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Nalgene death
In my lifetime I have survived attacks from four artificial sweeteners, red dye No2, a predicted ice age and global warming (is it here yet?)and now I'm going to die a slow death from my belove...

In GEAR » You stink, Nalgene!
April 01, 6:36pm

4 season ??
Do you think it is robust enough to sneak into 4 season use. Maybe with an added front vestibule? Just thinking that I need another project :) Dave

In Gear Swap » MSR Fling 2p Tent $70 CONUS
March 28, 6:46am

Great job on the mid. I especially like the open pitch...almost ready for a big flat tarp, huh. Nice hybrid idea : stormy- hunker it down : want a view- open it up. Dave P.S. want any info o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mid Project- First Pitch
March 24, 5:16am

steripen and tanins
I switch from a steripen to a myog gravity filter when I hike in Tannin rich areas. Maybe it is just me but if the water is colored, then I worry about the light penetrating to kill all of the nast...

In Make Your Own Gear » water filter advice
March 20, 4:22pm

good question
First I tried to get it back into the original stuff sack. Not much fun - I may add. Last year I tried something new. Since I had a new pack with different compartments, I left it inside my bivy wi...

In GEAR » How do you pack a blow up mattress?
March 20, 3:31pm

Re: Versatech
The versatech on his website lists it as having a dwr and fire resistant. I beleive that the Versatech that I am looking for has neither as it would decrease the breathability. I could be wrong, bu...

In GEAR » DWR as a fabric?
March 19, 11:13am

Re: Versatech
I would love to get my hands on some more Versatech. I hope he has an affiliation and shares it with us. I have a winter wind suit that is incredibly breathable and members of our group have us...

In GEAR » DWR as a fabric?
March 19, 6:52am

flying diamond
Here is the standard flying diamond: To do the beak - you have to have mid-panel guyouts on the diagonals. I only use this if I really need to hunker down...wind or snow stoms Hop...

In Winter Hiking » Tarp camping in the winter with a "dugout"?? thoughts?
March 17, 7:03pm

not a very good one
I should have taken more pics, so I will remember how I did it for next year. Here is the pitch in Jan with not much snow. and if Feb with a dugout. Found that the best for me was ...

In Winter Hiking » Tarp camping in the winter with a "dugout"?? thoughts?
March 16, 4:51pm

pretty normal
That effect is pretty normal. We actually use the furnace of metabolism to dry out articles of clothing and sleep in our boot liners to dry them out on multi-day winter hikes. We push the moisture ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping bag condensation w/ Pictures
March 06, 5:45am

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caldera cone w gram cracker esbit stove snow peak solo
Just returned from a 4 day bushwhacking trip. This setup achieved 2 near boils (small bubbles) per esbit tab. Morning and night temps in the mid 30's - water taken from cold creeks. I allotted 4 t...

In Stoves - Other
October 08, 7:52am

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I bought this tent before becoming a member of this site. When I read the review of the SL-1, I was worried about its stability and durability. I am not a tarp camper so the seedhouse seemed to be the...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 12, 7:22am