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Re: hillmap and acme
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php has UTM grid overlays. I prefer hillmap due to more printing control (still a PITA), but do wish you could put UTM grids on it. When you print from hillm...

In GEAR » What is the Best TOPO mapping program to get?
November 29, 8:41am

Last minute grocery store meals
+1 to couscous. a few others that haven't been mentioned: -instant beans (the Fantastic Foods black beans are indeed fantastic) with some minute rice and a tortilla -instant rice with dried ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backing packing meals from Big box stores
November 27, 5:05pm

CFM measurements
Thanks for all the info, Richard; it's appreciated. I'm curious if there are different types of CFM measurements...in the post you just linked (from 09) you list the Houdini as 5 CFM com...

In GEAR » how breathable a wind shell is
November 27, 8:36am

Squamish
Richard, Is that CFM for the current Squamish? Looks like there's a couple different names from different years of the fabric used (gossamera, luminera) and I'm wondering if it's sti...

In GEAR » how breathable a wind shell is
November 26, 9:51pm

Re: Re: so no micro
For what you describe Microspikes would be fine. There's a pretty massive difference between Microspikes and something like Yaktrax.

In GEAR » crampons for non technical people - choices
November 26, 1:47pm

Re: Commentary: The Packraft in 2013
Good stuff...currently trying to decide on rafts for the wife and I for pretty much the "serious weight savings in serious conditions, but not serious whitewater" that you describe (think...

In Editor's Roundtable » Commentary: The Packraft in 2013
November 21, 11:14am

Re: Re: nice tarp
Feel free to make offers...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 21, 7:40am

Re: 12 lb density?
One thing I learned is that density doesn't necessarily equal stiffness or hardness. 2 lb density can vary in stiffness quite a bit. IDF or ILD is the stiffness/hardness measurement. That s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hard foam ?
November 20, 10:51pm

Re: Hard foam ?
Timely question; I've received about a dozen or so samples from various online foam sellers in the last couple weeks (basically from anywhere I could find that didn't make you buy a crazy a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hard foam ?
November 20, 6:27pm

Re: nice tarp
Thanks Rob. I hike mostly in the desert, and on most trips don't take a shelter at all. When there's weather that warrants taking a shelter, it usually involves lots of wind and sand ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 19, 8:54am

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