[Cdt-l] Cdt-l Digest, Vol 65, Issue 1

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Today's Topics:

   1. Wild Oasis (Paul Magnanti)
   2. Chacos in the desert (Beau)
   3. Re: Chacos in the desert (Matt Signore)
   4. Chacos in the desert (Paul Magnanti)
   5. Re: Q RE Zpaks tents (Karl Gottshalk)
   6. Water Filter (Doug Carlson)
   7. Re: Q RE Zpaks tents (Scott Williams)
   8. Re: Q RE Zpaks tents (JD Schaefer)


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Message: 1
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:06:20 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul Magnanti <pmags at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Cdt-l] Wild Oasis
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The Wild Oasis has been my shelter of choice for a while now.

If you are mainly a cowboy camper with the occasional need for a shelter, it is great.


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Paul "Mags" Magnanti
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The true harvest of my life is intangible.... a little stardust 
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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:31:40 +0000
From: Beau <northbounder at hotmail.com>
Subject: [Cdt-l] Chacos in the desert
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I've tried every kind of footwear but have found that Chacos are my favorite for hiking. Should that be a concern in NM? I haven't read much about what to expect other than prickly cactus but what about snakes, spiders, scorpions, etc? I guess if hikers are cowboy camping then it can't be too bad!?
-Puck 		 	   		  
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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:37:11 -0600
From: Matt Signore <mpsignore at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Chacos in the desert
To: Beau <northbounder at hotmail.com>
Cc: cdt-l at backcountry.net
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Tamir did the entire trail in one pair.  He used used gore tex socks on wet
cold days.
On Jan 31, 2013 12:31 PM, "Beau" <northbounder at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  I've tried every kind of footwear but have found that Chacos are my
> favorite for hiking. Should that be a concern in NM? I haven't read much
> about what to expect other than prickly cactus but what about snakes,
> spiders, scorpions, etc? I guess if hikers are cowboy camping then it can't
> be too bad!?
>
> -Puck
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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:55:35 -0800 (PST)
From: Paul Magnanti <pmags at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Cdt-l] Chacos in the desert
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>I've tried every kind of footwear but have found that Chacos are my favorite for hiking. Should that be a concern in NM??

Chaco Canyon is in NM ?FWIW.?

They wore sandals back in the day. ;)

To make it CDT related, the nearest town is Cuba, NM

OK..back to "Da Gear of Da CDT" ?discussions....

http://www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm







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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:39:37 -0500
From: Karl Gottshalk <kgottshalk at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Q RE Zpaks tents
To: Paul Magnanti <pmags at yahoo.com>
Cc: CDT MailingList <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
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I have been considering this tent for a long time. I have a Shires Tarptent
Squall II (2#) that I use when my wife comes with me (not that often). As a
rule I do not backpack during bug season, so when I am with others I use my
MLD Trailstar (1#) that I adore. On a 2 week jaunt in the San Juans last
year it worked out perfectly, wind and rain proof, quick to put up. Roomy
for two and all of their gear, I have found I love having the gear in my
tent and protected, as well as room to move about. For camping in bug
weather I keep looking at the Zpack tents and keep longing for the duo as I
have grown to love the extra room and it is light enough for one person
(<1#) to carry and have a spacious shelter. Joe's description of it on his
CDT hike as well as any other description of his tents make them sound like
the perfect compromise of weight and protection.

Cuben is expensive no matter who makes it.

Karl


On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 9:06 AM, Paul Magnanti <pmags at yahoo.com> wrote:

> "I am considering:
> http://www.zpacks.com/shelter/hexamid_plus.shtml but $400?  "
>
>
>  Losing pounds is cheap; losing ounces is expensive. :O
>
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> http://www.pmags.com
> http://www.twitter.com/pmagsco
> http://www.facebook.com/pmags
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> The true harvest of my life is intangible.... a little stardust
> caught, a portion of the rainbow I have clutched
> --Thoreau
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Message: 6
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:39:10 -0700
From: "Doug Carlson" <doug-sue at centurylink.net>
Subject: [Cdt-l] Water Filter
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I have ordered the hemamid solo plus tent. 

 

I have also decided to take a SteriPEN Journey with  a pre filter for my
water treatment.  

I do hate floaties, but I am going to give the SteriPen another try.

 

This trip is coming together.....

 

-Trew

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Message: 7
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:18:49 -0800
From: Scott Williams <baidarker at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Q RE Zpaks tents
To: Karl Gottshalk <kgottshalk at gmail.com>
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I used the Double Hexamid from ZPacks on the CDT this year and loved having
all that room at the cost of only a few oz more than the single.  In
ferocious blows, wind, rain, hail and snow, it held up superbly.  It is not
as easy to set up as my old Wanderlust Nomad, which only took two stakes to
be dry, but the lightness (half the weight of my old single person) and
roominess, made for a very pleasant 5 months on trail.  Then again, I only
used it when it was storming or buggy.  I'll use it on my next long hike.

Joe has some wonderful, if pricy, cuben products.

Shroomer
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Message: 8
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2013 04:06:41 -0500
From: JD Schaefer <jdrows at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Q RE Zpaks tents
To: Scott Williams <baidarker at gmail.com>,	"cdt-l at backcountry.net"
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I'll be using the ZPacks Hexamid Zero+ on the NM portion this year.  The
Zero+ has the same footprint as the Double, the difference is the rear of
the tent is elevated so that a second person, the one sleeping closest to
the rear isn't overly close to the roof.  I used it in RoMo last September
and was delighted, especially at the weight when I was climbing elevations
not found in the North Carolina Piedmont and had the extra weight of a bear
canister.  I still have the TT Squall II I bought from Henry back in '02 to
do the JMT and others, and that has (including airline mistakes) seen more
countries than I have.  It was an early model that didn't have a zipper at
the bottom of the front netting so it doesn't see much use anymore.  Too
bad as we've seen some beautiful sights together.

Including stakes, guy lines, stuff sack and a tiny flashlight attached to
the rainbow opening zipper, I'm right at 16.1-oz.  To keep a comparable
size and get anything lighter will no doubt be, as Mags says, expensive.
JD
Raleigh


On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 3:18 AM, Scott Williams <baidarker at gmail.com> wrote:

> I used the Double Hexamid from ZPacks on the CDT this year and loved
> having all that room at the cost of only a few oz more than the single.  In
> ferocious blows, wind, rain, hail and snow, it held up superbly.  It is not
> as easy to set up as my old Wanderlust Nomad, which only took two stakes to
> be dry, but the lightness (half the weight of my old single person) and
> roominess, made for a very pleasant 5 months on trail.  Then again, I only
> used it when it was storming or buggy.  I'll use it on my next long hike.
>
> Joe has some wonderful, if pricy, cuben products.
>
> Shroomer
>
>
>
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