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Guns
Chris, my points were specifically about considering pistols as an alternative to bear spray for backcountry protection from wolves in areas (like Alaska or northern Canada) where wolves are relati...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 10, 5:26pm

Poles
I think David's point about one vs. two pole shelters makes sense. I have used both kinds and I've thought about this tradeoff. In high winds, when you'd want the edges of your shelter ...

In GEAR » Most storm worthy trekking pole tent?
July 10, 11:10am

Carbon fiber
Jordan, ebay has multiple listings for 3k plain weave carbon fiber cloth for less than 1/10th of the price you found. I have also found half a dozen or more other suppliers online using google. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 10, 12:05am

Yes
"If a person can't hold a spray can steady, would a pistol be all that useful?" "...so I guess I'd put my money on the noise having a greater effect." I would, too...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 09, 11:51pm

Probability
Jerry, I think you make a good point. I don't own a gun, and I have certainly never carried anything backpacking that I intended to use as a weapon (a firearm or anything else), but I might...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 09, 11:08pm

Firearms
Jeremy, it sounds like you're suggesting that a terrified and shaky person could expect the same result from using a pistol or bear spray against an approaching wolf. I must be misunderstanding...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 09, 10:42pm

Wolves
Canis hystericus, the "teen wolf" is another variety of concern in some areas. Seriously, I'd be surprised if wolves were unaffected by bear spray. I see that there might be a ...

In GEAR » Pepper Spray lacking when wolf attacking
July 09, 9:18pm

Thanks
Bill, as Ken said, this is for protection against birds and small mammals. I hang my food to keep it away from bears, coyotes, and foxes, but I've had mice and birds break into a hanging food b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified (enlarged) steel mesh food sack (Outsak)
July 08, 9:46pm

Thanks
Ken, thanks. I'm pleased with the increased space and minimal increase in weight, but I think the feature I'll appreciate most is the modified shape. It's handy for it to stand up on it...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified (enlarged) steel mesh food sack (Outsak)
July 08, 8:27pm

Modified (enlarged) steel mesh food sack (Outsak)
My Outsak UL has sometimes been too small to hold all of my food on longer trips or on trips with groups. I happened to have some 304 stainless steel mesh of the same gauge and knit as the mesh use...

In Make Your Own Gear » Modified (enlarged) steel mesh food sack (Outsak)
July 08, 7:42pm

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