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  1. Thread: Durston X-mid

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    I have the Notch Li. The X-Mid has more room,...

    I have the Notch Li. The X-Mid has more room, both interior and vestibule-wise. The fabric of the X-Mid stays taut through storms or condensation and the offset pole locations really help with...
  2. Thread: Durston X-mid

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    It fits my 25"x72" Exped 3-D with room to spare...

    It fits my 25"x72" Exped 3-D with room to spare on each end.
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    Tarptent Aeon Li ...

    Tarptent Aeon Li

    https://www.tarptent.com/product/aeon-li/
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    Can't find those pics but here's a quote from a...

    Can't find those pics but here's a quote from a GSMNP spokesperson.
    "We actually had to do the hoist rescue into a very tight space had to drop the medic down through a small hole in the trees......
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    Glad they were able to get to her out at the CG....

    Glad they were able to get to her out at the CG. Great job by the TNG.
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    Yeah, there's a small bald just up the trail from...

    Yeah, there's a small bald just up the trail from this site. I doubt they could do an air evac from 29, lots of trees there.
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    Whew, close call. Glad she's on the mend. That is...

    Whew, close call. Glad she's on the mend. That is a tight campsite and although I've never seen or had a problem with bears there, the maddron bald and snake dens trails had bear scat all over the...
  8. https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/139939...

    https://whiteblaze.net/forum/showthread.php/139939-FS-Issues-Warning-about-Black-Bears-in-Joyce-Kilmer-Slickrock-Wilderness

    This is yet another series of incidences caused by improper food storage...
  9. A "camp" bear will investigate anything in the...

    A "camp" bear will investigate anything in the campsite. I've had a half-full platypus reservoir, left hanging on a nearby branch, ripped open by one of these bears overnight. As for hanging, I gave...
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    Heavier stuff, like a large cell, is going to...

    Heavier stuff, like a large cell, is going to fall out of them unless you do not roll during the night. I don't think I had one night when my phone or something else stayed in a pocket.
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    It takes time and experience to overcome night...

    It takes time and experience to overcome night time fears. Put it in perspective, you are much safer deep in the woods at night than in most larger US cities.
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    I've been using a gossamer umbrella and a rain...

    I've been using a gossamer umbrella and a rain skirt for the last three years. Still carry a rain jacket for those tight spots where the umbrella won't work. The umbrella is a must in my kit now as...
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    I wear lightweight long pants tucked in to my...

    I wear lightweight long pants tucked in to my socks in areas with heavy brush along the trail. All outerwear is treated with permethrin.
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    On one cool, overcast, drizzly morning on a FL...

    On one cool, overcast, drizzly morning on a FL trail hike I was going through a section that winds around several small ponds. The ponds were low, due to lack of rain, which made the muddy rings...
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    FWIW, the bear that tried to get into my can did...

    FWIW, the bear that tried to get into my can did not play soccer with it. It got the can out of some bushes where I stashed and I found it about ten feet away. The greater fear is it rolling down the...
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    You will experience much less stress using a bear...

    You will experience much less stress using a bear can.
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    Forgot the spoon one trip, made on-the-fly...

    Forgot the spoon one trip, made on-the-fly chopsticks out of some twigs which worked surprisingly well
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    I use an UL umbrella and carry it on all trips....

    I use an UL umbrella and carry it on all trips. It keeps 3/4ths of me mostly dry and the rain out of my face. I also like having it around camp so I'm not stuck in the tent. Yes, it's not going to...
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    General gun season ends 1/24 in zone c where you...

    General gun season ends 1/24 in zone c where you are doing most of the hike. I hike frequently in this zone. Wear orange and stick to established campsites. There are more hunters this year than in...
  20. FYI, my past couple of weekends have been nearly...

    FYI, my past couple of weekends have been nearly mosquito-free in Juniper Wilderness. A hard freeze is expected in this area Christmas night so bugs will be minimal for a while.
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    Duh, I completely forgot about the second pic...

    Duh, I completely forgot about the second pic which makes more sense.
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    Tree limbs, bears the berg is taking a beating....

    Tree limbs, bears the berg is taking a beating. John camping in right off the trail. That's the one leading out to the fir grove (54A)?
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    Check out the Durston X-Mid 2. I have the X-Mid...

    Check out the Durston X-Mid 2. I have the X-Mid one and it's a great tent for the money. The two seems to have the same great reviews.
  24. http://www.exped.com/usa/en/product-category/mats/...

    http://www.exped.com/usa/en/product-category/mats/megamat-lite-12-lxw-ruby-red

    just 3oz more than the LW 3D pad. I have both and use the mega for car camping or short overnighters. Beware, in some...
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    300ish is about right for these carrying under...

    300ish is about right for these carrying under 30lb loads. FWIW, I switched to the the "pro XA" shoe with "3D" chassis and they last a bit longer and feel more stable under load.
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