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Re: Re: Re: tarp-tent camping
"So correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like the major difference between a "tent" and a "tarp-tent" is a tarp-tent uses your trekking pole(s) to set it up, thus redu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tarp-tent camping
January 02, 2:30pm

Re: tarp-tent camping
No worries Justin, there are no dumb questions. first off, what is the integral designs tarp tent? Do you mean the silshelter? second, the msr twing is a straight-up tarp, not a tarp tent....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tarp-tent camping
January 02, 1:49pm

Re: Well said...
Jamie - lol, thanks for the compliment...i guess it's just my INTJ personality showing through. if it counts for anything, I thought your recommendations were very informative and concise....

In GEAR » Backpack and sleeping bags
January 01, 4:32pm

Re: Thanks
In general, it is difficult to find a concensus among members of this forum - I have heard good things about the Z1 and the jam2. im sure you have heard this before, but gear choices are largely a...

In GEAR » Backpack and sleeping bags
January 01, 3:05pm

Re: new list
I believe he is from Iowa. Even if you can't do a true backpacking trip (which would be optimal), you MUST do some sort of camping w/ the new gear. More so than trad backpacking, UL require...

In Gear Lists » My new list
December 28, 4:37pm

Re: Thanks
If you are buying this gear mainly w/ Philmont in mind, I am almost positive they will only allow fully enclosed shelters (like Jamie mentioned). You should email Philmont though to make sure. Th...

In Gear Lists » My new list
December 28, 3:21pm

Re: Thanks
Yeah, my troop was not really into backpacking either so I completely understand your desire to take some "real" trips - sometimes car camping just does not cut it! Certainly try to test...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight backpacking gear lists.
December 28, 8:48am

Re: Ultralight backpacking gear lists.
Yeah, another scouter! Though I am not officially a scout anymore as I recently turned 18, it's good to see UL penetrating into scouting. I found that Boy Scouts (at least my troop) is not th...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight backpacking gear lists.
December 27, 6:01pm

Re: Will they let you do this?
If you haven't read this article, you should b/c it is invaluable: In general, it is difficult t...

In Philmont » Will they let you do this?
December 27, 3:34pm

Re: Christmas
Patagonia R1 Hoody BPL SUL Long Handled Spoon Light My Fire Scout Firesteel Icebreaker 140 Tech T Lite Gerber E-Z Out Jr. Trekking Pole DVD from REI Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcoun...

In GEAR » Christmas Gear!
December 27, 10:20am

All Reader Reviews by Joe Westing

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After having a problem with my BPL print subscription (totally my bad), Karen quickly (within a day) and kindly fixed everything. Couldn't ask for anything more.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 11, 5:09pm

Gossamer Gear Nightlight Torso
This is a great pad. It is fairly comfortable, although it gets less comfortable with use. I would give it five stars if it maintained its initially level of comfort. Still, it doesn't wear dow...

In Sleeping Pads - Foam
July 19, 12:18pm

Leki Ultralight Ti
Had these poles for a few years and they've performed very well. Only had one time when the poles slipped and that was quickly fixed by cleaning the poles. These titanium poles are fairly light ...

In Trekking Poles
June 29, 11:01am