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I'm not big on taking pictures but I did get to use a new piece of gear this past weekend. I tested out my new Catoma EBNS but sadly I only took one picture just to show how small the interior of the bed net is! lol It got down to about 43 degrees and I was using my Kelty Cosmic 0 degree bag with my Klymit Inertia X Frame sleeping pad. The system worked out very well together and I was a bit too warm. I slept with my head out of the bag all night and only my ears got cold. I need to take the bag lower in temp to see how far it can really go but there weren't many opportunities here last winter to do much less than 35.

On the Catoma EBNS, I'm 6'3" tall and it is just long enough for me. I really don't like how the foot area tapers so drastically which caused me a couple of foot cramps before falling asleep. I can definitely make it work for how easily I can pack this thing and how easily the setup is. Wish I had the bug net earlier in the summer so I could've gotten to use it, I hate actual bug nets!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:19 am 
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Review: London Bridge Trading Rope Bag

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ESEE 4 in action. Well...kind of lame action but still.



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Emberlit Ti and Vargo BOT Ti in action.

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Took a little getting used to. With some practice this is going to be a great stove!

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Great pics, Looks like you have enough protein for a crew of six ;)

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Jeep bottomed out in some mudhole on trail in Wharton Forest. We self recovered, Hi Lift is a wonderful piece of kit...
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I hope the action shown in these links qualifies as "actual use!" If not, then I do apologize. These are my Dunamis Gear Cargo Hanger Pockets. Enjoy!

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Camp Trailer Trash on the Buffalo River (with Dragon Rouge)

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14 ft Wilderness Pungo (red), 12 ft Wilderness Pamlico (orange), dry bags of every brand and size, Coleman Peak1 multi-fuel stove. The tent in the background is a North Face Talus.

The Pamlico is a great boat but if I had to do it over again, I'd go with a 12 ft Pungo or Perception Prodigy. Neither of those sits as low in the water as the Pamlico. It also would have made for a little more cargo/leg room.


I'm not sure if it's a good idea to camp so close to the water. I would camp on higher ground case the water rises and you want to keep your gear.

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Few nights out this year in a Kifaru Sawtooth:

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And run on an Alpacka packraft.. A true BOBB[oat]

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Good pic of that boat. I have visited the website many times for that company eyeing them with interest; but I have never seen one in person nor used one so about well how they are made and how well they perform I have no personal experience.

Care to share yours? Are they excellent or do they only marginally preform the task?

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I'm really happy with the purchase, it's very well designed for its intended purpose (ie, ultra-small and lightweight carry) and seems tough and well built. It will primarily excel in white water, but that will be new for me. I've only taken it out twice on flat water (3 mile paddles), and was impressed with its tracking for what is a bathtub boat. The front will yaw a bit with each stroke, of course, but once you're moving, it holds its direction quite well... stop paddling though and you'll spin backwards everytime. You will definitely lose speed, efficiency, and distance to a hardshell yak - I'll throw out a wild guesstimate that it's about 60% a hard shell in those categories. It's biggest limitations will be open water with wind/waves - my guess is that with over ~15-20 mph winds, you better plan for land downwind so you can pack-up and hike back. Big disappointment is Velcro on the sprayskirt - I've always hated the stuff, it doesn't last (but I knew that) - some have installed snap buttons.

I have other folding yaks and found three things ultimately determine how much and where I will use them: set-up/take-down time and effort; drying time; and packed size/weight. I'm happy to say that the Alpacka knocks the cover off the ball in all three categories - set-up/take-down is ~10 mins and add another ~15min in the sun for a complete dry. Boat/paddle/PFD is <10 lbs and fits inside ~ 21" 30L drybag backpack. I've passed up many impromptu paddling opps because I didn't have my boat (due to size/weight) or want to deal with the set-up/take-down/drying process. I'm already looking for a places to backpack/hike/bike/rollerblade upstream, and ride current/paddle back downstream - hopefully it will kill two or three birds with one stone - ie, how to: mix-up the fun, avoid backtracking, and get back to my car :mrgreen:.


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I'm really happy with the purchase, it's very well designed for its intended purpose (ie, ultra-small and lightweight carry) and seems tough and well built. It will primarily excel in white water, but that will be new for me. I've only taken it out twice on flat water (3 mile paddles), and was impressed with its tracking for what is a bathtub boat. The front will yaw a bit with each stroke, of course, but once you're moving, it holds its direction quite well... stop paddling though and you'll spin backwards everytime. You will definitely lose speed, efficiency, and distance to a hardshell yak - I'll throw out a wild guesstimate that it's about 60% a hard shell in those categories. It's biggest limitations will be open water with wind/waves - my guess is that with over ~15-20 mph winds, you better plan for land downwind so you can pack-up and hike back. Big disappointment is Velcro on the sprayskirt - I've always hated the stuff, it doesn't last (but I knew that) - some have installed snap buttons.

I have other folding yaks and found three things ultimately determine how much and where I will use them: set-up/take-down time and effort; drying time; and packed size/weight. I'm happy to say that the Alpacka knocks the cover off the ball in all three categories - set-up/take-down is ~10 mins and add another ~15min in the sun for a complete dry. Boat/paddle/PFD is <10 lbs and fits inside ~ 21" 30L drybag backpack. I've passed up many impromptu paddling opps because I didn't have my boat (due to size/weight) or want to deal with the set-up/take-down/drying process. I'm already looking for a places to backpack/hike/bike/rollerblade upstream, and ride current/paddle back downstream - hopefully it will kill two or three birds with one stone - ie, how to: mix-up the fun, avoid backtracking, and get back to my car :mrgreen:.


Man I really want one! We don't have much white water here, but still. Thanks for offering your input, I've wondered what the overall packed size would be like.

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Couple more pix of the packed boat and contents. The boat itself is 6lbs, and packs to the size of an equivalent weight 2-3 man tent. Paddle can ride on a pack's outside pockets/compression straps, and some use the shaft as a tarp pole and hiking staff with rubber foot piece. Vest is an inflatable snorkeling vest - technically not a legal PFD, and would be unsafe for serious WW, but it will probably satisfy the water Rangers on flat water.

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Got out for an overnight this weekend... it was raining, so only got this shot from under the ponco of my tootsies sticking out of the hammock/woobie:

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Thought I'd update with a few recent acquisitions. After a few outings, I'm relatively pleased:

Pie Irons for cast-iron, car-camping cooking goodness
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The Big Agnes mat is light and comfy
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Reliance blow-up sink, huge but has multiple uses
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The little Petzl is tiny only in its size
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Finnish gas mask bag, great for the price but easy to overload
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The GoLite Jam 50 pack is a lot tougher than it looks
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A couple Seek Outside Backpacking Tents

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Some Paradox Packs

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LBO with vestibule used as an awning
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Solar charger etc on pack , solar charger is a suntastics That is a Paradox Unaweep in Cuben Ranger Green
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LBO (Lil' Bug Out Shelter) with a clothes line rigged up http://seekoutside.com
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