May 7, 2011 at 11:40 am #1273484
In this link are three different configurations of a partial gear list I have been mulling over. The goal is to go lighter and have better coverage from the elements:
Some additional details:
-Toss and turn side/stomach sleeper.
-North East temps & humidity over 40F.
– 3 or 4 day trips, no bushwhacking.
– I'm 5-9 and 195 lbs. Athletic build.
-Trails, generally no bushwhacking.
I'd like to know the actual weight of some items I've listed if you can help as well as what configuration you;d go with and why? They are very similar in weight. Thanks!May 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm #1734267
Of course I am open to any other suggestions so long as:
The gear is lighter.
The gear is the same weight but provides more protection/usability.
Thanks!May 7, 2011 at 1:11 pm #1734294
Josh NewkirkBPL Member
I think the first list looks the best.
You have some pretty sweet gear there.May 7, 2011 at 1:12 pm #1734295
Ken T.BPL Member
For a pack liner a Nylafume bag from your local exterminator is half the weight of a compactor bag. Gas and odor proof as well.May 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm #1734342May 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm #1734737
I've tried to consider the pros and cons and the overall weight effect, not just one shelter vs. another.
Well today I went for the left most option in my spreadsheet, a tarp tent of sorts w/ bug netting that affords me much better rain coverage:
In the NE we have bugs so I'll appreciate the large bug-free space more often than not and this shelter will afford me better rain protection and sprawl out space with my quilt. Expect a BPL review when I receive it, I'm psyched!May 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm #1735047
Zack hBPL Member
never noticed the cub den before…nice for both weight and price.
I'll tell ya though, i'm still on the fence with the duomid and perimeter netting…i've had some rough nights with bug infiltration. I actually talked to the gent at bearpaw about getting a floor option for my duomid…i've just been holding off because of my lack of motivation to add weight to the setup.
The northeast is truly blessed with flying biting insects.May 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm #1735048
Yeah NE is bad for bugs, that's why the perimeter netting is a major plus vs my current poncho/tarp setup. I am fine w/ the floor not being completely enclosed in bug netting like the Hexamid because I have a polycro ground sheet to cover the floor, plus the perimeter netting from the Cub Den is very substantial and wraps under quite a bit.
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