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Re: Re: Fire Maple Titanium -aarrrgh!!!
Bob G Monatauk Gnat is a rebadged Fire Maple FMS-116T also sold under several other badges. At quite a range of prices. no knock off involved as far as I am aware. The only people getting sho...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 15, 4:52am

Fabric
I really would NOT want to use a downproof calendared fabric unless serious amounts of mesh are used. Especially on the sides where it might be close to my face. Too low a CFM. It will much more ea...

In Make Your Own Gear » Questions about a Solid/Partially-Solid Inner for a 'Mid
November 09, 10:48am

Re: Primaloft insulation stitching
I have reason to believe that of the companies using Primaloft 1 (Gold), that, those who use 'narrow' baffles (as the OP describes) and sew right through to both shell layers, are usin...

In GEAR » Synthetic insulation stitching
November 08, 1:07pm

cool
very nice! I like how you modded the nest design. I liked the Rayway tarp I made

In Make Your Own Gear » Ray Way Argon Tarp and Net Tent
October 28, 2:03am

Oatmeal = Porridge?
Is Oatmeal what we call Porridge? If it is, no wonder, the packet instant stuff here is pretty foul - like paste - kids food. Usually has too much sugar or flavouring and too small a portion size...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cant stand oatmet for breakfast anymore...ideas?
October 27, 5:59am

Re: T zips are superfluous
I think the opposite. IMO and IME, minimal openings on inners limit access into the inner, and also, limit access to the vestibule, so restricting the direction in which you can lie if you want t...

In GEAR » Mids: Supermid vs. Khafra vs. Oware
October 24, 8:13am

KISS
I'd keep it simple. Use separate inners/bivi/bathtub for flexibility. Sewn in mesh is extra weight when you don't need it. We have had an Oware 9x9 for 4 years and like it a lot. I h...

In GEAR » Mids: Supermid vs. Khafra vs. Oware
October 21, 4:44am

If fully 'solid' inner, beware of using a calendared fabric
If going for very light stuff, check it's specs -IME you don't want to be using calendared (cired) or downproof fabrics like Impetus or pertex for an inner tent (unless having a good area o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric for a MYOG innertent
October 20, 2:44pm

Mariposa Mods
I got a 2012 Mariposa earlier this year. It replaced an Exos 58. Much more comfortable for me. I don't find lack of compression an issue per se, but found the pack base 'drooped...

In GEAR » GG Gorilla vs. Mariposa recommendations and...coupon code?
October 11, 11:04am

got some
I missed the boat on silnylon in any of the (dull) colours I wanted from Ripstop by the Roll sale, so went for the 'Ultra Waterproof' in Black from Montana Software. It arrived in England...

In Make Your Own Gear » Any feedback on Silnylon from Montana software?
September 30, 3:05pm

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