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Re: Re: mt biking in wilderness history, and machines
A bike is a machine. They're allowed on roadways and are considered vehicles by law. Vehicles should not be allowed on wilderness trails. Therefore, no bikes

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 02, 7:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Almost SUL -- Help me make the cut.
Some easy changes: Pack liner trash bag at 75g seems heavy. What about a nyloflume bag? 1 oz for packliner size. I think Lite Trail still has some Dry bag: not really necessary, could probably ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Almost SUL -- Help me make the cut.
December 01, 9:29pm

Re: Re: SilPoly on hammock forums
Well I didn't just fill it up with water :) I soak a towel, put a layer of fabric on top, then a cotton t-shirt on top of the fabric, and stand or kneel on top of the shirt. Any moisture forced...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 26, 9:17am

Re: Re: Re: SilPoly
I am just about finished with another pyramid tarp made from RBTR's 20D silnylon. I'm impressed with the material so far. Waterproofness seems excellent from my bathtub test, and it seems q...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 26, 6:55am

Re: SilPoly
That looks like some interesting fabric. Why do you assume less water absorption? Given the hydrostatic heads listed on the website, it seems like SilPoly could be less waterproof than their 20D si...

In Make Your Own Gear » SilPoly
November 25, 8:32pm

Re: Re: Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
Well I bought one of these pads and have used it a couple nights now. I ended up cutting off the pillow at the top because I didn't like it. Every time I used it was with a 20 degree down mummy...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Inertia O Zone sleeping pad
November 25, 8:54am

Re: 10d vs pertex
I would order the same pants again. I also have a quilt made by GooseFeet Gear with a green Pertex Quantum shell and tan 10D liner. Over 45 nights with it so far - rarely do I see a feather.

In GEAR » GooseFeet Gear Down Pants New explanation
November 25, 8:41am

Re: Re: HMG Windrider 4400
I found the comfort limit of my 4400 SW to be around 35 lbs. It is the older model, so it does not have the plastic framesheet or extended length hipbelt of the current 4400s. The limiting factor f...

In GEAR » 35+ LB capacity pack recommendation
November 24, 7:39pm

Re: Re: GooseFeet Gear Down Pants New explanation
I didn't really notice until I read Chad's post, but I went and checked, and there is some slight down leakage with the gray 10D. I tried sleeping in mine, but they were too warm, so had to...

In GEAR » GooseFeet Gear Down Pants New explanation
November 24, 7:22pm

Re: Pertex quantum gl
I emailed GooseFeet about this a couple months ago. He said there is no difference between Pertex Quantum (1.03 oz/sq yd) and Pertex Quantum GL (0.74 oz/sq yd) besides the weight. http://pertex....

In GEAR » GooseFeet Gear Down Pants New explanation
November 24, 4:27pm

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