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Ultralight SAR pack
Its a little expensive but the WildThings Icesac might fit the bill. The golite Jam or Pinnacle also seem pretty durable and are certainly light.

In GEAR » Ultralight SAR pack?
April 22, 3:55pm

Mt Shasta
Jonathan, Mt. Shata might be an option. There are several routes that could be climbed in the manner you described.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » UL up Rainier in the summer?
February 19, 1:08pm

Expanded PTFE
This membrane is used in Gore's windstopper products. They are basically windproof and are water resistant. Some people don't like them because of breathablity issues but they are probabl...

In Make Your Own Gear » durable/breathable outer shell fabric
February 12, 7:28am

Bi-component wind jacket
I'm looking for a bi-component wind jacket to use during cold weather during high exertion. Desired features include 1) a wind-proof or highly wind resistant, highly breathable shell 2) a ...

In GEAR » Bi-component wind jacket
November 15, 7:52am

Gear reviews
I can't get the gear reviews by BPL to come up in an organized manner. When I go to "gear" and hit "more reviews" they just come up chronologically. I can use the search f...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Gear reviews
November 09, 11:33pm

Cocoon Conundrum
The cocoon 180 quilt probably has about 1.5" of single layer loft, the 90 about 0.8" and the cocoon 60 pullover/pants about 0.6" more or less. Most people will need about 2" of...

In GEAR » Cocoon Conundrum
October 27, 10:43pm

Re: Loft/insulation degradation
"The most striking observation to me is not so much the graph, but how much loss of insulative value the primaloft jacket suffered." One thing to remeber when looking at this graph is ...

In GEAR » What's the benefit of synthetic?
September 25, 4:45pm

Fat/protien intake
Yeah, Cris Carmichael says the team tried to get 15% protien, 15%fat and 70% carbs. But if you are eating a lot of energy gel (0%) protien, or even snickers bars (5% protien) you are going to have...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 10, 11:22am

Fat utilization during exercise
"For a JMT record attempt you need a very small amount of protein, no fat, and mostly carbs in your race diet." I would disagree with this statement. The amount of fat utilized during...

In Post-Trip Reports » JMT Atempt Report
August 10, 9:53am

Emergency compass
You actually don't even need the cork. If you put a little chapstick on each end and very carfully lay it on the water, the surface tension will be enough to support it. James edit: oop...

In Multiple Use Gear » A wine cork
August 08, 8:08am

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