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Re: It won't work
You could try to make a tarp like this: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=50566

In GEAR » Zip up hammock
January 23, 6:46pm

Re: UL Down Jacket
No warm jacket or rain gear. I don't think he could afford a down jacket at the time or saw the need for one. And he said it rarely ever rained, so didn't bother carrying a poncho. No water...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 22, 10:29am

Re: Re: Re: Lightweight in the 50's
Nick, I doubt some of his gear weights too :) He specifically remembers his pack being a Kelty, so I would guess it was really 3-5 lbs. Who knows about his sleeping bag.

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 21, 6:24pm

Re: Lightweight in the 50's
My dad asked about my backpacking gear recently and wondered why it was so heavy (this surprised me!). I question his memory some, but he claims he routinely went out for a week carrying 20lbs tota...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 21, 5:07pm

Re: Re: UL ideas that Died
Gossamer Gear still sells the G4. Did they get rid of the removable foam in the shoulder straps? Here's a neat thread to read through (before my time): http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi...

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 20, 8:01pm

Re: Re: Lightweight tent: Tarptent SS2 or ZPacks Triplex or Big Sky Mirage 2P
Ben, are you able to keep the doors open in the rain with the Mirage 2P? Another interesting new tent from Big Sky is the Fusion 2P.

In GEAR » Lightweight tent: Tarptent SS2 or ZPacks Triplex or Big Sky Mirage 2P
January 19, 12:54pm

Re: Re: Re: ISO #10 waterproof zipper
Hmm...I don't know, actually. I saw uretek and "H20 resist" and assumed they meant waterproof.

In Make Your Own Gear » ISO #10 waterproof zipper
January 19, 9:26am

Re: ISO #10 waterproof zipper
http://www.owfinc.com/hardware.html Sold by the foot.

In Make Your Own Gear » ISO #10 waterproof zipper
January 19, 8:26am

Re: Re: Still available?
Edit: sleeping bag is sold

In Gear Swap » FS: Feathered Friends Hummingbird UL20 Sleeping Bag
January 18, 2:06pm

Re: Re: Interest register in new outdoor product
Maybe we'll see scooters on the JMT soon

In Gear Deals » Interest register in new outdoor product
January 16, 9:17pm

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