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Came across this rather large standing stone a few days ago, below Mt. Kang-Zee-Bong, near Ildong. My poles are set at 44", which together with my day pack will give an idea of the scale. ...

In Chaff » Megalith
May 06, 11:46pm

Easily resolved.

In Gear Swap » GoLite Shangri-La 5 + Adrenaline Down Bag + Patagonia Down Jacket & Down Hoody + adidas 3-Layer-GORE-ACTIVE-SHELL Jacket + Exped Bivy-Ponchos, Silva Solar-Charger...NEW STUFF & PRICE DROP
April 27, 9:47pm

Dehydrated water now available
Here in Korea, we have recently developed dehydrated water, which comes in various sized pellets, as well as in a powder. Just add water, and hey presto! Water! Instantly! Anywhere, anytime!

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered Alcohol
April 21, 12:58am

My thoughts
I have been considering something similar. The STS nano is asymmetric, with the peak nearer the head end. I wonder if it was tilted so that the apex is over the midpoint in plan, then tapering long...

In Make Your Own Gear » making an innernet for my duomid...
April 11, 8:46pm

@ Ron Bell
With regard to your statement that "That’s a heck of a lot of field use with next to zero online reports of major issues in waterproofness or strength", the problem may be that not all ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 07, 4:43am

Na Na No
If the NanoSeeUm had true nanoscale components, then one would expect electrical and magnetic effects simply from the nano scale. But in this case, I imagine that static energy is the cause, and...

In Make Your Own Gear » NanoSeeUm? No thanks.
April 03, 1:39am

Do a course.
Many years ago, at the ripe old age of 50 or so, I did the New Zealand Alpine Club training course, which was spread out over several weekends and various locations. It covered all kinds of climbin...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
March 27, 9:39pm

Tongariro Traverse,Tongariro National Park
The Tongariro Traverse, in Tongariro National Park, center of the North Island, is quite spectacular, and I think a World Heritage Trail. It would take one longish day, from hut to hut, or you coul...

In Pre-Trip Planning » recommend me some New Zealand hikes
March 26, 11:05pm

Definitively D^2
Not knocking the other ideas, but indubitably, Dan D's decisive deliberations are decidedly dandy. I would just have the mesh door on the outside of the inner, so that the opening of the sol...

In GEAR » Solid vs Semi-solid vs mesh interior
March 04, 3:09am

Y horizontal venting layers?
Derrick: Why vertical stratification into horizontal layers? i.e. It seems to me there are qualitative differences between the front and the back of a tent, and the sides; for example, where ...

In GEAR » Solid vs Semi-solid vs mesh interior
March 03, 4:43am

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