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Re: Thermoball
When new fabrics and insulations come out there's usually at least a year lag (often two or more) before the products become available for the DIY/MYOG community. There's a ton of economics...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thermoball
October 27, 3:32pm

Re: Re: Patagucci as technical wear?
Remember patagonia got it's start as a climbing company and still holds a design tradition harking back to then (even if the designers are working on convention more than knowledgeable traditio...

In GEAR » Patagucci as technical wear?
October 26, 4:42pm

Ace is the place
Hard to beat Ace for convenience and price. The staff is also almost universally helpful and knowledgeable. I just picked up some washers and SS mesh bits to play around with making a pre-filter fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tubing that will fit gravity filter, where to get?
October 24, 3:06am

Re: My Latest Alcohol Stove Design
I love it. I'm a big fan of using mousse cans for alcy stoves. Nice thick aluminum for durability but still relatively easy to work with. My first and only myog stove used one.

In GEAR » My Latest Alcohol Stove Design
October 23, 1:31pm

Re: Re: Re: re: Ground insulation.
Justin, to save cost look to geartrade.com. Lots of sleeping pads under $100. I think they even have a neoair trekker torso for around $70 (not UL, but still nice for winter). Lots of other brands ...

In GEAR » Ground insulation.
October 23, 1:54am

Re: Re: Dry a Sawyer in the microwave?
Why exactly do you want to fully dry your filter in the first place. First, when the tubes get to dry out fully they get smaller (the plastic holds a little moisture to stay pliable) and this drama...

In GEAR » Dry a Sawyer in the microwave?
October 17, 11:06am

Down hooded jackets
It may be chilly on the PCT at elevation, but a 10-20F appropriate jacket seems overkill to carry on those few chilly mornings when most of the time it will be sitting in your pack as dead weight. ...

In GEAR » Down hooded jackets
October 16, 1:23pm

Garage Sales
Whatever I find at an REI garage sale seems to work for me. Less than $10 and usually some dumba$$ couldn't figure out how to change modes (manuals come with them and are also online...). I'...

In GEAR » Best Headlamp
October 16, 1:08pm

Re: Sweet
They don't restock the web specials like normal inventory, it's last year's (or older) models that they are clearing inventory. So basically you won't find a dark blue for another y...

In Gear Deals » Any alpine light parkas?
October 08, 2:09pm

Re: Re: Good deals on Mountain Hardwear at STP
Jeffrey, I believe it's 6.35oz of down. I had emailed MHW about it awhile back and they said 180grams IIRC. This is for the hooded version, figure a half to full oz less for the non-hooded. I h...

In Gear Deals » Good deals on Mountain Hardwear at STP
October 01, 11:23am

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