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Re: candle use
"Burning a candle is standard safety measure done when sleeping in a snow cave to actually see that you have adequate ventilation. If candle does not stay lit, you should move immediately outs...

In GEAR » Setup tips for a 2009 Golite Shangri-La 3 in snow
March 03, 9:04am

Re: Curing slippery Tarptent floor
Dots or stripes didn't cut it for me. I coated both sides of my Scarp floor with diluted silicone caulk as described in detail here: http://jwbasecamp.com/Articles/Silnylon1/index.html I ...

In GEAR » Curing slippery Tarptent floor
March 02, 10:42pm

Re: Help Me Find Dupont Supplex Pants!
My main hiking pants are a pair of Columbia GRT's I purchased back in 2000. I'm pretty sure they're supplex nylon. (I know supplex fairly well, having made a hammock from supplex nylon....

In GEAR » Help Me Find Dupont Supplex Pants!
March 02, 10:36pm

Re: Setup tips for a 2009 Golite Shangri-La 3 in snow
I found the SL3 to be difficult to setup in the snow because it relies on the stakes to be positioned in a fairly precise hexagon for a taught pitch. The template link in step 4 should help, or you...

In GEAR » Setup tips for a 2009 Golite Shangri-La 3 in snow
March 02, 3:35pm

Re: Packa
This is the Packa: http://www.thepacka.com/

In Gear Lists » my list: Any suggestions?
March 02, 3:06pm

Re: Replys
Yes, that's the one. You could buy the Prolite from somewhere with a liberal return policy to see if it's any improvement for you. You might want to try a Neoair, although I have not tried it.

In Gear Lists » my list: Any suggestions?
March 02, 3:05pm

Moras
I don't have any durability problems with batoning a Mora to split firewood, but I don't use it to crosscut any wood larger than thumb-diameter fuel for a wood stove. When I do build shelte...

In Gear Lists » Warm weather (1 season) bushcraft/ultralight gear list
March 02, 1:59pm

Mora
Why not a simple Mora #1 or #2? You could even carry a second as a backup at that weight and price.

In Gear Lists » Warm weather (1 season) bushcraft/ultralight gear list
March 02, 12:00pm

Skurka using Ridge Rest Solar as only winter sleeping pad?
How did Andrew Skurka use only a Ridge Rest Solar as his winter sleeping pad in temps down to -25F on the AYE? Does anyone else have experience using this pad by itself in winter? If I can ...

In GEAR » Skurka using Ridge Rest Solar as only winter sleeping pad?
March 02, 11:43am

Re: my list: Any suggestions?
Some ideas from my perspective: 1. Carry a pealess whistle on-person. 2. I like to carry a knife capable of easily baton-splitting wood and making fuzzsticks, should an emergency need for dry...

In Gear Lists » my list: Any suggestions?
March 02, 9:24am

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