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John Harper (johnnyh88) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: New mid on the horizon - z-Shelter
I think it's been around for a couple years. Used to be the Snow Peak Cell 2: http://www.moontrail.com/snow-peak-z-shelter-cell-2.php Tarptent lists the weight of their SS1 fly at 20 oz

In GEAR » New mid on the horizon - z-Shelter
June 03, 2:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Sticker Shock, need a new plan
Just wait for Campsaver or Backcountry to have a big food sale. It seems to happen every 2-3 months. A few weeks ago, I purchased 14 meals for $79.55 from Campsaver Free shipping, no tax. Co...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sticker Shock, need a new plan
June 03, 7:53am

Pole Sleeves, Seams, and Ends for Dome Tent
I'm attempting to make a dome tent. I was able to make a prototype recently (using scrap fabric, kind of quickly cut and sewn together) and it turned out pretty decent. It is 93 inches long, 62...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pole Sleeves, Seams, and Ends for Dome Tent
June 02, 7:35pm

Re: RE
"The netting is closer to tulle fabric than regular noseeum netting. It seems like it might inhibit airflow more, but I'm not sure yet." Compared to noseeum netting, tulle has a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » One-person tent using 0.5oz netting
June 02, 12:46pm

Re: Re: how do you prepare freeze-dried meals ?
A couple years ago, I found that re-packing 4 Mountain House meals into sandwich baggies and carrying a 3-cup pot was actually lighter than carrying a 2 cup pot and using the standard packaging. A ...

In GEAR » how do you prepare freeze-dried meals ?
June 01, 9:16pm

Re: I'll take it.
Okay, pack goes to Austin by 10 seconds. I'll send you a PM, Austin. If he falls through, it goes to Dan.

In Gear Swap » PIF: HMG 4400 SW
June 01, 7:18pm

PIF: HMG 4400 SW
Edit: pack is on its way to Austin I'm PIF'ing my HMG 4400 SW pack. This is an older model, purchased new in early 2013. This was before the 4400 SW was even a standard option. It uses 5...

In Gear Swap » PIF: HMG 4400 SW
June 01, 7:08pm

Re: thanks
I agree about stakes - even when using a totally freestanding/self-supporting tent, you still need to anchor it down (somehow) to prevent it from blowing away. For your particular case, I would ...

In GEAR » Tents for hard surfaces? Pegless?
June 01, 6:07pm

Re: Re: FS: MYOG Pyramid Tarptent (The MiniMid) and Black Diamond Megalight Tarptent
$145 shipped for the MiniMid Also, I found a cuben stuff sack from ZPacks, so I will include that with the tent. It fits well. EDIT: sold!

In Gear Swap » FS: MYOG Pyramid Tarptent (The MiniMid) and Black Diamond Megalight Tarptent
June 01, 4:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Sierra Nevada Summer Backpacking Solo Gear List, base weight 14.7 lbs (6.7 kg).
No, your list format makes sense. Embarrassingly, I just looked at the wrong list :) The tyvek groundsheet makes sense for the Gatewood. I still do not understand why you have the Montane wind...

In Gear Lists » Sierra Nevada Summer Backpacking Solo Gear List, base weight 14.7 lbs (6.7 kg).
May 31, 6:33pm

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