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All Forum Posts by J W

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Re: Insulation Value of Partially Compressed Down
If one can make a down item warmer by increasing density, and we know it can also be done by adding loft -- which is the most efficient or desirable for ul hiking? Or is there a most efficient dens...

In GEAR » Fill weight and temp rating: Western Mountaineering vs. Montbell UL SS
April 08, 5:49pm

Re: Sub 1 lb. XUL : Possible or BS?
Gerald, Please post a link to the site you reference. Have you tried to contact the person off site via PM or email? Maybe then, he/she would divulge the list. Everything is possible!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sub 1 lb. XUL : Possible or BS?
April 07, 11:16am

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In Gear Swap » FS: Custom JRB Hudson River Down Quilt
April 04, 9:32pm

Re: Non-Antibiotic Toe Infection First Aid
Thanks, guys for the input, but my question is about NON-ANTIBIOTIC treatments and not about prevention, but about when one already has the infection. Also it is not a poppable type wound, but an i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Non-Antibiotic Toe Infection First Aid
April 03, 2:21pm

Non-Antibiotic Toe Infection First Aid
Hey BPL crew, I'm exploring different non-antibiotic topical first aid treatments that work ON THE TRAIL, not just at home, for a common trail infection: The Infected Big Toe (at the s...

In Philosophy & Technique » Non-Antibiotic Toe Infection First Aid
April 02, 10:02pm

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In Gear Swap » FS: Custom JRB Hudson River Down Quilt
March 31, 2:23pm

Dual Density Folding Pad, Full Length 3.25 oz.
A shoulder season pad, 1/8" GG Thinlight lower, 3/8" GG Thinlight torso glued on with 3M spray, 11" folds, held together with thin packing tape: 3.25 oz. Dimensions: 19 1/2-8W x 60L ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dual Density Folding Pad, Full Length 3.25 oz.
March 31, 1:58pm

Re: Cuben Fiber Q&A - Weights
This might help with converstions between smyd and sqyd: From: www.challengesailcloth.com The traditional weight of sailcloth in "sailmakers' ounces" is the weight of fabric 28....

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber - Q&A
March 31, 10:52am

Re: Really pursuing simplicity
Ride the waves, it comes and goes - there are times of intense gear focus and times when we reap the benefits of that focus in different ways. In reality, the quest never ends, one day you start th...

In GEAR » Really pursuing simplicity
March 30, 12:47pm

Re: Sewing Machine Purchase
Scott, If you want embroidery for logos, most UL people dislike those kind, because they are hard to remove. Better to use the sew on ones that are made by third parties and that you sew into th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine purchase
March 23, 12:58pm

All Reader Reviews by J W

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Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
Just received these poles so this is a pre-trip review. Superb craftsmanship, super light and exactly what I would have made if I could do it myself. The adjustable mechanism is easy to use and ...

In Trekking Poles
July 04, 10:45pm

Mountain Laurel Designs Zip Pack
The perfect balance between light weight and durability with features like side pockets, padded shoulder straps and dyneema spectra grid fabric, all for under 10 oz. I have a second generation one,...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 25, 7:10pm

Patagonia Men's Wool 2 Crew long sleeve
I love this shirt more than any other I own. The only problem is the durability. I'm on my second one and have had numorous holes 1/8" to 1/4" in diameter pop up all over on both. Also, ...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
June 25, 11:43am

Adventure Medical Kits Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy
Rating 4/5 because the construction was under par. They use tape to form the bivy shape from a single piece of material. The tape job was sloppy with some holes in the bottom. Other than that a great ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
December 18, 12:05pm

Gossamer Gear
Thumbs up to GG. They don't make a lot of items, rather a few quality niche packs and other gear. I really like their sourcing of other industry items and presenting them for backpacking, such as the ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 29, 7:38pm

Gossamer Gear G6 Whisper
Initial Review Oct 2006: Out of the box I love it, light as a feather, VERY well made and sized perfect for my intended use. I really like the shape, it's like a slim aerodynamic sled. GG's products a...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 16, 8:00pm

Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
Just got mine in the mail and tinkered with it a bit. Like the previous reviewer, the rivet looks very suspect. I will write more after some use. Drilled the rivet out to remove the pan. The pan we...

In Stoves - Other
August 16, 8:03pm