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Re: Hydropel being discontinued?!
Anyone considered using "men Degree Clinical Protection"? It has many of the same ingredients as Hydropel, and seems pretty effective at making skin repel water.

In GEAR » Hydropel being discontinued?!
August 01, 8:11pm

Re: Why the fire pit
> All other bottles go in the fire pit. Why in the fire pit? I couldn't figure that one out. Hi Peter, To answer your question. There are few reasons they want the water bottles in th...

In Philmont » Nalgene vs BYOB (and Bears)
July 25, 3:04pm

Re: Skyscape X vs. Cuben Haven
> test the Cuben Haven under different conditions. After your comments about setting it up in the wind Hi Manfred, I've had my Cuben Haven is a couple big storms now. You might have re...

In GEAR » SMD Skyscape X
July 23, 10:37pm

Re: Haven Tarp under spec weight
> On my Pelouze scale the tarp weighs 9.8 oz (279g) Seems like a lot of the Haven Tarps are actually coming in UNDER the spec weight. That's what I like to see.

In GEAR » Cuben Haven arrived
June 26, 11:12am

Re: What kind of weight variation is acceptable?
> So my question to the wider community -- independent of vendor -- > is how much variability do you find acceptable. 1%, 2%, 5% or even 10%? I had a chance to use the Cuben Haven over t...

In GEAR » Cuben Haven arrived
June 19, 1:35pm

More pictures Cuben Haven and its NetTent
Here is a picture showing details of how the tie outs and net tent attach. Here is a front view that helps give a sense of just how much width you have under this 10 oz Haven tarp.

In GEAR » Cuben Haven arrived
June 16, 9:32am

Re: Weights for Cuben Haven and its NetTent
Hi Casey, We may be just seeing some manufacturing variability. Manfred, let us know what Ron says. My Cuben Haven arrived yesterday. It weighs 10.1 oz on my scale and my Haven NetTent weig...

In GEAR » Cuben Haven arrived
June 15, 12:37pm

Re: type
We used Sea-to-Summit 20L ultra sil dry bags. But more than a particular brand what features we found useful: 1. bag was waterproof so there was no worry of your stuff getting soaked by an ...

In Philmont » Bear Bags and food
June 11, 10:50pm

Re: Philmont Way of hanging bags
Hi Mike, You can find a description of the Philmont way of hanging bags at http://www.csm.ornl.gov/~geist/Philmont/PhilmontWay-Amsteel.pdf You can ignore the parts about the lightweight Am...

In Philmont » Philmont bearbagging
June 11, 10:36pm

Re:: Lightweight wire stakes
Hi Don, The wire stakes worked fine in the ground at Philmont. When the wire goes in a certain depth and stops, try rotating the stake back and forth while pushing down. This will often allow th...

In Philmont » Homemade tents
April 20, 11:58am

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