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Re: Lightest tent for snow?
With your Hexamid the issue wouldn't be the pole sinking in - just use a ki pole with normal basket on it and it works fine. the issue would be that the Hexamid does not come all the way down t...

In GEAR » Lightest tent for snow?
September 28, 2:39pm

reduced
now $215 shipped.

In Gear Swap » FS: Stratospire 1
September 28, 2:32pm

FS: Bearpaw bathtub floor
50x90 Bearpaw WD bathtub floor. Has center pole turtleneck. In excellent condition, like new. $45 shipped CONUS. 9.8 oz in the sack on my scale; black.

In Gear Swap » FS: Bearpaw bathtub floor
September 28, 2:28pm

Re: 2
That article is a few years old, and the light rando race boots have gotten way lighter since then (though pricey in a big way). Also keep in mind that Luc Mehl used only the toepiece of his Dynafi...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 25, 9:28pm

break even points for liquid fuel
Hard data based on my experience and testing. 1)I have recorded my fuel usage on ski trips dating back numerous years. All WG. Basic numbers are that for one person, melting snow at both breakfast...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 25, 9:17pm

FS: Stratospire 1
Stratospire 1 with semi-solid inner. excellent condition; not seam sealed. With some extra guyline and the trekking pole handle adapter dealies. now $215 shipped CONUS. Pm me some photos but ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Stratospire 1
September 22, 8:56pm

various duomid weights
Well, I certainly see a range of silnylon Duomid weights. I just bought one recently off the swap, and in the sack, with guylines that seem rather burly to me, AND netting skirt, but not seam seale...

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 20, 11:00am

Re: Re to all
If in doubt go shorter is my mantra. They will turn easier and grip better if shorter. You might lose a little glide but that's better than having not enough grip on the up. As to 3-pin cabl...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 07, 4:48pm

Re: cuben and compound curves
If I were trying to proto a cuben tent I'd do it in heavy paper. It is not going to stretch and will be mercilessly unforgiving in terms of uneven stresses. If you can make a paper prototype th...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
September 07, 12:15pm

Re: Backcountry touring ski upgrade
Ski length - 180 should be about right, I'm about the same height and weight and that works great for me. Epoch or Eon should be good either one, the Eon is a little lighter and narrower, the e...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 01, 5:10pm

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