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Has anyone used this filter?
I came across this Middleboro Mini Water filter. Looks interesting but has some limitations. I like the fact it has .1 micron filtration using a ceramic element and carbon from what I can tell. ...

In GEAR » Has anyone used this filter?
October 04, 12:08pm

Get a PLB, they are far superior.
Being a general aviation pilot and a backpacker, I encountered the Spot/PLB dilemma earlier this year. I wanted something that would save my life if needed. SPOT operates around 1600MHz, PLBs o...

In GEAR » Spot 2 vs. McMurdo Fast Find
October 04, 11:43am

Spiral Ti stakes
I have some of those same English made spiraled steel stakes and they are awesome for my Tarptent Moment. 4 are carried and are somewhat heavy, makes my shelter weigh in just over two pounds. H...

In GEAR » UL skewer stakes with helical grooves, Al or Ti?
September 24, 8:16pm

Re: Sleeping bag input
Thanks for the useful input. The Summerlite is tight with tons of additional clothing, especially a down jacket. The thin Thermawrap would fit though. Interesting idea of doubling up sleeping bags....

In GEAR » Sleeping bag input
September 21, 9:19am

Sleeping bag input
I have a Western Mountaineering Summerlite that has served me well this spring and summer. It is comfortable down to about 40 degrees with shorts and a t-shirt using a Neoair. In a few weeks a ...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag input
September 19, 8:32pm

Re: Experience with Heatsheets?
I use one as a ground sheet. Comparatively light and multipurpose if needed. Another (unconfirmed) advantage is that the sheet reflects some of your body heat back to you and can supplement your sl...

In GEAR » Experience with Heatsheets?
September 19, 4:41pm

Lumix ZS7
Although it is not the lightest thing in the world at around 7oz, I have found my Panasonic Lumix ZS7 to be a great camera. The 25mm wide angle lens with 12x zoom, HD video, full manual modes, and ...

In GEAR » UL cameras?
August 02, 10:40pm

TT Moment
I have had my Tarptent Moment for a few months now. For the most part, it has been just fine. Condensation CAN be an issue but the end vents do help some. In the humid conditions I use mine in, ANY...

In Editor's Roundtable » Performance Appraisal of the Tarptent Moment
August 02, 10:06pm

Quilts, BA bag
I have considered quilts but feel that I would be more comfortable with a regular bag that could be used as a quilt. Maybe I will give them a try when I go Super UL with a Gatewood Cape and a tyvek...

In GEAR » Ultralight synthetic sleeping bags
May 31, 11:06pm

Lafuma bags
Funny that you should mention this. I have a Lafuma Warm n Light 600 Down 40deg bag. It is ok but I upgraded to the WM. I would like to sell the Lafuma and get a synthetic so that I have two types ...

In GEAR » Ultralight synthetic sleeping bags
May 31, 10:39am

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