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The thought of a suit-clad politician wriggling around on a sheet of Tyvek for our own testing/amusment purposes makes me smile. Just sayin'. -mox

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snakes, groundsheets and Tyvek
June 28, 2:09pm

Snakes, groundsheets and Tyvek
Random funny thought while reading a thread about no-shelter camping in the desert... Tyvek Homewrap is pretty darn slick. Can snakes traverse a Tyvek groundsheet? Anyone have a pet snake to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Snakes, groundsheets and Tyvek
June 27, 2:55pm

Tyvek
Skip the Therma/Drain/Stucco/Commercial stuff. They're specialized variants which you don't need and won't work as well. Homewrap is pretty heavy, but the lighter versions can let w...

In GEAR » Different Tyveks. Preferences?
June 21, 3:45pm

Perspective
Even if it is "only a dollar" you're getting lost in the "1" aspect. 1 USD is 100 cents, which is relatively strong compared to many currencies (eg, 1 USD is ~6.5 Chinese...

In GEAR » The one dollar Wal-Mart knife
June 19, 1:09pm

Potential for cross contamination
How did you place the Esbit into the Opsak? How about the garlic? If you used your hands then it's possible you contaminated the outside of the Opsak when when you closed it. You may be smel...

In GEAR » Opsak test
June 12, 12:21pm

Re: Re: An interesting camera - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Well, that's perspective and one of your tradeoffs. For many people it's not about setting up those shots and doing lots of post-processing. For you, it is. For me, it is. It d...

In Photography » An interesting camera - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
June 12, 2:01am

An interesting camera - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2011/09/15/canonsx40hs (Yeah, it's been out for almost a year.) My wife bought it to replace the G9 I bought her a very long while back. I was surprised at jus...

In Photography » An interesting camera - Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
June 11, 1:22pm

UL hunting
UL hunting is easily doable, the biggest question is "how to pack it out." Only thing you need to change out, really, is the pack. http://www.butcher-packer.com/index.php?main_page=do...

In Other Activities » Any other hunters on here?
June 07, 5:14pm

Sigh
My kingdom for an XL-Tall size. =/ -mox

In Gear Deals » MH Quasar Pullover $187 eVent shell 9oz
June 04, 11:49pm

Stop spots/campgrounds
Any particular thoughts on specific campgrounds or parking spots for access? Thanks! -mox

In Pre-Trip Planning » Las Vegas - July
May 31, 4:31pm

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