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good read
Nick, I enjoyed your post. I too, have gone to the light and back a bit. Comfort seems to be a higher priority as I get older. I like your reflections and experience based observations. Whe...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
January 01, 1:53pm

Doug, I enjoy your humorous posts. "you're a funny guy" ala the Goodfella's movie. Dave

In Chaff » Life lesson #247
December 31, 5:40am

I use to carry snow stakes, but nature provides a lighter option. I tie over sized cordage loops to each tarp tie-out and use small branches (2 ft length and about 3/4-1 " width) to anchor the...

In GEAR » A frame in snow
December 30, 6:28pm

We have a few people setting up A-frames in the winter, they do just fine. Depending on the snow depth, you can dig out a palace under the tarp. Most of our group uses a flying diamond pitch with a...

In GEAR » A frame in snow
December 30, 6:09pm

Re: How many bag nights for 2011?
Had to get the calendar. Got 30 nights in the bag - some on top in the summer - this year. I made a real commitment to go on one backcountry SAR per month. I also had three fun trips of 4 days ...

In Chaff » How many bag nights for 2011?
December 30, 5:22pm

bug system
We use a system approach for our SAR work in the thick swamps in the heat of July and August. We coat our clothing in Permethrin - make sure to wear long sleeves and pants. Tuck your pant legs into...

In GEAR » Well I'll be dipped in DEET!
December 30, 4:58pm

Why paint, + 1 on letting nature do it for you. Go for a blackened bush pot with a healthy coating of creosote. Better for the environment that the crap coming out of a spray can. :) All i...

In Make Your Own Gear » Painting pot black
December 30, 4:43pm

Daniel, You hit the nail on the head. As I get into the things that I like to do, I find that the gear that I need is either not available or way overpriced for my needs. For me, I turned to myo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
December 29, 4:17pm

quality workmanship
John, Just got the bivy, wow you make a great product. Someone needs to buy your tarp Dave

In Gear Swap » Tarp and Bivy for sale
December 29, 3:48pm

Sounds like a medical diagnosis on an episode of House :) melting snow is not like boiling water. Fill it up melt it down - repeat - repeat - repeat - repeat - ok 1 pot done. Most people don&...

In GEAR » Emberlit Ti or Littlbug Jr. for Winter Backpacking (only)
December 27, 2:21pm

All Reader Reviews by David Goodyear

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caldera cone w gram cracker esbit stove snow peak solo
Just returned from a 4 day bushwhacking trip. This setup achieved 2 near boils (small bubbles) per esbit tab. Morning and night temps in the mid 30's - water taken from cold creeks. I allotted 4 t...

In Stoves - Other
October 08, 7:52am

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I bought this tent before becoming a member of this site. When I read the review of the SL-1, I was worried about its stability and durability. I am not a tarp camper so the seedhouse seemed to be the...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 12, 7:22am