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Re: Oware, hello!
Maybe he's got the flu like Graham over at CiloGear... I ordered my pack on Jan. 3, and have chatted with him once to wish him the best on his wife's surgery recovery and his sorting out...

In GEAR » oware - is anyone there?!?
March 12, 10:53pm

Re: 3 season Tarptent use above treeline - do I need a bivy bag?
Yep: the first word in tarptent is still tarp. In high/cold/exposed conditions, treat it like a tarp. Make site selection a careful, considered activity and be willing to walk some extra miles ...

In GEAR » 3 season Tarptent use above treeline - do I need a bivy bag?
March 12, 9:59pm

Re: Lighter weight - period!
How much does the pot weigh with lid? I note that Primus sells their "flux ring" pots separately, but they're quite heavy. I've never found a "high-efficiency" sys...

In GEAR » Cook pots
March 12, 6:29pm

Re: Event-pull on
Hey sweet that company is about 20 minutes from my house! Wow; a coveted piece of lightweight gear that's from Canada rather than the US or the UK! (ID is a Canadian company, too, but it...

In GEAR » eVent Gear?
March 12, 3:10pm

Re: We like the Kiva
None. The OWare 'mid is way bigger than any of those (and equal or lighter in weight) and it's the absolute *bare minimum* size that I'd consider hanging out with another adult and two...

In GEAR » Which Would You Choose?
March 12, 2:59pm

Re: Thanks for the many replies!
Here's some eVent gear at Montane: http://montane.co.uk/productlist.php?rid=11&rn=eVent%AE I have the Superfly XT jacket, which is way way overkill (and overweight) but is a dream in ...

In GEAR » eVent Gear?
March 12, 11:44am

Re: UL gear shop
When I first discovered lightweight backpacking a few years ago, I was tempted to open a Lightweight Outdoors shop here in Vancouver. Canada has *not* discovered the trend, and it's hard to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why people gotta hate on the UL crowd?
March 11, 8:50pm

Re: oware - is anyone there?!?
My girlfriend bought me a tarp at christmas; no problems at all. David Olsen called her to talk colors since he was out of the one she requested. When there was no included pole connector, I em...

In GEAR » oware - is anyone there?!?
March 11, 7:49pm

Re: Event jacket
I have a Montane eVent jacket that I received as a gift. Believe you me, eVent is not all hype. It's incredible. Montane, if you can afford it, makes excellent garments. They have a whole...

In GEAR » eVent Gear?
March 11, 3:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Hilleberg Akto
The Akto is a popular tent in one of the hiking clubs on the west coast of BC. (clubtread.com). It's not uncommon to see 4 or 5 pitched inline. Since we can get some amazing dumps of snow,...

In GEAR » Need help choosing a Solo Shelter
March 11, 3:36pm

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Trail Designs Caldera Stove
This stove has all the darling features that make alcohol such a desirable backpacking fuel, and it fixes the glaring flaws. With this system on the market, Alcohol stoves are officially no longer a ...

In Stoves - Alcohol
June 12, 2:52pm