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Re: Help with rock climbing.... has a great FAQ, and good advice for training can be found at The forums on have good info, as do cavers forums www.forums.c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help with rock climbing....
June 02, 12:55pm

Re: Durable, quickdrying windshirt?
Durability in general is inversely proportional to weight, or in the case of spectra/dyneema or kevlar, cost. Lighter weight fabrics take up less water and dry quicker. One way to deal with this ...

In GEAR » Durable, quickdrying windshirt?
May 27, 12:38pm

Re: Pearl Izumi Optik Jacket
I have one for cycling (road, touring, commuting) and it works well in that role since there is little abrasion risk unless one wrecks and then any jacket will get trashed. MIne is the original po...

In GEAR » Pearl Izumi Optik Jacket
May 11, 2:19pm

Re: Slave? Rhetoric
Words have meanings at many levels, regrettably you seem to be reacting to the connotation(someone in chains) rather than the denotation(the essence of free men versus the subjugated). Thus I am o...

In Chaff » Guns in National Parks
May 08, 6:06pm

This would be a good first step into incorporating the second amendment under the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. States and the federal government recognize my state issued drivers...

In Chaff » Guns in National Parks
May 06, 2:32pm

Looking forward to 40 gm New Primaloft One -
That 40 g/m^2 will definitely fill a niche. I could use that for a cycling vest and it would be a good weight for lightly insulated pants, mitts, sleep sox, etc. If anyone finds out that this i...

In GEAR » Primaloft improves - press release
March 11, 5:41pm

Re: clo of 550 fp down from 3M chart
Paul, 3M is being disingenuous with that chart. Earlier versions on the web used to state that the down weight basis included a 1 oz scrim (or something like that) on each side to contain the d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Climashield quilt thickness vs temperature
February 28, 6:03pm

Re: finishing windshirt seams
I use a serger, but a tight zig-zag with an overlock presser foot also works.

In Make Your Own Gear » finishing windshirt seams
February 20, 4:06pm

Re: Profethics and Pie and You
Regarding: "...the more you have for yourself, the less there is for others." This is referred to as the zero-sum-game view of economics and is simply wrong for several reasons. One, ...

In Chaff » Ethics and op shops / thrift shops
January 30, 12:28pm

Re: Re: Map coordinates to GPS
Your map appears to have UTM coordinates listed. Those numbers are meters, so if your map has a kilometer scale you can measure your own 1 km gridlines using that scale to estimate coordinates of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Map coordinates to GPS
January 24, 2:18pm

All Reader Reviews by Neil Bender

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Go Lite Speed
I like this pack but had to modify it to make up some deficiencies. Lack of side comptression straps or lacing makes it sloppy when less than full. The load lifter straps are uselss without a frame,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
September 02, 11:24pm