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your set up looks fine to me. You aren't bringing a windshirt and you may want to bring something like that. But you will have your overnight gear, so should have enough to keep warm. The wi...

In GEAR » Hiking in the Whites, 1st wknd in August, need above treeline advice.
July 21, 5:31pm

msr loops
i think they look pretty cool and may try them some day. i love tying knots and am pretty good at it, but there can advantages to being able to quickly rig and unrig tarps. i only do mulitple lar...

In GEAR » MSR Camring cord tensioners
May 01, 6:38pm

sailing gloves
you could look at sailing gloves at west marine or other boat shop, and i use nrs paddling gloves on canoe trips. all the options sound hot to me, but the sailing/paddling glove may have the best ...

In GEAR » Ideas for hiking sun protection/ scrambling gloves
April 17, 7:31pm

how about the squirt?

In GEAR » Multi-tool (lightweight)
April 13, 5:32am

bug net
the simple rectangle bug nets from campmor or lots of other stores, that are designed to fit a single or double bed, should work and are cheap. I have used them on paddling trips hanging by themse...

In GEAR » Cheap, Lightweight Skeeter Shelter?
April 12, 12:51pm

Re: Blizzard Bag
"At 13 ounces it is definately the lightest full weatherproof shelter in existance." I don't think that is necessarily true. I don't have a blizzard bag, and it does sound lik...

In GEAR » Blizzard Bag Compressability once used?
April 04, 10:36am

outback oven
The 10" pan from the outback oven would work. I haven't weighed just the pan, sorry. this may be just the replacement pan?

In GEAR » Trout Fry Pan
March 14, 9:09am

water shoes
I haven't been to boundry waters, but I like both your footwear options. I would bring both if that is the question. I like having the option to put on light boots for long tough portages. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Footwear Options for Canoeing the Boundry Waters
March 13, 3:29pm

bothy bag
I think the bothy is the best choice. I have the brooks range alpini shelter. I started with the 2 person, but then sent it back for the 4. I wanted room for my two kids and ski boots inside. t...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Trail running Emergency Bivy Kit
February 20, 7:49pm

power stretch
I am a big fan of power stretch as a warm mid layer and fleece alternative. the smooth outer fabric makes layering easier and provides some wind and snow protection. Powerdry seems to be to be jus...

In GEAR » Power Stretch vs Power Dry - Which do you choose and why?
January 26, 8:28am

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