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Re: WPB Shelter Fabric
Here's the other thing to consider: condensation isn't simply a matter of breathability. You can get condensation on a very breathable fabric - one so breathable that it makes a poor windsh...

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 30, 11:19pm

Re: Re: Re: thermos
Bob G - Plastic thermos? I've seen plastic insulated jugs, and plastic inside and out with a glass vacuum bottle sandwiched between, but never an actual plastic vacuum bottle. Tell us more, ple...

In Winter Hiking » thermos
January 20, 9:56pm

Re: Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
For me it's simply about reliability, weight and utility. I take an electronic camera because it works great and it's light. I don't take a GPS because I have no need for one - though i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
January 19, 11:47am

Re: WPB Shelter Fabric
IIRC, the actual Gore-tex membrane by itself, with no face or lining fabric, weighs about .5 oz/yd. The lightest Event I've seen (which I believe was a special fabric run for BPL)is about 2....

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 17, 4:46pm

Re: DOWN OVERQUILT as an alternative to a winter bag?
I'm going with an overquilt (will be MYOG synthetic if I ever get it sewn) mostly to save money. An overquilt is a lot less expensive than a dedicated snow camping bag. Plus I like the syntheti...

In GEAR » DOWN OVERQUILT as an alternative to a winter bag?
January 17, 4:04pm

Re: Gatorade 32oz Squeeze Bottles (As Seen On TV). Anyone use them?
My son uses one for sports. They don't leak if just laid down or tipped over, but it doesn't take a lot of pressure to squeeze the water out, and there's no way to change that, no way t...

In GEAR » Gatorade 32oz Squeeze Bottles (As Seen On TV). Anyone use them?
January 17, 4:00pm

canister stove thread sizes
Does anybody have any info on thread sizes for canister stove components? I am thinking specifically o jets and also remote canister valve assemblies where hose meets valve. I expect I'll have ...

In Make Your Own Gear » canister stove thread sizes
January 14, 1:20pm

Re: Sticker Inclinometer
I've seen a review of this by very experience backcountry skiers and it got a thumbs up. They considered it very easy to use and as you say, it's right there all the time.

In Winter Hiking » Sticker Inclinometer
January 13, 10:10pm

Re: thermos
comparison of various vacuum bottles here: https://www.wildsnow.com/15114/vacuum-bottle-comparo/#more-15114 A plastic bottle with foam jacket will compare very poorly to a vacuum bottle in ...

In Winter Hiking » thermos
January 13, 10:06pm

Re: Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
Depending on where and when I am, I often don't filter. In general, the further off the beaten path and the higher up I am the less likely I am to filter. On spring ski trips I do not filter e...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do you ever not filter or treat your water?
January 13, 9:58pm

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