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Re : insulation squashing
@Travis : interesting figures in the current article on Wind Insulation, including : "when your insulation is 50% the thickness, your actual insulation value could be only 40%." And : ...

In GEAR » Quilt Stacking
February 27, 3:17pm

Quilt Stacking
I've never tried quilt stacking, so can someone explain to me why the synthetic doesn't squash the down, so loosing loft and warmth?

In GEAR » Quilt Stacking
February 20, 12:36pm

Re: Winter Firebuilding Techniques (Video)
Some nice tips and refresher.

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Firebuilding Techniques (Video)
February 20, 12:20pm

Re : What about stakes??
Most of my camps were +/- 10000ft, and so more rocky than in the woods. My pegs often needed hammering in with a rock, and I found my Ti angle pegs prone to damage, so have now included four 6"...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Shelter for JMT
January 28, 9:56am

Re: Shelter for JMT
I got on well with a ZPacks Hexamid = 6ozs, and the Hexanet inner = 7ozs. If there's no rain you can just pitch the net with your pole to keep the bugs and dirt out.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Shelter for JMT
January 24, 4:17pm

Stoves on JMT
On my 2011 JMT I used only a wood burning Bushbuddy Ultra, but in 2012 there were fire restrictions in Kings and Sequoia due to the very dry conditions, and stoves of this type, incl the Backcountr...

In Gear Lists » JMT Next Summer
December 23, 12:54pm

Maps
My +1 for mapping goes to the Harrison maps. You get 13 A4 sheets of indestructible plasticised paper at 1" to the mile which are waterproof but can still be written on. I fold up one sheet at...

In Gear Lists » JMT Next Summer
December 20, 6:25am

E+lite and led
I think the e+lite now comes without a headband, and the original is now the Petzl E02P2 Head Torch with Whistle. I prefer the headband version. Only weighs 1 oz. Great around camp, and even got m...

In GEAR » Best UL light and Backup Light Combo
December 19, 5:22pm

Broken Gossamergear LT4 adjustable poles
I posted earlier about my broken LT4 poles - I broke both lower sections on the same trip. What I did for a cheap and easy repair was to glue a length of 11mm aluminium tubing into each pole using...

In Gear Swap » Buying: Gossamer Gear LT4/S lower section
November 02, 2:05pm

Caldera Ti-Tri
Does the Caldera cone roll up into the 3-cup pot, ie is it a Sidewinder or Classic cone?

In Gear Swap » FS WM Ultralite, Caldera Ti-Tri, Snow Peak Mini Solo
November 01, 3:45am

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