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Re: Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
I've done plenty of winter in Ohio, West Virginia, and the UP. I've used double wall tents (BA Copper Spur) and floorless shelters (SL3 and inner-less Scarp 2). This year, the simplicity of...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Some questions about winter camping in the Sierras.
August 13, 11:51am

Re: sil nylon tarp as a bivy question.
Grandma Gatewood supposedly did this with a shower curtain while hiking the AT and other long trails. But of course, she used a blanket which wasn't prone to insulation failure due to condensat...

In GEAR » sil nylon tarp as a bivy question.
August 13, 11:35am

Re: Possible Problem with MontBell 800 #5
Your clothing and dryness of clothing could be a factor. It's easy to notice cold spots against bare skin, and the EN-ratings assume a light base layer and hat.

In GEAR » Possible Problem with MontBell 800 #5
August 12, 11:28am

Re: Re: Safe water container
"Some people claim that exposure to aluminum can cause Alzheimer/dementia." I forgot about that. (oh no!)

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 11, 3:58pm

Safe water container
It sounds like even HDPE might leach toxins then, although they're probably the safest plastic option? I have several wide and narrow mouth 1 liter HDPE Nalgene bottles which have held up great...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 11, 1:46pm

Re: Can I just stuff my shelter in? And…line length ?
Uh oh! The larkshead guyline attachment won't work with line locs. I didn't realize this tent had them there.

In GEAR » Can I just stuff my shelter in? And…line length ?
August 11, 9:29am

Re: Am I crazy, or does Paclite not work?
I wouldn't expect even my eVENT Packa to vent enough perspiration to keep me dry in the summer while backpacking. There's just not much humidity differential for the vapor to go from the in...

In GEAR » Am I crazy, or does Paclite not work?
August 11, 12:05am

Re: Can I just stuff my shelter in? And…line length ?
Nice selection of shelters there. I often just roll or stuff my shelters and put them into my pack. I have several Tarptents, a tarp, and a double wall BA Copper Spur UL1. If there's an atta...

In GEAR » Can I just stuff my shelter in? And…line length ?
August 10, 4:14pm

Revisiting and a food hanging cordage comment
This was such a fun series that I come back and read/watch it every few months. Someone asked: "So you do not like Spectra cord or the cord and rock sack used in the video from Mountain L...

In Editor's Roundtable » The SUL Wanderer (Video Series) - Episode 2: Food & Water
August 09, 10:53pm

Re: Re: Specifics please
I don't see any need for a hood if you only do trips down to freezing. Just a warm hat would be fine. My hat for down to freezing is just a thin fleece cap. I do winter trips much colder tha...

In GEAR » Hooded vs. hoodless puffies
August 09, 7:24pm

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