Nice! Look forward to some trip reports and pics.
Interesting shelter. Currently I’m leaning towards a hammock setup, but if I don’t that seems pretty great - as long as the bugs aren’t too bad.,
Looks pretty good to me.
Everyone is different and the world would be boring as hell if we weren’t but I just can’t do the fully enclosed bivies and hammocks, I don’t even like smaller tents. I have a bugnet I can rig fronkey style if needed, but I really like laying in my hammock with the tarp in porch mode so I can lay in it and look out and maybe watch the fire.
Just arrived. I’ll give it a try this weekend in NM. Tried it on some tap water at home and it functioned as designed.
Haha I like that B&H branded bottle
The bottle was free and this one had the pre filter attachment.
I use a steripen too. I have the travel or backpacking version. It works great as long as the water is clear and does not need to be filtered.
I have a Jacks R Better 30 degree quilt that I use when I’m expecting temps in the mountains to be rather mild, 30-40ish during the nighttime. I’ve always felt the upper baffles, the ones covering my upper body where just a little light on the insulation. I recently sent the quilt to Rainy Pass Repair and had them add 2 oz of down distributed in the upper 4 baffles. They did a great job with the quilt and I don’t doubt I could use the quilt into the low 20’s while wearing an appropriate baselayer. If you need some work done to down clothing, sleeping bags, quilts, etc. I recommend Rainy Pass for their services.
Thanks for the heads up. Their inability to do rush orders, til further notice, sounds like they are doing good work. More than they can keep up with.
Mine took the entire 4 week turnaround time.
If you guys like that kind of turnaround as an indicator, my Borah order took the full 8 weeks I think haha. Price was totally reasonable and craftsmanship is great.
FWIW, I got the UL side zip long bivy (M90 material) and 7.5’x9’ (custom size) tarp w/ extra tieouts, and it was $125 shipped IIRC. They did a 10% combo discount.
Car-camping tent stuff…
REI has their anniversary sale going on, I’m prob gonna use a coupon to get a North Face Homestead Domey 3.
It sounds like a great family/car-camping tent.
on the flip side, my Gander Mtn has ONE of these:
for $170, then I think 30% off of that. I don’t really need a “big” 2P, because that winds up being tight with me, my wife, and our tall son. Hell of a deal though, I want to buy it just because of that!!!