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Quilt comparison update
This past weekend I was sleeping at 3000 south of Joshua Tree, overnight was clear, 10mph wind, 35-38 degrees outside. Two very similar nights. I was in an Oware bivy, on an insulated mat under ...

In GEAR » Call to quilt users
December 08, 11:08am

Maybe not unwwritten rule but unwritten nonetheless
There is a rule of thumb that says the distance a man will travel from his tent at night is inversely proportionate to the outside temperature and coupled directly to the frequency. So if its co...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Unwritten Rules of Backpacking with Buddies
December 08, 11:01am

might be up for it... have to check out daughters car ride needs! Will elt you know tomorrow... what are the temps expected to be?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » SoCal Backpackers Wanted
November 16, 10:09pm

Silly sewing question
My new sewing machine arrived todayt - I hope to turn the world (well mine) upside down with it HOWEVER first things first... Does the thread used on the bobbin have to be the same type as the t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silly sewing question
November 04, 3:11pm

bamboo wicking properties
Anyone have any insight as to the wicking ability of bamboo fiber as compared to some of the wool / man made 'things' we are putting close to our skin? This includes sox, under 'garment...

In GEAR » bamboo wicking properties
November 03, 5:31pm

tealight at 12k feet
I used it in blowy conditions to boil around 12 oz of water, no problem. In perfect conditions, it'll do a pint on 0.5oz (the 'filled to the top' volume) but at the altitude and with t...

In GEAR » Do tealight stoves actually work in the field?
November 02, 9:29pm

good job!
my sewing machine is on its way.... really looking forward to making stuff i already own that doesnt look as good but feels better!

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarptent for 2 is done!
October 29, 6:35pm

nicely done
Soon they'll weigh negative weight!

In Make Your Own Gear » 11.4 oz 78x20x2.5" Sleeping pad :)
October 29, 3:47pm

How very interesting!
I like it! Just have to get some material and sewing skills! Thanks

In GEAR » Hate to ask again...tarp and bivvy setup question
October 27, 9:50pm

Hate to ask again...tarp and bivvy setup question
I am a proud owner of the Spinntwin and have learned to set it up at the local park! Dog walkers looked fearful as i climbed in and reversed out of the contraption! I also have a bivvy, Oware, d...

In GEAR » Hate to ask again...tarp and bivvy setup question
October 27, 7:20pm

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