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Night-time weather
"Canyons are worse than surrounding higher country." Quite true, even on a small scale. A rise with 20-30 feet more of elevation can be 5-10 degrees warmer than being low in a valley ...

In GEAR » Calling all Yosemite veterans
August 15, 1:51pm

Re: Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
Personally, I've gone from those common, steel-framed camp chairs (the ones with arm rests and cup holders) to more minimal, commercially available, aluminum-framed chairs with backs at about $...

In GEAR » Looking for New Product Feedback- Camp Chairs
August 12, 7:03pm

Re: Alaska Mountain Wilderness Race Rafting Fatality
How tragic. The people I've met who participate in the AWC are universally highly skilled, greatly experienced and very understated about their exploits. This reminds me of Dick Cook's d...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Alaska Mountain Wilderness Race Rafting Fatality
August 12, 6:48pm

Of course
Yes, the namesake of Science Officer "Spork" (my son) on his chest is a UL titanium one.

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 08, 11:44pm

Re: Re: I use my shirt.
>"While I know there must have been some use for those vestigial things (beyond hanging military decorations and rank), I think that is the only actual explanation of a use I have ever hear...

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 08, 11:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Thunder: How close is too close?
>"Lightning normally strikes the tallest object in an area, although there is a lot of slop in that. " Thankfully, xkcd did a little research to quantify that "highest object a...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thunder: How close is too close?
August 08, 11:17pm

Shoulder patch thoughts.
For a cheap option, just stop by any optometrist's office and ask for a free glasses glass. For a SUL option, I'd cut a corner off a tyvek envelope (USPS and Fedex give them away) or cut...

In GEAR » sweat & sunglasses management
August 08, 3:06pm

Re: slight hijack (but not really...)
Jennifer, I found that jar-style Gatorade powder container. 56 grams with screw-top lid. Holds 720 ml of water. HDPE so it is good below -40F and well above boiling. For a totally SUL mug ...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 08, 12:38am

I use my shirt.
My hiking shirt has large cargo, chest pockets. I put my Chrome Dome handle in the pocket. And the shirt has epaulets on the shoulders. I button that over the middle of the umbrella shaft. Betw...

In GEAR » Attaching umbrella to a pack
August 07, 10:54pm

Re: Is this lightweight?
Sleeping with multiple people on that would be like trying to make love on a water bed (says the refuge from 70's).

In Hammocks » Is this lightweight?
August 06, 11:58pm

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