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Spinnaker (silicone, melamine, or polycarbonate coated ripstop polyester) enjoyed a relatively brief (2-4 years) period of popularity among ultralight backpackers. It is appealing because some form...

In Make Your Own Gear » Substitute fabric for Spinnaker (5 Yards to SUL Article Pack)
July 02, 1:20pm

Bear bag hanging on tree trunks (not branches)
I recently camped in an area where I had difficulty locating branches for food hanging. The only sturdy branches were too high or surrounded by impenetrable tangles of twigs. Is anyone familiar wit...

In GEAR » Bear bag hanging on tree trunks (not branches)
June 30, 12:57pm

David, just a word of caution: the mini atomizer bottles ("misters") at Lotioncrafter are crappy. I bought some of the 8ml size for bug spray and all of them broke after a few spritzes.

In GEAR » How to use a straw to store squeezable semi-liquids?
June 28, 5:56pm

Squeeze tube
For sunscreen, DEET lotion, and other viscous liquids I use little polyethylene squeeze tubes like these: Last time I looked for these, I found them in 5 ml capacity (1/6 oz), but the smalle...

In GEAR » How to use a straw to store squeezable semi-liquids?
June 28, 4:07pm

I'm inclined to agree with Roger. I don't think the water repellent properties of the coating will withstand soiling or abrasion, but as long as Jason has some, and is asking for testing su...

In GEAR » Rust-O-Leum NeverWet
June 24, 4:44pm

Axis labels
Like Bob, I find it difficult to read a graph without axis labels. It took me a minute. I see now that the Starlyte is maximally efficient (requiring 1.4 grams of fuel to boil) at 15 inches pot hei...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone and Starlyte stove
June 24, 4:19pm

Tempo tag
Anna, thanks. Those are perfect. But, do you know of any source? There are a lot of articles about them online, but I haven't found any way to buy them.

In GEAR » Miniature (zipper pull?) digital clock
June 24, 9:15am

Miniature (zipper pull?) digital clock
As an alternative to a watch, I'd like to find a miniature clock that I can attach to my pack or clothing. I'm familiar with the zipper-pull gadgets that have both a digital clock and a tin...

In GEAR » Miniature (zipper pull?) digital clock
June 23, 6:56pm

Thanks, Jason. I'm looking forward to your observations of treated fabrics. In particular, I'm curious about fabrics that have been treated, then exposed to dirt, washed, etc.

In GEAR » Rust-O-Leum NeverWet
June 23, 9:51am

I've used Thaisilks, too. I've purchased 5 momme silk (which is lighter than any nylon fabric) for $3 per yard from that site.

In Make Your Own Gear » 1.1 oz Nylon Bag Liner?
June 22, 5:41pm

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