Monthly Archives: April 2010

Today’s Poll: Final Frontier?

As we each variously acquire new substitute additions to our Big 3, I’m curious where future weight savings might exist. Other than pack, bag and shelter, which item(s) would be next on your list for weight reduction, either by upgrade … Continue reading

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Quilt Trip: An Examination of UL Backpacking Quilts

A close look at a few of the lightest backpacking quilts available on the market today. Continue reading

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MLD eVent Rain Mitts Quick Review

After a bone-chilling hike in a downpour @ 38 degrees a week and a few days ago, forcing me to throw my poles into my pack and bury my hands in my pockets, I immediately decided that I needed some lightweight shells … Continue reading

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MLD Cuben Solo Pro Tarp Quick Review

One of the cuben items purchased for this season is a Mountain Laurel Designs (MLD) Solo Pro Tarp. This, although I didn’t necessarily “need” a new tarp, was intended to be used in conjunction with my Super Mica jacket to … Continue reading

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Marmot Super Mica Review

I’ve made MANY purchases for the 2010 backpacking season, including significant purchases of gear constructed of cuben fiber. I’ve not yet chronicled a single item thus far, due to the simple reason of not wanting to review anything I haven’t adequately tested . . … Continue reading

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if you see me packrafting…

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