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  1. Yes I only need a campsite for the night after I...

    Yes I only need a campsite for the night after I summit. I was hoping to find someone with a reservation and a spot to spare before going. Short of that my thought is to try and make a friend during...
  2. I have Montem ultralight carbon poles with the...

    I have Montem ultralight carbon poles with the three sections and flip locks. Theyíre $80, I have put about 300 miles on them including one 250 mile trip and absolutely love them. Iíve never used...
  3. Thatís a thought. Iím already setup for the SoBo...

    Thatís a thought. Iím already setup for the SoBo special at the AT lodge though.
  4. Share a campsite Katahdin Stream July 31st

    Iím planning to start my SoBo thru and summit Katahdin on the 31st of July. Baxterís website says they are all booked up. Does anyone have a reservation with room for one more the night of the 31st?...
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    That is what I plan to do with my underquilts (I...

    That is what I plan to do with my underquilts (I will be hammock camping) I have a 40degree EE UQ and a 20degree UGQ underquilt, Iím also planning to make an underquilt protector. Iím glad to know...
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    I have taken Amtrak to harpers ferry before (not...

    I have taken Amtrak to harpers ferry before (not from DC but it will let you off in the same place) it is super easy to get to the trail from the train and plenty of hostels to stay at in harpers...
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    Well thank you all for your words of wisdom. I am...

    Well thank you all for your words of wisdom. I am just going to start with my 20 degree setup. It should make things simpler and easier
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    SOBO attempt advice needed.

    Hello guys and gals, Iím hoping to start a SOBO thru hike attempt towards end of July this year. As Iím preparing I want to tap into the wealth of knowledge available here.

    Iím hoping to start...
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    I had a pack with front access zipper and for the...

    I had a pack with front access zipper and for the longest time I resisted trying a pack liner because I didnít want to lose that extra access. Eventually I tried it, got some white trash compactor...
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    No longer need a 40 degree quilt, still...

    No longer need a 40 degree quilt, still interested in a 20 degree quilt though.
  11. I suppose the biggest question would be what is...

    I suppose the biggest question would be what is the actual shape of the tarp? And will you have trekking poles? I have a cat cut hex tarp that I have played around with ground pitches for, if you...
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    WTB/WTT: Top Quilts, 40&20 degree

    I am looking to purchase two top quilts, one 40 degree and one 20 degree. The only pre req I have for these quilts is that they be able to fit a 6í2Ē person.

    If interested in a trade I have some...
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    I am at base camp right now, it is everything you...

    I am at base camp right now, it is everything you need and nothing you donít. You can have lunch next door while doing laundry and with lockers for your pack you can tour the town without carrying...
  14. Is a map needed for side trails in SNP?

    Hey everyone, this forum has already been so much help in planning this trip so thank you all for that. Now on to another question.

    Iím leaving to hike the AT through SNP quite soon and depending...
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    I believe the general consensus is anything under...

    I believe the general consensus is anything under 70 degrees in a hammock youíre going to need bottom insulation, I have found that accurate for myself. You definitely should test it out at home...
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    Oh cool! I should still be on the trail at that...

    Oh cool! I should still be on the trail at that time. If you see a 6í2 long haired ginger thatís me.
  17. Wide/zero drop... does anyone make it?

    Hello everyone, I am even now sitting in my local backpackers supply shop after disappointingly discovering my feet are too wide for any shoe Altra makes. Which is the only shoe this store carries...
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    Thatís a common enough way to get a cold weather...

    Thatís a common enough way to get a cold weather sleep system without buying a specific cold weather bag. Mostly for people who only cold weather camp rarely or donít mind the extra weight.
    ...
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    Iím planning on attending on Sunday, before...

    Iím planning on attending on Sunday, before leaving for a section hike south to Waynesboro VA. They just recently posted the schedule of events online and you can sign up for email updates of any new...
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    Wow you guys are quick on the response! I thank...

    Wow you guys are quick on the response! I thank you all very much for your input so far.

    It sounds as though I need to add another 10-15 to my UQ. I have used a pad in the hammock in the past, I...
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    May Hike Thru Shenandoah Temp Help

    Hello all you kind and helpful hikers,

    I am planning to hike Harpers Ferry-Waynesboro in May. Taking the train to Harpers Ferry, catching the last day of the FlipFlop Festival and hitting the...
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    How much is a pound worth to you?

    So the other day I was looking around, comparing and finding all the best gear that I canít afford right now. (As Iím sure lots of you do as well) I found that for about $100 I could drop almost a...
  23. I already contacted Dutch and he recommended a...

    I already contacted Dutch and he recommended a silnylon that they use for a similar application.

    RSBTR however recommended this...
  24. I looked around on the ripstop website and I sent...

    I looked around on the ripstop website and I sent them an email to see what they would suggest.

    When you say tyvek do you mean the standard house wrap? Itís like a woven polypropylene tarp. I...
  25. Need fabric advice, something strong, waterproof and lightweight

    Hello everyone, itís my first time on here so be gentle with me. I come seeking the wisdom of those more experienced than myself.

    This winter I am hoping to make a gear sling/sit hammock that can...
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