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cuben sail shapes
I saw a documentary where they were building a sail for a racing boat. They had a big curved plastic form in the exact shape that they wanted the sail to form into. They then hand built the sail ...

In GEAR » When will cuben fiber become reasonably affordable.
February 05, 6:50am

yeah
I'm not interested at all in the Nube, but I agree with Trace on it's potential selling points. If you are coming at hammocks with no experience, it is nice to have an easy starting point,...

In GEAR » The Next Great Gear Invention
February 03, 11:22am

bowl = pot
Yes, they are totally different products.... But, if you are buying a 600 and intend to remove the handles and use foil for a lid.... then this is good information.

In GEAR » $50 Evernew 600 = $17 Snow Peak Ti bowl
January 19, 7:50am

Re: Hee, hee
Eric, The backpackinglight.co.uk podcast just did an interview with somebody from RAB and they talked about the reasons for the current increase in down prices. They said it was partly due to t...

In GEAR » New Eddie Bauer UL jackets, bags, and cubin pack
January 17, 6:21am

agree and disagree
Eric, I agree and disagree with your comment about EB's FA pricing. I agree with you that and I would not pay full price for first ascent gear. The pricing is too high and I can get by w...

In GEAR » New Eddie Bauer UL jackets, bags, and cubin pack
January 16, 5:28am

First Ascent
EB's First Ascent line is targeted directly at everyone who is willing to pay Patagonia prices for gear. But it mostly seems built from a "technical mountaineering" standpoint. So e...

In GEAR » New Eddie Bauer UL jackets, bags, and cubin pack
January 12, 7:43am

solplex doors
I think the feature of the solplex that I am most curious about is the overlapping doors. It seems like an ingenious approach that would save time, hassle and weight by not including a velcro or z...

In GEAR » zpack solplex tent
December 24, 5:37am

carry on
Isn't BPL grand? Good thing there are informative, helpful people here.

In GEAR » zpack solplex tent
December 23, 6:37am

what I thought they were for
What I have thought they were for: When trying to use the pot lifters on a pot that has its lid on, you can use the upward prongs to push the lid up and catch its lip on the prongs, then attach ...

In GEAR » MSR Panhandler potlifter - Horns? Better solution?
October 11, 4:56am

G Line
I am currently using G Line for my tarp guylines. This stuff works great, holds knots very well, and has a nice stiff hand so it does not tangle easy. Taut lines and prussiks hold great, and I do...

In GEAR » The best 1mm Line
October 10, 4:13am

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