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Thanks, awesome news!
Thanks for the Update! It's so interesting to see how dynamic the cottage industry gear manufacturers are. I had no idea the variety of new projects they are working on. As hikers we are bless...

In GEAR » New Gear From The Cottages
February 08, 12:44pm

Shoulder strap beta regarding Exodus
"Sorry for the lengthy list -- but any help - attaboy's - or input is appreciated -- especially regarding Backpack / do I need for a stay system and / or - comfy hipbelt and shoulder strap...

In Gear Lists » Input on Exceedingly lengthy but good ? A.T Thru Hike Gear List for Mar/April 2011
February 08, 12:38am

Frameless packs.. Strategy trumps a frame.
My Mountain Laurel Designs, when stuffed with a 3/4 length ridgrest folded in three and my gear is a very rigid carry. Another thing that has helped me is to ditch stuff sacks and put my sleeping b...

In GEAR » Framless pack design suggestions
February 07, 6:59pm

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In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka Gear Book
February 07, 1:33pm

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In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Skurka Gear Book
February 07, 1:50am

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Bear Paw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 1 (Bug Bivy)
I used the a Bear Paw Wilderness Designs Minimalist 1 bug bivy every night of my Appalachian Trail thru hike. While there weren't many bugs flying around in mid March when I started, the fully enc...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
July 01, 9:39pm

MLD Patrol Shelter Solo Spectralite Wtih beak
The Mountain Laurel Designs Patrol shelter in translucent green Spectralight (Cuben fiber) is, by far, my favorite single piece of gear after 2180 miles and 98 days on my Appalachian Trail thru hike. ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
June 29, 11:30pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
Mountain Laurel Designs has proven to me that durability and light weight can co-exist in the universe. Fittingly, my first introduction to MLD occured on the Pacific Crest Trail when a fellow hiker...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
February 07, 1:03am

Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30
This is my initial review of the Mountain Laurel Designs Spirit Quilt 30 size regular. Weight as measured 19 ounces. Loft as measured 1 & 3/4 inches. I had found that I used my sleeping bag open ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
February 07, 12:18am

Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus
It was on the Pacific Crest Trail in Sept of 2009 near the end of my thru hike when I first saw another hiker(Lint) using an MLD Exodus frameless pack. Upon examining the craftsmanship of the pack, an...

In Backpacks - Frameless
February 04, 2:21pm