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PostWed Oct 09, 2019 1:50 pm 
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Wow what a tent BPJ, I salute your generosity and the manner in which you chose to express it here.

Dyneema might seem expensive and it not be pretty to all eyes, but it's damn easy on the back! 22oz with the rainfly, 12oz without, seriously tough to beat that even at $600 let alone for free! Amazing!

Edit: Just saw the note about BPJ's arsenal of tents, nice!  up.gif  agree.gif
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PostWed Oct 09, 2019 4:44 pm 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
Its way light and packs up small.

So does my $20 used silnylon tarp and $8 worth of no seeum netting, and free Tyvek ground cloth but whatevs.

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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 12:45 pm 
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Thread update: I returned from the East coast about a week ago. Yesterday's weather forecast for Snoqualmie looked good, and I made the trek over to Cle Elum to meet Backpacker Joe, pick up the tent, and treat him to lunch (his choice) as a small token of appreciation in exchange for his generosity.  It's my first piece of modern lightweight gear - the tent is about the size of a loaf of bread,  seems to weigh even less, and can likely be compressed further. Wow!  biggrin.gif 

I'd like to publicly thank Backpacker Joe again for his generosity and to this online forum, which makes this type of networking and community building possible. BPJ and I shared several hours of interesting conversation, and I can highly recommend El Caporal In Cle Elum as a great place for post-trip Mexican grub if you're in the area. There's nothing like the kindness of strangers to renew one's flagging view of humanity.   angel.gif

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PostFri Nov 15, 2019 2:10 pm 
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