok, I had the time ... U...

In GEAR » picking a trekking pole tent for 2 - no center pole, 2 entrances
September 30, 10:45pm

Failing #3 Zippers?
Under FAQ , in the TT site : http://www.tarptent.com/zipper_repair.html

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 30, 8:23pm

All Reader Reviews by Franco Darioli

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Tarptent Contrail
My rating is based on what this shelter was designed for, and not to be understood as part of the "best tent ever, for anybody ,anywhere" award. Most of the good points have already been co...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 07, 4:48pm