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Re: Sale on REI Gimme Shelter - worth it?
No direct experience, but this thing is brand new for 2005 and it's already selling at less than half price! Likely that few are enamored and even fewer are buying. Price is important but consi...

In GEAR » Sale on REI Gimme Shelter - worth it?
October 09, 3:19pm

Re: Layering of clothes/Windshirt
Like Mark, I too treat my windshirt like a shell layer -- used when it's not too cold or rainy.

In GEAR » Layering of clothes/Windshirt
October 09, 9:53am

Re: Re: Where can I find the Enlightened Gear - Malcontent?
Yes, I remember reading about this -- very interesting concept. Alas, I can't find anything else about them either. I hope this isn't anything like "Light is Right"...

In GEAR » Where can I find the Enlightened Gear - Malcontent?
October 07, 11:43pm

Re: Looking for a Cloudburst 2
The Cloudburst is new for this year, so used ones are few and far between. While waiting for a seller, you should also contact Henry Shires Tarptent directly, and ask if they have any demos or sec...

In Gear Swap » Looking for a Cloudburst 2
October 04, 9:59pm

Re: re. Epic tents and bivys---correction
Enterprising Vietnamese Emulator of New Technologies (I really need to get out more...)

In GEAR » Henry Shires upcoming shelters
September 30, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Lightsabre Bivy
Thanks, Ryan. Please keep us posted!

In GEAR » Henry Shires upcoming shelters
September 30, 1:50pm

Re: re. Epic tents and bivys---the Science
Thanks, Paul and Kevin. Soon enough, epic will be better known as: Economically Pirated In China

In GEAR » Henry Shires upcoming shelters
September 30, 11:32am

Re: Re: Re: Lightsabre Bivy
Paul: I re-read Ryan's post and didn't see any reference to the performance of epic tents (vs. epic bivies) in the aforementioned temp range. While awaiting his reply to my question above, ca...

In GEAR » Henry Shires upcoming shelters
September 30, 9:37am

Re: Lightsabre Bivy
Ryan: You mentioned about the suboptimal performance of EPIC in the 15-25F range on a still, humid night. Does this extend to tents as well?

In GEAR » Henry Shires upcoming shelters
September 30, 1:20am

Re: am I going to freeze to death?
I grew up in the subtropics and live in So Cal., so I'm probably just as 'thin skinned' as you. Even so, 30F is not all that cold. When you are at rest at night and early morning -- a base laye...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » am I going to freeze to death?
September 29, 1:51pm

All Reader Reviews by Ben 2 World

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Big Sky Ultra C Aluminum Tent Stakes
I've been using titanium shepherd hook stakes for years now -- loving their ultralight weight but disappointed with their suboptimal ground penetration and holding power. These stakes can be bent...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 09, 8:02pm

Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I received my pair and went on a moderate 2-hour hike today (approx. 2,000 ft. elevation gain over 2.7 miles -- then returning back down). I find the specs to be accurate, and the poles a beauty to...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:33pm

MontBell Versalite 20
This is a no-thrills but well-constructed frameless day pack. You can see photo and specs here. You can also see BPL...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 04, 7:18pm

Coleman F1 Ultralight
The first review touched on the F1's performance. This post will describe and critique the set up process. Prior to buying the F1, I have used the MSR PocketRocket (PR). With the PR, all you ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 28, 11:03am

Micropur MP 1 Chlorine Dioxide Water Purifier Tablet
Comparison to Potable Aqua above is incorrect. For bacteria and viruses, Micropur is just as effective and easy to use (15 minutes treatment time). It is only for protozoa (e.g. cryptosporidium) t...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 06, 9:28am