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Re: Re: Wool V.S 100% synthetic
"Actually Eric i would disagree. Lycra shorts are a marketing success. What really killed wool shorts was not the wool, but the natural (hrd to take care of chamois.) There are still a number ...

In GEAR » Looking for a Wool Underwear Product Tester
August 03, 4:05am

Re: what else is better than the TT SS2?!
Hi Nathan, Been using my SS2 for around 6 months now, it's been used from a 4 day trip where it didn't stop raining for 10 mins, to a hot summer trip where the temps didn't drop belo...

In GEAR » what else is better than the TT SS2?!
August 01, 5:38pm

Re: Sleeping Bag
Have a look at PHD http://www.phdesigns.co.uk/sleepingbags.php?cat=26 You can customise a bag that's already in their line up or make your own bag to suit. Been using PHD bags for years ...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag
August 01, 1:58pm

Re: Looking for a Wool Underwear Product Tester
Another person that's tried merino wool underpants and is not a fan. Biggest problems i had are 1/ Merino wool doesn't wick very well, so once you start sweating rather than that mo...

In GEAR » Looking for a Wool Underwear Product Tester
August 01, 1:44pm

Re: Re: Re: World's fastest battery packs?
"I'm a huge fan of the flamestower for keeping batteries going on the trail and also a fan of simply carrying a heavier battery if small fire isn't an option. For 10 ounces you can eit...

In GEAR » World's fastest battery packs?
August 01, 1:35pm

Re: Re: 8 amps :o
"You are confusing output and input. It recharges itself in 15 minutes off of an outlet (110 V). It would only need 1/2 amp to get to 2000mAh (@5 volts), but with inefficiencies I am guessing ...

In GEAR » World's fastest battery packs?
August 01, 1:28pm

8 amps :o
So the charger must be putting out around 8 amps. Must be a weighty and large charger.

In GEAR » World's fastest battery packs?
July 27, 5:01am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 10 "Essentials"
"Spare clothing simply means your typical layering. For me, on a warm summer day hike, that means a light vest, a beanie, some liner gloves--- just enough for warmth overnight to layer up with...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 22, 8:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 10 "Essentials"
"I see people day hiking in cotton clothes, flip flops, and totally empty handed. SAR picks 'em like ripe pears any summer weekend." It's always tough giving out very general i...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 22, 2:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: voltage not watts
"What you show says nothing at all about voltage or watts or watt-hours or anything else, except that maybe it weighs 213 grams." Why do i need to show the outputs, Jim clearly stated ...

In GEAR » I need some schooling on batteries....
July 21, 4:24am

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