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family tent and gear upgrade
The inner attaches to the fly via mitten hooks. I can assure you that if you let kids (or adults) hang/swing from the inner, it will break. Mind you I am not aware of backpacking tents that are d...

In GEAR » family tent and gear upgrade
November 19, 11:33pm

most miserable cold night!
Slippery mat Works better if you stripe both the mat and the floor . I shot a short video to show this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPYPN3CeQCI&list=UU0PuLUKvG7Fxxex5BMVK4vw I used dot...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 19, 3:43pm

family tent and gear upgrade
The two clips holding the inner of the Strato Spire II connect to the Spires via an elastic , so there is a bit of give there.

In GEAR » family tent and gear upgrade
November 18, 1:24pm

FS NEW Marmot Helium 15 deg 850+ down sleeping bag Never used NWT
Well Christopher */ SPAM/Bhaneman does have an EBay store (thanks Babak) selling the stuff he buys for his "son " so you work that out...

In Gear Swap » FS NEW Marmot Helium 15 deg 850+ down sleeping bag Never used NWT
November 17, 3:44pm

Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
I hope that we didn't scare David (the OP) away. As I pointed out my comments were a guess based on the description of the events and matching that with my own experience. These words : &qu...

In GEAR » Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
November 16, 11:04pm

9 day Overland Track Gear List
With 700g or so of food a day I lost a kilo or so of weight doing the Overland in 5 days* ( I was just over 70 kg then) Skimp on food and you will be cold at night. * no side trips apart from min...

In Gear Lists » 9 day Overland Track Gear List
November 16, 4:18pm

Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
My Toyota gets as wet from condensation as the neighbour's BMW... I have experienced the type of condensation seen in my photo above with polyester,taffeta nylon, Epic and silnylon and fel...

In GEAR » Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
November 15, 7:05pm

Water Strategy
My father in law used to frequently get leg cramps. Someone told him to drink Tonic Water (it has some quinine ) , it worked for him. Overdosing on quinine will probably kill you but so does ove...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 15, 5:52pm

Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
"At some point during the third night, however, I began to feel micro-droplets hitting my face" I strongly suspect that what you describe is not mist from penetration but just condensati...

In GEAR » Realistic Expectations for UL Tent?
November 15, 3:37pm

family tent and gear upgrade
The TT Hogback does not become freestanding with the X pole (well, not by my definition) but that extra pole gives more wind resistance and helps keeping the fly taut in heavy rain. With that, you...

In GEAR » family tent and gear upgrade
November 15, 3:25pm

All Reader Reviews by Franco Darioli

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Tarptent Contrail
My rating is based on what this shelter was designed for, and not to be understood as part of the "best tent ever, for anybody ,anywhere" award. Most of the good points have already been co...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
November 07, 4:48pm