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blizzard
The Blizzard is very interesting but it is in no way breathable. It weighs 13.5 ounces, so it's not exactly UL. The MLD Spirit quilt, size regular, is 12 ounces in the 48 deg version and 17 o...

In GEAR » AMK Escape Bivy breathable
November 17, 10:17am

bump
Bumpage; small Stillwater still available.

In Gear Swap » For Sale: two Dana Design "Stillwater" Arc Flex packs
November 17, 9:16am

more testing
As forecasted, yesterday afternoon we had a strong storm system move through. We got about 45 minutes of drenching rain with gusty winds. Since my MYOG 6x9 tarp was still pitched in the back yard...

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 17, 9:15am

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I really appreciate everyone's info, it is so helpful. Bryce, good move on using the compactor bag at one end. It's like getting a bat wing for free.

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 16, 10:16am

more testing!
Just saw the National Weather Service forecast for later today: widespread showers, numerous thunderstorms, wind 15mph, gusts to 30mph. The tarp's still up, might have to go by the house for...

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 16, 9:16am

testing 1,2,3...!
I did some testing based on the stormy weather forecasted for our area. Last night I made a quickie MYOG tarp from a 6x9 piece of 2mil polyethylene and pitched it over a taught ridgeline on the ...

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 16, 8:44am

tarp size
The 7x9 size keeps showing up. Since I'm looking at getting one made in 0.74 cuben, I might as well get a 8x10 and have a tarp that's fully capable for 1 or 2 people for only a 1.5oz weigh...

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 15, 7:29pm

Re: solo tarp sizes
"Many get by with 5x8, including some triple crown hikers. I find 7x9 better when camping in exposed places." David, do you use a bivy in exposed places with the 7x9, or do you find th...

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 15, 12:51pm

"ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
It seems most folks agree that for a flat tarp, 8'x10' provides solid protection for 2, likely without the need for bivy sacks. Is there a similarly accepted flat tarp size for a soloist...

In GEAR » "ideal" size for a solo flat tarp?
November 14, 11:41pm

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The Large pack has shipped. The Small pack is still available.

In Gear Swap » For Sale: two Dana Design "Stillwater" Arc Flex packs
November 14, 8:30pm

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