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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

Food coloring doesn't work
I believe this was disucssed last year. In short food coloring won't work. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=13959&starta...

In GEAR » How do you know if a filter is damaged from freezing temps.
January 22, 2:22pm

Re: Kindle: not just for light reading! What do you load onto your eReader before a trip?
In addition to books,I have single / multi person games loaded, A note taking app, calculator, contact information, phone numbers, and information specific to the trip I am on.

In Multiple Use Gear » Kinde: not just for light reading! What do you load onto your eReader before a trip?
January 20, 9:34pm

"buzzed?" by military jets in Washington State wilderness areas
"A couple of times I've been "buzzed?" by military jets in Washington State wilderness areas. It is "drop-to-the-ground/have-a-heart-attack" frightening. They come out ...

In Chaff » Finally happened - buzzed on the trail by Drones (UAV's)
January 20, 12:18pm

Give it a try!
My bother has a old North Face sleeping bag with Gor Dryloft outer shell. Dryloft is a version of Gortex with enhanced breathability and was water resistant instead of water prof. He has had the...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag/quilt with WPB cuben shell
January 20, 12:49am

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