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Re: Re: Re: Re: Bivy
The advantages with eVent bivys that I've read of seems to typically be below freezing (haven't used a WPB bivy myself, though I've made a few out of various DWR fabrics). If a primary...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 06, 12:45pm

Re: Bivy
If you're getting a full size TS, I agree with others that there's basically zero reason for a WPB bivy. Any non-WPB fabric will be far more breathable than the most breathable WPB, even E...

In GEAR » Most Breathable Bivy?
March 06, 11:32am

FS: W's MEC T2 hoodies, W's Ibex hooded indy, Black Diamond Carbon Ultra Distance poles, Patagonia Merino 1, Arcteryx Phase SL, M's Ex officio pants
All prices include shipping. PM or email me at swihart dot b at gmail. Women's MEC T2 hoodies. NWT. Medium $38. Women's Ibex hooded indie. Size small, excellent condition. $50....

In Gear Swap » FS: W's MEC T2 hoodies, W's Ibex hooded indy, Black Diamond Carbon Ultra Distance poles, Patagonia Merino 1, Arcteryx Phase SL, M's Ex officio pants
March 06, 11:25am

AA vs CR123 Zebralights
Note that the runtimes/ouput for the H51/H502 are with a rechargeable eneloop while the H31 is with non-rechargeable lithium batteries. Specs note that H31 runtimes are much lower with rechargeabl...

In GEAR » Zebralight H600
March 06, 9:56am

Re: Re: Escalante, early March
Thanks Brian. I'm usually good in a windshirt and short sleeve around freezing while moving (in decent weather). This is what I've used on trips the last couple weeks with similar weather...

In Gear Lists » Escalante, early March
March 05, 9:38am

Seam taping
I found that on the recent packs I made that tape works fine for long straight seams but it's tougher to get a seal down in the corners or on tricky seams. Seam Grip is a little messier but I ...

In GEAR » Hybrid Cuben CDT
February 28, 5:25pm

Re: A Nostalgic Hike to Carey's Castle
Thanks Nick. Enjoyed both the report and ramblings.

In Post-Trip Reports » A Nostalgic Hike to Carey's Castle
February 26, 6:56pm

owls
Yeah I love owls. Saw-whets are awesome. They're strangely tame.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 26, 6:36pm

Re: Wildlife
Love reading these. Gary, your bear story is great. A few of my favs: A bobcat and three kittens last year on our way to a jobsite early in the morning. We watched them play in some Junipers...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best wildlife encounters?
February 26, 6:18pm

Re: this is great work
Good eye, it's actually a 401a. I have two industrial machines and that singer's still my favorite to use, especially for light fabrics. I found it at a thrift store, cleaned it up to sel...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified Felled Seam
February 26, 10:00am

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