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Over thinking of Sub 1
Of course we're over thinking it some ... that's the point of the exercise! To exercise our brains. You could go the easy route, emergency bivy for a bag, emergency blanket with s...

In Gear Lists » Sub 1 lb. Intellectual Exercise
May 31, 8:36am

Sub one gear
I just finished my 3rd prototype bivy ... it's a cross between a Serenity shelter and a meteor bivy and I really like it. I'm going to make a full mock up out of some Spinnaker material ...

In Gear Lists » Sub 1 lb. Intellectual Exercise
May 30, 11:03am

Sub 5
I did my first sub 5 overnight about 18 months ago and nothing even comes close to the feeling you get romping down the trails with almost nothing on your back. And it's so hard to put the weig...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My first sub 5 lb trip!
May 29, 6:58pm

Tell me how you'd make a headnet for .1 oz????

In Gear Lists » Sub 1 lb. Intellectual Exercise
May 29, 6:38pm

Cuben pack
I ordered some spectra cord and cuben fiber today to make XSUL pack version 2.0 ..... I think I want to make another prototype before I cut cuben. What size does the pack need to be for this exe...

In Gear Lists » Sub 1 lb. Intellectual Exercise
May 29, 5:36pm

Bag Standard
Richard ... thanks for the wealth of info. I'll pour through this this weekend, but from a glancing read, if I understand this right, the 52 degree temperature would assume that you have a m...

In GEAR » Warmth: Arc AT vs BMW Cocoon pants
May 29, 3:12pm

BP for larger dudes
I second the vote for ULA ... comfort beats Granite gear and I own three of those.

In GEAR » Backpacks for Large Men
May 29, 10:27am

Re: sub 1 lb hammock hike
I did some testing with hard structure Tyvek for hammock applications. The strength wasn't high enough for me ... YMMV

In Gear Lists » Sub 1 lb. Intellectual Exercise
May 29, 9:46am

Re: Re: Warmth: Arc AT vs BMW Cocoon pants
Richard ... wonderful chart. If I read this correctly, the Arc AT and Shaka plus have a similar clo rating to 2.5 oz per square yard XP? The lighter option then would be a MLD 12 oz XP quilt, bu...

In GEAR » Warmth: Arc AT vs BMW Cocoon pants
May 29, 9:13am

cuben sleeping bag
Bill ... how did your cuben sleeping bag work out? Is Cuben a viable option for a quilt/bag?

In Gear Lists » Sub 1 lb. Intellectual Exercise
May 28, 8:27pm

All Reader Reviews by mark henley

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Snow Peak 600
This cup is big enough to cook in for a solo person, a huge cup of java, or it's great for just boiling water. I use a piece of simple foil for a lid and it works amazingly well on a Snowpeak Giga...

In Cookware - Titanium
February 22, 8:34am

Thru-hiker Liberty Ridge Shell
I have made a few sewing projects, several quilts, and about a zillion stuff sacks, but this was the first time I attempted a piece of clothing. The pattern that AYCE provides is very well thought ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 22, 8:29am

White Box Alcohol Stove
This little stove ROCKS! I'm in agreement that it needs a primer pan, but other than that, I actually melted my windscreen when it got too close to the cup. It's like firing up a blowto...

In Stoves - Alcohol
February 22, 8:23am

Muscle Milk Cookies and Cream
For years I've heard hikers talk about carrying a protein suplement along on trips to ensure that they don't sacrifice muscle while hiking. Most people who have ever tried a protein powdere...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 21, 2:51pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
15 ounces of pure, 2.5 inch thick, heavenly sleeping bliss. I have a Max Compact, several thermarests, a Full length Max thermo, and several types of closed cell pads in my gear closet. This is withou...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
February 21, 2:41pm

Gregory G pack
I bought two of these packs, one for myself and one for my wife. After two years of use the packs have held up well, but we have both found that the load rating is VERY optimistic ... The pack beco...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
January 03, 2:27pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've been backpacking seriously for about 4 years now, not including my Scouting days of yesteryear. This is my first Down bag as I've always used synthetics in the past. I've used the bag...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 03, 2:21pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
This Filter weighs in at 2 oz and once installed it has a very small impact on flow rate from the hydration tube/bite valve. I'm using it in conjunction with a Platypus hydration setup and you get...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 03, 2:12pm

Ray Way quilt one person - standard
Fantastic instructions ... I had never used a sewing machine before. I ordered the Ray Way stow bag kit and made it as my first project. The Quilt was a great second project. The instructions were ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
January 04, 3:09pm