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Re: extra insurance
thanks for the responses. :) i guess another way to word the question would be, what do you find yourself most often wishing you had NOT left at home? i'm not sure what mine is now, but i ...

In GEAR » extra insurance
January 02, 1:31pm

extra insurance
just a silly question. say you have just packed your regular 3-day, 3-season set-up, and for some bizarre reason, you decide to take a little bit more. where would you spend the weight? more f...

In GEAR » extra insurance
January 02, 11:48am

Re: Poles for tarps?
i'd second mike's "find-a-stick" approach. it may depend on where you hike, but usually there more than enough sticks. :)

In GEAR » Poles for tarps??
January 02, 9:28am

when i hike, i try very hard to minimize bumpiness. isn't bumpiness the reason a pack may feel heavier than it is? sometimes i see hikers that're really bumpy. perhaps they're just...

In GEAR » “It is like carrying an extra 12 pounds for free.”
December 21, 6:36am

very good in some cases
anything to reduce the strain on one's knees is a good idea. this backpack, imho, makes the most sense on rough terrain (for example, rocky ground), but not necessarily for inclines. there wi...

In GEAR » “It is like carrying an extra 12 pounds for free.”
December 21, 6:23am

surprisingly low
thanks for the advice. 0.5% is surprisingly low, but good to know. and maybe it's not all bad to have a dwr on the inside. a garment could just as easily wet-out from the inside (or ...

In GEAR » spray on or wash in?
December 14, 10:42am

spray on or wash in?
how do you apply a dwr? washing in is easy and it seems thorough, but why apply a dwr on the inside of your garment? that might affect breathability. spraying on is harder, but unless i ...

In GEAR » spray on or wash in?
December 13, 2:11pm

couple questions
how high did you pitch the tarp? i guess the designated spot was exposed? nothing around to break the wind?

In Philosophy & Technique » tarps and wind
December 06, 10:22am

winter pants?
i was wearing a pair of wool dress pants this weekend. the fabric is a loosely-knit wool and lets wind pass right through. however, they are very warm indoors (too warm, no wind, no convective he...

In GEAR » winter pants?
December 04, 10:34am

not research. just observations.
my wife has had holes burnt and melted into her fleece from flying embers (once from fireworks). my friend habitually takes a lighter to his wool jacket with very little effect. stray threads b...

In GEAR » Flammable clothing? Wool
December 01, 7:17am

All Reader Reviews by Channing Sze

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Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada)
very knowledgeable. very good service. prices are reasonable. only thing is that they don't carry all that much ultralight gear. it's there to be sure, but you've to look hard and t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 08, 8:35am

Lighten Up! by Don Ladigin
imho, like a book on how to swim, a lightweight backpacking book can only do so much. ultimately, one needs practical experience to make it work. however, what a book can do though is to inspire...

In Books and Media
November 23, 6:26am

Integral Designs eVENT Rain Jacket
i'm not doubting your account, richard, but i find it at odds with my experience. i've also worn the id event jacket in prolonged rain, including wind-driven rain. not a single drop went in. it...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 23, 11:34am