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Brilliantly constructed. What sewing machine do you use?

In Make Your Own Gear » Unaweep-inspired internal/external hybrid pack
March 25, 9:17am

I have the Oregon 600t (the one with 1:100k scale US topos preinstalled). It is an excellent unit, though pretty expensive. The touchscreen is very responsive and works well, with bare hands. Glove...

In GEAR » GPS recommendations
March 22, 4:37pm

I just realized the Konseal is a 1/4 zip pullover anyway. Happy shopping.

In GEAR » Microfleece 100
March 20, 4:46pm

The Marmot Thermo Hoody might fit the bill. Orion's has some in the shop. Also check out the Arcteryx Konseal. Way more expensive and maybe warmer than you want, but it is more likely to suvive...

In GEAR » Microfleece 100
March 20, 4:38pm

Arcteryx Bora2 Mid boots
Well, my local shop got an order of the new Arc'x Bora2 boots in (the ones with the removable liners) and I was eager to get a pair. That was until I tried them on. The fit was not what I was e...

In GEAR » 2015
March 19, 12:17pm

I am skeptical that any damage would result from the current incarnation of my straps, but you could absolutely use ribbon unstead. On a related note, I did order a set of the UGQ pad straps wi...

In GEAR » Favorite quilt-to-pad attachment strategy?
March 17, 9:38am

Modern food dehydrators have various heat settings depending on what you are drying, and the red meat setting is around 165 F, which is warm enough to cook the meat and kill pathogens. While it is...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Help dehydrating beef jerky
March 16, 4:37pm

Test it
I just poke it with a finger and once it starts feeling firm (usually after 4-5 hours), I take a small piece out every half hour and eat it to check, until it seems right. Remember that the outside...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Help dehydrating beef jerky
March 14, 10:49am

It was some OR singlewall shelter thing (Nighthaven?) I used for that trip, and that trip only. I hated it (too low, lots of condensation, floppy pitch) and it went away.

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
March 13, 11:41am

That thing looks great. I like the changes from the other Arc line.

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
March 13, 9:45am

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