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Re: Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
I definitely agree with what's been said. Poly on the inside would make slipperiness lessof an issue and the low stretch of polyester on a floor would be neither here nor there. I'm still m...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
April 03, 12:58am

Re: Looking for some old Momentum 90 T taffeta/TG Intrepid/Quarktex 20D taffeta
Hey Ed, Have you looked at any of the fabric from ripstop by the roll? I really like the old M90 from Thru-Hiker, but the fabric from RBTR is more breathable. It might be a fine substitute. I orde...

In Make Your Own Gear » Looking for some old Momentum 90 T taffeta/TG Intrepid/Quarktex 20D taffeta
March 20, 7:53pm

Winter Overbag
I do a decent amount of camping in the winter here in Manitoba, but it gets awfully cold at night. The last trip I went on, it dropped to -35 degrees overnight. I always use quilts in the summer an...

In Make Your Own Gear » Winter Overbag
March 15, 8:51pm

Re: I've been Stalking This Tent For A Year
Joe, I have found that condensation is a problem due to design and lack of ventilation and nothing to do with fabrics. The tent in the pictures taken by the PCT folks look identical to the product...

In GEAR » MSR Flylite -- Reviews?
March 12, 2:27pm

Re: MSR Flylite -- Reviews?
This site mentions using the flylite: http://erinp220.blogspot.ca/2014_07_01_archive.html?m=1 They started their PCT hike with a ray way tarp and net tent but got their hands on a flylite. They m...

In GEAR » MSR Flylite -- Reviews?
March 11, 9:01pm

Re: Spork vs spoon
John, I thru-hiked the AT with a light my fire spork and loved it. I lost one (left it on a log after eating some peanut butter) but bought another one the next day (there happened to be an outfitt...

In GEAR » Spork vs spoon
March 07, 11:49pm

Re: mountain house alternatives!
Potatoes and eggs react with plastic while dehydrating. It turns grey and useless. (my friend explained the chemical reaction to me once, but it went over my head) My experience has been that eggs ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » mountain house alternatives!
March 04, 7:28pm

Re: Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
I know this thread is kinda old but I thought I might throw my two cents in. I thru-hiked the AT in 2011 and saw a lot of people getting tired/throwing out food that they had prepared ahead of time...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Long term dehydration prep for a PCT thruhike
March 02, 9:07pm

Re: Petzl Core battery - where to buy? Alternatives?
I've seen a couple on the gear swap. Its the kind of thing that people might be willing to sell if you put up a WTB. I bought one a few months ago with a Tikka XP2 for $50. I only wanted the he...

In GEAR » Petzl Core battery - where to buy? Alternatives?
February 23, 7:14pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: still not sure...
I don't know if the scrim would be strong enough. I think it's tear strength might not be great. I don't have any handy to test though; I'm just going by memory. If I remember corre...

In Make Your Own Gear » Primaloft gold
November 04, 4:30pm

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