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Re: MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
Yah. I feel like slapping my head now. I misjudged the scale of the photo and thought that the tubes were less than 1 micron in diameter for some reason. That lead me to think they filtered by f...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
October 22, 4:22pm

Re: MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
Thanks. I get it. The tubes are porous. That was the missing piece. :)

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
October 22, 12:29pm

Re: MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
Thanks Will and Roger. Nice article! I'm a bit confused by the "folded tubes", though. If both ends of all the tubes are at the same end of the device, how is water run *through*...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
October 22, 11:03am

Re: Cuben "It Comes in Colors"
I'd like to play the guessing game, too. ;) How about this? I speculate that the light colored, semi-transparent standard Cuben has a lower emissivity than darker alternative fabrics. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber in Colors
October 22, 10:40am

Re: Cuben "It Comes in Colors"
My vote is for "Aluminized". Seriously. I have a couple of special projects in mind... Ok, I'll give one away -- a condensation-resistant tarp. [There!] :-)

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber in Colors
October 21, 9:50pm

Re: question for Richard...
>> The interesting thing from Richard's data however is that there *is* a significant linear region and you don't have to extrapolate... Indeed. We're all on the same page here...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question of the day?
October 14, 9:46am

Re: question for Richard...
>> if you decrease the thickness of your typical UL sleeping bag by a factor of 2, you will not affect the warmth of the bag. Why? Because the density will be doubled, and so the clo/inch wil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question of the day?
October 13, 10:54pm

Re: question for Richard...
Thanks, Richard! That's very valuable information -- as always from you. :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question of the day?
October 13, 9:25pm

Re: question for Richard...
Fascinating stuff! Thanks, Richard. Two questions: 1) I just want to double check your 2.16kg/m^3 and 75kg/m^3 figures for typos. If I read correctly, the optimal clo/thickness ratio is ach...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question of the day?
October 13, 6:37pm

Re: Everest
Roger has it right. :) For damp conditions near freezing, especially for short trips, highly water-resistant shells (e.g. eVent, Dryloft, etc.) have their place. Still, I would rather put my mo...

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering: mf or dryloft
September 24, 11:11pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Martin

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm