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re Asolo 520
Max, here are two threads on Trailspace about sole delamination on the Asolo 520s: http://www.trailspace.com/forums/gear-selection/topics/71131.html http://www.trailspace.com/forums/gear-select...

In GEAR » Boot Hunt
September 07, 12:58pm

Lightweight Synthetic Insulated Pants?
As long as my upper body is warm, a combination of Cap 3 tights, midweight stretch fleece leggings and nylon windpants will see me to at least -15C sitting still, even with high winds. The windbloc...

In GEAR » Lightweight Synthetic Insulated Pants?
September 05, 3:46pm

Re: Most Breathable Windshirt -- Squamish, Houdini or Tyvek?
If 8 ounces is not too much, Rohan (UK) has the Windshadow: http://rohan.co.uk/Product/Detail/MensJackets_03254?ocode=03254576 (Can't do the blue linky thing, sorry). Micro-ripstop polyam...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Windshirt -- Squamish, Houdini or Tyvek?
September 05, 2:24pm

Bear attack survivor: I gambled and nearly lost
"The bite Mezzetta sustained by the large bear was strong enough to go through his heavy-duty work boots and puncture his skin. He required several stitches." Hmm. There's an eleme...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » polar bears
September 03, 4:32pm

air horns
Makes sense to me. Somebody let off an air horn in my ear, I might smack them too. And I've never smacked anybody in my life. Interesting the mention of a 'metallic' noise. I didn...

In GEAR » Warding off black bears, what has worked for you??
August 24, 4:43am

re Bears
I'd also recommend reading up, knowledge is power! That poor little girl tried running away, and that probably sealed her fate. Acting like neither a threat nor prey is the best response with b...

In GEAR » Warding off black bears, what has worked for you??
August 20, 5:01am

Off the polar bear topic, but about those moose, Dan...
The lack of predators is exactly the problem. The Newfoundland wolf was exterminated ages ago. (Black bears take the odd calf or sick moose, but they like salmon and berries better.) The moose, on ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » polar bears
August 18, 2:18pm

polar bears
Peter, you are right, it's madness. The Parks Canada ban on firearms is already bypassed in at least one National Park that I know of, Gros Morne. They've decided to cull the moose popu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » polar bears
August 18, 12:11pm

polar bears
Nightmare, for the guy who got munched and for his co-campers. Note the total failure of the portable electric fence. Pretty sure any Northerner would have told them so. Polar bears are not your...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » polar bears
August 18, 9:12am

chair fabric
Landscaping fabric? Very light, strong, and easy to cut and either sew or glue. Cheap, too, if you want a lot to play with for prototyping. There are various weights out there, thick shiny '...

In Philosophy & Technique » Need advice for a backpacking chair: fabric
August 16, 9:20am

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