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Re: Re: Thanks all
There's a lot of chatter about DWR and breathability but it seems like ill informed talk for these light nylons. Most of these nylons, like m90, are calendared to make them down proof (and it a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Washing M90 and synthetic insulation
May 11, 10:55am

Re: Summer Quilt
11oz? Not bad. I've been putting off a summer quilt for a while but this may just be the project I've been looking for =)

In Make Your Own Gear » Summer Quilt
May 05, 5:04pm

Fire Bans
I love the concept of alcohol stoves, but please follow the fire bans. As a person who has lived in AZ most of my life, fire bans are one of the few things the forest service gets right (stopping n...

In GEAR » Hikin Jim's "Dry Out West" Stove Article at GG
May 05, 5:01pm

Re: Wtb movie journey on the wild coast
Available on Amazon's US site... http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Wild-Coast-Erin-McKittrick/dp/B00DUANGUI Actually it's free if you've got Amazon Prime...I know what I'm doing for...

In Gear Swap » Wtb
March 25, 1:51pm

Re: Re: Hanging a backpack for storage
Worst case scenario you may get a peak/point in formed into the haul loop. Anything worse would be indicative of faulty manufacturing. Look at any outdoor gear shop, all the packs are hung by the h...

In GEAR » Hanging a backpack for storage
March 24, 9:38pm

Arc'Teryx Ramparts
The deadbird Ramparts are on the heavier side of your range at 8.6oz for 30x32s. But with that I've never gotten a snag or tear in them and they look near brand new after the last few years of ...

In GEAR » No-frills, sub 10oz summer backpacking pants?
March 24, 1:21pm

Re: footwear for Torres Del Paine
Normal shoes with NRS Hydroskins (ultra thin neoprene) for soggy conditions. Slim fitting, light and warm. Great if you need them, even greater if they just stay in the pack for insurance. Just mak...

In GEAR » Footwear for Torres del Paine?
March 22, 10:11pm

Re: Does anyone remember Frostline kit down packets
Get a wide graduated cylinder, weigh out a small bit and fill 'er up. Then put a light weight on top and measure. Do a little dimensional analysis and you should have ball park figure. Otherwi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does anyone remember Frostline kit down packets
March 20, 9:57pm

Re: Re: Extending a 30 Degree Bag to the mid to low 20s
I doubt it'll get in the low 20s. AZ has been very warm this winter and we're not predicted to have any cool weather any time soon. Tucson is around mid 50s at night and even if you're ...

In GEAR » Extending a 30 Degree Bag to the mid to low 20s
March 17, 3:40pm

Re: ua
The phase sl likely is too light for 3 season hiking, especially if you're worried about warmth. I have an SL and use it year round as a baselayer because it wicks so well (great evap cooler in...

In GEAR » Sub-5 oz long sleeve baselayer shirt for 3 season hiking
March 09, 8:57pm

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