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Re: [pct-l] Esbit and Nomad info
- Subject: Re: [pct-l] Esbit and Nomad info
- From: "Steven Dopp" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 19:18:42 -0500
It sounds to me like you have made some interesting choices. I'd be curious
to know what other lightweight items you have decided upon.
Personally, while I am attratcted to the light weight of the Momad tent and
the idea that it uses hiking poles in lieu of tent poles, I'm hesitant about
it as I don't like single-wall tents. Did you consider the new Walrus
MicroSwift or other lightweight double-wall tents?
I have a Flying Wide series FF bag (can't remember the name off-hand. My
wife and I both use it, coupling it with the Toucan groundsheet. I often
thought that a 1-person version of this kind of approach would be ideal for
a solo thru-hike (you know, a bag used as a blanket but just wide enough for
one person, relying on the Thermarest and spare clothing to keep the bottom
>FYI - Just received my Esbit stove in the mail and brought 3 cups of
>cold water to a roiling boil in 9 minutes at 7,100 feet using an MSR
>windscreen. Total weight of stove, windscreen and fuel tab: 5 1/4 oz. I
>had hoped it would work this well. It will be my stove on the trail.
>My Nomad Lite arrived today as well and is pitched in my back yard.
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