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All Forum Posts by mark henley

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Using Tyvek
I've made stuff sacks from Tyvek before ... the primary issue is tearing, especially in area's where it gets worked a lot. Otherwise I don't see any issues with it. You make one the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Using Tyvek
May 14, 10:05am

converting 1 L bottle lid to bite valve
If you use the narrow mouth plastic bottles instead of the wide mouth Atofina bottles the Platy hydration system screws right on (as well as on 2 L bottle standard threads) without modification. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Question: Converting 1 liter bottle lid to bite valve?
May 13, 11:57am

zpack
I ordered a 2800 cu in pack from Joe several months ago .... It didn't work out for me and Joe cheerfully took the pack back and refunded my money. He was just as happy to customize a pack ...

In GEAR » zpack
May 09, 7:38am

When have you gone too light?
I can carry a 2 lb 45 degree synth. bag just the same as I can carry a 12 oz quilt. How is one safer than the other? I can take a alcohol stove at less than an ounce or a white gas stove for a l...

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
May 09, 7:32am

Re: Thanks in advance for your help
Jim, What do you call it ... I don't know, how about .... Having fun?

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
May 09, 2:49am

Re: Re: If your "pack" weighs 5 lbs, is it *really* backpacking?
You've got to be kidding, right? You're either a.) A Troll or B.) in the wrong place. Adpacker would be a better fit for thinking such as yours. This is Backpacking "LIGHT" ...

In Philosophy & Technique » When have you gone too light?
May 08, 7:30pm

A few projects you've been working on
Looking GOOD! Bill Forshell did a lot of work with top bags here over the last several years. You might look up his posts before you work on your next bag, however, a 20 degree bag for under 2 l...

In Make Your Own Gear » A few projects I've been working on.
May 03, 4:41pm

Texas Backpacking
I live in Houston and find a number of great Backpacking opportunities here. Google the "4-C trail", "Lake Georgetown", "LSHT club", "Big Bend", as well a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Texas Backpacking?
May 02, 2:41pm

What do you put in a bear bag?
How in the world do you get the Bear to stand still long enough to stuff him in a bag?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you put in a bear bag?
April 29, 3:24pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Best ounce you ever carried?
"My partner would think a good cigar was the best ounce ever carried, but I sturggle to see how it would ever be multi-use." Bill Clinton figured it out.

In Philosophy & Technique » Best ounce you ever carried?
April 29, 6:58am

All Reader Reviews by mark henley

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Snow Peak 600
This cup is big enough to cook in for a solo person, a huge cup of java, or it's great for just boiling water. I use a piece of simple foil for a lid and it works amazingly well on a Snowpeak Giga...

In Cookware - Titanium
February 22, 8:34am

Thru-hiker Liberty Ridge Shell
I have made a few sewing projects, several quilts, and about a zillion stuff sacks, but this was the first time I attempted a piece of clothing. The pattern that AYCE provides is very well thought ...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
February 22, 8:29am

White Box Alcohol Stove
This little stove ROCKS! I'm in agreement that it needs a primer pan, but other than that, I actually melted my windscreen when it got too close to the cup. It's like firing up a blowto...

In Stoves - Alcohol
February 22, 8:23am

Muscle Milk Cookies and Cream
For years I've heard hikers talk about carrying a protein suplement along on trips to ensure that they don't sacrifice muscle while hiking. Most people who have ever tried a protein powdere...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
February 21, 2:51pm

Pacific Outdoor Products Insul Mat Max-Thermo
15 ounces of pure, 2.5 inch thick, heavenly sleeping bliss. I have a Max Compact, several thermarests, a Full length Max thermo, and several types of closed cell pads in my gear closet. This is withou...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
February 21, 2:41pm

Gregory G pack
I bought two of these packs, one for myself and one for my wife. After two years of use the packs have held up well, but we have both found that the load rating is VERY optimistic ... The pack beco...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
January 03, 2:27pm

Montbell Super Stretch Down Hugger #3
I've been backpacking seriously for about 4 years now, not including my Scouting days of yesteryear. This is my first Down bag as I've always used synthetics in the past. I've used the bag...

In Sleeping Bags - Mummy & Other
January 03, 2:21pm

Sawyer In-Line Filter
This Filter weighs in at 2 oz and once installed it has a very small impact on flow rate from the hydration tube/bite valve. I'm using it in conjunction with a Platypus hydration setup and you get...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 03, 2:12pm

Ray Way quilt one person - standard
Fantastic instructions ... I had never used a sewing machine before. I ordered the Ray Way stow bag kit and made it as my first project. The Quilt was a great second project. The instructions were ...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
January 04, 3:09pm