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Re: Re: Re: Your down coat could be the product of cruelty
This is one of the reason's why i wanted Richard Nisley to test the CLO levels of Angora Rabbit fur, as a possible cruelty free, sustainable replacement for Down (at least in garments, probably...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your down coat could be the product of cruelty
December 20, 12:02am

Your down coat could be the product of cruelty
http://www.salon.com/2013/12/15/your_down_coat_could_be_the_product_of_cruelty/ Down is often collected through a procedure called live plucking. Which is pretty much what it sounds like: A work...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your down coat could be the product of cruelty
December 19, 3:44pm

thermoball
thermoball is claimed to be the equivalent of 600 fill down interesting that MH is trying to push the envelope ... when theres a "top" brand out there thats DOWNGRADING the insulation ...

In GEAR » MHW Thermal Q: Primaloft contender
December 19, 1:58am

Re: Inspired by:
one thing to note is that a fire maple stove weights ~50 grams these days ... and a small 100gm around 200gm ... add a small cup for around 60 gm ... and you have a pretty "reliable" ...

In GEAR » A 3.4oz fire starting insurance policy
December 18, 4:47pm

Re: 100 weight classic fleece vs Power dry grid fleece
Does anybody know if there's perceptible warmth gains between classic 100 weight fleece and the power dry grid fleece in the R1? I know the power dry offers better moisture management. there...

In GEAR » 100 weight fleece pullover is light?
December 18, 2:29pm

Re: Multiples
the point is that oversized trail runners with several sock layers including a WPB one ... acts like a boot/shoe with a removable liner ... in theory you can remove the socks to dry em out the s...

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
December 18, 2:27pm

gore tex
despite all the "bad rap" goretex gets here .... for mild PNW always slushy wet or puddles conditions (your sneakers WONT dry even if they are mesh, theres no effing sun or dry ground) .....

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
December 18, 9:23am

Re: What the heck is a Jetboil?
Heat exchangers make sense for cutting back fuel usage. You can get good heat exchanger pots for any stove. When all is said and done with the calculations, testing and playing around, the heat exc...

In GEAR » What the heck is a Jetboil?
December 18, 8:27am

Re: Jetboil fuel efficiency?
heat exchanger stoves saves fuel ... the real question is will it offset the added weight BPL did tests a few years ago ... http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/2011_sotmr...

In GEAR » What the heck is a Jetboil?
December 18, 8:22am

jetboil
the jetboil has a few advantages - wind resistance ... while not as windproof as a MSR reactor ... it is decently wind resistant which means you dont have to fiddle with wind screens - fast b...

In GEAR » What the heck is a Jetboil?
December 18, 1:03am

All Reader Reviews by eric chan

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm