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Serge G. (sgiachetti) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Boulder, CO
About Me I started backpacking as a teenager in southern appalachia. My summers in college were spent in mountain heaven, glacier national park. Since then, I've lived and played in the high sierras, the cascades, and now the colorado front range. Walking in the mountains with a light pack never seems to lose its charm. I recently picked up a bad habit called climbing.
My Website URLhttp://sergegiachetti.com

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All Forum Posts by Serge G.

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Hi simon. I'm 6'1 and a hexamid twin tarp without a bivy has worked well for me through plenty of rain storms. I use a gossamer gear polycro groundsheet at about 1.5 oz and its also pretty ...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch Vs Z Packs Hexamid Tent
July 03, 12:37pm

I didn't realize you could seperate the inner from the TT to make it a tarp. Not a bad option. I prefer not to use a bivy with my tarp. I dont think bivies offer up much functionality for th...

In GEAR » Money To Spend!
July 02, 1:07pm

bd corks
i think the bd alpine corks are about the best balance of weight & durability out there. I even used mine skiing 2-3 times a week this winter & spring & they held up great. I'd ...

In GEAR » Money To Spend!
July 02, 1:33am

Anyone have one of these they don't take out of the closet often? Could use one for alpine adventures here in CO. Thanks!

In Gear Swap » WTB: MLD EVENT Bivy
June 29, 1:30am

I'm reminded of an excellent scene from the movie There Will Be Blood: "you've brought your bad habits as a backslider....you abandoned your child!" ....never mind. i think w...

In GEAR » BackSliding
June 28, 12:39am

Hi stuart, pawnee has just about no snow on it. No need for microspikes. From what I remember, there is only one place where you cross some snow, which is low angle about 15 feet across with obviou...

In GEAR » Sleeping system for the Indian Peak Colorado
June 21, 1:20am

sorry I missed your follow up question. Looks like you've got plenty of info to go with, but I thought I'd chime in since I've been spending a lot of time in IPW lately. I hiked to buch...

In GEAR » Sleeping system for the Indian Peak Colorado
June 20, 1:10am

dirt don't hurt
I know this is probably not the answer you're looking for, but dirty hands comes with the territory with scrambling. Wash em when you find a water source, or if you must use snow or hand saniti...

In GEAR » scrambling causes dirty hands, how do you wash clean when conserving water is utmost?
June 16, 11:21pm

summer bag
A 30 degree quilt or bag with whatever you typically use for 3 season or summer ground mat will work fine. A neo-air or something comparable would work well. Of course check the weather forcast bef...

In GEAR » Sleeping system for the Indian Peak Colorado
June 16, 1:26am

stoic hadron anarak
Just came across this jacket on sale as well. Nothing says UL, like a hideous shiny purple button down hooded anarak! But, seriously for the weight there isn't a whole lot that compares and the...

In GEAR » 1 down jacket or rain jacket and vest?
June 09, 11:27pm

All Reader Reviews by Serge G.

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Trail Designs Customer Service
Rand was really helpful on two stove purchases. Answered all questions almost immediately and helped get a sidewinder made for me at a moment's notice for a trip. Couldn't as for better custom...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 10, 3:44am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
I'm very impressed with this pack. I tried out a few packs for a planned AT thru hike (didn't pan out yet), and this was far and a away my favorite. With the stay and sitpad, the pack conforms...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:59am

Gossamer Gear Gorilla
edit: double post

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 28, 1:56am