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Re: Pack Design Question
For years I've made all my packs using one piece of fabric for the front (as in the face that contacts your back) and the bottom, with that fabric wrapping up a few inches of the back. I've...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Design Question
November 30, 4:55pm

Re: Ground cover for use with Duomid in winter conditions
The issue I had with polycro on snow was that it slid around so much and was hard to get laid out and to keep it in one place - way more so than polyethylene. just a pain to deal with. Tyvek would...

In Winter Hiking » Ground cover for use with Duomid in winter conditions
November 29, 1:03pm

Re: MYOG Freestanding Hooped Bivy
Could you tell us how long the Delrin rod is and how much it weighs?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Freestanding Hooped Bivy
November 28, 10:42pm

Re: Packaging Food
Samuel - I'd like to second Tom's request for menus and/or weights of food you take. Either you are achieving higher caloric density than I get from my usual foods/packaging, or you're ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages
November 26, 11:56am

heating vs. cooling
Seems like there is a significant difference in modes of heating and cooling the body, due primarily to the vasoconstriction that the body uses to conserve heat in the core. To wit: if I am hot I c...

In Philosophy & Technique » Getting warm, staying warm, & vice versa
November 25, 9:41pm

Re: Getting warm, staying warm, & vice versa
"Does anyone ever cool off by throwing water on their femorals?" I have had good luck with snow down the shorts. Let's just say all the guys know just how cold it feels when you are...

In Philosophy & Technique » Getting warm, staying warm, & vice versa
November 24, 3:42pm

Re: First MYOG project
Kits or patterns are definitely a good way to start. Thru-hiker also has some nice kits.

In Make Your Own Gear » First MYOG project
November 24, 11:46am

Re: "Is there a Market for a Sub 10 oz Hooped Bivy?"
Kevin - probably possible with the W/B Cuben to get down to that weight, and it is going to be mighty spendy, so the market is probably very small. The W/B cuben that zpacks sells is four times the...

In GEAR » Is there a Market for a Sub 10 oz Hooped Bivy?
November 24, 11:36am

Re: Re: Re: Fuel Energy Density
Jeff - I've carried WG in plastic safely on several trips up to 9 days. I do look for more robust bottles. Those really thin wall water bottles seem to flimsy to me. Before I tried it on a trip...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 1: Basic Framework for Selecting A Cooking Pot and Predicting Fuel Needs
November 24, 9:24am

Re: Re: a few results of my own
Bob - using the smallest sigh bottle I have and then carrying the rest of the fuel in plastic is lighter - my larger bottle weighs more than the small one plus the plastic. On expecting running...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Stove Systems for Group Cooking Part 1: Basic Framework for Selecting A Cooking Pot and Predicting Fuel Needs
November 24, 9:18am

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