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What's up with the insane and inane gear questions lately? Am I just getting old or has the site been invaded by the lazy, or worse, jokers?

In GEAR » Trolls?
May 16, 11:16pm

Tents and Rain
Aren't all tents pretty much for rain and only for rain? I guess other types of precipitation as well, but if it's not precipitating in any way, any tent would do - unelss you really want ...

In GEAR » Best tent for rain
May 14, 4:36pm

I vote with
I have not tried the no-beak model, but I think for privacy as much as protection from the elements, I'd want the beak. The hexamid offers plenty of protection/shelter, but at a price space-wi...

In GEAR » Hexamid tarp With beak or without.
May 14, 4:29pm

Thanks, Greg. Great idea. It looks like I'll be able to use my gators (kidding). WHat is that? Anyway, you're correct. I just need to source some caps to cover the shaft ends. That sho...

In GEAR » Kayak Paddle as Shelter Support
May 14, 4:26pm

Kayak Paddle as Shelter Support
I am wondering - and I cannot test myself until June 5 when I again have a yard - but how might I use my Werner kayak paddle (two piece, 210 cm I think, carbon blades, Alum. shafts) to support my d...

In GEAR » Kayak Paddle as Shelter Support
May 14, 3:39pm

Trekker Bump
Free Bump. Great shelter at any price, especially yours. Mine came in under stated weight and held up to serious wind and rain.

In Gear Swap » FS - SMD Trekker - Never Used
May 14, 12:25am

Just wondering if this made it in the mail. Let me know when you get a chance. Thanks.

In Gear Swap » FS: BearPaw Pyranet 2 with Ext. Sil Sides $120 OBO
May 07, 10:23pm

I use supplex-weight golite windpants for three-to-four seasons. They are light, ripstop, front slash pokets, elastic waist and elastic cuffs. In winter, over cap 3 or merino long underwear bott...

In GEAR » What do you wear on your legs during the day? (winter or summer)
May 05, 11:32pm

Good list
Nothing to add that hasn't been said. As to the chair, if you cut everything else suggested, it's a nice extra, but it appears you're fairly young, and I find - older than you - that a...

In Gear Lists » Suggestions on how I can lighten my pack further
May 03, 3:13pm

Other Brands
You asked about other brands. The Six Moon Designs offerings are also nice. Some great new packs with little feedback from users so far, but for shelters, the SMD SkyScape series is very nice. T...

In GEAR » Light pack for a female & 1-man 3-season tent for Australia (NSW particularly)
May 02, 9:00pm

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