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Many factors
I've experienced some unusual emotional states while in the mountains at altitude, but not often enough to think that it is altitude alone that is responsible. I think that for most of us, bei...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » intense emotions at altitude?
September 27, 11:56am

Re: Lighter heat sealable?
Most likely you could heat seal fabrics that have coatings too thin to be airtight - or at least to stay airtight for more than a very short useable lifetime. Functionally waterproof coatings are n...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lighter heat sealable?
September 14, 9:25pm

Re: Did you have an illegal campfire this weekend or recently?
Reminds me of the time I was up in the Grouse Lakes area a few years back. Extreme fire danger. Big signs at all trailheads AND also a short ways down the trail, saying no fires. And every single c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Did you have an illegal campfire this weekend or recently?
September 08, 10:52pm

Re: Granite Dome, Emigrant Wilderness Off Trail Backpacking Trip
One cogent point for late September/early October - expect to find very little if any running water - especially this year. Not a big deal in that area since there are quite a few lakes close toget...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Granite Dome, Emigrant Wilderness Off Trail Backpacking Trip
August 13, 10:15pm

Re: Alternative to Patagonia Baggies shorts
LL Bean Supplex Sport shorts. 6" or 8" inseam, regular or cargo pockets. I cannot wear them out, except for the liner leg elastic eventually dies, as happens with all liners. I've had...

In GEAR » Alternative to Patagonia Baggies shorts
August 09, 6:52pm

Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
I asked that very question of Dave Olsen, owner of Oware and maker of many, many pyramids - hes said don't bother. He's put them in at clients' request in the past and found they don...

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 29, 5:12pm

Re: Template/Pattern Material
Have used it - also use it all the time for the purpose it's sold for, protecting floors. The lays flat part - well,sorta, after a while. The real issue is you gotta buy a whole roll, which is ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Template/Pattern Material
July 27, 11:07pm

Re: Shorts
I'm a liner guy all the way. To each his own. My only beef is that the elastic on the legs of most liners does not last nearly as long as the shorts do.

In GEAR » a rant re: running shorts
July 24, 10:15pm

Re: 5:1 ratio
What I find very interesting is in one of the studies mentioned by Jorgen Johansson in the blog Willie linked to. They tested boots versus shoes with added weight to equal the boots - and found tha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Shoe weight equivalent to weight on back
July 13, 11:49pm

Re: John Muir guided hike
You might try Sierra Mountain Guides.

In Pre-Trip Planning » John Muir guided hike
July 13, 11:34pm

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