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Bad TENT conditions
Whether or not the conditions were bad for you or anyone else, that doesn't impact what the tent sees. You had a hard rain, no wind, temperature wasn't an issue (for your tent). I would b...

In GEAR » A tent's ability to withstand heavy rain
April 28, 5:26am

Re: Re: thanks so much
Aaron, Do you use an umbrella with that bivy? I recently heard of some hiker that did that. I drew up some similar designs but couldn't imagine crawling in that if it were raining.

In GEAR » Bivy or Duomid for speed treks
April 27, 12:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Would a simple A-frame tarp provide suitable weather protection for a PCT thru hike?
I don't view this as a weight question. If your wife insists on bug protection then ask yourself if you want to be in a fully enclosed tent every night. I view a bug tent as being a much bett...

In GEAR » Would a simple A-frame tarp provide suitable weather protection for a PCT thru hike?
April 27, 11:25am

Re: My 1st Pack Almost Done
Love the reuse of components. Likely cut the work down significantly.

In Make Your Own Gear » My 1st Pack Almost Done
April 26, 7:08pm

Re: Would a simple A-frame tarp provide suitable weather protection for a PCT thru hike?
I used a catenary cut tarp, BPL stealth nano, on my PCT thru hike. I set her up a total of three nights and was rained on once and had everything from rain through snow the other night. The plain...

In GEAR » Would a simple A-frame tarp provide suitable weather protection for a PCT thru hike?
April 26, 5:59am

Rain conditions
In the eastern US we certainly can get very heavy rains. That was part of the appeal of a mid, it is likely the best design I have used for a variety of bad weather. When I designed the shelter s...

In GEAR » Bivy or Duomid for speed treks
April 26, 5:42am

Counterpoint
My hiking style tends to be close to what you are facing. I ended up with a mid style shelter. On most nights I sleep under the stars. On those nights where a shelter is needed a mid would be a ...

In GEAR » Bivy or Duomid for speed treks
April 25, 6:34pm

Re: Re: Living off land??
"I will have to.I am even willing to cut down miles to save more energy and find some food." You could stop and live off the land and you would likely starve. Please go to trail journ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food calculations
April 25, 4:16pm

Living off land??
Don't count on getting many calories living off the land while thru hiking.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Food calculations
April 25, 3:27pm

Hmm
Took a crap. Actually on my thru hike I got quite efficient at "lightening my load" before heading off in the morning. But I can assure you,with eating 6-8000 calories I saved many, man...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Creative way you dropped 1oz
April 25, 10:48am

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