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Re: UHMWPE Extravaganza! FS: Full spectra, Dyneema X, DX40 and cuben for MYOG
Dyneema X, .74 oz cuben, and a couple yards of 1.43 oz cuben sold.

In Gear Swap » UHMWPE Extravaganza! FS: Full spectra, Dyneema X, DX40 and cuben for MYOG
January 25, 9:20am

Re: Don't Use Tennis Shoes
Winter doesn't necessarily = boots. There's lots of strategies for wearing trail runners in winter for those of us that don't have enough snow for skis or snowshoes (but still hike in ...

In GEAR » layering footwear
January 24, 10:25pm

Re: layering footwear
Typically the VBL would be over a thin liner. I've done a couple trips this month with highs in single digits, 8" or so of snow with just midweight wool socks and Rocky Gtx socks and am f...

In GEAR » layering footwear
January 24, 9:46pm

UHMWPE Extravaganza! FS: Full spectra, Dyneema X, DX40 and cuben for MYOG
Please email me at swihart dot b at gmail rather than PM. All prices include shipping to the CONUS. I'll gladly ship anywhere for a bit extra. I have probably 7 or so yds each of the DX40 ...

In Gear Swap » UHMWPE Extravaganza! FS: Full spectra, Dyneema X, DX40 and cuben for MYOG
January 24, 4:28pm

Re: Re: How often do you hike or backpack?
I'm probably in the 100ish nights a year camp, Fall/winter/spring I'm backpacking at least 2-3 weekends every month and live bordering a good sized wilderness area, so weeknight overnights ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How often do you hike or backpack?
January 23, 9:38pm

Re: 2013 winter list: Northern Rockies
Good list Dave. Any reason you're using the Boreas over the Cap4 for a midlayer? Seems like brethability might be limited with the Boreas plus Essenshell vs Cap4 plus Boreas. I suppose the C...

In Gear Lists » 2013 winter list: Northern Rockies
January 23, 8:12am

Re: Re: Re: Shangri-La 2 or MLD Trailstar?
I had a Trailstar and now have an SL2 which will probably be on the sale block soon. Most of the time I like the SL2, but when weather gets bad and you're trying to do anything other than slee...

In GEAR » Shangri-La 2 or MLD Trailstar?
January 21, 9:55pm

Re: Is there a decent non-lightweight forum?
First of all, good on ya for getting back out there. I'd invite you to stick around. While there are some 5 lb trophyers, I think most on here are more interested in the right skills and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is there a decent non-lightweight forum?
January 21, 10:48am

Re: Re: Seam Strength, Cuben Fiber
Agreed, Ryan, that a felled seam would be much better there and that construction methods are perhaps more to blame in that case. What I'm thinking is that using such a lightweight face fa...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter 4400 Backpack Review
January 18, 4:49pm

Re: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter 4400 Backpack Review
Nice review. I find it crazy that HMG didn't use a hybrid cuben with a heavier face fabric. I received some samples from Cubic a while back while looking for fabrics for MYOG project and the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter 4400 Backpack Review
January 18, 8:18am

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