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Re: Re: Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
Texas definitely doesn't have the amount of public land that states further west do. I'd second the recommendations for Big Bend and Guadalupe Mtns.

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 7:48am

Re: Packraft Gear
Hey Luke, My wife and I have Aquabound Manta Ray Hybrids (glass blades/carbon shaft) that are a pretty good compromise. Weigh about 32 oz each and were $125 shipped from Appomattix River Company....

In Packrafting » Packrafting Question
April 09, 10:29pm

Re: Alternatives to overpriced urethane seam sealers?
Shoe Goo is basically the same as Seam Grip if that's what you're looking for. Quite a bit cheaper.

In GEAR » Alternatives to overpriced urethane seam sealers?
April 08, 5:07pm

Re: Cuben Hybrid
While I haven't used any for a pack (but have played with samples), the heavier hybrids seem pretty promising (looks like cascade craftworks sells a 150d face version for MYOG). The hybrid fac...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Grocery Sack Grows Up: A Genealogy of the Modern Ultralight Backpack
April 08, 8:08am

Re: Sony a7000
Nex 6/5 will probably be better/less noisy in low light than 7/a6000 due to lower pixel density. One advantage they also have over the Fujis you listed (though not true of x e2) and RX100 is a rea...

In Photography » Whats the opinion on micro 4/3s
April 04, 3:34pm

Re: Whats the opinion on micro 4/3s
I'm of the opinion that if you want an interchangeable lens system that you might as well go aps-c (same sensor size as your canon but mirrorless bodies like the nex are much smaller). M43 len...

In Photography » Whats the opinion on micro 4/3s
April 03, 3:22pm

Packrafting and Brendan's pics
The NPS aren't much into winking and nodding. Dave got the permits so he might be able to add more but the rule is you can packraft up to 5 miles. My pics are up here: http://outlivingbl...

In Post-Trip Reports » The Grand Eight
April 03, 1:32pm

Re: Re: Silk and M90T
I'd go 3 yds to be safe. If you're not doing it flat without a sewn footbox you'll need a few extra inches. 5mm Habatai is what I've used from Dharma. It's definitely pretty ...

In Make Your Own Gear » let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
March 12, 4:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
I use a 2.5 oz climashield apex quilt with a silk shell for warm weather. Nice and breathable and great against the skin. Weighs about 9oz. Silk from dharma trading.

In Make Your Own Gear » let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
March 12, 2:51pm

hipbelt stiffness
In my experience stiffness is less important than surface contact with your hips. The more wrap the better. With most wing hipbelts there's often several inches on both sides (usually at the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 05, 9:15pm

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