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Re: Miox
I use it. Its really convenient if you have alot of water to treat... otherwise Aqua mira accomplishes the same thing while weighing less.

In GEAR » Miox
September 14, 7:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Bending Titanium (repeatedly)
Paul, Is that related to shear strength? I'm not a metallurgist so I can't really picture it. It seems to me if a material has a finite duty cycle then there must be an additive effect of succ...

In GEAR » Bending Titanium (repeatedly)
September 13, 10:58am

Re: Bending Titanium (repeatedly)
Seems to me repeated bending of any alloy will eventually exceed the ability for it to re-align its crystal structure. One interesting thing I've noted though is the effect of repeated heat/coo...

In GEAR » Bending Titanium (repeatedly)
September 13, 10:24am

Re: What kind of footwear do you wear ?
I hike some pretty scrambly stuff so trail runners or just running shoes are "too squiggly" for me. I now hike exclusively with Kayland Vertigo K approach shoes. I find they are the best comp...

In GEAR » What kind of footwear do you wear ?
September 05, 7:16am

Re: Titanium wire (or rod)
Hi Jay, I got this once from an old friend who was a metallurgist. 6Al/4V (6% aluminum, 4% vanadium) is the harder of the two alloys and is used where tensile strength is paramount (ie bottom...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Your Own Gear: The “Z-Stand” Pot Support for Alcohol Stoves
September 01, 4:23pm

Re: Titanium wire (or rod)
Hi Jay, I got this once from an old friend who was a metallurgist. 6Al/4V (6% aluminum, 4% vanadium) is the harder of the two alloys and is used where tensile strength is paramount (ie bottom...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Your Own Gear: The “Z-Stand” Pot Support for Alcohol Stoves
September 01, 3:48pm

titanium wire
Hi Jay, Where do you source your titanium wire? I've seen 2 mm diammeter relatively pure titanium available on the web... but for research purposes only. Are you using 6Al4V or 3Al2.5V alloy...

In Make Your Own Gear » Make Your Own Gear: The “Z-Stand” Pot Support for Alcohol Stoves
September 01, 1:45pm

Re: Re: Raising the bar a tad
Thanks Rick. Here's an example of what the Rollei can do (at f4.0) <center></center> I concur with you... I've been at this photography business so long that the best evaluative m...

In GEAR » Pentax Optio WP
August 29, 1:40pm

"Stringent rationing"?
Ok, not to seem like I'm trolling (because I'm not) but has anyone "experimented" with fasting on the trail? Or "stringent rationing"? I'm thinking that 1.25 lb food/ day in "easy" 3 season hik...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » "Stringent rationing"?
August 28, 7:21pm

Re: Raising the bar a tad
Yea, I looked at that option too. Turns out its a Panasonic badged Leica Digilux 2 (which is great because you don't pay an extra $400 for the snobbery factor) Actually, I shouldn't say anyth...

In GEAR » Pentax Optio WP
August 28, 7:17pm

All Reader Reviews by John Chan

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Integral Designs Siltarp 2
This is now my preferred mode of tarping. After experimenting with cat-cut tarps, hammocks, tee-pee tarps, I have concluded that the most versatile configuration is the standard flat 8 x 10 silnylon ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
August 12, 9:41pm

Montbell Breeze Dry-Tec UL overbag (M)
I have used this bivy for 1 full season now. Compared to the BMW Vapor bivy this overbag has several plusses and minuses. The advantages 1. No stakeout points. This may seem counterintuitive, ...

In Shelters - Bivy Sacks
August 12, 9:33pm

MiniBullDesigns Trek 3
The MBD Trek 3 is the fully pressurized version of their original side-burner. There is no priming cup. You must add the denatured alcohol via small hole on top of the stove after unscrewing a wing-...

In Stoves - Alcohol
August 09, 7:11am

Vargo 1.3 L Titanium Pot
Very well made item. On the bottom of the pot it says "made in Japan" which from the dimensions, suggests that its an Evernew pot without the pot handles. I'm not sure how long the non-stick surface...

In Cookware - Titanium
August 09, 6:59am

Mountain Laurel Designs Prophet 25/30
Recieved my MLD Prophet 30 the other day. Its a pretty simple design but will probably do what I envisioned it to: carry a UL 3-day summer kit. I had Ron make some small modifications to my pack lik...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 9:17am

Nunatak Skaha Plus
Recently took delivery on my much anticipated Skaha Plus down sweater. Two long, anxious months from concept to delivery but boy, was it worth it. I had Tom build a sweater in Quantum shell/ 0.8...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 24, 7:53pm

Golite Hex 3
I recently applied UL philosophies to group camping so I replaced my MH Trango 2 tent with a Golite Hex 3. This week, I took the Hex 3 on a planned circumnavigation of the 100 km LaCloche Silhouette ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 26, 5:09pm

Princeton Tech Aurora
Probably the best overall LED headtorch on the market. Ample light, ample light settings, great battery longevity.

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
November 08, 1:13pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Great primary pot for 1 or 2 if you are going to boil water and add. I have even used it for cooking rice (you'll need a pot cozy). I gave it a 4 because of the flimsy handles but I guess for UL coo...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 08, 1:11pm

Montane Featherlite
I've been using the Montane Featherlite Smock as a replacement for a bulky hardshell and its worked great so far. The Pertex fabric with DWR really does well in light precipitation and even in the oc...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
November 08, 10:34am