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Re: 12 lb density?
One thing I learned is that density doesn't necessarily equal stiffness or hardness. 2 lb density can vary in stiffness quite a bit. IDF or ILD is the stiffness/hardness measurement. That s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hard foam ?
November 20, 10:51pm

Re: Hard foam ?
Timely question; I've received about a dozen or so samples from various online foam sellers in the last couple weeks (basically from anywhere I could find that didn't make you buy a crazy a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hard foam ?
November 20, 6:27pm

Re: nice tarp
Thanks Rob. I hike mostly in the desert, and on most trips don't take a shelter at all. When there's weather that warrants taking a shelter, it usually involves lots of wind and sand ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 19, 8:54am

prices dropped..
another price drop...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 19, 7:49am

Re: Simple tarp for a shelter
Lots of tieouts helps (including midpanel). I hike mostly in east/southern UT as well and if it's going to be windy I take a more enclosed sheter that can be pitched to the ground (currently a...

In GEAR » Simple tarp for a shelter
November 16, 12:48pm

prices dropped
Prices dropped on all items

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 16, 8:34am

Re: Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka ~vs~ Golite Bitterroot
lclo of the Montbell is 2.51 vs 3.44 for the Golite. Pretty big difference in warmth. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=18950&a...

In GEAR » Montbell Alpine Light Down Parka ~vs~ Golite Bitterroot
November 15, 11:32am

Re: Grand Canyon in January
I'd say check the weather as it gets closer. There's a pretty huge range of weather you could have. We were down there in early february and it was 70+ at the bottom and very mild lows......

In Gear Lists » Grand Canyon in January
November 15, 11:25am

Re: Shell/liner
Colin, do you have any concerns about the Nobul1 for the shell? The quilt I'm currently using is 1st gen M50 (the bright orange stuff), which has mostly been excellent, and the high breathabil...

In Make Your Own Gear » Breathability differential in liner and shell material for quilts/bags
November 14, 11:12am

FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
All prices include shipping via priority. I'll ship anywhere for whatever extra it costs. MYOG cuben catenary cut tarp. SOLD Arcteryx Phase SL short sleeve size small. Like new con...

In Gear Swap » FS: Cuben cat tarp, Arcteryx Phase SL baselayer, Patagonia Merino 1 LS
November 14, 10:59am

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