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bungee cord
I have some items with bungee cord elastic in them that are 20 years old, and they still seem fine. But I have some other (certain collapsible tent poles come to mind, for example) where the bung...

In GEAR » Deformed elastic on underclothing
December 06, 10:47am

Re: Math
If you make the little guy carry the same stuff (i.e. that does not scale in weight as L^3) such as when you make him carry the the M-60, or anything standardized that is a significant fraction of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 3:32pm

scaling
Yes, strength of bone goes as the cross section L^2 (L is linear size) where as weight goes as L^3. This is why elephants need relatively fat legs and birds are fine with thin. Muscle strengt...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 3:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Me too
I have been tying some ruberlegs nymphs this week for Steelhead fishing and have been annoyed that the rubber legs material (similar to some elastic) is somewhat curly. I'll have to try ironi...

In GEAR » Deformed elastic on underclothing
December 05, 2:48pm

Re: Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
BTW, assuming you are still in Austin, the winter there is beautiful. Explore the hill country as bit. Not as epic as you are used to, but the food might be better. Also southern Arizona is a grea...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 30, 11:44pm

Re: Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
Was talking with a friend today and she agreed that this time of year (near the autumnal equinox) where the shortening of the length of the days is the fastest is even more of a psychological bumme...

In Philosophy & Technique » Winter's coming...or, I can't get out as much as I'd like
October 30, 11:20pm

Re: Btw
"Trip reports on Wallace were very hard to find. So if anyone has any info please share." I think I remember someone writing on here that it was great for fishing and had some big trou...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip Report +Video Kearsarge to Mt Whitney
October 30, 11:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The TP issue
"As a lesser curmudgeon, it's my duty to deliver offerings of respect to King Curmudgeon each and every year. This year's offering" Ian, that is awesome. I totally am gettin...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
October 30, 9:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: The TP issue
"Gee whiz. Marcos is one of my favorite BPLers. I must be unhappy too." You are Nick, you are! Remember he has psychic powers!

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
October 27, 9:57am

Re: Quilt or Bag?
"Why not go for a quilt?" For me it was because he specifically mentioned (in a follow up post) the end of October in the Sierra. A quilt could hardly be more perfect for above freezin...

In GEAR » First Light purchase—sleeping bag/quilt or shelter?
October 27, 9:14am

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