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Re: Re: Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
Cut out the floor last night and weighed it. Kyle, I must have gotten a little extra, as I now get 1.44-1.45 oz/sq-yd, which I think is pretty good. I did not realize 1.8 oz/sq-yd was the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
July 22, 8:15am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Update and 100D floor
I've been using 30D silnylon floors for a few years now. I've never gotten a puncture in a sleeping pad when using a floor, until very recently, when I got multiple small punctures on the f...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
July 21, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
I noticed the new material is in: http://ripstopbytheroll.com/collections/silpoly-pu4000 Listed specs: 1.4 oz/sq yd 4000mm HH I bought some - figured I would try it out for a floor. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
July 20, 11:25am

Re: Re: Re: ULA Circuit as daypack
It'll be fine. I used to own a Circuit - worked well as a daypack.

In GEAR » ULA Circuit as daypack
July 15, 4:39pm

Re: Four Pass Loop (Colorado) – A few questions...
According to the Forest Service website, bear canisters are required in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness: http://tinyurl.com/npr6owo I'll be there a little after Labor Day. I'm ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Four Pass Loop (Colorado) – A few questions...
July 14, 11:40am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Rain and mesh tents, and flies - perplexed by new generation of freestanding tents...
Big Sky makes several freestanding tents that set up dry. My Big Sky Chinook 2P sets up with the fly and inner already attached. As mentioned above, Tarptent also has some freestanding options t...

In GEAR » Rain and mesh tents, and flies - perplexed by new generation of freestanding tents...
July 12, 5:15pm

Re: Re: Lightest synthetic bag
I'll add a couple options: E-mail Enlightened Equipment and see if they would sew on a full-length zipper to the bottom of one of their synthetic quilts. This is an option they offered at on...

In GEAR » Lightest 20F Synthetic Bag?
July 06, 8:00am

Re: Re: Lightweight Tripod - Yes I said Lightweight Tripod
My friend uses trekking poles and a 3-section carbon fiber pole from SMD (2oz - the one for the Haven) for the TrailPix. It doesn't seem to take long to deploy, but he also doesn't do much ...

In GEAR » Lightweight Tripod - Yes I said Lightweight Tripod
July 02, 2:51pm

Re: Re: The week leading up to a trip.
Fitness tends to be a year-round thing for me (I don't really let myself get "out of shape"), so a couple days before a trip, I mainly just pack, look at maps, and relax. Watch Netfli...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The week leading up to a trip.
July 02, 1:30pm

Re: Lightweight Tripod - Yes I said Lightweight Tripod
My friend got a TrailPix tripod recently: http://www.trail-pix.com/products/universal-trailpix-with-standard-ballhead He likes it for his DSLR. It actually seems to work really well.

In GEAR » Lightweight Tripod - Yes I said Lightweight Tripod
July 02, 1:24pm

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