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Re: My new backpacking Scotch bottle
Oh, Doug, Doug - are you really so shallow and superficial? It's what's on the inside that counts, after all - inner beauty and all that... ;-) (But seriously: I agree, it's a thing...

In GEAR » My new backpacking Scotch bottle
August 04, 9:26pm

Re: Voting for best Trailcam picture
Where do we vote?

In Photography » Got my mountain lion pictures!!! I did it!!
August 04, 9:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
I could post closer pictures if you need detail of anything...it's set up on my neighbors' back lawn right now, having just been seam sealed (I don't have a lawn, and they're on vac...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 31, 7:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
Hi, Ryan - It's not cuben, but silnylon, since it is my first MYOG shelter and I have a lot of silnylon from Walmart on hand. But here's the link: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 31, 7:21pm

Re: Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
I went with the zip tie as stiffener. Design did not seem all that complex; I just made a paper triangle a couple of inches taller than the vent cutout, and wider enough that it came forward as mu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 31, 11:54am

Re: Re: Backpacking binoculars
I'd enjoy looking through a pair of binocs with crappy optics about as much as I'd enjoy listening to a radio with crappy reception...which is to say I myself wouldn't bother. But ye...

In GEAR » Backpacking binoculars
July 30, 12:35pm

Re: Backpacking binoculars
Hi Doug, I have an earlier version of the Leica 8x20, and I really like them - good quality is definitely worth it with binoculars. So the Ultravid should be even better, as the optics are impr...

In GEAR » Backpacking binoculars
July 30, 11:36am

Re: Re: Hip belt pockets yea or nay?
Yea I say. I have grown very accustomed to keeping the small items in them that I am frequently using (phone for gps app or camera, lip sunscreen, regular sunscreen, etc.).

In GEAR » Hip belt pockets yea or nay?
July 29, 2:58pm

Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
Not sure how much they contribute to ventilation, but at least I didn't find them all that much extra trouble. I figured it couldn't hurt to have them.

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 28, 8:47pm

Re: Re: Duplex Mesh Stretch
Yeah, that's why I made my MYOG silnylon version 52" wide. And floorless, so I don't have to worry about tearing the mesh. Of course, it's heavier, so I still have weak moments w...

In GEAR » Duplex and bad mesh stretch
July 28, 2:04pm

All Reader Reviews by d k

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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Elite AC petite
I liked this mat a lot; the only thing I've liked as much that I've tried is my old Thermarest Deluxe LE which I think is 26 oz, almost 3x the weight of this pad (10.5 oz on my scale). The fa...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 20, 3:46pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
I got this on a Steep and Cheap sale, and so far have only used it twice sleeping on the floor at my parents' house, since my old bedroom has long since been converted to a sewing room for my mom....

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 26, 4:34pm