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Clubbing on the Haute Route
Friends of mine do the Haute Route every year. Ski all day, eat and party at night. They go ultralight as they have to ski with all their gear. A knit polyester dress, belts for their pants that ar...

In Make Your Own Gear » Oh, UL Fabric Gurus...
April 29, 11:11am

4.5 ounce revolver
light, maybe for grouse at 10 yards? Starts at about 11.5 minutes.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
April 25, 11:07am

Ken is an alien "Ken gets cut while doing work and green blood comes out and barbie see's that he's an alien."

In Chaff » The basic math behind Christianity...
April 24, 11:57am

Re Reese

In Chaff » The basic math behind Christianity...
April 23, 11:25am

Re: Needle feed - worth it for UL fabrics?
Helpful, especially in having even stitches, I use one, but some of my contractors do not and they sew beautiful stuff. You still need experience and acquired motor skills to sew slippery or sti...

In Make Your Own Gear » Needle feed - worth it for UL fabrics?
April 23, 8:35am

Caving, broken femur
Friend of mine was several miles and several drops into a cave and got a broken femur. Trash bag pulled over her head and body, carbide lamp inside for warmth while she waited for rescue. Car...

In GEAR » Emergency shelter with lower extremity injury
April 14, 11:29am

Ryan Jordan Journal
FROM RYAN'S LOST COAST JOURNAL, APRIL, 2004 - "Being wet had taken its toll. These were the wettest and stormiest conditions I've ever used the Quantum Arc X - Quantum Vapr Bivy - Spin...

In GEAR » Bivy on east coast
April 11, 11:35am

wind, bugs, dirt, drafts
Depends on conditions. Used with a tarp- A bivy in windy Joshua Tree, eastern Oregon or the Canyonlands in cooler months is warmer than a roomier tarp alone. No condensation when there is a dry ...

In GEAR » Bivy under tarp -- what's the point?
April 09, 3:17pm

Re: ATTN: CatCut Tarp Users
I allow 3' of on each corner and side hem tie out points, 6' on the two most often used as ridgeline and any mid panel tie outs. I also bring 50' of spare cord, a mix of jute and 1m...

In GEAR » ATTN: CatCut Tarp Users
April 09, 12:25pm

Re: Tarp/Tent materials... Is poly just too heavy?
Good read on nylon and polyester properties, in this case comparing thread.

In GEAR » Tarp/Tent materials... Is poly just too heavy?
April 08, 11:47am

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MSR/Cascade Designs Customer Service
Old whisperlight had kink in the fuel line. I sent it back and they replaced it. The new stove has a shaker pin to clear clogs, so I no longer have to dissassemble the stove and use a toothbrush bris...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
April 15, 5:47am