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Hi David, I saw your blog post (from the OP) yesterday. I wondered about the stitching. Can you explain why it is stronger? I'm interested in the strength of tie-outs stitched solely...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tie Out Strength Tested by Oware
March 05, 1:11pm

lighting Esbit
A few drops of ethanol on an esbit tab make sit light fine with a spark! Easy. On a 2 week trip with Esbit last year, (resupply every 4 days, boiling 2-3 cups 2-4 times a day) I took a dropper b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Esbit - what am I doing wrong?
February 21, 1:28pm

grid out/grid in
grid out wicks/dries better than grid in, but is less warm when worn without a shell. I have confirmed this is true for me with my own Grid base layer top which is designed to worn grid in. ...

In GEAR » Grid Fleece Question
February 19, 12:13pm

BD trail insanely flexi?
wow. if you think that, you should totally avoid leki, komperdell, Fizan etc. I've been using BD trails for 2+ years after years of lekis and others. I think they are relatively stiff.

In GEAR » Super Annoyed @ Black Diamond
February 03, 5:05pm

Re: OWARE pyramid owners -a few questions..
I have an older 9x9 Oware mid (5years plus - I got it secondhand in mint condition). I also own/have owned several MLD shelters. The Oware construction is fine and solid. Though expect some...

In GEAR » OWARE pyramid owners -a few questions..
January 20, 5:24am

Re: Re: Re: Re: I really want to know what the footprint is... like this maybe?
1/4 even ;) Swiftline = asymmetrical, SS 2 = symmetrical nice to see another thoughtfully designed shelter

In GEAR » Yama Mountain Gear's new tent design...
January 06, 11:18am

agree high HH isn't as crucial as made out to be.
Tarptent were using 1200mmHH silnylon for years. As have/do other tent manufacturers I've no complaints about the waterproofness of the fly on my Scarp. It's been in many serious prolon...

In Make Your Own Gear » A new Silnylon available - 1.05oz/yd
December 18, 1:39pm

Yup
Looks like he got tired through battling deep snowdrifts - encountered by poor route choice. I guess he was trying to avoid the worst of the wind. but, +1 to Stuarts thoughts It gets dark the...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Criticism after 'car park rescue' of Cairngorm walker
December 16, 7:54am

Advocates - what advocates?
Some of the recent posts make OM seem full of advocates of Sean's poor behaviour? Maybe as a regular OMer, I'm being defensive, but it seems a little unfair to talk of 'siding with him&...

In GEAR » OookWorks - caution advised
December 15, 1:16pm

diamond
thats a diamond shape rather than triangle? you get the same efffect with a rotated rectangle or square. (Flying Diamond pitch). FD is the main pitch I use for the rae times I bivvy with a flat ...

In GEAR » Tarp shape question - Triangle vs rectangle
December 15, 2:16am

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