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Favorite Packs
All mentioned here so far are good choices. To toss in my favorites - I like Gossamer Gear and Hyperlite Mountain. Both are great companies and have great products. If you need a bit more volume...

In GEAR » Sub - 2lbs lightweight internal frame pack -- need market update
June 08, 10:40am

Re: They work well
I use the mini groundhogs lots in hard soil here in the Colorado Rockies and have never had one break on me yet. I find that they're about the same as the Y stakes with just a tiny bit more str...

In GEAR » msr mini groundhog stakes: any reviews?
June 08, 10:33am

GG and Osprey
I haven't tried HMG packs yet but have heard very good things about them. I have several GossamerGear packs (Mariposa and Gorilla) and would highly recommend both. They are my packs of choic...

In GEAR » What's your light or UL internal FRAMED pack?
June 01, 5:38pm

WM Sizing
I find WM sizing to be pretty accurate in general. It depends on your sleeping style, though. If you toss/turn a bit you'll appreciate the girth of the long. Also, if you like to stretch at all...

In GEAR » The WM Megalite, and borderline sizing
June 01, 5:33pm

Need some sort of insulation
You definitely need some type of insulation. Something that should keep you as warm - or a bit warmer - than what you'd want the sleeping bag at. Most report only being able to go to 65-70*F wi...

In Hammocks » Temp Rating Sleeping Bag for Hanging in the Sierras 3 seasons
May 15, 3:24pm

Keep em coming
Sent PM to Packman on the cuben for details. Went back and forth with Brian a few times on silnylon as a backup to the cuben. Still seeking any interested parties willing to let go of a decent c...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Square Tarp
May 05, 8:28pm

WTB: Square Tarp
Looking to buy a square tarp. 8.5x8.5 or 9x9 preferred. Cuben or silnylon okay (especially looking for cuben), depending on price. I like the looks of the ZPacks 8.5 foot square cuben, but don'...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Square Tarp
May 05, 7:05pm

Re: re: tall pack
+1 on David Chenault's comments. Height is less important than torso length. If you're tall, but have really long legs, you can get an "average" pack. Measure your torso length an...

In GEAR » Thinking about taking the plunge...I'm tall...recommend ultralight pack
May 05, 7:58am

Own Both - Use One
I still own both - a Fly Creek UL2 for those very rare instances when I go to ground for a trip. Honestly, though, I hang absolutely every time I can. The tent is only for emergency trip backup.

In Hammocks » hammock in, tent out?
December 17, 7:00pm

Re: Ye hammock

In Hammocks » Most comfortable hammock - weight irrelevant
December 17, 6:58pm

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