Category Archive: Tents

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 Tent

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 Tent Review

The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3 tent is the best, most versatile two person tent I’ve ever used (yeah I know it says three person but realistically it’s best for two). I’m not a huge fan of most tents. They are too small, weigh too much and are a pain in the butt to set […]

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REI Snow and Sand Tent Anchors Review

When you are anchoring a tent or hammock in the snow or sand traditional tent stakes don’t work very well.  Enter the REI Snow and Sand Tent Anchor system.  Essentially they are small parachutes that you attach to your guy lines and then burry in the snow/sand.  By providing a ton more surface area than […]

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1.4mm Z-Line Slick Dyneema Cord Review

I am not a cord expert but I like this stuff.  Its slick but not so slick it won’t easily hold a knot, it is really lightweight, fairly strong (330 lb. tensile strength), a nice bright orange that is easily seen.  Great for guy lines or a bear bag cord.

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MSR CamRing Cord Tensioners Review

Not much to review here.  These cord tensioners are great.  I use them not only on all my guy lines.  Sure, you don’t actually need these.  You can tie a great knot that does the exact same thing.  But when I’ve got cold, stiff fingers I’d much rather use one of these.  Besides, they weigh […]

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MSR Carbon-Core Tent Stake Review

The MSR Carbon-Core Tent Stake is advertised as the lightest full strength tent stake on the market.  While I don’t know if this is true or not they are super light, weighing just 5.7 g per stake.  They are made of a carbon core encased in a metal sheath and topped with a plastic cap.  They are fairly wide […]

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Mountain Hardware Direkt 2 Tent

Mountain Hardware Direkt 2 Tent Review

An overall great tent with some small annoyances that are easily overlooked. When I look for a tent there are three main questions that I ask: Will it keep me dry no matter what? How heavy is it? Is it freestanding? This tent has great answers to all 3 of these questions making it my […]

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