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non-WPB mids update?
Am bumping this 3-YO thread in slim hope that, despite my search yielding the contrary, some new source of non-WPB mid-boots is emergent. I have Merrell Moab Ventilators, which fit wonderfully, ...

In GEAR » Lightweight mid trail running/hiking shoes/boots - breathable, no Gore-Tex?
October 17, 2:59pm

Tyvek grades
>Charlie, >How do you define 'good stuff'? >The stuff that is used on houses is sold in hardware stores everywhere... but the rolls >are huge and expensive. Perhaps some har...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek bathtub floor?
October 16, 5:07pm

Tyvek bathtub floor?
At one point after adopting Tyvek for groundsheets, I read & then did the washing machine trick. I hung the sheet on the line until it stopped dripping then, on a lark, weighed it before and a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek bathtub floor?
October 16, 2:02pm

re any reason to use a softshell
Way too heavy, Justin. Not a gear-wonk, I read all these good comments to see if I'd missed the long-ago introduction of super-light softshell (my heavy softshell, REI)...like an AirCore versio...

In GEAR » any reason to use a softshell?
September 30, 10:17am

bivvying in snowstorms
--"Either way I decide to go I have a question for those of you that have been going this route for some time." Will mangle your sentence to say it applies to me as something I did som...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
September 29, 7:53pm

Evanescence above all
Johathan Sheffetz wrote: "(I do remember that ttips article years ago on the Marine setup -- an impressive combination of very heavy weight yet very poor skiing control.)" OK, your pil...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 26, 1:05pm

boot hacks; alternatives
Will, You sent me to earnyourturns.com with your post; I think that's where I saw someone--also from AK--do a very similar hack to telemark boots, pretty bushwacking oriented though. [EDIT: Oo...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 26, 10:51am

Post-Hike Stinky Shoes
Chlorine based attacks--old-reliable bugkillers--do shorten fabric lives (cotton anyway IME). Question is which wears out first, soles or uppers? Oxygen based microbe-cides probably benign to fabr...

In GEAR » Post-Hike Stinky Shoes?
September 25, 10:24am

mylar vs mylar
Was going to let this sink from its weightlessness, but here's some light clarification, probably in reverse order I got my info on mylar from Wikipedia. I realize, and thought I'd stat...

In Make Your Own Gear » How is Cuben mylar not-equal space blanket mylar?
September 24, 12:43pm

Solomid XL
"Hope this rambling helps. Go with the solomid XL." So glad you could answer my post when my buying impulse was surging. Thanks...I'm on it!

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
September 24, 11:39am

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