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Re: Re: Tarp/Bivy
>>Does everyone else really always hike alone? For me, yes (at least most of the time). My system is: poncho tarp (Golite or, Gatewood Cape), Vapr bivy, and Arc Ghost (colder conditio...

In Philosophy & Technique » Tarp/Bivy advice needed.
January 21, 3:18am

Re: More questions about Arc bags
I'm 5'11" and my bag is sized for someone who is 6'4"(size large). I'm one inch too tall for the medium (5'10"). At first I was bummed because the larger size is ...

In GEAR » Nunatak ARC's and side sleeping?
January 14, 1:12am

1.25 lbs of food per day?
The problem isn't that I need the calories, rather that my body quickly digests the small volumes of food (high in calories) and then leaves me feeling empty. I'm not actually starving, it&...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » 1.25 lbs of food per day?
January 14, 12:38am

Re: Would you walk past?
NEVER!!!! I have to look at my self in the mirror everyday.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Would you walk past?
January 13, 11:59pm

Re: Re: Most breathable bivy fabric?
Jason, you are absolutely correct about Pertex Quantum. A PQ bivy will not work well as a "stand alone" rain protection bivy. It will work in conjunction with a tarp, or in my case, a pon...

In GEAR » Most breathable bivy fabric?
January 11, 1:59am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
No heat James, just more about my technique. Instead of packing the weight of down for the underside of my body, I would rather carry a slightly thicker pad to boost the R-value of my sleep syst...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 10, 2:52pm

Re: To Use Footbeds or Not to Use Footbeds
I find that the inserts that come with new shoes tend to compress too much too soon (some just paper thin after only a few weeks of hard use). Replacement footbeds hold up longer giving you more co...

In GEAR » To Use Footbeds or Not to Use Footbeds
January 10, 2:24pm

Re: Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
Great article. Very creative method for steam baking. I'm surprised to find out titanium that is hot enough to boil water will not melt Evazote. Is it really that tough of material?

In Editor's Roundtable » Groovy-Biotic Cooking: Quick, Healthy Meals with an Ultralight Cook Kit
January 10, 2:29am

Re: Re: Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
IMO the method of loft vs temp rating used by Western Mountaineering is more for marketing reasons rather than actual function. My Nunatak Arc Alpinist has 2.5" of loft and only covers the top...

In GEAR » Speaking of Loft (Sleeping Bags)
January 10, 2:11am

Re: Re: Fillable tea bags
The amount of flavor will also be affected by the grind. A coarse grind will be weak, a fine grind will be stronger. Try coffee ground almost to a powder. You'll get more flavor and be able to ...

In GEAR » Fillable tea bags
January 10, 1:43am

All Reader Reviews by D T

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Nunatak Arc Ghost
Recently purchased an Nunatak Arc Ghost and I love it. It has a one ounce overfill and third strap with a rating of +32 degrees. My previous down bag was a Mountain Hardwear Phantom +32. The Phantom h...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 08, 3:03pm

The first pair I purchased had a printing probelm with the height markings on one section of one pole that I did not notice until I got home. I returned them to REI for a second pair. The second pai...

In Trekking Poles
November 04, 4:12pm

Hydropel Sports Ointment
Hydropel is the best product I have ever used on my feet. Better than Body Glide and Sportslick put together if that's even possible. Hydropel works great in hot weather with just one minor problem. ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
November 04, 3:48pm