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ultralight chainmail
This is a funny thread that brings back a good memory. I was hiking in a swampy, tag elder infested area. I lost my balance and could see the beaver sharpened stick heading toward me. My body w...

In Chaff » Lightest body armor
September 23, 9:46am

Thanks for all of your help. guys and gals. The Katabatic hoods look like the ticket. I may want some sort of a tail on them to tuck into my sleeping jacket, and my noggin doesn't fit inot t...

In Make Your Own Gear » sleeping system for tossers-n-turners??
September 23, 5:57am

compass and map
Don't put too much faith in the GPS systems. They are nice for approximate coordinates, but vary widely in accuracy - dependent on conditions (even within the same unit) We just spent the e...

In GEAR » GPS recommendation
September 23, 5:43am

Check with Daryl
Daryl has developed a pack system that puts little if any weight on the shoulders.

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Backpack Questions
September 22, 7:41pm

Time for you to get back in the woods. If you don't want to read on about a topic...then don't. There are plenty of things here that may interest you. If you’re tired of answering ne...

In Chaff » Oh dear. Is it the economy?
September 21, 9:39pm

sleeping system for tossers-n-turners??
The old question...should I turn in the mummy bag or make it turn with me? Should I cut off the hood and design a detached puffy hood? I have frosted a few mummy bag hoods in the winter...What ...

In Make Your Own Gear » sleeping system for tossers-n-turners??
September 21, 9:07pm

military style or make your own
You are probably better off with a low profile pack if you are going to walk some serious bush. This may put you out of the light category. You need a tough, slippery fabric and a pack with few bel...

In GEAR » Are there any UL or LW packs suitable for scrub?
September 19, 7:49pm

mixed reviews
Hi Dave, Just got back from a hot, wet and tiring SAR. Members of our group that had been to Canada in the winter gave tyvek a mixed review. They mentioned the problems listed above, but when I ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Winter Bivy Advise needed
September 11, 8:41pm

no zippers needed
Dave, I don't think it has to be much more complicated than your basic bivy. It may be just as easy to modify it. I don't need any zippers, unless you can figure out a way to put a zippe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Winter Bivy Advise needed
September 07, 9:26pm

bivy pattern
Thanks for all of the replies. Dave: Once tyvek was mentioned as a viable material, I did a site search and found reams of material. I haven’t read it all yet, but I do think that a good patt...

In Make Your Own Gear » Winter Bivy Advise needed
September 07, 10:35am

All Reader Reviews by David Goodyear

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caldera cone w gram cracker esbit stove snow peak solo
Just returned from a 4 day bushwhacking trip. This setup achieved 2 near boils (small bubbles) per esbit tab. Morning and night temps in the mid 30's - water taken from cold creeks. I allotted 4 t...

In Stoves - Other
October 08, 7:52am

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
I bought this tent before becoming a member of this site. When I read the review of the SL-1, I was worried about its stability and durability. I am not a tarp camper so the seedhouse seemed to be the...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
August 12, 7:22am