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About Me 25 years old. AT 2009, PCT 2011.
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Re: SUL Gear Choices
Z packs also has silnylon packs under 5 oz. It would be more durable than the spinnaker used in GG too

In GEAR » SUL Gear Help
February 12, 4:18pm

Re: 3 season quilt
The synthetic insulation loft debate has been going on for a while. Here is what I have gathered: Synthetics provide more warmth per inch of loft than down. When synthetic loft degrades, the effe...

In GEAR » 3 season quilt
February 10, 12:30pm

Re: RE: AT thru hike mid Feb departure
I guess I was banking too heavily on my jacket for warmth. Its made with the same amount of insulation as what I would consider a 20-25* sleeping bag has and I figured it would get me down to 0*. ...

In Gear Lists » AT thru hike mid feb. departure
February 06, 10:49am

AT thru hike mid feb. departure
Hey everyone, im leaving for the AT in a little over a week and im still tossing up a lot of gear options. Im leaving on the 15th, and it has been unseasonably cold the past few weeks. I want to b...

In Gear Lists » AT thru hike mid feb. departure
February 05, 9:59pm

Re: Sleeping Bag Liner
If you are willing to be careful with your liner, the lighter silks (4.5-5mm) are cheap enough to make one quilt liner and one bag liner. What is the weight limit for your liner? Dave at Oware on...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sleeping Bag Liner
February 05, 6:51pm

Winter Jacket - 22oz
Hey everyone, I just got done making my first insulated jacket and I wanted to share it. It is a hooded, full zip, no pocket variety with a waist bungee, and a hood bungee. The arms in the patter...

In Make Your Own Gear » Winter Jacket - 22oz
February 04, 8:23pm

Re: Wearing Jacket to Bed to Boost Bag Rating
If you are trying to figure out the warmth adding effects of a synthetic jacket, consider the weight of the insulation. My Thermawrap parka has 80g/m insulation which I think is about 2.6 oz/yd. Th...

In GEAR » Wearing Jacket to Bed to Boost Bag Rating
January 10, 2:23pm

$.99/yd 1.5 oz DWR ripstop - Westmark Corp
Just thought I would let the MYOG community know there is some 1.5 oz ripstop for sale for $.99/yd from under closeouts. It is firm, so it may not be as drapeable or comfy as ...

In Make Your Own Gear » $.99/yd 1.5 oz DWR ripstop - Westmark Corp
December 30, 6:59am

Re: Equinox SilNylon tarp
Price wise, its hard to beat equinox tarps. If you want to go smaller, I would recommend trying a $4 blue tarpauline from a box store that comes in 6x8 before making the switch to silnylon. I fou...

In GEAR » Equinox SilNylon tarp
December 29, 3:03pm

Re: Food for thought, steel $6.00 UL cook kit
I've been wanting to try that Ti bowl for a while, but im pretty happy with my 5 oz 1L SS pot w/ pie pan lid. It was a gift without any accessories, but im pretty sure its the pot from the sno...

In GEAR » Food for thought, steel $6.00 UL cook kit
December 26, 4:32pm

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