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  1. SpinnTwinn in the Snow

    Gossamer Gear | Jan 28, 2011

    If you ever wondered if you can set up a SpinnTwinn in the snow. Hendrik Morkel recently created a great post on his ...

  2. Ultralight Tic Tac Fishing Kit

    Gossamer Gear | Jan 21, 2011

    It's just an empty Tic Tac box with a small foam pad inside. The foam holds the lures. My favorite for mountain trou...

  3. Hiking Tip: Collecting Water

    Gossamer Gear | Jan 14, 2011

    Have you ever needed to fill your water container only to find there wasn't enough clearance for you to get the open...

  4. Bad Weather under an Ultralight Tarp

    Gossamer Gear | Dec 15, 2010

    Have you ever been caught in a vicious, windy, cold rainstorm? It can more dangerous and less comfortable than being ...

  5. Water is Heavy in Pack

    Gossamer Gear | Dec 08, 2010

    This advice is primarily for hikers on established trails with good knowledge of their water sources. Fears tend to d...

  6. Put Rocks on Tent Stakes

    Gossamer Gear | Nov 30, 2010

    When setting up a shelter, I pick a location where there are rocks. Rocks can be used to add support to lightweight ...

  7. Losing your Titanium Tent Stakes

    Gossamer Gear | Oct 23, 2010

    How many times have you lost a tent stake, the thin 6-inch titanium hook stakes to be precise? I live in the southeas...

  8. Hip Belt Pockets: Other Uses

    Gossamer Gear | Jun 23, 2010

    This photo shows how a hiker is using his Hip Belt Pockets when not wearing his pack. He just slides his belt through...

  9. NightLight Torso pad into holder

    Gossamer Gear | Jun 07, 2010

    Insertion of the NightLight™ pad into the back of your Mariposa™ Plus backpack can be made much easier if you first p...

  10. Spectra line holder

    Gossamer Gear | May 17, 2010

    Spectra lines can be a pain if you take them on and off your shelter, or move them around to adapt to particular cond...

  11. DIY Pack Water Bottle Holders

    Gossamer Gear | May 03, 2010

    If you prefer to have water bottles attached to your shoulder straps for easy access, you can easily construct a pair...