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Klymit Xlite short w/evazote
I use a Klymit Xlite short under a 1/8" evazote pad from GG. Works great with a quilt, no need for a sleeping bag to fill in the gaps. The evazote has some tack so nothing slides around. We...

In GEAR » Lightweight Sleeping pad
July 25, 10:13am

Re: Latest design
Try moving the pole line over your head or at least shoulders. This will keep the fly from being inches from your nose and not detract from the space. The pitch is steeper over your head and shal...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2 person tent questions/advice
July 20, 5:33pm

Double Stitch baffles
Big advantage of the double stitched baffle seam is there are no threads to snag. Disadvantage is weight. If you have baffles every 5" and 1/2" seam, that's 20% more fabric. Have...

In Make Your Own Gear » About to make my first quilt and need advice
July 20, 12:06pm

Loft rate really isn't a problem
Just came back from 5 days, 60 miles, +/- 24K' (Road's End, Avalanche, Colby, Harrison, Road's End in SEKI) and I no longer think there is any problem with the lofting rate of the M50. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 MyoQuilt air vents
July 20, 11:33am

Re: Guy wires
The entry poles are not triangulated and so need tie downs for stability? If you use the points on the fly to the left and right, the force will tend to pull the stakes up and out of the ground. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2 person tent questions/advice
July 12, 10:55am

Re: Evazote
Evazote won't provide any stiffness for a pack IMO. I use a 1/8" sheet on top of my Klymit xLite (half-length, cutouts) air pad - 9 oz total. This helps keep everything from slipping a...

In GEAR » Evazote / Thinlight Questions, Sleeping, Puncture Protection and Framesheet (for Crown VC).
July 12, 10:35am

Re: Sawyer over Steri
I have to agree with Jerry. I so loved the idea of the steripen and it is dang easy to use on the run (well hike anyway). I bought a Sawyer 3-way inline, and inserted it into the hose of my bladd...

In GEAR » Returning my Steripen
July 11, 6:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Sods
I switched to trail runners about 5 months ago and never will go back unless it is mountaineering time. Some 370 miles later, I find my ankles are much stronger and like you said, it is much easie...

In GEAR » Trying something new - trail runners
July 10, 11:38pm

Re: Sods
Here in the West the trail crews pave talus with sand and gravel. I always wondered what they did with the talus they dug out...

In GEAR » Trying something new - trail runners
July 10, 9:48pm

Re: The Plan
Well, the doc says no backpack for the affected one, but hike all you want. Personally, I think it's a great opportunity to shed 20 pounds from the pack, but they've decided to head up Cop...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » East Access to JMT?
July 10, 7:03pm

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