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Re: Re: Re: MYOG Waterproof Bivy questions.
@Hiking Malto, Do you not get really clammy in VB clothing? I haven't used it before, but just imagine feeling hot and sticky all night. As for respiration moisture, I am hoping to design t...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Waterproof Bivy questions.
August 09, 2:07am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: MYOG Waterproof Bivy questions.
@Ryan Smith I sent Joe Valesko from Zpacks a few questions, and regarding the fabric he said: "The breathability should be somewhere between 35000-45000g/m^2/24hr based on their JIS L 1099...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Waterproof Bivy questions.
August 09, 2:04am

Re: Re: Re: Re: MYOG Waterproof Bivy questions.
j@erry adams I didn't mean the overall circumference would be 54". Simply that the roll comes in 54" width, and I hoped to split that between my, and my wife's bivy. But if I ha...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Waterproof Bivy questions.
August 08, 1:25pm

Re: Re: MYOG Waterproof Bivy questions.
Thanks Jerry. So you're saying, bring the breathable fabric down the sides, and only use the pure Cuben for the base? The breathable Cuben comes in 54" rolls, so I was hoping to make the...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Waterproof Bivy questions.
August 08, 9:35am

MYOG Waterproof Bivy questions.
So I have been thinking about getting bivvies for me and my wife. We currently use a Cuben MLD Supermid as our shelter, which as worked great, including a thru of the PCT. Weight wise it is great...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Waterproof Bivy questions.
August 08, 6:36am

Struck by lightning
I was struck by a secondary strike in 2010. Me and my wife were on the top of Sulphur Mountain, near Banff, Canada. All day it had been raining heavily with some thunder further away. As we star...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Struck by lightning
July 01, 2:38pm

Couples hiking PCT
Me and my wife Sarah thru hiked the PCT (Nobo) last year. I am 30 and she is 28. Much of the trail was tough, both physically and mentally and at times this put pressure on our relationship and t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Couples hiking PCT
June 05, 3:12am

Re: Rainshell question to our UK based BPL'ers: PacLite vs GoreTex
Where about's in Northumberland are you going? We live in Newcastle, so that area is our backyard. Last weekend we went out on an overnight camp North of Hadrian's Wall, in Wark Forest. :)

In GEAR » Rainshell question to our UK based BPL'ers: PacLite vs GoreTex
May 12, 1:46am

5 oz Hardshell?
I looked at and tried on the Montane Minimus Smock about a month ago. I ended up getting the Montane Minimus Jacket instead in the end, as I found the smock too hard to get in and out of and it wo...

In GEAR » 5 oz Hardshell?
May 07, 2:24am

Re: Cuben backpack (36L) with top hatch AND large elastic front pocket?
http://www.laufbursche-gear.de/backpacks/huckepack/ He will make it out of Cuben if you want. :)

In GEAR » Cuben backpack (36L) with top hatch AND large elastic front pocket?
May 07, 2:05am

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