Search:

Type: Posts; User: mattblick

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    29
    Views
    2,889

    That was the beauty of the Noah's. More durable,...

    That was the beauty of the Noah's. More durable, doesn't stretch, costs significantly less at a cost of weight. If you camp in order to hike long miles I can understand the concern about an extra...
  2. Replies
    29
    Views
    2,889

    Noah's Tarps - gone with the wind

    Last month I was in REI eyeballing a Noah's tarp 12x12 to use on car camping trips. I decided to wait until the $20 coupon with $100 purchase that comes this time every year. In store today they...
  3. Replies
    489
    Views
    103,303

    Walmart Ozark Trails Down Sleeping Bag

    I picked one up as well, and hesitated to use it last trip because of the light thing several of us noticed.

    It since occurred to me that the clumps I was seeing in the dark areas were in fact...
  4. Replies
    5
    Views
    479

    I've been very happy with my Gossamer Gear...

    I've been very happy with my Gossamer Gear Evazote pad for insulation, it was darn cheap.

    With all of the good things people have to say about reflectix however I was thinking of usign it to...
  5. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,202

    It is soo wonderful to be able to share this with...

    It is soo wonderful to be able to share this with your kids. My single most favorite piece of backpacking gear I own is my son's backpack. :D

    I've had my son out on several trips. My 7 y/o...
  6. Thread: WTB a knife

    by mattblick
    Replies
    12
    Views
    711

    I love my Mora Bushcraft Triflex, but if I was in...

    I love my Mora Bushcraft Triflex, but if I was in the market to buy another knife it would definitely be the new Mora Bushcraft Black... Who am I kidding, I'll likely buy one by month's end.. :laugh:...
  7. Ultimate 3 season Amazon.com hammock setup thread

    Good question. I wanted a double layer hammock to enable me to place insulation between the layers; I don't believe there are any DLs available from Amazon. The DD was one of the cheapest DL...
  8. Welcome, The author of that book and blog...

    Welcome,

    The author of that book and blog lives here; dejoha.

    I have Amazon prime as well, however I believe by limiting yourself to only Amazon for free shipping will put a hitch into...
  9. Replies
    16
    Views
    932

    This is one of the reasons I'm fan of a carrying...

    This is one of the reasons I'm fan of a carrying a very bright flashlight.
    There are folks that say all you need is an e+Lite or Zipka; 40 lumens doesn't cut it for me.

    I currently use this...
  10. Replies
    19
    Views
    969

    I've put my gaiters on my lower legs for an extra...

    I've put my gaiters on my lower legs for an extra layer when temps creep below forecasted. Any spare clothing you have packed can be wrapped around your leg under the gaiter for additional...
  11. My thought is to just avoid wading in the...

    My thought is to just avoid wading in the shoulder season. In the Summer wet wading in Korkers Swift Sandals works wonderfully. If the cold river water has me shivering I just get out and warm up...
  12. I love it. There is actually a thread in the...

    I love it. There is actually a thread in the camp kitchen section for donating members (nudge nudge). However I'll repost here most of what I did there.



    I also had someone PM me how I liked...
  13. Thread: mora sheath

    by mattblick
    Replies
    14
    Views
    845

    mora sheath

    Another vote for JasoninTN

    I've been meaning to ask him to make another for me...
  14. Thread: My first KoA

    by mattblick
    Replies
    13
    Views
    1,289

    I've always wondered about KoAs - I'm sure YMMV...

    I've always wondered about KoAs - I'm sure YMMV depending on the location, but glad it worked out well for you.

    There will be many suggestions to solve your slap strap woes - I'd recommend looking...
  15. Replies
    81
    Views
    4,229

    Nite-Ize Figure 9 :lol: ..any knot included...

    Nite-Ize Figure 9 :lol:

    ..any knot included on this card
  16. Replies
    8
    Views
    378

    Unfortunately that isn't true. There will be 2...

    Unfortunately that isn't true. There will be 2 new seasonal employees - but they are not being funded by the reservation system. This is another one of the lies that Ditmanson initially spread. ...
  17. Replies
    8
    Views
    378

    If you aren't in the park often, you might not...

    If you aren't in the park often, you might not know that the *#$&ing ^#@*head Ditmanson got his backpacker tax through, the permit process has changed. :cursing:
    Southern Forest Watch has filed a...
  18. Replies
    53
    Views
    3,283

    I must say I am disappointed to read people...

    I must say I am disappointed to read people mocking Mcochran28 for asking a legitimate question and supporting his position. I am not observing the espoused individualism but mob mentality in these...
  19. Replies
    26
    Views
    3,034

    At the store I went to in Miamisburg Ohio, there...

    At the store I went to in Miamisburg Ohio, there were 2 down bags in stock squeezed onto the shelf next to an inexpensive syn fill bag. All the stores in the area that have the bag show "limited...
  20. I'm with you, no wading in cold water with...

    I'm with you, no wading in cold water with freezing air temps. That was the cool thing about using the tenkara, I didn't need to get into the water while fishing with it. The 11' rod gave me 25'...
  21. And finally to the neigh-sayers and gram weenies:...

    And finally to the neigh-sayers and gram weenies: :tongueup:

    http://i46.tinypic.com/1059jme.jpg

    WET wood, dryer lint to light, 4 minute boil for 16 ounces.
  22. What its all about: ...

    What its all about:

    http://i45.tinypic.com/miz33a.jpg
  23. Flowers beginning to show: ...

    Flowers beginning to show:

    http://i50.tinypic.com/2ur4lld.jpg
  24. http://i47.tinypic.com/2ufdef8.jpg

    http://i47.tinypic.com/2ufdef8.jpg
  25. Smokies Elkmont #24 3/22 - 3/24 (pic heavy)

    Back from Tennessee and thought I would share a few pictures from my trip. It got very cold (20s) Friday night but I stayed dry and mostly warm. I woke up chilly twice, but was fine after emptying...
  26. Replies
    9
    Views
    775

    I've resisted going to ground!

    Thanks for all the advice. I actually use the Gossamer gear pad between layers in my DD camper hammock. I survived the weekend but I can't say I was perfectly warm the whole time. The temp dropped...
  27. Replies
    9
    Views
    775

    I've resisted going to ground!

    The forecast in the Smokies for the weekend has steadily worsened - from 60s/40s to 50s/30s. The rain chance went from 20% to 60% for Saturday and thunderstorms for my hike out Sunday. It could be...
  28. Great idea! I've got a jumbo box of ShamWows...

    Great idea! I've got a jumbo box of ShamWows that I received as a gag gift; a couple of those cut into strips ought to fit the bill.
  29. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,693

    The Wal Mart bladder passed my tests - no...

    The Wal Mart bladder passed my tests - no moisture detected on a tissue wrapped around the threads. I squeezed the bag pretty hard with the push/pull cap closed and couldn't get anything to burst.
    ...
  30. Replies
    42
    Views
    2,493

    me hit with rock

    me hit with rock
  31. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,693

    I ran to REI and Wally World at lunch. If all...

    I ran to REI and Wally World at lunch. If all tests out right at home this evening, I'll carry the Outdoor Products (Wally World) pouch and a Sawyer one as a backup in the Smokies this weekend :D
    ...
  32. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,693

    Thanks for sharing this! I held off getting a...

    Thanks for sharing this! I held off getting a squeeze at REI because they only had the old model on the shelf. Might have to pick one up at lunch today after all.

    It appears the pouch might...
  33. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,450

    What kind of bug sock is best for a ENO DN

    I got the Guardian with my REI dividend last year. After a few trips I wanted something lighter and easier.

    I found it in the BIAS Buginator, another vote for it. I've only tried 2 bugnets;...
  34. Replies
    489
    Views
    103,303

    Walmart Ozark Trails Down Sleeping Bag

    Grabbed one today. I DON'T need another bag in this temp range but I was soo curious.. It may replace my Golite RS1+, depending on testing.

    It does loft up well. Though the bag is in a...
  35. Replies
    28
    Views
    2,924

    Two thumbs up. They are just as tough as the...

    Two thumbs up. They are just as tough as the originals and half the weight. They stand up to being hammered with a rock.
  36. Replies
    66
    Views
    3,086

    Another vote for the MSR Mini Groundhog. Half...

    Another vote for the MSR Mini Groundhog. Half the weight of the original yet still stand up to being hammered into the ground with a big rock. What I don't get is why they are more expensive than...
  37. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,863

    If using the tarp squared/rectangle for "front...

    If using the tarp squared/rectangle for "front porch mode", you might want to reinforce the tie-outs you attach to, or don't pitch it super tight. The tie-outs in the 4 corners are reinforced...
  38. Replies
    130
    Views
    13,245

    There certainly are a lot of people here that...

    There certainly are a lot of people here that give pads a bad rap. Though in this thread the typical arguments have been presented better. :thumbup1:

    Why do I believe the Church of the...
  39. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,314

    Evazote foam from here: ...

    Evazote foam from here:

    http://lawsonequipment.com/All-Products/EvaRest-1-8-Foam-Sheet-48-wide-x-74-long-p953.html

    or here:
    http://gossamergear.com/sleeping/1-4-wide.html
  40. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,273

    Eno Guardian worked well, but this will lighten...

    Eno Guardian worked well, but this will lighten the load for sure! Order Placed! :D
  41. Replies
    1
    Views
    385

    Yet another Lawson Equipment story

    Thursday afternoon, I received a package from Lawson Equipment, inside were things I had looked at, but didn't recall ordering. I have been ordering a lot of gear lately though, so I didn't think...
  42. I think Rob has it right that the extra down...

    I think Rob has it right that the extra down would not be necessary. The great thing about the X-Frame pad is that it supports you around the perimeter and the cut outs prevent your bag from...
  43. Replies
    7
    Views
    1,480

    Subscribed to this one.. :D I have been...

    Subscribed to this one.. :D

    I have been contemplating a DIY bugnet solution for a while, but the Spring is half way over and next trip out I will require a net - so I used my REI dividend to get...
  44. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,727

    Murl: NiteIze makes an aluminum Figure9 Size...

    Murl: NiteIze makes an aluminum Figure9 Size small. If you buy the "tent kit" you get the plastic ones; but all other versions are the aluminum ones.

    Weights:
    Plastic 2g
    Aluminum 3.6g

    I...
  45. Replies
    22
    Views
    2,199

    I started with a DD, so maybe I will luck out? :D

    I started with a DD, so maybe I will luck out? :D
  46. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,453

    Different REI stores have different rules as to...

    Different REI stores have different rules as to how many items you can take. Sometimes they will say something like "1 item per table per trip through" and other times there are no rules.

    If it...
  47. 77 x 25 x 0.625 in Alps CCF Pad $16.93 @ REI

    It is 25 inches wide, less than a pound, and cheap! The extra length could be used for "wings". Use your REI dividend!

    -Matt-

    See Here
    ...
  48. Thread: Ohio hangers

    by mattblick
    Replies
    10
    Views
    519

    I'll be in the Smokies this weekend; deciding on...

    I'll be in the Smokies this weekend; deciding on whether or not to be in the back country tonight with the tornado warnings. :eek:

    Might be hail in there, which I have been known to take...
  49. Another vote for the MSR Groundhogs..

    Another vote for the MSR Groundhogs..
  50. Replies
    23
    Views
    847

    Hello from Springboro.. I'm new also, have most...

    Hello from Springboro.. I'm new also, have most of my gear but haven't done my "first hang" yet.

    The "most" part being that I do not yet have my bug net. I think I have decided to go with a...
Results 1 to 50 of 217
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4