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Re: Re: Getting into bed under a minimal tarp while its raining
Jim described it well, let me just stress the (by now) probably obvious: there's no hidden trick as with mostly everything regarding rain: you get wet, you forget about a completely, pristine d...

In GEAR » Getting into bed under a minimal tarp while its raining
March 28, 1:49am

Re: HRP 2012
1. When backpacking abroad in a place where I don't have at least medical insurance, I've always used some generic travel insurance with cover for hiking activities. I've used This one ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Haute Route Pyrenees, Atlantic to Mediterranean, Summer 2010
March 27, 4:19pm

Gastro/intestinal problems and self infection
In the recent thread about the missing hiker with gastro/intestinal problems, one of the suggested, possible causes was a self infection due to poor hygiene after a toilet run. It sounds counter-in...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gastro/intestinal problems and self infection
March 23, 9:27am

Re: Cairns and LNT?
Climate, topography and others, cairn utility depends on several factors and it may be difficult to assess correctly. Some locales may benefit from cairns more than others. It's common that a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cairns and LNT?
March 23, 6:05am

Re: quilts
My quilts have two straps, I find them useful and effective and I don't find them particularly fiddly. I usually set them before I go in but I can adjust from my sleeping position without diffi...

In GEAR » quilts
March 21, 5:30pm

Re: Re: Pot Question. Short wide, tall skinny.
did you take into account flame power? A wide vs. narrow burner, medium/low vs. full throttle, all those would influence differently fuel consumption regarding pot diameter. To narrow things dow...

In GEAR » Pot Question. Short wide, tall skinny.
March 21, 5:02pm

Re: looking for a full zip <=100wt micro fleece jacket
The Haglofs Micro Jacket is very close. It looks like a clone of the now discontinued Dual Jacket that I've been using for a few years for a winter, active mid-layer. Expensive for what it is b...

In GEAR » looking for a full zip <=100wt micro fleece jacket
March 19, 5:29pm

Min temp
Consider the minimum temp usually happens in the early morning, just before the sun is out. We can usually get the min temp quite accurately by just checking the temp when we wake up. Konrad'...

In GEAR » Suunto watches
March 19, 2:47pm

Re: Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirts?
The legs are far more forgiving than the torso in all aspects: they don't need a wind barrier as badly when the conditions might demand one but also they tolerate well a wind barrier when it...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wind Pants not as popular as wind shirt?
March 16, 4:51am

Re: Big Agnes Style Bags?
A pad sleeve spoils the variable girth feature that's so important to make quilts versatile. It makes the bag somewhat rigid, it doesn't drape well around the body; you don't need insul...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bags vs Quilts
March 15, 6:08pm

All Reader Reviews by Inaki Diaz de Etura

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Golite Hex 3
Not a full review but just a small addition on what's already been said regarding winter use. While skis make for wonderful stakes on deep snow, unfortunately the tie out loops at the end of the 6 mai...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 18, 7:47am

Nunatak Arc Ghost
I was torn between Ghost and Alpinist before ordering and eventually ordered something in between, quite like the former X from BMW. It has the loft of the Ghost with the dimensions of the Alpinist an...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
September 05, 11:08am