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David Olsen (bivysack.com) - BPL Premium Member

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wind and dust
Wind and dust are the two conditions I have most encountered. I found a bivy sack is good then. Less trouble with condensation in dry climes, so bivys work well, even the WPB types. Also keeps out ...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for two in desert
March 27, 2:51pm

Cheap scope to match
http://www.natchezss.com/tasco-demo-bantam-2-5x20mm-shotgun-muzzleloader-scope.html for closer ranges, light weight 9 oz. Less than $20 With the rifle and scope you could have the Grease ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
March 27, 2:32pm

Cheap light single shot $200/5 lbs
Under 5 lbs unscoped (they show the weight for other models on the site). Close to $200. Shorter range, but light ammo. Compact plus one screw takedown. http://grabagun.com/advanced-armament-...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Hunting: Towards a Coherent Definition
March 27, 2:10pm

Wool Hacky Sacks
I used to use military tropics uniform pants. about half wool half polyester and thin. Add some to the knee zips to them, with a pair of shorts and rain pants and I was good to go for summer alpine...

In Multiple Use Gear » Hacking Wool Slacks?
March 27, 10:31am

all that stuff
I use pretty much all the stuff you mentioned. I like to add more heat, hot water bottles, force more moisture out of the bag.

In GEAR » Keeping your sleeping bag dry in freezing temps
March 25, 8:02pm

Over insoles and tape is key
Your feet will slide through the toe of the sacks unless you gather the extra over your instep and use a 3 inch piece of duct tape to hold it together. Putting your insoles inside the plastic help...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 24, 3:04pm

expendables
We get socks, fuel, bike tubes, climbing web, ropes, food, etc. Have an REI credit card that gives a dividend.

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 24, 10:51am

bread bags go on outside
Use the neo socks for the VLB, then wool then bread sacks over everything including insoles and tape over top of instep to hold it all in place. Use gaiters and rain pants in shingle fashion. See m...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 24, 10:36am

Less comfortable, but works
Use a soldering iron clamped in a vise and sear the edge before sewing. Works best for clothing that will be lined so the raw edges are hidden between the layers. Or borrow or buy a serger. O...

In Make Your Own Gear » alternative to the French seam with momentum 90
March 24, 10:26am

bread sacks with vapor barrier noes and wool sock
Dryer than goretex socks are to use fully waterproof barrier with insulation and VBL under that. Rubber boots or plastic boots also will be better in some conditions.

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 24, 10:22am

All Reader Reviews by David Olsen

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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