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simply put ... having the down jacket next to your skin will subject it to body vapor going into the down ... and what is basically sweat and body oils will degrade the down over time losing loft ...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 15, 10:51pm

Re: RE:
a fig 8 knot with a ~ a fistful (5") of tail does not need to be backed up providing its well tied and snug a bowline tie in should absolutely be backed up with some kind of stopper knot ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » leash/cowstail/lobster claw/lanyard
June 15, 10:45pm

Yr overthinking it Just use a figure 8 on one end and a barrel knot (or fig 8) at the other And to be blunt a nylon sling will work just fine .... The most important thing is to train you...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » leash/cowstail/lobster claw/lanyard
June 13, 8:53am

Re: So...
Scott My point is simply that what one does is ones owns business as long as it doesnt hurt others Why folks care so strongly on da intrawebz about what someone who they never met does ... A...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 26, 4:20pm

Re: Osprey Drybags - lightest ones?
the OR UL ones come with OR's infinite warranty on UL sacks, you may want to have a no questions asked warranty .... they are quite a bit less burly than the "traditional" dry sack...

In GEAR » Osprey Drybags - lightest ones?
May 26, 8:32am

Re: Re: Re: A much more intelligent and informed take No doubt, Dean Potter was not your normal national park-goer doing normal stuff. The 43-year-old extreme athlete’s talent for sc...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 26, 8:21am

Re: iPhone/Anker charging cable question
Make sure you use a certified cable regardless The cheap knockoffs and fakes can damage the protection chip on the li-on bat ... And KABOOM !!!

In GEAR » iPhone/Anker charging cable question
May 20, 8:56am

Re: Useless items
I was at REI yesterday to take advantage of their sale to pick up a climbing helmet. Twice I heard people say "whoa!! So cool! And it's only $xx dollars, but will I ever use it....?" ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The ‘Wild’ effect Hikers are flooding the Pacific Crest Trail
May 20, 8:45am

I think its GREAT that MEC sells electronics Any electronic device can fail, and unlike clothes you cant just break out the needle and thread Shipping back to the manufacturer is a biatch ...

In Philosophy & Technique » REI
May 19, 10:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dean Potter dies in yosemite
wasn't Potter, arguably, the best climber on the planet? it depends on what you call "best" jerry ... theres so many types of climbing that one can never say "best" these...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 18, 4:51pm

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Montbell Extremely Light Down Jacket
the key to using this jacket is to use it under a windshell or synthetic jacket like a nanopuff by itself the shell is fairly fragile, there are no pockets, there is no waist string ... however ...

In Clothing - Insulating - Down
December 30, 7:44pm