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LiquiGlide
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/science/with-new-nonstick-coating-the-wait-and-waste-is-over.html?emc=edit_th_20150324&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=60610740&_r=0 Now we can carry a litt...

In On the Web » LiquiGlide
March 24, 8:10am

Re: Tensegrity Wind Performance
I don't know what your testing budget is, but if I were paying for wind tunnel time I'd want to get the most out of it. For a few grand you could get some miniature load cells, power sup...

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 11, 6:44pm

Wonderland trail side trips
So for the Wonderland Trail option, some of you mentioned taking some side trips with the extra time that I would have. What would you recommend? Are these daytrips that you would take based from...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 11, 6:18pm

Re: WATCHES!!!!!!
I use an old Timex Indiglo Expedition that I got long before I started backpacking. It has a small face that matches my small wrist. I suspect it is a woman's or kids version, but it's bl...

In GEAR » watches!?!
March 11, 4:59am

Re: Tensegrity Wind Performance
Would be interesting to have load cells on the guy lines while testing. Could instrument the poles as well.

In GEAR » Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite
March 10, 11:24am

Re: Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
Just to be sure, I called Jansport on the Katahdin 40 to ask if it had an internal frame. The rep said uncertainly, "maybe some of the larger ones do, but it looks like this one doesn't.&...

In GEAR » Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
March 06, 8:53am

New paint-like coating makes tough surfaces that repel spills, scratches
http://phys.org/news/2015-03-paint-like-coating-tough-surfaces-repel.html#jCp Fun video.

In On the Web » New paint-like coating makes tough surfaces that repel spills, scratches
March 06, 8:00am

Re: Try this one..
That sounds like a good option. Might be a fun project for he and grandmother to work on.

In GEAR » Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
March 04, 8:28pm

Re: Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
Thanks guys, you are right. 30 oz and no frame is not good enough.

In GEAR » Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
March 04, 7:41pm

Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
I'm taking my nephew on an introductory backpacking trip to Big Bend, and I'm searching for a cheap pack for him. I see the Katahdin 40L on Steep and Cheap for $32, which would be great if...

In GEAR » Jansport Katahdin 40 for 13-year old?
March 04, 6:50pm

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