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    Senior Member L84toff's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamenShamen View Post
    And Part II: (at 6:50 Ed puts his head completely through his mozzie net.)
    Wow! Makes thru-hiking the AT seem like a walk in the park . That was quite enjoyable to watch, thanks for posting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L84toff View Post
    Wow! Makes thru-hiking the AT seem like a walk in the park . That was quite enjoyable to watch, thanks for posting it.
    You're welcome. Yeah, it really puts one's difficult adventures into perspective.
    Last edited by RamenShamen; 01-08-2013 at 11:22.
    "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." -- Dalai Lama XIV

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    I know I'm massively late to this thread, but thought I'd add some advice to the OP.

    You're from South America, so you know the climate. You're going to want the best tarp you can afford. I don't know what the most critical factors are for YOU, but for me cost remains an issue, so I couldn't afford the cuben fiber tarps, although they'd be your best compromise as far as weight.

    With that said...you want a tarp that can keep your hammock and gear dry through the typical storms you're going to be out in. Make sure that it's large enough to cover your hammock and come completely to the ground...you might consider doors as well. Even though that makes it very hot and steamy inside the tarp when you have them down, it can keep your gear from getting soaked when you've got wind pushing rain down from all directions.

    Clearly the bug netting is of CRITICAL importance. Make sure you get something that will keep you protected, and sturdy enough to last that many nights out. Ramen's suggestion of permethrin treatment is spot on. (Don't forget to treat you clothing too!)

    Insulation needs to be something that is NOT overly adversely affected by moisture. Down is OUT. I would have suggested the HHSS undercover/pad to you, as you can use it from sub-zero temps (with a space blanket) all the way up to points where you don't need under insulation at all. If you just attach the pad without the undercover, it'll breathe but still provide a small amount of insulation...usually just enough in those kinds of temps.

    Personally, if I were going on this run, I'd also suggest a Sawyer .02 micron water filter as well. It's the only filter that I'm aware of that filters most viruses and bacteria, and is still portable enough for backpacking.

    Hope this helps a bit.

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    Senior Member RamenShamen's Avatar
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    Great advice Owl.
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