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Re: Re: Re: Re: Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
I'd vote for the SMD Lunar Solo. I greatly enjoyed mine, it was just a little too small for my 55lb dog and myself. It comes in under budget and under weight. The single pole pyramid design...

In GEAR » Need help choosing hybrid singlewall shelter, solo
August 27, 10:03am

ProLite Gear - 25% Off
Prolite Gear has a 25% off Labor Day sale going on (in case you missed the Gambler Sale). Restrictions: Limited to stock on hand. Not valid on Western Mountaineering, Hilleberg, Montbell, an...

In Gear Deals » Prolite Gear - Gambler Sale
August 25, 9:52pm

Re: Use and patching
What kind of silnylon does your floor use? I know Big Sky sometimes uses variants lighter than the normal 30D silnylon for their floors. Maybe that is the issue? I would not expect a 30D silnylo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sil-nylon floor wearing out, sew in new (cuben) floor??
August 25, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ripped Cuben bag
With multiple lightweight fabrics available for down bags now in the 0.67-0.75 oz/sq yd range (10D pertex quantum, Argon 0.67, Phantom 10D), is using cuben in a quilt worthwhile?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben / Down Quilt
August 23, 5:51pm

Re: Re: Cuben pyramid - Hex
Looks great! What dimensions did you use? What about cat curve amount? It looks like you made smarter use of fabric than I did. Did you split the panels in two, with a trapezoid base and triangl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben pyramid - Hex
August 23, 5:42pm

I would think that minimizing the maximum distance a piece of down could travel before hitting a baffle would be important. For example, if a baffle pattern allowed for no direct path of travel gre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 21, 5:14pm

Re: Re: Batteries
I would think a good option for a thru-hiker might be the Steripen Freedom - 2.6 oz weight and USB rechargeable battery. If you are carrying other electronic devices which are USB-chargeable (camer...

In GEAR » Would a newbie survive PCT w/ a steripen?
August 21, 11:25am

Re: Taste of the Wild
What about keeping your dog food the same as at home and adding some peanut butter for an extra boost? Peanut butter has pretty good calories/ounce and good fat and protein amount. My dog would tur...

In GEAR » Ultra light dog food
August 20, 10:11am

Re: Re: How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
I would recommend try using just 1 pole. I've been using 1 pole in hand with leash in the other for a few years now. It's kind of nice because you can switch off what hand you use the pole ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to hike with a dog and trekking poles?
August 18, 10:18am

Re: HMG Southwest 3400 weight-saving customizations
I cut out the interior netting for a water bladder on my HMG 4400 SW and trimmed a couple inches off the shoulder and hipbelt straps (I wouldn't touch the compression straps). I think I saved a...

In GEAR » HMG Southwest 3400 weight-saving customizations
August 17, 8:52am

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