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[pct-l] gear questions
Supposedly you can do this with the Meteor Light CD, too, which I have.
I've tried, but can't quite figure it out...
On Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 09:37:33PM -0700, I received a message from Thomas D.Weir to which I felt pleasantly compelled to respond by saying:
> On a recent float trip, a friend demonstrated a way to make the Clip
> Flashlight even lighter. He set it up using only the fly, poles, and ground
> sheet. The ground sheet has grommets for the ends of the poles just like
> the tent does. These hold the ends of the poles in place. The fly then
> attaches to the poles the same way it does if the tent were attached. I
> assume that the main tent body makes up half the overall weight, so the
> weight savings is significant. The 4 pound Clip Flashlight becomes a 2
> pound trap-tent. I think you could sew netting between the fly and the
> ground sheet to make it bug proof. Hopefully, any condensation would run
> down the steep wall and through the netting to the ground. Has anyone tried
> anything like this with the Clip Flashlight or any other tent?
> This friend also demonstrated another light weight technique: dual use. He
> slid his inflatable kayak in the door of the shelter and used it as an air
> ----- Original Message -----
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> Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 9:45 AM
> Subject: Re: [pct-l] gear questions
> > Sierra Designs makes good tents. I still own the predecesor to the SD
> > Flashlight: the SD Star Flight. By replacing the tent poles with Easton
> > Aluminum arrowshafts, I now have the complete tent, poles and stuff sack
> > under 4 pounds (If I can get someone to make me a new fly out of 1.1
> > (Moak?) I think that I can get it below 3 lbs, 8 oz).
> > It is taller than the Clip by several inches, sheds snow better due to the
> > pyramid-like shape (nearly 4 seasons?), has withstood 60+ mph winds, 9
> > straight of rain and 25 years of the Rockies, Sierras and Southern
> > deserts.
> > When it rips from age, I will take it apart at the seams and remake it in
> > new, lighter materials with only one other improvement: a hooded fly vent
> > the peak.
> > Best regards,
> > Greg "Strider" Hummel
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