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Re: Summer 2014
Never been out west myself, but here are my thoughts. Remove? * any extra clothing not needed for warmth, except for 1 extra pair of socks for sleeping * camp shoes Add? * fire ignition de...

In Gear Lists » Summer 2014
April 21, 8:49am

Re: I've crossed over the river to a new level of gearhead status
Uh oh! The downward spiral has begun. ;-) It's too bad that cooking on a fire is lighter. And not cooking at all is lighter still. Not eating is even lighter than that. :-)

In GEAR » I've crossed over the river to a new level of gearhead status
April 18, 3:15pm

Re: The down in an Exped down mat UL7
Good thing you didn't get busted for goose poaching. Maybe your dog saw a feather, knew it was a bird, and pounced! I saw on a Discovery Channel survival show that the best thing to do in...

In GEAR » The down in an Exped down mat UL7
April 18, 3:11pm

Re: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
Unfortunately, there's just no way to know where you caught your illness, whatever the specific pathogen might be. It could have been contaminated food from a restaurant a few days ago. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 8:33am

digging anchors
If you use sticks as anchors with a cord going around them and both ends of the cord above ground, there's no need to dig the sticks out. That's why I use the lengths of cord with bowlines ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoulder/Winter tent advice
April 17, 7:57am

Re: weight of a knot
I'd untie them. The weight just isn't worth it.

In Philosophy & Technique » weight of a knot
April 16, 7:04pm

Re: Shoulder/Winter tent advice
1. Did you try driving the stakes with a rock or baton (wood club)? Maybe there were frequent large rocks under the soil? Try repositioning the stakes a few inches. If the stakes won't go in, y...

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoulder/Winter tent advice
April 16, 10:42am

Re: A Solid UL Shelter!
1. 8x10 silnylon tarp (cuben if you want to spend more) with floored bug bivy or inner tent 2. GoLite Shangri-La 2 or 3 with floored bug bivy or inner tent 3. Hammock and tarp with dog on a l...

In GEAR » A Solid UL Shelter!
April 16, 8:51am

Re: Re: Re: UL Tent Recommendations - Under $400
"...I think you'd be wise to stick with tents per your OP to help reduce your exposure to ticks." I think bug bivys used with a tarp can be just as effective as tents, especially i...

In GEAR » UL Tent Recommendations - Under $400
April 11, 10:04am

Re: UL Tent Recommendations - Under $400
Any tent is going to have condensation in these conditions. Some of them won't drip on you most of the time. Even a tarp will have condensation often, but you can minimize the effects and pitch...

In GEAR » UL Tent Recommendations - Under $400
April 11, 8:37am

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