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Detox
As per safety, you're exposed to more toxins breathing the diesel exhaust of a truck driving by than you will be on a hike in the woods burning a little methanol. Sure it may not be the safe...

In GEAR » Safest alcohol for stoves - US perspective
November 06, 11:23am

Re: Re: Need guesstimate for current temp rating of a long term compressed sleeping bag
From the few studies I've seen, compression doesn't minimal long term damage, it does drastically increase loft time. Basically down is like velcro on a microscopic level. So heavy compr...

In GEAR » Need guesstimate for current temp rating of a long term compressed sleeping bag
November 06, 10:49am

Cold
Watch "Cold" which was part of the Reel Rock a few years ago. It's a mini-documentary about climbing Gasherbrum II in winter. While you won't be dealing with the altitude, weather...

In Winter Hiking » Extreme cold weather clothing systems and other related issues
November 04, 11:23am

Re: Land's End
To clarify Ken's post about the temp rating of the Land's End "All our ratings are based on wearing typical cool weather clothing, including a cotton turtleneck, wool sweater and je...

In GEAR » Looking for a specific hooded down jacket
November 04, 11:00am

Re: Looking for a specific hooded down jacket
You're asking a lot on that budget... Most likely you'll have to give up on down amount ($100 buys you 2oz of +800fp usually, at best). If you can go over your weight limit, geartrade.co...

In GEAR » Looking for a specific hooded down jacket
November 04, 8:55am

Hmm...
I remember this method being a symbol of those truly dedicated to the UL philosophy a few years ago, but notice it's all but entirely disappeared as a technique. I'll go over a few issues w...

In GEAR » Layering strategies for rest/camp using sleeping insulation
November 03, 7:28pm

Re: Re: Durability.
Good point about head wear. I'm a strong believer in laminate fleece protection for my ears (I have a buff with windstopper that I use a fair amount). Full windstopper laminates on the dome (li...

In GEAR » Is there any room for a windproof fleece?
November 03, 12:50am

Talon Vs GG Mariposa volume
So I recently have found myself without a pack (or shelter, sleep system, clothes, etc...thank you Tweaker-Town, AZ). I loved my Talon 44 as a general purpose pack for overnights and climbing tr...

In GEAR » Talon Vs GG Mariposa volume
November 02, 11:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: materials
Why 10d? Why not just reinforce with strips of cuben (ideally a higher weight than .34)? Bond with glue/tape and you maintain the strength where you need it along the hems and ridgeline while light...

In Make Your Own Gear » .34 ounce Cuben over 10d nylon
November 02, 9:18pm

Re: Don't Confuse Max
American? But you have good ol' Mel as an avatar, a guy who was born in NY but grew up in Australia (and has aussie parents). Now you're confusing me, Max! As for windproof fleece. I nix...

In GEAR » Is there any room for a windproof fleece?
November 02, 9:04pm

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