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Trailstar
Aidan, I don't know off hand the square footage of the PentaNet 2. You're right that there is some compromise on usable square footage with the PentaNet because of the sloped walls but ...

In GEAR » Shelter Help: HMG Echo II Shelter or others
June 17, 11:00pm

Have you considered a MLD Trailstar?
I have an MLD Trailstar with a BearPaw PentaNet 2 Inner. The shelter provides more than enough room for my girlfriend (5'6") and I (5'10") and our 90 lb dog. You've got th...

In GEAR » Shelter Help: HMG Echo II Shelter or others
June 17, 5:40pm

charcol filter
I've been playing around with using the new Camelbak Fresh Reservoir Filter as an inline charcol filter. It only weighs about 2 oz with the charcol element included. You can splice it right i...

In GEAR » Most efficient gravity filter system - need market update
June 10, 12:35pm

snakes and dogs
I share the concerns about running into rattlers when hiking with my dog. I've heard and/or seen plenty of folks carrying their dogs out after they've been bit. It seems a really common a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snakes and hiking with dogs
June 08, 3:29pm

prefilter
+1 to the biodiesel 1-micron fuel filter. I've been using it with both my steripen (for solo trips) and gravity filter (for group trips) for the last few months. Seems to work well for most c...

In GEAR » Steripen Prefilter Question
June 08, 1:14pm

Katabatic
+1 on the Katabatic Quilts. I made the switch to a quilt last summer and have never looked back. I have both a Palisade and Sawatch and I'm really pleased with both! Excellent constructio...

In GEAR » Katabatic Alsek quilt w/pictures
June 08, 1:09pm

Ventana Wilderness Trip
Nice TR James. Looks like Kat got you squared away on the local wildflower IDs... I just know the common names. Trails in the Los Padres (and especially up around Big Sur) don't always get ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Ventanna Wildnerness: Santa Lucia Trail and Marble Peak trail 5/25-5/27 2011
June 04, 12:30pm

Chapparral approved rain pants
We have so little rain (typically), I just about always hike in my normal hiking pants or shorts in the rain. Both are thin, quick drying and have a DWR treatment to them (Patagonia Rock Guides fo...

In GEAR » Chaparral approved rain pants?
June 02, 3:03pm

Willett Hot Springs
Hi Cody, As of sometime last month, the hot spring tub at Willet is at least partially clear (for a couple of bodies), if not totally clear. I thought I heard some folks were out there around e...

In Post-Trip Reports » central and southern area bpl trip to sespe wilderness
June 02, 9:32am

San Jacinto Loop
Thanks for posting the TR Nick! Great story and photos to go with it. The photo of the iced-up tree is particularly impressive. I can imagine how fast that all came about. I got caught by sur...

In Post-Trip Reports » 3rd Annual BPL San Jacinto Loop: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
June 01, 11:25am

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