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I mostly hike in the Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania area - so the trees pretty much prevent using a signal mirror unless you first climb to the top of one mountain ridges and find a cliff / overl...

In GEAR » Signal Mirror - Lifesaver or BS?
April 04, 9:02pm

EOS mod
I'd be interested. Please post the details about which parts to get (& where) and how to do the mod itself. Thanks.

In GEAR » Headlamp solution - EOS modified!
April 04, 8:17pm

CLO Values
Delta is a little colder than XP, but still good stuff. (The BPL quilts were designed before XP was available). Here are some CLO values posted by Richard Nisley in another thread last month. (...

In GEAR » Quilt Question
April 02, 8:41am

Quilt Girth
I also experimented with quilt widths and found my ideal measurements worked out pretty close to Mark's formula. I have a 53" girth around the chest and arms, sleep on my side, and roll...

In GEAR » Thinking quilt
April 01, 6:01pm

I'm looking for something I can take on 3-7 day hiking trips over the next year to get my temperature-vs-insulation needs dialed in. When I'm too cold (or hot) at night and it wakes me up,...

In GEAR » Thermometers
March 31, 1:10pm

DR Roominess
I'm really glad this forum is here - the CB looked better than the DR on paper... The rain porches on the DR sound nice, but is the shelter wide enough for two people when in bath-tub floo...

In GEAR » Help me choose between these double person tarptents.
March 31, 6:23am

For me: playing around trying to make the gear set and camping / hiking / navigating / cooking techniques perfect is what keeps backpacking "fresh" and interesting. Trying to perfect tho...

In GEAR » Really pursuing simplicity
March 30, 7:09pm

Cloudburst II
I've been looking at the same thing lately, and don't have first hand experience - but given your criteria, I'd look at the TT Cloudburst II (CB). Here is my reasoning: - The CB i...

In GEAR » Help me choose between these double person tarptents.
March 30, 6:38pm

MYOG Tent - Roger's
Check out Roger's tent design at:

In GEAR » Anyone used Stephenson 2c? Any opinions on the design?
March 28, 8:43am

Tunnel Tent
The tunnel tent is a fine design, but should be pitched narrow-end (foot) into the wind. If shifting winds buffet it from the side, then use guy-lines at a 90 degree angle to the long side (ie: st...

In GEAR » Anyone used Stephenson 2c? Any opinions on the design?
March 27, 5:50pm

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Wenger Esquire
I was looking for something a little bigger than my Victorinox Classic (2.25") knife. The Wenger Esquire has essentially the same tools, but is 1/3 of an inch longer, about 3/32" wider and ...

In Miscellaneous Products
March 07, 7:05pm