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bothys
I have used various bothy bags. Manufacturers designs vary. The simplest design I have used (which is effective and light) is a basic floorless cuboid , with a drawstring around the open edg...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bothy bag plans
March 17, 3:52pm

pertex
pertex endurance is specced at 1000mm HH it's got a pu coating on the inside so nominally waterproof pertex quantum decidedly less HH so as it's uncoated just a DWR

In GEAR » quilt material for good water resistantance
March 13, 12:21pm

Re: RE: Two-person bivy
Eliot Dimensions weren't planned exactly but based on a groundsheet fabric start point of 2.5m long. So base length is that -seam allowances and the 6" bathtub walls. (We are both tall) ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Two-person bivy for use with quilt and Neoair 3/4 length pads
March 09, 2:58am

Re: Two-person bivy for use with quilt and Neoair 3/4 length pads
Hi Eliot I made something like you describe last year. Used for a 10 day trip. We're very happy with it. details here: http://www.trek-lite.com/index.php?threads/double-bathtub-g...

In Make Your Own Gear » Two-person bivy for use with quilt and Neoair 3/4 length pads
March 08, 2:13pm

Ok
I see - makes sense. Thanks

In Make Your Own Gear » Tie Out Strength Tested by Oware
March 05, 2:18pm

test
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

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