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re Tall person's support thread
Arr...I sing your lament, and I'm just a shrimpy 6'4" (was six five, but..shrinkage). I was almost going to get a Hilleberg Unnum last winter when I came across discussion of the pitc...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 23, 12:23pm

RE: Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent
Another 6' 4" + who loves his First Ascent shell. Also another member of the aging customer base and one who more often believes nothing good lasts forever. Wasn't the original Eddie...

In GEAR » Is Eddie Bauer giving up on First Ascent?
August 22, 12:27pm

Re: "Are there any substantial downsides to having a pot lid with strainer holes?"
Haven't these numbers already been run here, several times already? My conversion, anyway, was at the floating lid thread--ideal lid being a film of oil poured on the water. My recollection (...

In GEAR » Are there any substantial downsides to having a pot lid with strainer holes?
August 22, 11:50am

RE Supply at VVR or MTR
I have to add, after Greg's note re canister requirements, the book on Evolution Valley is "bears roam there." So, if you are going to adopt the approach where you suffer the constra...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 27, 10:13am

MTR not VVR
What Bob Bankhead said. Add, check that the water taxi is not drought impaired at Lake Edison, if you consider VVR. The hike would cripple your soul. I did JMT using MTR two years ago at exactly ...

In Gear Lists » RE Supply at VVR or MTR
July 26, 4:17pm

tyvek bootie
you didn't mention snow, but if you're thinking it, snow will abrade and shred tyvek quickly. I know; I tried & failed with mukluks of cut-down croc bottoms & tyvek uppers. Tyvek ...

In Make Your Own Gear » tyvex bootie
April 06, 10:45am

Venturi effect
Update edit: added to bottom to not bump this above the fold David: "tight fitting windscreens, but they are all conical so that may be why they work so well. I think the shape may accelera...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen downdraft
March 12, 11:29am

ghastly fumes
You got it with the fumes, Glenn. Ice picks in the eyes & nose. Stayed well away. It's hard to tell in the first picture, but all the inlet holes are on the bottom, surrounding where the...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen downdraft
March 11, 10:01pm

Windscreen downdraft
With those standards I was really choked, then. Probably under 1/4. This is a setback for my next stove, a variation on the matthew depan paint can stove, via andrew skurka. I would use it wit...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen downdraft
March 11, 6:35pm

Windscreen downdraft
For all the, I'll say, "partial" windscreens I see here, I fear I'm missing something obvious. I only have about 25 days on my "weak flame"--alcohol & esbit--stoves...

In Make Your Own Gear » Windscreen downdraft
March 11, 12:35pm

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