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Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
I asked that very question of Dave Olsen, owner of Oware and maker of many, many pyramids - hes said don't bother. He's put them in at clients' request in the past and found they don...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 29, 5:12pm

Re: Template/Pattern Material
Have used it - also use it all the time for the purpose it's sold for, protecting floors. The lays flat part - well,sorta, after a while. The real issue is you gotta buy a whole roll, which is ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Template/Pattern Material
July 27, 11:07pm

Re: Shorts
I'm a liner guy all the way. To each his own. My only beef is that the elastic on the legs of most liners does not last nearly as long as the shorts do.

In GEAR » a rant re: running shorts
July 24, 10:15pm

Re: 5:1 ratio
What I find very interesting is in one of the studies mentioned by Jorgen Johansson in the blog Willie linked to. They tested boots versus shoes with added weight to equal the boots - and found tha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Shoe weight equivalent to weight on back
July 13, 11:49pm

Re: John Muir guided hike
You might try Sierra Mountain Guides.

In Pre-Trip Planning » John Muir guided hike
July 13, 11:34pm

Re: Stove fuel source and waste (trash)
Well, this is probably pointless since it's very hard to take into account all the factors. But for what it's worth it would seem that just from a container standpoint, and leaving all othe...

In GEAR » Stove fuel source and waste (trash)
July 13, 11:16pm

Re: Avoiding Hunters in Stanislaus NF
Some parts of the emigrant do see quite few hunters, and in adry year it could be worse, as it is possible that if fire danger gets high enough, lower elevation areas could be closed at that time o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding Hunters in Stanislaus NF
July 11, 2:53pm

Re: Mug/Bowl for preparing food and eating from
this kind of thing: Other brands are out there, your grocery store should have them, pick the size you like, squar...

In GEAR » Mug/Bowl for preparing food and eating from
July 09, 4:34pm

Re: Tent for car camping?
My vote goes for Eureka for car camping tents. You can either get a 4-man backpacking tent, with will have plenty of floor space for two and all kinds of gear, or you can go to the car camping (or ...

In GEAR » Tent for car camping?
July 06, 11:39pm

Re: Gear and hot car
One thing that can definitely be damaged by the kind of temperatures you find a in car or trunk - synthetic insulation. Usually around 130 degrees is the death zone for that stuff. Down will not be...

In GEAR » Gear and hot car
July 05, 11:02pm

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