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Sewing tips for Velcro
First, use 100% polyester thread (Gutermann's works great).... Second,use a realitively fine universal needle ( 11 works well)...finer needle are great but will break frequently. Third, set ...

In GEAR » Repairing velcro on silnylon.
January 28, 5:58am

Re: Insulation "Quality"
Down is definately 3 dimensional .... It is often sited that, ounce for ounce, it has the highest warmth to weight ratio of all insulations... seems to suggest an efficiency/effectiveness edge t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Insulation "Quality"
January 11, 2:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Hammock warmth
There is really no reason that hammock use is not more wide spread in the UL community... Carol has aptly demonstrated multiple viable approaches to hammock camping with SUL loads below the arbitra...

In GEAR » UL hommock camping
January 07, 6:52am

Re: Re: Re: o2 rainshield
Yeah...this stuff sure keeps my A$$ dry....Should have guessed... :-) I do field repairs with small pieces of duct great, some repairs are going into the third year now... Jack

In GEAR » Dispoable Backpacking Gear?
December 30, 10:21am

Re: o2 rainshield
Oh Contrare... I used O2 Rainwear for a 650 mile section of the AT in Rainy 03...wore them almost every day.... put another 30 days of weekend hikes on them... they are still servicable, but ret...

In GEAR » Dispoable Backpacking Gear?
December 30, 6:19am

Re: Re: take the scale
FTR... I carried my scale into the local outfitters, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, Williamsburg VA,so many times that they got two models to keep in the store for anyone use... Yea!

In GEAR » duralite pots
December 21, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Re: wish for longer tarp
Mark, Here is one place to find such a tarp. Note. as owner, designer I'm biased.

In GEAR » Condensation problems in Vapr Bivy. Suggestions?
December 19, 11:56am

Re: wish for longer tarp
Tim, I don't understand this wish... There are a whole bunch of differnt size tarps readily available... light too... I do understand you point on eliminating the bivi...In fact the weight of a ...

In GEAR » Condensation problems in Vapr Bivy. Suggestions?
December 19, 7:18am

Re: Re: ul hammocks
Doug, You sleep in a Byer on the diagonal, same as the HH... it just does not say "asym"... While we are at it, realize that the HH is a rectangular bottom with asym tie out points...Only th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Hammock Camping
November 29, 7:14am

Re: ul hammocks
August, Couple years back we put a no-seem net on the Traveller same as the moskito... light and comfortable...Two distractors...One is the ridge line is external and the are no peak ends to sli...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Hammock Camping
November 28, 6:18am

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Equinox Silnylon Poncho
Agree with Richard on the mods.... all easy to do....I've had the extended length model for over 4 years and it is super through the mid season.... and yes it will cover a HH. Here is my mod......

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 6:10pm