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Re: Simple tarp for a shelter
Lots of tieouts helps (including midpanel). I hike mostly in east/southern UT as well and if it's going to be windy I take a more enclosed sheter that can be pitched to the ground (currently a...

In GEAR » Simple tarp for a shelter
November 16, 12:48pm

prices dropped
Prices dropped on all items

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 16, 8:34am

Re: Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka ~vs~ Golite Bitterroot
lclo of the Montbell is 2.51 vs 3.44 for the Golite. Pretty big difference in warmth. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=18950&a...

In GEAR » Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka ~vs~ Golite Bitterroot
November 15, 11:32am

Re: Grand Canyon in January
I'd say check the weather as it gets closer. There's a pretty huge range of weather you could have. We were down there in early february and it was 70+ at the bottom and very mild lows......

In Gear Lists » Grand Canyon in January
November 15, 11:25am

Re: Shell/liner
Colin, do you have any concerns about the Nobul1 for the shell? The quilt I'm currently using is 1st gen M50 (the bright orange stuff), which has mostly been excellent, and the high breathabil...

In Make Your Own Gear » Breathability differential in liner and shell material for quilts/bags
November 14, 11:12am

FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
All prices include shipping via priority. I'll ship anywhere for whatever extra it costs. MYOG cuben catenary cut tarp. SOLD Arcteryx Phase SL short sleeve size small. Like new con...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 14, 10:59am

Re: Re: Re: Breathability differential in liner and shell material for quilts/bags
I'm sure that most of the time it's fine, especially with synthetic fill. I'm just thinking that in cases where condensation is going to be a problem anyway, that a less breathable she...

In Make Your Own Gear » Breathability differential in liner and shell material for quilts/bags
November 13, 3:44pm

Re: Breathability differential in liner and shell material for quilts/bags
Any ideas out there?

In Make Your Own Gear » Breathability differential in liner and shell material for quilts/bags
November 13, 2:40pm

Re: Re: Bad photos
I'll agree with Paul and Miguel that a lot of great B&W photos would not make good color photos. There's a pretty big difference, though, between "rescuing" an image by desa...

In Photography » B&W photography
November 13, 7:53am

Re: Re: Re: Raft
I kinda hesitate to get involved here, but if you really want to push the envelope, buy some 30d heat sealable nylon. Cuben is expensive and will not hold air. Aside from Richard, who knows more ...

In Make Your Own Gear » I would like to make a cuben packraft
November 12, 8:21pm

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