Tag Archives: Six Moon Designs

JMT Trip Planning: Shelters

In all of my planning for this summer’s 2018 JMT hike, picking which shelter I would carry was one of the easiest choices I had… mostly! It shouldn’t be any surprise that I chose my Zpacks Hexamid Solo Plus Tarp & … Continue reading

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Seam Sealing the SMD Skyscape Trekker

When I ordered my Skyscape Trekker from Six Moon Designs I opted not to have them seam seal it. I figured that I could save the money and do it myself. Up to this point I have seam sealed a … Continue reading

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First Look: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Trekker

I received an email this past Tuesday from Six Moon Designs stating that the Skyscape Trekker has shipped! So, I waited anxiously for its arrival. But wouldn’t you know it, the mail services shipped it to the wrong place! They … Continue reading

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Lawson Outdoor Equipment’s Reflective Glowire

Why do we need cord? Cord can be used for lots of different things, such as guy lines in which a tent or tarp is staked down with, or for hanging food bags (or even whole packs) once in camp. As well, … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Neels Gap to Unicoi Gap

As can be read in my previous post, I recently packed my pack and took off for a nice 4 day getaway on the Appalachian Trail. When I left I felt that I had high ambitions as far as distance … Continue reading

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First Look: Six Moon Designs 2011 Swift

The Swift is Six Moon Designs “ultralight” backpack, and for a pretty good reason. The newly designed 2011 Swift pack is listed at a scant 15 oz, although, this is without a hip belt or an aluminum stay. However, part … Continue reading

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