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Re: Cell Phone Coverage on the PCT
I can't speak to the PCT but verizon was waaay better than anything else on the entire length of the AT. You could consider a pay as you go phone. I had a couple phones that ran on the verizon ...

In GEAR » Cell Phone Coverage on the PCT
April 28, 2:20pm

Kindle
I wouldn't get one with a backlight if it were me. The battery on a regular kindle is three months or something but it's only a few hours with the light on if I remember correctly. I always...

In GEAR » Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
April 27, 12:03am

Re: low den sil
Manufacturers lean towards nylons with a PU coating over sil because you can tape a PU coated nylon but you can't tape silnylon. Also, silnylon is not as flame retardant. In fact, I am pretty s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 04, 6:17am

Argon silnylon
Dutch has added a new fabric to the DIY section of his website: Argon silnylon! Finished weight after coating of 1.06 ounces per sq yard, 1650mm waterproofness and amazingly, $5.75 per yard! This s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 02, 7:25pm

Re: Does anyone remember Frostline kit down packets
I don't suppose anyone still has any of the patterns still kicking around?

In Make Your Own Gear » Does anyone remember Frostline kit down packets
March 26, 7:12pm

Re: 950 Fill Power?
I can't comment 950 fp but I've used 800 and 900 fp down in projects, both from Thru-Hiker. The 800 fp down definitely had more feathers in it. It was a marginal but the 900 had just no fea...

In Make Your Own Gear » 950 Fill Power?
March 05, 7:47pm

Re: AT NOBO gear list
Looks like a pretty awesome list. I did the AT in 2011 and I would have been very happy with that list. The only thing I would add is one or two extra tent pegs. I'm not too familiar with the n...

In Gear Lists » AT NOBO gear list
February 06, 8:29am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
Billy, A cotton tent probably wouldn't be completely watertight in a driving rain unless really heavily coated, but a cotton tent isn't meant for rain. It's a very specific style of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
January 24, 5:50pm

Re: Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
I'm a little unclear on the description. Is it cotton to be used for a hot tent setup in the winter? Is yes, than I might be interested but $18 per yard is pretty steep.

In Make Your Own Gear » Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
January 24, 3:52pm

Re: stretchy material
I believe the lycra mesh from Quest Outfitters is what you're looking for. I remember liking the mesh material used for the pocket on a fellow hiker's ULA bag and I'm pretty sure the st...

In Make Your Own Gear » stretchy material
January 19, 2:18pm

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