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Re: Bivy sack and vapour barrier
I'm a big fan of VB's and have used them extensively for Winter camping. In my avatar photo, I'm about 4 days into wearing a VB shell made by RBH designs for 11 days straight, 24 hours...

In Editor's Roundtable » Staying Dry in a Bivy Sack: Techniques for Managing the Moisture Balance Between External Precipitation and Internal Condensation
September 19, 8:42pm

Re: The CAFFIN tents come!
"My tents have a groundsheet which is 2200 mm x ~1060 mm, but I would appreciate any comments about the length." I think that is a good length considering the near vertical end walls (...

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
June 08, 12:53am

Re: The CAFFIN tents come!
Congratulations, Roger. I wish you unbounded success. What will the footprint dimensions be?

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
June 07, 9:26pm

Re: Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
Ryan, How would you rate the TrailStar against MLD's "Mids"? My Solomid is my favorite "go to" shelter for most conditions -- it was even one of my 2011 Staff Picks. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Laurel Designs TrailStar Shelter Review
January 25, 12:48am

Re: Temp or humidity diff
>> wasn't it about a humidity (not temperature) delta? At least for precisely the non-air permeable stuff Yes, strictly speaking, you are correct. I was trying to keep it simple witho...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Staying dry during heavy winter activities
January 23, 10:02am

Re: thanks for all the input...
Curtis- Neither a Dri-Clime or or a Shuksan jacket will work particularly well as a VB. The Dri-Clime has too much air permeability, the eVent jacket should be somewhat more effective, but it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Staying dry during heavy winter activities
January 22, 8:42pm

Re: Staying dry during heavy winter activities
A couple of miscellaneous tips: 1) Try a Brynje fishnet baselayer. They are much more resistant to wetting out than polyester or wool layers. 2) Use a more breathable windshirt. Something a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Staying dry during heavy winter activities
January 22, 1:37pm

Re: Iced up goggles.
Facemasks and balaclavas that cover your mouth and nose are Kryptonite to your goggles. With them, it is very hard to get a proper seal at the bottom of the goggle to keep moist breath out. My ...

In Winter Hiking » Iced up goggles.
January 18, 9:38pm

Re: Introducing Chris Wallace as Backpacking Light’s New Gear Editor
Go get 'em, Chris! :-)

In Editor's Roundtable » Introducing Chris Wallace as Backpacking Light’s New Gear Editor
January 11, 10:35am

Re: Anyone tried EcoFoil reflective barrier as a sleep pad?
A while ago, I got all excited about the "brilliant idea" of wrapping a Z-rest pad in a reflective space blanket to create the ultimate warm/light/foolproof (i.e. non-inflatable) Winter p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone tried EcoFoil reflective barrier as a sleep pad?
December 31, 10:48pm

All Reader Reviews by Michael Martin

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
If you just bend the arms up slightly, it will support a Heineken Pot cleanly.

In Stoves - Other
May 26, 3:06pm