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Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
Pitch next to valley lakes on clear summer evenings and you'll get condensation by morning, vents or not. Camp high, stay dry.

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
August 01, 3:00pm

transverse vs longitudinal baffles
The Neoair is a different beast to the exped. How did it work out?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cut down Exped AirMat UL
August 01, 2:46pm

Camp chairs
I think the fact that properly comfy lightweight camp chairs are hard to find probably due more to legal than technical reasons. When some drunken fule trips over his feet in the dark, impales ...

In GEAR » Camp Chairs?
August 01, 1:04pm

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In Gear Swap » For Sale: Thermarest Neoair Xtherm, Regular
July 30, 4:15pm

Re: Solomid w/perimeter netting
Good plan with the extra netting. Some mainstream manufacturer features are worth the weight, a double cloth/net door being one of them. You could be skimpy by using half a zip on the net door and ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Tents.
July 28, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hexamid still the best
"A cuben Solomid with a netting perimeter sure is tempting though." Pity you lose the mountain views when the midges are biting. An oversize meshed top vent you can sit up to peer thro...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Tents.
July 28, 9:40am

Re: YMG Cirriform
"front entry is admittedly a PITA" Would it be easier if you used both trekking poles at the front as an A frame and a carbon arrow shaft for the rear pole?

In GEAR » Tent take 2. Not happy with Solplex, next option?
July 28, 8:26am

Re: Ultralight Tents
The best lightest/cheapest tent is the one you can afford which will withstand the weather you encounter. I saved up my paper-round pay to buy an Ultimate 'Tramp' in 1977 (Google it). 4lb 1...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Tents.
July 27, 4:13pm

Re: Stories of bad weather and how your shelter went
My mate Pete and I were doing the Welsh 3000'ers one weekend in march and camped high to get a flying start on day 2. At 6am he got out of his sleeping bag to answer a call of nature and opened...

In GEAR » Stories of bad weather and how your shelter went
July 27, 1:38pm

Ultraviolet light works too.
Put water in a clear plastic bottle for a day in direct sunlight and the UV will kill most things in it. A lot of African people rely on this effect to stay healthy. A heavy solution if you're ...

In GEAR » Water Filtering/Purification - Which to choose?
July 27, 1:25pm

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