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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

Yup, alternate between VFR and IFR as needed.

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

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?

October 18, 5:36pm

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

Re: Escape AC 60
> ever try to find REALLY lightweight MOLLE pouches? These should be available at retail around the turn of the year:

In GEAR » Granite Gear Blaze or Escape
October 18, 5:22pm

gear and skillz
Follow the advice from both Don and Bob. Get better with map & compass, AND get a small lightweight GPS. Combine these things, and you have great power. A surgeon is not a surgeon because he...

In GEAR » GPS recommendation
October 18, 5:13pm

Lamina bags
It's not a -20F bag, but this guy has great things to say about his MH Lamina 45 bag; maybe the design and insulation make for a winner in the colder models too: http://www.hikeabovethecloud...

In GEAR » Any good synthetic -20 bags out there?
October 17, 1:51pm

"Bearpaw Canopy Tent (in cuben, with moderate beaks)" I'm working with John at BearPaw now on tweaking a Canopy Tent to be a little more Ray-Way in design. With a removeable bat w...

In GEAR » beaked tarps: a reasonable solution for muliple environments?
October 12, 1:04pm

hand straps
"You are making a joint by using the strap as a strong, tireless ligament. If you grip tightly, your hands and wrists will needlessly work and stress." This is how I use trekking poles...

In Editor's Roundtable » Effectively Using Hiking Poles: The Gas-Brake-Coast Method
October 12, 11:22am

Tom said: "I have considered these shaped tarps from a variety of makers, but in the end I think I'd just buy another flat rectangular tarp in cuben fiber from one of these same makers....

In GEAR » MLD Trailstar. The most versatile shelter?
October 10, 12:00pm

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