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Re: no alternate entertainment
Carry along one book to read, Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer. --B.G.--

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Please help i need a route
April 02, 4:39pm

Re: MYOG Bivy -- Need zipper backing/stiffener?
You can call it a backing/stiffener, or you can call it a no-snag strip. If the main fabric is thin and snagable like I expect, it would be a good idea to have such a strip as long as it doesn'...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Bivy -- Need zipper backing/stiffener?
April 02, 2:06pm

Re: Lookin for a light tent, questions about single wall
You could use the fly for its intended purpose. That would help if it rains. Stick some clothing into a bag to use for your pillow, because the clothing won't keep the rain off. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Lookin for a light tent, questions about single wall
April 02, 1:22am

Re: So a larger tarp
Spinnaker fabric seems to be pretty noisey if you have it at the wrong angle with the wind. That is a deal-breaker for some sleepers. Sil-nylon fabric seems to be stretchy and if stretched correctl...

In GEAR » tarp info
April 02, 1:18am

Re: Re: Gum trees
Just consider that to be test fuel to test some woodburning stoves. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Reducing Dew/Condensation inside a Single wall tent?
April 02, 12:09am

Re: Re: Re: Arctic tent
Bring back the Whillans Box Tent. Not exactly ultralight. --B.G.--

In GEAR » Arctic tent
April 01, 10:56pm

Re: Arctic tent
When the 1983 American expedition on Mount Everest was preparing to go up the west ridge, they knew that high wind would be a problem, so they had custom tents designed to withstand 140 mph wind. W...

In GEAR » Arctic tent
April 01, 7:21pm

Re: well i think the bus is the option
Look at the results of the Donner Party before you try to cross the Sierras at the onset of winter. Then look at the pioneers who tried to cross Death Valley. As they say, timing is everything. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Please help i need a route
April 01, 4:34pm

I was kind of thinking that also. HACE or blood clot. HACE tends to happen when the climber is up really high, like above 20,000 feet. A blood clot can happen just about anytime when you get ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Sad news from Mt Shasta
April 01, 4:27pm

Re: Re: Ice axe version, cost
"Is there such a thing as a non-technical self-arrest?" Hmm. Yes, maybe. A technical self-arrest is when you fall on a high angle, and if you don't stop immediately, you will su...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG: The Poddle
April 01, 4:25pm

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