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Re: worn out silnylon floor
Unless you need to keep out crawling insects, or running water, I'd just cut out most of the floor, leaving 6" or so around the edges, and lay a piece of tyvek or silnylon inside (maybe se...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sil-nylon floor wearing out, sew in new (cuben) floor??
August 26, 11:22pm

Re: Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
Hmmm...seems mostly covered with comfy sleeping, alcohol, and chocolate...maybe hot water for washing, evenings and mornings?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
August 24, 11:18pm

Re: Tall person's support thread..poles?.
Someone I hike with who is 6`8" has a neck of a time finding collapsible hiking poles that arelong enough...and when you hike with carbon poles extended to the max, apparently they break much ...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 24, 10:06am

Re: Re: Re: Traveling light
For a jacket in places like Hawaii or Florida, I've used a zip-up sun protective swim jacket - multipurpose.

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 22, 8:00pm

Re: Back-at-the-car checklist?
Thanks, guys. If I can convince myself not to set anything on the ground, that's probably the best tactic. And a walk-around should be a backup on that; I do that when leaving camp, so just n...

In Philosophy & Technique » Back-at-the-car checklist?
August 22, 12:23am

Back-at-the-car checklist?
After BOTH my hiking companion and myself left our poles leaned against a tree near the car as we drove home after last week's trip, I started wondering about ways to combat middle-aged brain f...

In Philosophy & Technique » Back-at-the-car checklist?
August 21, 10:09pm

Re: Re: soliciting bivy advice
I got a few yards several years ago from someone on; I think he found it at Walmart, back in the days when they carried silnylon for $1/yard. I traded him some purple silnylon for ...

In Make Your Own Gear » soliciting bivy advice
August 19, 6:26pm

Re: soliciting bivy advice
Thanks, Franco - that would be easier (and cheaper) to try than making a whole new bivy out of something else.

In Make Your Own Gear » soliciting bivy advice
August 19, 1:51pm

Re: Carrying Olive Oil
That sounds like a great idea to carry oil in, Tony - I've always used a 100ml nalgene container from my old lab job, but that too big for most trips. Thanks!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
August 19, 1:15pm

Re: Cassin Ridge, Denali - harder and more rewarding than expected
Wow!!!!! Great writing - I was hooked from the start of the story. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us! The pictures were really beautiful; what kind of camera did you use?

In Post-Trip Reports » Cassin Ridge, Denali - harder and more rewarding than expected
August 19, 9:34am

All Reader Reviews by d k

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Pacific Outdoor Equipment Peak Elite AC petite
I liked this mat a lot; the only thing I've liked as much that I've tried is my old Thermarest Deluxe LE which I think is 26 oz, almost 3x the weight of this pad (10.5 oz on my scale). The fa...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
May 20, 3:46pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
I got this on a Steep and Cheap sale, and so far have only used it twice sleeping on the floor at my parents' house, since my old bedroom has long since been converted to a sewing room for my mom....

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
December 26, 4:34pm