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Re: some responses...
I hiked from the North rim to the South rim years ago (with a heavy pack) starting on May 15th. There is often too much snow on the road to drive into the North rim before then, and the park doesn...

In Post-Trip Reports » Rim to Rim to Rim Weekend 2008
December 19, 6:12pm

Lightning vs Hubba Hubba vs SL3
I think I'm not ready to deal with a single wall shelter in the humid, still and often rainy conditions I usually encounter in Virginia. A tarp is also out since the shelter needs to be "...

In GEAR » Lightning vs Hubba Hubba vs SL3
December 12, 3:55pm

Convertible / Zip-Off Pants ?
For late spring and early fall backpacking: Are convertible / zip-off pants (like the REI Sahara) the way to go - or are separate shorts and wind pants a better way to go ? In terms of fabric...

In GEAR » Convertible / Zip-Off Pants ?
December 07, 2:14pm

Re: Tarp & Bivy
I think I can see how a tarp might help if dew was forming on the outside of the bivy due to environmental moisture from grass, drizzle or fog)... But how does the tarp prevent condensation from f...

In GEAR » soggy bivy nights?
November 29, 9:14am

SL3 vs Rainshadow
Thanks Shah. This is exactly the kind of head-to-head comparison I was looking for. If anyone else has any experiences that may help me decide what to order, please share it. I didn't real...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs Small Double Wall Tent
November 03, 5:13pm

Re: Re: Single vs Double
Doug, It's hard to counterbalance the extra width of the SL3 against the more vertical walls of the Hubba Hubba to see which one seems "roomier" and easier to move around in since ...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs Small Double Wall Tent
November 03, 8:07am

Tarptent vs Small Double Wall Tent
I'm hoping to find a 2 person shelter in the 2.5 pound range since I have to carry 2 sets of gear in order to prevent the kids from having to carry too much weight. I'd also like to use tw...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs Small Double Wall Tent
November 02, 7:50pm

Shelter for 2 Adults &/or Adult & kid
The shelter will be for 2 people. About 1/2 the time the 2nd person will be an "inexperienced" adult - where "inexperienced" really means someone who tends to ignore any advise...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs Small Double Wall Tent
November 02, 6:14pm

Also, how about roominess ?
Thanks. The SL3 is around 4 pounds, just like the SD Lightning, and the MSR Hubba Hubba... It's also 5 inches wider than the SD Lightning, but has less steep sides, so I imagine the SL3 is not...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs Small Double Wall Tent
November 02, 3:36pm

Tarptent vs Small Double Wall Tent
I'm looking for advise on the best shelter for use in Virginia, Maryland, & lower Pennsylvania. The biggest constraint is that it has to be misquito & spyder proof. It also has ...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs Small Double Wall Tent
November 02, 3:18pm

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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