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the tale of the little red hat
this may be a wild goose chase but i have a handmade wool diver's comforter (hat) in red from knotty ash and it rocks. here's his email address ashdivingservices@hotmail.co.uk and here...

In GEAR » Wool Watch Cap Recommendations
February 11, 1:23pm

nice - looks like a lot of fun.
what did you use as a form for the blocks?

In Winter Hiking » East Coast Igloo
February 09, 6:29pm

based on the photo, it doesn't look like a lynx (which is a mummy-shaped bag)
unless you really want/need a super-wide bag, a semi-rectangular shape might not be the best idea no matter what the temp rating. a semi-rectangular bag with a comparable temp rating to a mummy wi...

In GEAR » Which Western Mountaineering Bag
February 09, 10:14am

hot water bottles (nalgenes) are standard practice for many when camping in the cold
sure you need to make sure the top is on properly, but who here has direct experience with a nalgene bottle rupturing in yours or somebody you were with sleeping bag. when it's cold you need to...

In GEAR » How to protect your down in case of a punctured hot water bottle/bladder.
February 01, 3:31pm

for me, beach camping = 80% of the time free standing tent
i've been very happy with my bd lighthouse on the beach. roomy interior for one, big screen door for ventilation, can stand up to to a breeze that would flatten many other tents with just 4 gu...

In GEAR » Tarps vs tents vs bivys: What's your $0.02?
January 27, 8:08pm

Re: Re: Yer Tent
if i'm on the move, i much prefer a single wall tent or the like. i've used a tent fly as a winter camping shelter and find them to do the job nicely. you have added interior space without...

In Winter Hiking » Norway - Hardangervidda crossing - route / gearlist / photos
January 27, 7:22pm

look on ebay for a USMC ILBE gen 2 pack/rucksack
the pack was designed by arcteryx and made by propper (berry compliance ???). i don't own the pack, but played around with one for a couple of days and the main pack is a beast of a load-haule...

In GEAR » Recommendations for a load hauling pack.
January 27, 10:15am

looking to purchase exotic fabrics by the yard? planning a trip to switzerland? have a pocket full of swiss francs or euros? who knew that schoeller
has factory sales: Dates for 2014 29 and 30 January 2 and 3 April 18 and 19 June 3 and 4 September 20 and 21 November from 1:30 pm to 5 pm http://www.schoeller-textiles.com/en/facto...

In Make Your Own Gear » looking to purchase exotic fabrics by the yard? planning a trip to switzerland? have a pocket full of swiss francs or euros? who knew that schoeller
January 22, 11:30pm

i've tried on a lot of packs and boreas was one of the few that i could never really dial in the fit
to me their torso sizing is incorrect. i've got a 19 inch back length and thought that their size large which is for 20" + torsos was too short. they need another larger size increment. i...

In GEAR » general pack fit help (with bonus harness attachment question!)
January 16, 7:47pm

just throw the tent up in your backyard and do a test run to see how it goes.
and two open sleeping bags as a top and bottom may not work. the fly creek one is probably too narrow to handle the bulk of both sleeping bags down at the foot.

In GEAR » 1P tent for 2P? Anyone doing it?
January 02, 1:04pm

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