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Re: So about that snow loading...
My experience with a mid on the snow is with an old Chouinard megamid, but this applies pretty generally: IF you get serious overnight snowfall, like 6-12", then you're up during the night...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid 2 Shelter Review
February 07, 2:53pm

Re: MSR e-wing as emergency shelter
I'd be thinking that an emergency shelter for dayhiking should be something I can set up when I'm exhausted, or stupid from near hypothermia, or injured - because otherwise I'm going to...

In Philosophy & Technique » MSR e-wing as emergency shelter
February 07, 2:43pm

Re: MB UL Shell Jacket
Can't give you any numbers, but I do own one of these and I'd say it's not as warm as 100 wt fleece or expedition weight undies, but warmer than medium weight t-neck when worn as a warm...

In GEAR » MB UL Shell Jacket
February 04, 9:19pm

grippy stuff
OWF has Slipknot http://www.owfinc.com/fabrics.html The Rainshed has a few types http://therainshed.com/

In Make Your Own Gear » Where can I find textured Rubber for mitten palm?
February 01, 2:33pm

Re: WPB Shelter Fabric
Here's the other thing to consider: condensation isn't simply a matter of breathability. You can get condensation on a very breathable fabric - one so breathable that it makes a poor windsh...

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 30, 11:19pm

Re: Re: Re: thermos
Bob G - Plastic thermos? I've seen plastic insulated jugs, and plastic inside and out with a glass vacuum bottle sandwiched between, but never an actual plastic vacuum bottle. Tell us more, ple...

In Winter Hiking » thermos
January 20, 9:56pm

Re: Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
For me it's simply about reliability, weight and utility. I take an electronic camera because it works great and it's light. I don't take a GPS because I have no need for one - though i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
January 19, 11:47am

Re: WPB Shelter Fabric
IIRC, the actual Gore-tex membrane by itself, with no face or lining fabric, weighs about .5 oz/yd. The lightest Event I've seen (which I believe was a special fabric run for BPL)is about 2....

In Make Your Own Gear » WPB Shelter Fabric
January 17, 4:46pm

Re: DOWN OVERQUILT as an alternative to a winter bag?
I'm going with an overquilt (will be MYOG synthetic if I ever get it sewn) mostly to save money. An overquilt is a lot less expensive than a dedicated snow camping bag. Plus I like the syntheti...

In GEAR » DOWN OVERQUILT as an alternative to a winter bag?
January 17, 4:04pm

Re: Gatorade 32oz Squeeze Bottles (As Seen On TV). Anyone use them?
My son uses one for sports. They don't leak if just laid down or tipped over, but it doesn't take a lot of pressure to squeeze the water out, and there's no way to change that, no way t...

In GEAR » Gatorade 32oz Squeeze Bottles (As Seen On TV). Anyone use them?
January 17, 4:00pm

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