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The problem was heavy dew fall.
During March through early May - in the mornings, all horizontal surfaces are covered with really large water droplets. Each drop is about 3/8" / 10mm in diameter and 3/16" / 3 mm in heig...

In GEAR » Bivy on east coast
April 11, 3:28pm

Bivy on east coast
I tried cowboy camping in the mid Atlantic area in the spring. The dew settled into my bag so thickly that I woke up because I got damp and chilly - and it was a synthetic 20 degree bag being used ...

In GEAR » Bivy on east coast
April 11, 11:23am

Dress pants and dickies work pants come in 100% polyester :)
Both are cheap (compared to "hiking" pants). The durability of the dress pants is not very good, but they aren't too hot to wear while hiking either. The work pants are very durable b...

In GEAR » Cheap decent synthetic pants?
April 09, 11:02am

Flat tarps
I use a flat tarp. 90% of the time it's pitched as an A frame. 9.9% it's pitched as a half pyramid. 0.1% of the time it's pitched as a flying diamond. A square tarp works better for bot...

In GEAR » ATTN: CatCut Tarp Users
April 09, 10:55am

The duomid isn't the type of tarp a bivy is needed with. The bivy is usually paired with a 7x9 A frame type tarp. The bivy handles minor rain blown in the end of the tarp, and splatter when you...

In GEAR » Bivy under tarp -- what's the point?
April 09, 10:41am

Square tarp
A square tarp pitches as a half pryramid a little better than a rectangular one. This is pretty handy in weather where the wind is shifting, but protection from 3 sides will cover all the possibil...

In GEAR » Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
April 09, 6:14am

2x 2person tents
Im on the east coast, and took my kids backpacking and camping a lot when they were that age. I found that 2 seperate 2 person tents worked best for our family of 4. 8 and 10 years old is too t...

In GEAR » Taking another look at my 2/3 person tent options
March 29, 4:53pm

Hot & humid
I live in the Baltimore MD area (nicknamed the "Devils arm pit" back before air conditioning was common). We have 95% humidity and 95 degree heat a lot in the summer. I've tried cott...

In GEAR » Cool clothing for hot, humid weather--Under Armour Iso-Chill shirts, etc
March 22, 5:49pm

Grid fleece vs standard fleece
The grid fleece feels a little less clammy against bare skin (since only part of the texture touches your skin). The grid fleece breathes better (since its thinner where the grid indents are). Reg...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 22, 5:36pm

Frameless pack load transfer
I found that I got more load transfer to my hips (ie less weight on my shoulders) using my REI flash 45 with the frame removed, and a ridge rest inside as a buritto to pack my gear into. I could te...

In GEAR » Load transfer to hips: hip belt webbing vs padded hip belt?
March 22, 12:08pm

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm