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Re: Re: Re: Bearikade
Unless you are routinely carrying over 45lbs, or have very bulky loads, I think the Lightning 60 is the better choice for most backpackers. I've used my Lightning 60 for at least 150 miles now ...

In GEAR » Pack for Bearikade Expedition
May 04, 1:38pm

Re: Bearikade
In order to carry a bear can that size horizontally, it seems you would need a pack with a minimum 47'' circumference. I doubt there are many packs that large. I don't recall my Unaweep...

In GEAR » Pack for Bearikade Expedition
May 04, 12:03pm

Re: Haven net tent now 44" wide
I think the change occurred only in the last month or two (when SMD finally received their shipment of new products which was held up at the LA docks - see their Facebook page). The Haven Tarp look...

In GEAR » Haven net tent now 44" wide
May 04, 10:16am

Re: "Big Sky Chinook 2P"
How does the amount of room in your Revolution 1P compare to your Mirage 2P? Any pics? The Chinook 2P has so much room inside for the dog and I, it almost makes me wonder if I could have gotten the...

In GEAR » Big Sky Chinook 2P
May 02, 8:43am

Big Sky Chinook 2P
I recently purchased a Big Sky Chinook 2P tent and thought I'd post a brief review after using it for a few nights in Southern Utah. From another thread (

In GEAR » Big Sky Chinook 2P
May 01, 7:58pm

Re: Re: ideal sized mid for 2?
Other ideas I think would be better for 2 people: SMD Haven Tarp: 18oz in sil Tarptent Stratospire 2: fly weighs 25oz These tarps both have inner net tents available and would give each pers...

In GEAR » ideal sized mid for 2?
May 01, 8:08am

Re: Re: Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
Most people have hipbelt pockets that weigh more

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 22, 10:59am

Chinook 2P
I received my Chinook 2P today. Here are the options I went with and the weights on my scale: Outer shell: Supr-Sil UL fabric, weight = 17.9 oz Inner: mesh inner, weight = 16.5 oz 2 Poles: UL ...

In GEAR » Big Sky International Chinook and Revolution
April 21, 8:55pm

Re: Re: 0.5oz Noseeum
I actually have one of the S2S Nano nets. I would guess it is just tulle of some sort. The holes/weave look almost identical to my nylon tulle from JoAnns

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.5oz Noseeum
April 20, 8:07pm

0.5oz Noseeum
Haven't seen this posted yet, but Ripstop by the Roll now has 0.5oz noseeum. They call it NS50 I ordered a sample. The holes certainly seem fine enough for noseeum. The fabric is much softer...

In Make Your Own Gear » 0.5oz Noseeum
April 20, 7:07pm

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