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groundsheet
I like 2-3 mil painters plastic from the hardware store. Completely waterproof, tough, cheap. Comes thicker if you want even more durability.

In GEAR » Groundsheet Space Blanket, Polycryo not tuff enuff
September 15, 1:30pm

Dyneema ripstop vs Cordora non ripstop
Does anyone know how the durability of 210 denier Dyneema ripstop compares to 210 denier Cordora non ripstop ? Ie: does the 210 denier Cordura non ripstop used for the bottom of the Granite Gear V...

In GEAR » Dyneema ripstop vs Cordora non ripstop
September 14, 1:06pm

marmot 600 down
I really like my marmot 600 down bag. Much warmer than my sierra designs and north face synthetic bags. Also packs down into half their size. Also lasts forever, compared to synthetic, which loos...

In GEAR » Newbie With Questions
September 07, 5:38pm

humidity
I bet it will be a big advantage on the East coast of the US. We have 90% humidity here a lot in the spring and fall. Even synthetics feel damp and clammy. I once hung out a wrung out thin poly t-s...

In GEAR » Dwr Down, is it worth waiting for
August 22, 6:29pm

changes
I asked if there were any changes to the higher priced model, or just a cost increase. They said their labor and transportation costs had risen - AND that they had made a few changes. The biggest c...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam 2012 Price Hikes
August 16, 6:56pm

210 Dyneema Ripstop vs 210 Cordora vs 420 Packcloth
I have a Deuter pack made with 210 ripstop where the mesh pocket would go on a lightweight pack. I wear the pack on short rest breaks, and lean back on rocks. As a result, the 210 ripstop gets pr...

In GEAR » 210 Dyneema Ripstop vs 210 Cordora vs 420 Packcloth
August 12, 11:54am

mid
How far is the fabric above your head when sleeping in a mid parallel to the side?

In GEAR » mid for 4
August 05, 5:51am

error
I get a ”thread not found, or never existed” error with the link above... I also don't find it searching with the terms ”jam hoop frame”. What is the title of the thread in the link?

In GEAR » Adding a hoop stay to the Jam
August 02, 9:43pm

Adding a hoop stay to the Jam
Has anyone added a GG or SMD hoop stay to the 2012 Jam 50 ? How well did it work ? Thanks.

In GEAR » Adding a hoop stay to the Jam
August 02, 5:21pm

gear list
Great article. Very inspiring. Can you post your gear list, or at least the highlights and insights about your choices? Thanks.

In Editor's Roundtable » Map and Compass: A City-girl Walks Western Wilderness
July 16, 9:15am

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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