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Re: Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
Maybe try a larger tarp and a netting inner tent? Maybe a MLD Duomid with netting inner? If you use guylines at the extra pole attachment points, then you don't really need the extra pol...

In GEAR » Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
August 27, 8:35am

Wool is warmer
Research showing that wool is perceived as warmer ABSTRACT We have conducted wearer trials demonstrating that human subjects can perceive the heat of sorption of water vapor by wool garments i...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 27, 7:40am

Re: Re: Re: Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
"Map, compass and whistle depend a lot on where you hike" I think it actually depends on whether one ever faces a situation where these items unexpectedly become critical gear. :)

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
August 26, 1:15pm

Re: Gear for freezing rain
For socks, light wool or synthetic underneath Rocky GoreTex socks have worked well for me. Polyester liner socks are great for preventing blisters in these conditions. I've also used wool socks...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 26, 10:56am

Re: Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
Interesting list! I couldn't find a few essentials: map compass sunglasses whistle backup firestarter

In GEAR » Total luxury XUL (SUL) is now possible
August 26, 9:47am

Re: Backup filter for Isle Royale
Other than a filter removing them, only boiling will kill the eggs. Take a backup dirty water bag and the backflush syringe. If you use a Platy or Evernew bag for clean water, that could be the ...

In GEAR » Backup filter for Isle Royale
August 22, 9:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
"Your backup fire starter needs to be in your pocket. One major reason for the need to make a fire is when separated from your gear by accident or theft. Stream crossings top my list. Having a...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Do you carry a backup fire starter? What and Why or Why Not?
August 20, 11:53am

Re: 15-20 mile loop near Northern Virginia (Shenandoah, GWNF, etc.)
Cranberry Wilderness in WV is a few hours closer than the Sods.

In Pre-Trip Planning » 15-20 mile loop near Northern Virginia (Shenandoah, GWNF, etc.)
August 20, 7:50am

Re: Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
I'd just keep everything the same and deal with it. Given the right conditions, it can rain condensation inside a Copper Spur too--personal experience. Camp in breezier sites and you'll ...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 7:42am

Re: Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
Use sturdy sticks of around thumb diameter or slightly more and around 12" in length. Find a small log which you can use as a club to pound them in if necessary--or a rock. Weight: 0 grams ...

In GEAR » Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
August 19, 11:18am

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