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best options for extending a sleeping bag's cold weather performance?
I have a Western Mountaineering 'Caribou' down bag. It is a sewn-thru design and is rated to 35 degF. What are some field-verified ways to make use of a bag in weather cooler than it'...

In GEAR » best options for extending a sleeping bag's cold weather performance?
October 26, 2:01pm

OWare
Great to hear from you David! The tarp was a joy to work with. Yes, despite my complaining about condensation, the outside surface of the tarp was loaded with frost by morning, which would have s...

In GEAR » wow, it's hard to prevent condensation under a tarp
October 26, 12:53pm

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Acronym said: "I rarely have trouble with condensation now." How do you achieve this in dry, cold, clear weather, beyond site selection?

In GEAR » wow, it's hard to prevent condensation under a tarp
October 26, 12:17pm

enlightening!
Excellent info, thanks folks. That article explained the parameters I camped in perfectly: little wind, dry air, open view to the sky, etc. It is quite interesting to note that the maxim "gr...

In GEAR » wow, it's hard to prevent condensation under a tarp
October 26, 12:14pm

grass
Great point Franco, I hadn't considered ground moisture. I suppose the only fix is a larger groundsheet, though I expect it would gather more spray in a rainstorm.

In GEAR » wow, it's hard to prevent condensation under a tarp
October 25, 9:35pm

wow, it's hard to prevent condensation under a tarp
Here is my setup (5.5'x7' OWare flat tarp) from an overnighter I did this weekend: http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/Fire-Is-Life/Middle%20Prong%20_%20October%202011/tarpsetup2.jpg...

In GEAR » wow, it's hard to prevent condensation under a tarp
October 25, 8:40pm

tarp direction
Why does Mike advise aligning the tarp ridgeline with the wind, while Ray J. says to pitch the tarp broadside to the wind? Maybe by "wind" Mike means gentle breezes that provide ventilat...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
October 25, 12:50pm

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Yup, alternate between VFR and IFR as needed.

In GEAR » GPS recommendation
October 18, 8:09pm

tarp
How much does the tarp weigh? Is it a flat rectangle or does it have any sort of catenary cut? Does it have line locs or just loops? Does your price include shipping? Do you take PayPal?

In Gear Swap » FS NEO AIR SM, EXPED SYNMAT UL7 SM AND 7X9 CUBEN TARP
October 18, 5:36pm

helpful
I'm glad we have stephen billings around to keep you lightweight yahoos straight. See what avoiding moose hunting does? Makes ya soft. Next thing you know, you'll set up your own website...

In Gear Swap » WTB Dana Design Exterior Frame Pack
October 18, 5:32pm

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