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RE: Poncho Tarp
Dale wrote: "A garbage sack or even one of those plastic emergency ponchos..." I considered that option but figured that at that point I would be just as well-off with a tarp and a cheap, lightw...

In GEAR » Advice from experienced poncho tarp users
May 09, 8:40pm

RE: Poncho Tarp
The other consideration for the poncho/tarp is set-up. Even if I had managed to stay dry while walking, setting the poncho/tarp up soaked me in no time. I've read about people doing a convoluted ...

In GEAR » Advice from experienced poncho tarp users
May 09, 4:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Advice from experienced poncho tarp users
Same here, Dale. I've been using the SilShelter as my primary shelter for the past couple of years. While it takes a little more time to get a good, taut pitch (it was designed before the cantena...

In GEAR » Advice from experienced poncho tarp users
May 07, 10:14pm

RE: Advice...
Maybe I did something wrong, but I remember the arms of my wind shirt (Montane Featherlite) wetting out pretty quickly under my poncho with temps in the 40's and moderate precipitation. A more wat...

In GEAR » Advice from experienced poncho tarp users
May 07, 4:03pm

Re: Re: My gear
"Yawwwwwwwwwwn. Save the suffering for the masochists-- I'm gonna have a good time on my days off" Exactly! That's why I'm carrying a "heavy" self-inflating pad these days. Some stuff I can do...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tell me about Backpacks
May 07, 3:54pm

Re: Advice from experienced poncho tarp users
Petras, that scenario almost exactly describes the experience that soured me on the poncho/tarp option. I tried the ID Silponcho for a while. Not only did the wetness wick up my arm, but it also ...

In GEAR » Advice from experienced poncho tarp users
May 07, 5:57am

Yeah, that pic didn't turn out so awesome. Here's another try (sorry moderators):

In Make Your Own Gear » An alcohol stove faster than a canister stove
May 07, 4:51am

Re: Awesome!
David, Vick: what's it going to take to put you in an alcohol stove today? [end used car salesman pitch] ;-) Vick, I can meet one of your requirements, but not both. A couple of years ago I bui...

In Make Your Own Gear » An alcohol stove faster than a canister stove
May 07, 4:48am

RE: 1.3 oz $5 Energizer LED Lamp
Hey folks, sorry it took me so long to respond. I completely forgot about this post. Anyhow, I'm posting a photo of the headlamp that I found in an arbitraty nook at Wal Mart. Unfortunately, I t...

In GEAR » $5 1.5 oz. Energizer LED Headlamp @ Walmart
May 06, 1:27am

RE: Space Blanket/Ground Sheet
It proved too noisy for me. Any movement would result in that loud, crinkly noise and would keep me up. I have since switched to window insulsation plastic for my groundsheet. It has just about ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Space Blanket / Ground Sheet
May 02, 5:28pm

All Reader Reviews by Antonio Abad

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PossumDown Glove Liner Gloves
They are comfy down to freezing, but aren't terribly wind resistant. Thus, I pair these with OR basic shell mitts (goretex) and have used this combination down to the teens. It's comfortable in thos...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
March 19, 2:28am

Integral Designs Sil Poncho
I would have easily given this piece of gear a 5 if it was available in a larger option. As a poncho, it certainly delivers. The drawcords help minimize any flapping at the expense of air circulatio...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
March 19, 2:07am

GoLite Breeze
I dove headfirst into the ultralight way by buying this pack. I used it for almost 1.5 years before I sold it. My baseweight never topped 9 lbs with this bag yet my shoulders were always aching afte...

In Backpacks - Frameless
March 19, 1:52am

Montane Featherlite
Lightweight, breathable, and very water resistant. What's not to like? This is my favorite and most versatile piece of clothing. I've used it for almost 3 years now. I wear it any number of ways: ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
March 19, 1:39am

Patagonia MicroPuff Vest
When I received my Puffball Vest I was somewhat underwhelmed: it looked like Patagonia skimped on the loft and the fit seemed kind of off. The latter objection was due to the combination of my physiq...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
March 19, 1:22am