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Shelter classifications
I'm curious about the classification of tarp vs tent in the context of this discussion. For example, the MLD Duomid is classified as a tent on their website, and I think that's how you f...

In GEAR » Tarps vs tents vs bivys: What's your $0.02?
January 22, 1:23pm

Re: MSR pump failure
Duane, It didn't appear to be seated any differently than on the working pump. Maybe the broken bits above the rubber plunger allowed the rubber to deform under pressure so that air could e...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
January 21, 5:25am

Update
I wanted to post a follow-up regarding this incident. I obtained an RMA number from MSR and sent in my failed stove pump. Late last week, I received a package from MSR. It contained my origi...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
January 20, 12:38pm

Video
Nicely produced video. I really enjoyed watching it. I spent 4 days/3 nights in a Leanto in the Adirondack high peaks over winter break, but this makes me want to go back out for more time in...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Cabineering - Part 1: Video Essay
January 15, 10:55am

MT1010v2 instead?
I'm not familiar with either of the Minimum Trailrunner products, but maybe you should try the MT1010V2 instead? It sounds like it has more protection from rocks than the MT10v2.

In GEAR » New Balance MT10v2
January 03, 11:50am

New pump and old pump
I went to REI today and purchased a new replacement pump. I plan to contact MSR/Cascade Designs tomorrow to ask about replacing the broken one. Here is a picture of the old pump and the new pum...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
January 01, 1:15pm

MSR white gas stove pump failure
I just spent four days, three nights in the Adirondack High Peaks area, backpacking up Johns Brook and hiking to the top of Mt Marcy twice in two days. I went with four other people. Even thoug...

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
January 01, 10:32am

Re: Re: Winter fuel guideline for XGK, Whisperlite
I recently read over the ADK Winter Mountaineering School student handbook and noted this same fuel recommendation that Charles mentions. I assume, Charles. that some of the trips you led are WMS ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 1: Basic Framework for Selecting A Cooking Pot and Predicting Fuel Needs
December 22, 8:53am

Duplex / Triplex
I still have the Hexamid twin. I really like the bathtub floor design he shows in this video, and the way he has rigged shock cord on the inside to keep the sides of the bathtub "high" s...

In GEAR » Zpacks Triplex
December 18, 6:46am

Sewing Cuben
These bivies with cuben on the bottom look great! I haven't sewn any. I am hoping to get started with a Silnylon bottom bivy this winter (to test in the Spring), and if it goes well, perhap...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bivy Suggestions.
December 08, 9:51am

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