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Good concept.
I currently use a 5x8 ID Siltarp as a "pocket tarp", which does indeed fit in my pocket. It's not as light as this ZPacks Pocket Tarp, but I do like the concept, and I might be consi...

In GEAR » ZPacks Hexamid Pocket Tarp
April 18, 10:43am

Okay fine.
I hope you enjoy your new bag. The rest of the world is still using what they want so if you think that 9 ounces(or whatever) of supposedly more humane feather harvesting is making a world of di...

In GEAR » First impressions: Tundra ethical sleeping bag model Pure-0
April 16, 1:00pm

It depends
It depends on how bad the bugs are at the location and the season. I can tell you that around the South, they can get very bad, and the heat is sweltering. This means you don't want to have a...

In GEAR » Adequate bug protection? Sea to Summit NANO Mosquito Pyramid Shelter?
April 15, 5:52am

Emissivity
On the table of Emissivity, the listing for "clear silicone" is .080-.100. The listing for "plastic", and mylar is plastic, is .95-.100. So, on just a materials basis, it'...

In GEAR » Cuben = Low Condensation?
April 13, 6:09am

Re.
I think it's conditions related and conditions you have experienced with it so far were not conducive to condensation issues. I suspect it's coincidence, and has nothing to do with materials.

In GEAR » Cuben = Low Condensation?
April 12, 3:36pm

Need/want
The main reason why I bring ultralight necessary gear is so that I can carry more of what I want to bring, and not feel like I'm lugging the world around. Sometimes the final load isn't ...

In GEAR » Does Clothing Count?
April 12, 11:29am

Everything counts.
The reality is that you need to have some things for what you are doing, so you have to carry them. If we didn't need anything, we woudldn't have to carry anything. So, if you need heavi...

In GEAR » Does Clothing Count?
April 12, 6:51am

SMD Gatewood Cape.
Gatewood Cape is my favorite.

In GEAR » If you could have only ONE solo shelter?
April 12, 5:26am

Pockets
For me, any pants without pockets are not my choice for any sort of excursion. Sure, I'll wear running shorts or just wind pants, as long as I'm not going anywhere. I always wear some...

In GEAR » Lower Body Clothing System
April 12, 5:13am

Layer
I size it to fit over my seasonal insulation layer. If I'm not wearing any insulation layer, then I don't mind if it's a little oversized. I aim for a relatively close fit over the in...

In GEAR » how should a wind shirt fit. How do you layer one?
March 29, 5:49am

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