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  • #3753830
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    Tongue-in-cheek?  Not so much.  Raised an eyebrow though, huh.  Poking the bear with a stick is how I see it.  Pains me the conversation has to exist.  Knowing right from wrong is generally achieved around age two. I’ve been a steward of the land for many moons.  Started as a young lad half dozen decades ago taking walks with Gpa.  He’d stoop to pick up a nail or whatev along the road stating, someone could get a flat, and put it in his pocket.  Then he made a game out of it.  And so on.  ~RL

    #3753801
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    Whelp.  Every wilderness permit will come with a thirteen gal trash bag and a pair of chopsticks.  Back at the ranger station the trash bag will be weighed and rewarded one dollar per pound.  Yep.  Always thinkin.  ~RL

    #3753659
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    ^ That’s a whole lot of info in nine posts.  Paints a nice picture.  ~RL

    #3753052
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    I’ll screw up the continuity of this thread if I keep going.  In closing, having a long construction career fueled the tarp origami passion.  I like to “build camp”.  I always use a bug bivy/net tent of some sort. I’d entertain a fabric bivy inside the net tent, not needing to totally zip it up, for tarp less nights or outside for bugless nights.   Call me crazy.  Or maybe a piece of fabric as a sleeping bag cover to provide some splash/dew protection.  I’ve had DCF items of various flavors.  But where I live, I prefer the shade and UV protection of silpoly.  ~RL

    #3752986
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    Although this site, http://www.city-data.com/, seems to have upgraded , it is one of the best I found .  I just browsed it for the first time in many years.

    #3752962
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    Man oh man.  You jumped in there during an edit of my previous post.  Was trying to figure out how to post pic’s.  Yep.  I’m all over the LST’s.  Have two.  Sold two.  Gave away two.  Ordered an MLD solomid xl.  I’m about over the ultralight stuff and consider myself plain ‘ol lightweight these days.  My jam.  ~RL

    #3752960
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    This is a very good discussion.  I can’t hold a candle to any of you.  I’ve been wanting to master the bivy scene for a long time.  A bug bivy with tarp, or not, is as close as I have gotten.  Maybe that’s good enough.

    #3752913
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    I went from Phoenix Arizona, all the way to Tacoma, Philadelphia, Atlanta, LA. Northern California where the days are warm . Just to find a sweet place to stay.
    Must be the gypsy in me.

    #3752805
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    I recently asked a gear vendor ~ if was sleeping out in the yard with one of your bivy’s because the ol lady locked me out again, and the 5am sprinklers came on, how long before I wet out.

    #3752780
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    Thank you

    #3752771
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    I read the review from Andrew and Ryan.  One item to be addressed is, “larger apex pole cap reinforcements”.  Do we know if it will still be trekking pole tip up or perhaps with the larger cup(s) I might be able to pitch with handle up.

    #3752699
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    Amen to that.

    #3752674
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    One for you.  One for the dogs.  easy peasy.

    #3752652
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    I wish I could sleep out in the yard but fear the neighborhood cats pizzin’ on my shelter.  sigh

    #3752310
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    Whelp, there ya go.  Design an Aeon with dipole end struts and yur all in

    #3752309
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    SMD has a vest style harness also

    #3752293
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    I concur.  The Diamond Solo from BPWD is along those lines.

    #3752292
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    Good read.  Thanks for sharing.

    #3752269
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    Great offerings from great company(ies).  Having a construction background meant being a builder of many things.  I do appreciate innovative design(s) when applied to intended application(s).  And yet the bar continues to be raised.  Humble bows left and right.  Just some thoughts.  ~RL

    #3752189
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    So now I have to arm myself with an ammonia filled super soaker to entertain a leisurely walk thru the woods.  This is gonna tip the scales for my TPW.  Gettin’ to be a rough hobby.  sigh.

    #3752126
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    Have a browse on Red Paw Packs site.  He has a few pics.  ~RL

    #3751933
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    I concur.  Ain’t no thing.  See ya on trail.

    #3751914
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    Bunch of savages in this town. sigh

    #3751907
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    imo, that dimension is cutting it close after losing some body weight on the trail.  The handful of packs I’ve had with sewn on hip belts were/are all in the 26-27” tip to tip length.  I experimented with added padding to increase length but found that anything past the front of my hip bone didn’t offer extra support.  I had an arc zip a few years back. Didn’t care fir the constant belt adjusting.  Not sure why it was happening.

    #3751878
    R L
    BPL Member

    @slip-knot

    Locale: SF Bay Area, East Bay

    I swung the bat for a medium. I’m sure all will be well being I’ve been enjoying the first version.  My jam.  Peace~RL

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