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Re: Cream?
I would not recommend Klean Strip Odorless Mineral Spirits. I tried Kleen Strip in the past and it is a very poor solvent for Silicone. The reason is that in order to make it odorless they remove...

In GEAR » thinnning silicone w/ laquer thinner?
April 28, 8:01pm

Re: rehabbing flat feet
My advise for arch supports is to gradually thicken the support until it feels comfortable. Then leave it at that level for the better portion of a year and then gradually reduce the thickness. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
April 19, 6:09pm

Re: Experience with Westcomb Cruiser LT jacket?
I have a westcomb 3 layer Event Specter LT. Contruction appears to be excellent and I have not seen any deterioration in the 1 1/2 years I have had it. DWR is still like new. Ordered it on line ...

In GEAR » Experience with Westcomb Cruiser LT jacket?
March 20, 6:43pm

Re: Re: eVent durability?
"I have no personal experience with Event, but I recently came across the following thread on the UKClimbing website: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=578102. " I have seen sim...

In GEAR » Breathability Ratings for eVent vs. DWR Silnylon?
February 20, 12:45am

Re: Re: Natick Chart
the chart may be dated but it is still usefull. It can also be confusing. In this chart the beast breathable fabrics are on the bottom not on the top like most people are use to seeing. On this...

In GEAR » Breathability Ratings for eVent vs. DWR Silnylon?
February 19, 12:34am

Re: Dew
"I wonder if a fabric coating could be made to impede the formation of dew?" "I have wondered that also. I tried Never Wet as an experiment and if anything it allowed more condens...

In GEAR » Tarp Condensation
February 13, 8:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: wpb jacket and pants
Will eVent be durable? All my previous waterproof stuff have been cheap and coated and they all ended up peeling. eVent won't peel and should be waterproof for a lifetime with proper washing ri...

In GEAR » Need a waterproof jacket and pants.
February 09, 4:39pm

Don'tg use Klean Strip
"(except maybe there's a new version of low odor mineral spirits that doesn't work?)" Klean Strip sels several low volital organic compond (low VOC) paint thinners and mineral ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Newbie Seam Sealing my Moment DW
February 07, 2:13pm

Re: Rain Jacket suggestions - Plasmic?
Event and polartec NeoShell(a new fabric) are the most breathable fabrics available but they weigh more then most other fabric and cost more. You are going to have a hard time finding Event, NeoSh...

In GEAR » Rain Jacket suggestions - Plasmic?
February 06, 2:03pm

Re: Re: Re: REI Responds -
"That's very convenient for REI to say. It's also called looking the other way." What would you expect REI to do? The only thing REI could do it test every lamp outthere and o...

In GEAR » Excellent headlamp review and deceptive advertising
January 31, 11:40am

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