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Re: Re: Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
Thanks for the reply, Kyle. I might be making another inner tent soon. I had assumed the SilPoly would be too thin, but it sounds like it might be fine. The higher HH would be nice though

In Make Your Own Gear » Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
April 06, 5:47pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
Kyle, I am curious about the "20Dx50D" construction. Does this mean you have 20D fibers in one direction and 50D fibers in the perpendicular direction? What is the effect of this ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
April 03, 10:25am

Re: Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
I would be interested. Most 30D silnylons I have bought recently for floors have weighed 1.5-1.6 oz/sq yd or more. Having a fabric option that is the same weight or lighter with a good HH would be ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silpoly 20Dx50D floor material?
April 02, 5:22pm

Re: considered
Black Diamond does a pretty poor job of advertising their Megalight for some reason. See here for better details: http://bedrockandparadox.com/2012/09/20/why-i-picked-a-megalight/ Mine also w...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for two in desert
April 02, 3:12pm

Re: area calc
When I (briefly) owned a SpeedMid, I pitched it with the corners 2-3 inches off the ground and measured my trekking pole height to be 46 inches. I returned it because it was a lot shorter than I wa...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for two in desert
April 02, 2:05pm

Re: Re: Lightweight shelter for two in desert
The weights for Speedmid vs Duomid should be pretty accurate. The Speedmid is a lot shorter than the Duomid when pitched to the ground, so it may not be as roomy as you think. Do a string mock-up t...

In GEAR » Lightweight shelter for two in desert
April 02, 1:12pm

Re: re
6 feet vs 25 feet - doesn't matter. No one should be placing traps that close to hiking trails.

In GEAR » cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
April 02, 11:20am

Re: not a joke?
Michael (and others), you may have missed this. First sentence from OP: "Dogs have been getting caught in traps and snares within lease distance of popular hiking trails." I'm...

In GEAR » cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
April 02, 10:59am

Re: Re: Re: Iridium GO! First Look
"I wonder where this technology will be when my PLB battery needs replacing." This is what I am wondering too, but my PLB's battery still has a couple years left. I don't go...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 8:31am

Re: cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
How is it legal to place snares so close to trails? I thought most traps were designed to be dis-engaged without cutting anything. Suggesting that people carry cable cutters to free your dog is ...

In GEAR » cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
April 01, 12:26pm

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