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Seam Sealing a Tarptent
I recently got a Tarptent Moment and need to seam seal it. The weather here is going to be in the 50's tomorrow so it will be a good day to do it. This will be my first time sealing anything. ...

In GEAR » Seam Sealing a Tarptent
March 06, 10:40pm

Sawyer and carbon filter
These Sawyer filters look interesting. Would pairing one up with a Katadyn carbon filter be ideal? It appears that these use the same technology as the MSR Hyperflow and Platypus Cleanstream. Ar...

In GEAR » Sawyer SP122
March 06, 10:07pm

Travel Kit
I too have thought about the same kind of travel kit. A few things I always take are the same Columbia Silver ridge shirt, some good convertible hiking pants, and a decent hat. For a sleeping...

In Gear Lists » A new kind of list...
March 05, 9:03pm

Layering system
Thanks for the input on the Thermawrap Mike. The down inner jacket may also be more useful by extending the temperature of my W.M. 32deg. Summerlite (which is already plenty warm with just a shirt ...

In Gear Lists » New to lightweight backpacking
March 05, 8:43pm

Whistle, Boots, and venomous critters
The venom kit was one of the first items to go based off the recommendation of experienced desert hikers here. It is true that the Osprey pack has a whistle on the sternum strap. I find it is qu...

In Gear Lists » New to lightweight backpacking
March 04, 7:51pm

Contrail vs. Moment
Just to add along with Eric's post above: I just got my Tarptent Moment in the mail less than a week ago. Within a few minutes of it arriving, I had it out of the box and setting it up in a ...

In GEAR » TT Contrail
March 01, 7:44pm

Steripen use
I have a Steripen and use it with a heavy Nalgene bottle or one of the Nalgene 1.5L Canteens. One lightweight method to try would be to cut the top off a ziplock type bag, mark it with a Sharpi...

In Gear Lists » Gear List
February 26, 2:41pm

Essential items, refined gear list
It has been several days since I checked this thread. As far as survival whistles go, I consider it one of the must-have items for a essentials kit. You may be injured or unable to speak/yell ve...

In Gear Lists » New to lightweight backpacking
February 26, 11:05am

TNF Paramount Utility pants are still for sale, $35 shipped.

In Gear Swap » Marmot Ion Windshirt, TNF Paramount Utility Pants
February 21, 7:46am

Karl, I am not 100% sure of the weight but they are similar to my TNF Convertible Paramount pants that weigh around 13-14oz. I can get an exact weight tonight if you really want. UPDATE: I can c...

In Gear Swap » Marmot Ion Windshirt, TNF Paramount Utility Pants
February 20, 8:12am

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