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Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
I have a pair of MLD Event rain mitt shells, and I'd like to add a extra adjustable bungie style strap that goes around the wrist and not just the upper arm as nicer alternative to using someth...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on adding wristbands to rain mitts?
April 14, 8:57am

Re: I get my specialized UL gear from Home Depot...
I love home depot - if I am bored waiting for something scheduled I can enjoyably kill time there just walking around. And yet the is a squalid little Kmart near where I live, and on the few occasi...

In GEAR » I get my specialized UL gear from Home Depot...
April 14, 8:00am

FiveTen Aquastealth
As long as we aren't talking about super economical solutions you can take any shoes you like and glue (with Barge) Five Ten Aqua Stealth soles on them. This can be done yourself, or if you are...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » camp/ fishing/ hiking shoes
April 13, 6:58pm

Re: Re: Thanks David - some more thoughts and questions
@David, possibly the trouble is the size of the hole for the burner as well as the height. I can confirm that this is never a problem with my setup. If you put it together you can test things by j...

In Gear Lists » Need Some Feedback
April 13, 12:07pm

Re: Thanks David - some more thoughts and questions
You tube as a bunch of DIY windscreen videos. I have used the snow peak gigapower stove (w/piezo, never failed in 10 years). When you use this stove you need to make a base plate (cut one out of ...

In Gear Lists » Need Some Feedback
April 12, 8:04pm

Re: Re: Are rain pants necessary?
Yes, you should take the rain skirt. If you have to ask either you are either banking on it not raining at all, or you never tried it like that in extended rain. First of all, your legs get wet W...

In GEAR » Are rain pants necessary?
April 12, 7:38pm

Re: Yellow
Yeah, insects see MORE colors than we do, not less, in general. And don't even get me started about the mantis shrimp! This include some UV on flowers. The prettiness of flowers is to impress...

In GEAR » Colors that repel insects?
April 11, 11:27am

Re: Layer question for early Sept JMT -- is fleece enough or do I need to go puffy?
It depends on you, but September is when the temperature starts to change, and when it happens, often transiently it is true, the average temps can drop 20 or more degrees overnight. Plan for the p...

In Gear Lists » Layer question for early Sept JMT -- is fleece enough or do I need to go puffy?
April 10, 3:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Size matters
David, definitely! There are the German trains, and then there are the Italian trains that are always late, then there is 1000 feet of shit, and at the bottom of that are all the Amtrak trains tha...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 3:21pm

Re: Size matters
David, I was going to mention something like that - LOL. If you rent a car in Austin then it is more or less full day's drives to get to Big Bend - almost 500 miles. Prague to Paris, but withou...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 10, 1:19pm

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