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Re: Quilt Material
I used 1.1oz ripstop from DIYGearSupply for an outer shell, Nobul1 for inner liner, and 850+ down from Wilderness Logics for my quilt. The nobul1 really does feel great, but it isn't 100% downp...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Advice
May 02, 6:54am

Not necessarily the end
Hostess is selling off all of its assets, and those assets include both the recipes and names of its products. It's very likely that some other manufacturer will continue making these, as the b...

In Chaff » No more Twinkies or Ding Dongs
November 16, 10:06am

Re: down
>"How will you know?" Good question. Down percentage can be evaluated visually, fill weight is easy enough to measure. Measuring fill power is a little harder, though, but it can be...

In Gear Deals » Thoughts on this down source?
October 12, 1:21pm

Thoughts on this down source? Yes, it's "siberian" down, but it says 750 fill power, it says 100% goose down, and i...

In Gear Deals » Thoughts on this down source?
October 12, 7:32am

Not a replacement for GPS
If you *need* GPS on your trip, a cell phone won't do. Cell phones have tiny GPS antennas compared to a standalone unit and make up for this in civilized areas by getting some help from the cel...

In GEAR » Outdoors Electronica
September 30, 9:41am

Not impressed
I've gotten my medium tall down jacket. I think I'm going to return it, mostly because the fit isn't quite there. I'm 6'2" and 170 lbs with a short torso, narrow shoulders,...

In Gear Deals » Land's End 600 fill Down Vest $20
September 26, 10:26pm

Re: How do people carry olive oil and butter?
What's wrong with filling a 1/2/4 oz plastic bottle with olive oil, to match how much you expect to need? It's like a fuel bottle for your body! You'll live without measuring out each s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
September 25, 8:02pm

More than just the plaid vest!
Lots of down is on sale at Land's end, not just these vests. Also, use promo code LOVEFALL with PIN 2101 for an *extra* 30% off and free shipping (no minimum). Not sure how long this will last,...

In Gear Deals » Land's End 600 fill Down Vest $20
September 24, 2:51pm

Marmot Ultralight 40 for $57, sketchy website
I just stumbled upon this: This bag's been discussed a bit here on BPL and elsewhere and sounds pretty ok...

In Gear Deals » Marmot Ultralight 40 for $57, sketchy website
September 20, 10:17pm

Not really
It's totally fine. If the other 5% is water, your purity will be slightly diminished, but unless the total quantity drop was large, the effect will be negligible. If the other 5% is methanol, y...

In GEAR » Alcohol evaporation question
September 19, 9:31am

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