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what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
There are winter trips and there are winter trips. A month ago there was one from the easiest end of spectrum: - from Friday evening to Sunday noon - temperatures slightly below freezing - v...

In Winter Hiking » what would a 10 # base weight look for a winter trip?
February 23, 1:01am

Building snow arches
New winter, more snow, new old tricks I returned back to the basics in materials. Snow & wood: 1) Piled a heap of snow and let it set. 2) Cut a trunk of a small willow, 10 foot in length a...

In Winter Hiking » Building snow arches
January 12, 5:02am

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

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