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Rain coat or poncho for use with a pack
I'm on the search for some sort of rain protection that I can throw on without taking off my pack. I'm picturing either a poncho that covers both me and my pack, or a rain coat with a split...

In GEAR » Rain coat or poncho for use with a pack
July 31, 5:25am

Effectivness
Signal mirrors work very well. I worked for a while on heli-portable drill rigs, and a good portion of the job consisted of calling in the helicopter to move the drill. We carried a signal mirror a...

In GEAR » Signal Mirror - Lifesaver or BS?
May 27, 8:43pm

fabric
I called the retailer with some questions, and when the woman that answered the phone didn't have any idea what I was talking about, they transferred me to someone else in the company, who did ...

In Make Your Own Gear » tent questions
May 27, 4:36pm

fabric
So far, I've mostly been struggling with fabric selection. Right now, top of the heap seems to be a couple ultra light nylon sail cloths. They have resin bonded threads to strengthen and reduce...

In Make Your Own Gear » tent questions
May 27, 12:05pm

Lightweight rope
When we go hiking, we tend to find a whole lot of areas where the hiking starts to look more like climbing- 45 degree slopes, small ledges, ect. I can scramble up pretty well, but some of my hiking...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lightweight rope
May 22, 9:25am

Might be a crazy idea...
I've seen lightweight uncoated ripstop polyester, would it be possible to do a DIY silicon coating and get an even coating?

In Make Your Own Gear » tent questions
May 14, 9:30pm

Stability
I'm skinny, and the sternum strap really helps with stability.

In GEAR » what's the elastic chest strap for between the shoulder straps
May 12, 10:49am

Better than the sog revolver
Also, you don't stand a chance of slamming the knife edge into the lock pin every time you switch to the saw, like you do on the revolver. I think it was Benchmade that had a knife like this...

In Make Your Own Gear » full tang folder. or folding sheath knife. with bonus saw
May 12, 10:22am

Polyester?
It was recommended to me by someone that knows their gear that I consider PU coated Polyester instead of silnylon due to stretch issues- the polyester, once stretched, will not rebound like Silnylo...

In Make Your Own Gear » tent questions
May 12, 9:59am

Bunny boots
The vacuum boots sound like Mickey boots (black) or Bunny boots (white), which were part of the Army cold weather system during the Korean war. The boots also feature wool insulation, and are rated...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wool batting?
May 12, 8:38am

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