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Re: Huh?
I'm with Dena. I'm no fanboy, but have a Zero Pack and a Hexamid tarp shelter and floor. Amazing durability for ridiculously low weight. Everything I've handled was above expectation...

In GEAR » ZPacks™ Pointy Hat
March 06, 1:20pm

Speakers
Headphones in a cup (SP 450 for me) works great and sounds good, you can also put your phone in the pot as illustated above. There are acoustic amplifiers made of lighweight plastic you can buy &qu...

In GEAR » best tiny speakers?
March 06, 12:37pm

G.A.S. because I'd rather be [fill in the blank]
Backpacking is not my only online hobby. G.A.S. exists under the same acronym in almost any hobby or sport that requires specific tools. To me, it stems from the old "I'd Rather Be Fishi...

In GEAR » Can't stop changing gear?
March 05, 4:56pm

More like 7 going on 8
Years. I THINK mike c. was talking about the Snow Peak 700 Trek Mug/Pot which is a great solo Ti cup with - why, snow peak, why? - a stainless steel lid that weighs almost as much as the pot itsel...

In GEAR » Aluminium FOIL pot lid
March 03, 11:33pm

Random 8 year-old bump?
Thanks for the info, but how'd you find the thread?

In GEAR » Aluminium FOIL pot lid
March 03, 11:01pm

Over Thinking Things
Guilty - I guess. But I want to say that I agree with Eric. It's a freaking flashlight. Buy a good one and don't look back, it'll very likely do what you need and/or more. Still not...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
March 02, 10:25pm

MLD Simple
I have the MLD simple silnylon poncho tarp, and it's great. Has been great as both raingear and shelter, though usually only the former. I think MLD is doing a cuben fiber version now, would ...

In GEAR » Looking for a decent poncho/tarp
March 02, 9:48pm

Quilt Plus Bag?
You could get a quilt like the EE models that opens up,is read to 35-40*, weighs a pound, and over your bag would supplement your system another 10+*. If you are looking to go color than your 15* b...

In GEAR » Please help me extend the range of my 3-season sleep system.
February 28, 5:45am

Zebralight
Don't know who said the interface is convoluted. Maybe for the first five minutes because it offers three levels each with high and low, but the Zebralight interface is intuitive, genius. I hav...

In GEAR » Headlamp recommendations
February 28, 5:39am

Do-Able
I typically - when with friends - do more like 12 miles/day. I still maintain a comparable list for three seasons in the sierras. I ageree, it's a bit of self conditioning, but if you must, you...

In GEAR » Ultralight Gear 'lists'
February 26, 1:06am

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