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Re: Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!!
Today the weather was generally appalling: snow, sleet, slush & wind. Walking to grocery store I donned a mosquito hat Whoaaa - a space of tranquility around my face

In Philosophy & Technique » Super-Awesome TIP OF THE DAY!!! (warning, thread may be too awesome for some viewers)
March 30, 12:57pm

Cold acclimation/adaptation - good or bad?
Since this is BackpackingLight, note that if you boost metabolism to do fine with less clothing you need more food. And food is waaay heavier than down. But living outside is sure more comfortable ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cold acclimation/adaptation - good or bad?
March 23, 3:37pm

Re: UL Refrigerator
Vacuum insulated large thermos bottle keeps ice cream good for a day. Fill bottle and put it cap open in freezer for an hour or two. Remember to bring a long spoon.

In Philosophy & Technique » UL Refrigerator
March 08, 3:07pm

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

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