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Tarps versus tents

Not that many years ago abackpacker who aspired to be ultralight (or even lightweight) had to use a tarp as tents were much heavier. Silnylon has made the choice a littler harder as tents have become much lighter and a … Continue reading

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MLD Silnylon Pro Poncho Tarp: first impressions

I was impressed by my Mountain Laurel Designs silnylon Chaps. I’ve already posted a blog on those earlier. I was given the opportunity to get an unused, matching poncho at a bargain price and I couldn’t resist. Poncho tarps work … Continue reading

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Hiking Umbrella: neat gear!

I’ve come to the conclusion that a hiking umbrella is an indespensable piece of kit for hikers. Not only do they keep rain off but they shield the hiker from ultraviolet too when the sun is out, provide welcome shade … Continue reading

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Backpacking quilts – a few observations.

Sleeping bags are great. They keep you warm and snuggly once you’re in a tent. However, they are a pain to get into if you’re using a small backpacking tent. They’re an equal pain to get out of in the … Continue reading

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Golite Cave 1

I recently managed to buy a brand new Golite Cave 1. Surprising as Golite have gone bust and the Cave hasn’t been made for a decade or so. Anyhow, the previous owner had purchased it new and then kept it … Continue reading

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