My next must-have is a Go-Lite SL3 or SL5 shelter. I need something light enough that I'll always carry it on my back. I was going to go with a bivy, but the rave reviews on here have me convinced. Besides, it would be nice to have something large enough for my wife and I to share so I don't have to make her sleep alone outside. :topjob:
Brian they are great!! I got one this summer and already have 23 days in it. They have an amazing amount of room for the weight. If you packraft the paddle makes a great pole.
Hodgeman- check out the "soto" stoves. Same style as the jetboil but folks here rave their cold weather abilities.
Brian, you'll love the GL SL-5, we just got one this year for backpacking with the kids. It is a palace!
I'm getting a McHale pack
I'll probably get a tipi of some sort. Maybe a ptarmigan bivi bag and I think it's getting close to replacing my plastic boots.
For you guys looking for a canister water boiling stove the MSR Reactor is awesome. I've had mine for two years now.
I'll be picking up a couple of Ti goat bivs this year, as well as a sil tarp to use with a hiking pole.
The thought of a spare emergency set up which weighs mere ounces in the day pack offers some real peace of mind and a go-anywhere mentality.
Four Dog titanium stove to mate with my Kifaru 8-man tipi. I like my medium t-d Kifaru stove, but it is not airtight enough for me. Too many sparks jumping out of gaps and cracks. Sooner or later it's gonna pop a hole in my Downmat or burn my eyelid.