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#119076 - 01/06/08 09:06 PM Re: My Shelter System [Re: frenchy]
Hacksaw
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10oz. or 280 grams

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#119078 - 01/06/08 09:26 PM Re: My Shelter System [Re: ]
frenchy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Wow ! that's less than half...
I still hesitate to keep mine in my backpack (I'm in the process of reorganizing all my gear in my brand new Marauder...)

Pro :
- it's versatile : can be used as a poncho, a pack cover, a shelter, a pad to sit in it, a blanket to lie on in wet grass, etc..

Con :
- it is "heavy" ...
- I always have some difficulty to wrap it over my backpack (not easy to "throw" it over my head AND backpack at the same time....it usually stays on the top of the backpack !)

Maybe I should keep it for 1-day hikes during summer times and replace it with rain gear (pants + jacket = 430grams 15.16oz) and a silnylon tarp (HH original rain fly = 320grams 11.28oz) for longer hikes, in spring or fall.

Now, at 10oz ... I would keep it no matter what.
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#119082 - 01/06/08 09:42 PM Re: My Shelter System [Re: frenchy]
RobertRogers Offline
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Registered: 12/12/06
Posts: 198
I agree - there is alot you can do with even a simple setup like that.
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#119089 - 01/06/08 10:15 PM Re: My Shelter System [Re: RobertRogers]
frenchy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
But I can't find any retailer in Europe, selling that poncho/tarp... cry frown cry

Hey, Hacksaw, what you say we exchange our poncho ??? whistle
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#119090 - 01/06/08 10:20 PM Re: My Shelter System [Re: frenchy]
Hacksaw
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Hmmmm...tempting...but no.

This tarp/poncho is made from very light nylon. It likely wouldn't stand up to serious abuse. I'll be using it quite a bit this summer I think so we'll see how it stands up.

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#119091 - 01/06/08 10:27 PM Re: My Shelter System [Re: ]
frenchy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Well... I had to try ... grin
Let's know how it fares ..

If it's not tough enough, I guess I should keep mine...

Anyway, I have found another piece of gear I can replace to gain an amazing 132 grams : my Nikon binoculars are 220grams and a Zeiss monocular is 88 grams only... at a mere 315 cost !! crazy
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#119106 - 01/06/08 11:55 PM Re: My Shelter System [Re: Russ]
BruceZed Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 316
Loc: Canada
I have used the Integral Designs Siltarp and Silponcho a number of time in the filed with light weight bungie cords and it works great.

Bruce Zawalsky
Chief Instructor
Boreal Wildserness Institute

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#119176 - 01/07/08 04:30 PM Re: My Shelter System [Re: BruceZed]
Hacksaw
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Now that you mention it Bruce I remember seeing yours set up with the pre-attached bungees when I took your course.

Do you remember where you picked up the bungee? I think I might try the same thing.

Oh...and welcome to the site! Your experience is MOST welcome here.

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#119180 - 01/07/08 04:39 PM Re: My Shelter System [Re: ]
Virginia_Mark Offline
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Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 80
Nice set up! I would just replace the heavy cord for some
Kelty Triptease Lightline(tm)
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#121762 - 01/28/08 08:02 PM Re: My Shelter System [Re: ]
Hacksaw
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It's lightweight stuff to be sure. 30 denier parachute cloth impregnated with silicone. It's super slippery and that must help prevent snags. I've never had a problem with mine though around here if the bush is that thick, you won't get a ton of rain hit the ground anyhow. I Nikwax most of my gear so it really needs to pour before I'll put this on as a poncho.

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