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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

I have decided that a bothy bag is the best possible emergency shelter, at least for winter use, when it can be very cold. The bothy offers total protection and shelter, can be shared, and warms u...

In GEAR » AMK Escape Bivy breathable
November 16, 12:10pm

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