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Pillow staying in place
I have a Montbell pillow which has a hole in each corner. I used thick shock cord which runs in an X pattern through the holes, and is tightened with a cord lock. I slide the pillow onto my inflata...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question for fellow side sleepers
January 16, 11:47am

Alien noises
Animals are the least of my worries. One snowy night, I awoke to the sound of alien lasers shredding my tent! (Once awake, a quick investigation revealed that the noise was just snow...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do you get used to animal noises? What about scaredy cats?
January 15, 11:44am

Re: JMT Gear List
Looks like a good list. A few thoughts: * I agree with Katy about the map and compass. A compass is one of those things you don't need until you do. :) * I like to carry a plastic peales...

In Gear Lists » JMT Gear List, and I have an REI gift card to fix it with. Help please!
January 11, 11:54pm

Re: Winter mid
Richard, Interesting data and images. Tjaard, I've used an SL3 without an inner and other non-mid tents with a solid inner such as a Scarp 2 down to -10F. "-Not having a floo...

In Winter Hiking » Winter mid
January 07, 8:28am

Re: Re: Re: Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
Justin, "Andy, do you find that the cotton canvas anorak is more breathable than a wind shirt or soft shell?" I have never used or owned an actual wind shirt or soft shell jacket. (...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 12:09pm

Re: Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
Here's what I've used. I'm reasonably happy with the breathability of these. 45F and above: DriDucks 20-45F: eVent (a Packa) Or sometimes DriDucks. I would use them for this temp...

In GEAR » Chasing breathability an exercise in futility?
January 06, 11:29am

Re: question for evernew wide-bottom pot users
I just tried my ECA-251. Water passes through at an estimated 1/8" diameter flow, and the aperture appears to be smaller than a length-wise dry grain of rice with the lid held tight. A stray g...

In GEAR » question for evernew wide-bottom pot users
January 05, 6:03pm

Amusing but questionable direction-finding technique
Adding to the age-old question of, "Does a bear poop in the woods?", some researchers decided to answer the question, "Does a dog poop in the woods facing magnetic north?" Fr...

In Philosophy & Technique » Amusing but questionable direction-finding technique
January 03, 8:20am

Re: bigfoot
:O Just add some dim lighting conditions and some camera shake and out of focus effects, and we have an official Sasquatch sighting!

In Gear Lists » PCT 2014
January 03, 8:05am

Re: How do I re-waterproof eVent MLD Rain Mitts ?
I think a good wash is what the mitts need. I wash everything, including my eVent jacket (Packa) in Atsko Sport Wash and double-rinse. http://www.atsko.com/hunting/laundry/1338.html

In GEAR » How do I re-waterproof eVent MLD Rain Mitts ?
January 02, 6:39pm

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