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How to join polycro to silnylon?
I'm making a shelter similar to Nemo Bugout, but with fly and two walls of silnylon and two walls of polycro. Probably a mesh floor too. I like views. But what is the best way to join polycro t...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to join polycro to silnylon?
November 26, 5:03am

Re:A new look at Kevlar textiles and fabric in terms of insulation, particularly for gloves and socks
Didn't wade through some long comments on this thread, but would this play a role here? When you touch a cold material (loose garment that was few seconds away from your skin and cooled down,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A new look at Kevlar textiles and fabric in terms of insulation, particularly for gloves and socks
November 13, 4:01pm

Re: idea for unique extreme cold weather top insulation
If you are going to deflate it every morning, like envirogear/pneugear cocoon (search BPL thread 4105), why not. With NeoAir technology it could be really light. Just duct tape three NeoAir X-Therm...

In GEAR » idea for unique extreme cold weather top insulation.
October 27, 2:20pm

Heat exchanger cap for a thermos bottle
Yes, something quite contradictory. Ok, on winter treks I'm carrying a thermos bottle (vacuum insulated steel bottle to be precise) plus a kettle to heat water. Could one pot serve both purp...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heat exchanger cap for a thermos bottle
September 21, 2:18am

Re: "Pilgrimage" trails in the USA
Seems I was writing same time with above, with similar mindset, but I'll keep this unedited: Stuart pointed out that many 'pilgrims' are out there for easy path rather than religious...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 11, 3:06am

Re: Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
Great post that would deserve to be a BPL article! Maybe one collaborated by hikers from different parts of the world to build a nice reference for folks planning a hiking trip abroad. Or is there ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 10, 3:15am

Re: wet under backpack
If you happen to own a full zip base layer, eg. Powerstretch, try wearing it backwards and zip open. Won't get wet under a backpack.

In Philosophy & Technique » How not to turn into a human icicle: Will Gadd
February 20, 4:51am

Re: Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
Just tested a different hmmm... out of the box, approach to tent heating. http://www.timoanttalainen.com/ -> post of February 9th, 7th pic. Logic behind was that fire not only gives heat but a...

In Editor's Roundtable » Backpackable Wood Stoves: Theory and Ultralight Application
February 10, 2:34am

Re: Re: Nube Hammock
Wasn't there a hammock-tent-combo few years ago introduced by a big player? Columbia? Can't find it now. WHY, WHY, WHY can't someone build a hammock with integrated insulation? It i...

In Hammocks » Nube Hammock
February 04, 1:31am

Re: manufacturers
Yep, Ultralight and quality doesn't always equal to small business. But major part of the really innovative gear still comes from companies that sell mostly direct to customer and are not able ...

In GEAR » How do you find cottage gear?
January 23, 5:45pm

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