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Re: Kite lines
> "If that is the case, wouldn't carbon fiber tow or something similar (highest TS to weight ratio) be the most common high performance line? " I may be completely wrong here, b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Spectra, dacron, kevlar line discussion
February 18, 4:30pm

If your poles are too short, you can use pole extenders (or regular aluminum tube) over the tip of you poles to get them to the length you need. Or you can just stack rocks underneath your poles. ...

In GEAR » Any way to use fixed-length trekking poles with the GoLite Shangri-La 2?
January 17, 4:41pm

Re: Sea to Summit
+1 on the S2S headnet. Pretty cheap, easy to find. Cannot comment on how it deals with those teeny tiny midges and black flies, however, it has worked well for everything I've encountered.

In GEAR » No more Vacco Headnets - DIY time - Info repository
January 15, 6:05pm

sod cloth / snow skirt
Does the sod cloth have to be made of a waterproof fabric, or can it be breathable? Especially for a non-breathable fabric mid (e.g., a standard SL3)

In Winter Hiking » Winter mid
January 06, 7:42pm

Re: Winter hiking hat
A comfortable hat that has earflaps AND has a brim to keep my pesky hoods in place AND is made of merino AND fits my dog AND has a built in snot-tube? Sign me up.

In GEAR » Winter hiking hat
December 16, 10:24pm

my mistake. you won't even find me outside at negative 30

In GEAR » Sleeping on a cold night. How would you configure..
December 09, 11:35am

Re: Sleeping on a cold night. How would you configure..
I had to do 2 nights of a less extreme version of that (30 degree nights with a 40 degree quilt) and I went base layer / mid layer / windshirt / synthetic jacket / quilt / bivy. Hiking pants over m...

In GEAR » Sleeping on a cold night. How would you configure..
December 09, 9:19am

Re: tall people...
Both very good ideas that I hadn't thought of (thank you), but because i don't necessarily need a bomber assault tent, I wasn't quite ready to make those compromises. The mesh on th...

In GEAR » ID Chock Solo
December 01, 7:18pm

Re: ID Chock Solo
Stephen - That's exactly why I got one. $170 for an eVent shelter is hard to pass up Franco - 6'2" (188cm) But my sleeping bag is longer, and it touched the head and foot ends even...

In GEAR » ID Chock Solo
December 01, 3:34pm

Re: Re: ID Chock Solo
Unfortunately I never got to. I returned it because it was too short for me (or rather, I was too tall for it). Pretty bummed because it seemed like an awesome shelter.

In GEAR » ID Chock Solo
December 01, 2:27pm

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