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Constant Rain
How to pack tent when it's raining: Very carefully :) I grab the apex and lift so the shelter looks like a pyramid. This prevents any of the outside surfaces touching the inside surfaces. T...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 30, 9:14am

50 liters is the smallest size pack most ultra lighters will take on a through hike. 40 is too small for everyone except UL experts with a 5 lb base weight. 60-70 is needed if you are using some c...

In GEAR » Pack size for UL thru-hiking - 40L too small?
July 28, 7:51pm

Active side sleeper
I'm an active side sleeper, and I often sleep with one knee forward. I find that if I use a quilt that is 8" wider than the measurement from the floor, around my shoulder, and back to the...

In GEAR » Question for quilt users
July 16, 8:08am

Hot & humid
Sounds like the mid Atlantic Maryland and northern Virginia area - Hot, humid, and no breezes :) I find that the bug netting on most tents stops all breezes. In hot, humid climates - a tarp much...

In GEAR » Tent Fan
July 03, 5:39pm

Travel quilt
Rei carries 55 degree travel/hostel bags. The synthetic one is very inexpensive. The down one much nicer,and still priced very reasonable ($50-65 if I recall correctly). Both have a big following...

In GEAR » Lighweight summer bag/quilt
July 01, 11:11am

What makes a pack heavy
A pack has about 1-1.5 yards of material. So the weight difference in a 120 denier nylon pack with dyneema ripstop versus a pack made of 500 denier Cordora is only 0.5-1.0 of weight. The rest of t...

In GEAR » Thoughts on the durability of UL backpacks
June 30, 2:44pm

Hydration bladders
I just shove mine into the pack horizontally, and along the back panel. This puts the weight behind my shoulder blades. Why ? Because putting it in vertically requires some unpacking of the pac...

In GEAR » How to pack a pack? Where to put hydration bladder?
June 23, 8:40pm

Rocket based bottles
Are the bottles that come with carbonated drinks. The bottom is dented inwards to allow for expansion. Bottles for carbonated drinks are also made from stronger plastic than water bottles.

In GEAR » How to pack a pack? Where to put hydration bladder?
June 23, 8:24pm

Big load packs
40 plus pound loads will feel a lot better in a traditional pack than a lightweight pack. Heavy weights can also damage lightweight packs. If you'll be on trails that aren't steep and rock...

In GEAR » Need some pack advice.
June 18, 8:22pm

Windshirt + fleece
I've tried this, and find it much more comfortable than even a 3 layer gortex parka with pit zips. "If" I'm hiking in light rain, and the temps are around 40-50, and it's not...

In GEAR » Wind jacket plus fleece with no rain jacket?
June 14, 12:06pm

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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