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Michael Landman

Michael Landman

Desert SW, Grand Canyon, Carolinas, Rockies

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Currently in RTP, NC area. Computer consultant

Michael Landman

Michael Landman wrote a review of on April 7, 2010

It ALWAYS rains in the desert!
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Every time I go desert hiking in the spring it rains. "Desert Dry" is a myth. In '08 four of us went to the Escalante river area. Camped on Egypt trail head and was awoken to the roar of waterfalls from the cliffs below. Two days later the river had subsided enough to allow us to go in Harris Wash. I swam several times in what should have been a knee deep river. Thanks to my pack liner, anything I was not wearing was nice and dry. (my pack is the little one)

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Michael Landman posted an image about on April 7, 2010

GC Comfort

NeoAir in the Grand Canyon, April '09. Light, warm and very comfortable. I have several pads: Thermarest, Aircore, etc. The NeoAir, beside being much lighter, is more comfortable since the tubes go left/right instead of the length of the pad. The pad is also flatter. In my 6 tube (older POE) I had to sleep on my back between tubes 3 & 4. With the NeoAir, I can sleep how I like, where on the pad I like. As to it's toughness...8 days in the canyon caused no problems. I use a Spinnaker cloth tarp, bug tent with a light floor, the NeoAir and a Montbell UL SS #3 for a bedroom kit of under 3 1/4 lbs. Can't beat THAT with a stick!

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