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Good point. Hopefully the new version will address weaknesses as well as adding some features. A lot of people say the super-wide shoulder straps are just too big, maybe they'll get slimmed d...

In GEAR » upcoming changes to GG's Mariposa Plus?
November 24, 7:09am

upcoming changes to GG's Mariposa Plus?
In an email exchange GG mentioned that some changes were being made to the Mariposa Plus pack, and they should be out sometime after the turn of the year. I know they're moving (slowly) toward...

In GEAR » upcoming changes to GG's Mariposa Plus?
November 23, 2:27pm

guy points
What's a good layout for square tarp guy points? Looks like having some along the centerline is important, more so than for rectangles.

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 23, 9:02am

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whoops, disregard; sorry

In Gear Swap » FS: Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS (high sensitivity)
November 23, 8:36am

flatter cord
Bryce, great idea but the thin guyline will be very uncomfortable. Try a line that is "flatter": take a length of standard 7-strand 550# paracord, cut off the ends, pull out the core the...

In GEAR » lightweight idea for keeping water from freezing while hiking
November 22, 12:11pm

square vs rectangle
I'd love to see more commentary on square vs. rectangular tarps & the pitches a square unit offers. The main neato setup with a square seems to be the "flying diamond". But the ...

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 22, 9:32am

MEC
That's a pretty refreshing tone there from MEC, Eric. I haven't had any dealings with them so I hadn't seen their statements on these issues before. Like you, I appreciate the way the...

In GEAR » Can't figure out this Capilene thing...
November 22, 7:30am

beginner tarp
Make one (or more) out of cheap polyethylene drop cloth, either 2mil or 3mil thickness. Experiment before you buy one of sil or cuben. This has proven very useful for me.

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 21, 10:41pm

china
Plenty of Patagonia gear is made in China. Just browse their site. I take every opportunity to acquire the Patagonia gear I like, especially when it yields little or no profit to them. But eac...

In GEAR » Can't figure out this Capilene thing...
November 21, 10:37pm

Yvon C.
Ben, I think you misread me. I said Yvon's MISGUIDED attempt to NOT be one of the 1%, therefore he IS one of the 1%. I just get tired of Patagonia's preachiness. I appreciate and own p...

In GEAR » Can't figure out this Capilene thing...
November 21, 3:02pm

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