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Re: sad times - Sarvis eVent SL1 unrepairable :(
Thinking outside of the BA box... :) If you have credit for the full purchase price, I'd get whatever you can resale for the best price and buy a Scarp 1 or a Moment. With the pure silnyl...

In GEAR » sad times - Sarvis eVent SL1 unrepairable :(
March 07, 1:06pm

Re: Hubba vs. Seedhouse SL1 vs. Scarp
I have a Scarp 2 already, and a Moment on its way. Will you be camping in forested areas, or above the treeline or in treeless areas? If you're in forested areas, I think the Moment would do fi...

In GEAR » Hubba vs. Seedhouse SL1 vs. Scarp
March 06, 9:43am

Re: Picking clothes...need help
For a rain jacket, use DriDucks, but be sure to carry duct tape with you for patching tears. It's light and breathable, which offsets the durability issue unless you do frequent bushwhacking.

In GEAR » Picking clothes...need help
March 05, 9:30pm

Re: Sleeping pad
I use a torso-length RidgeRest for freezing and above. Use your pack stuffed with things like rain gear to pad your legs and feet. If you're a cold sleeper, get the Ridge Rest Solar or Delux...

In GEAR » Sleeping pad
March 05, 9:26pm

Re: FS: GG Gorilla
I just had to say that I really like my GG Gorilla. It's a durable pack which can be stripped down to 16 oz without any permanent changes.

In Gear Swap » FS: GG Gorilla
March 04, 12:47pm

Re: Skurka not human
Andrew, thanks for responding! Thanks to the several other very insightful responders also. I think this might work for me. As I teenager, I slept in a crappy "30F-rated" rectangular s...

In GEAR » Skurka using Ridge Rest Solar as only winter sleeping pad?
March 04, 8:22am

Re: Re: Curing slippery Tarptent floor
"Others have recommended going with a rather thick mixture of silicone caulk and mineral spirits. I see 1:4 and 1:10 mentioned. Both of these will lead to peeling on floors. Go with a very thi...

In GEAR » Curing slippery Tarptent floor
March 04, 8:04am

Re: Re: Re: Curing slippery Tarptent floor
"Maybe 1 part silicone to 10 parts mineral spirits would hold up better someone said" Maybe, but my experience has been that anything more diluted than about 1:4 doesn't offer much...

In GEAR » Curing slippery Tarptent floor
March 03, 2:33pm

Re: perimeter netting vs bug bivy
A bug bivy is an advantage where crawlies are a concern, especially disease-carrying ticks. It can also be used to sleep out under the stars. I have netting sewn into my Golite SL3, but it also ...

In GEAR » perimeter netting vs bug bivy
March 03, 2:26pm

Re: candle use
"Burning a candle is standard safety measure done when sleeping in a snow cave to actually see that you have adequate ventilation. If candle does not stay lit, you should move immediately outs...

In GEAR » Setup tips for a 2009 Golite Shangri-La 3 in snow
March 03, 9:04am

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