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Brynje fishnet shirt
Frank, Brynje does make a merino shirt with the fishnet lining if the stink from polypro bothers you. I haven't tried it myself, and I don't know where to buy it but here's a link wit...

In GEAR » Base Layer
February 09, 10:53pm

Surviorman
I haven't see all the surviorman episodes but Les doesn't usually wait to get rescued. To name a few I can remeber; in Utah he walked out early because he couldn't find enough to eat, ...

In Chaff » Man vs. Wild?
February 03, 4:38pm

GG nimbus ozone
What are the sizes of the frame sheet, hip belt and shoulder straps?

In Gear Swap » Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone
January 23, 4:45pm

Man vs Wild
I agree that Surviorman is the far superior show. I stopped watching man vs wild after he peed on his shirt and wrapped it around his head. He also does things that could be potentially life thre...

In Chaff » Man vs. Wild?
December 05, 5:48pm

Re: Is Soft Shell Material Warmer and Lighter
I think Power Shield is best for high output aerobic activities in cold weather because of its high breathability and wind protection. The best warmth to weight ratio is down. I'm not sure what t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is Soft Shell Material Wamer and Lighter
December 01, 7:11am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Question about caffeine products sold on this site
Most aneurysms are congenital. While hypertension contributes to expantion and rupture, its doubtful caffiene would have much of an effect. Caffiene intake has never been associated with MI, thou...

In GEAR » Question about caffeine products sold on this site
November 21, 9:20am

Torso blankert/CLO
Richard, Thanks for your insights on the temp rating. I didn't even know the EN 13537 existed. Its not perfect but it sure beats the way most manufacturers report their bag ratings. Do you kn...

In GEAR » Torso Blanket
October 19, 5:53pm

Torso blanket
Just a few observations about the theoretical temperature rating of the torso blanket. First 0.1 clo increase generally represents 1 deg F increase which would only get the temp rating to 0 deg F,...

In GEAR » Torso Blanket
October 16, 9:40am

Silk
Has anyone ever used silk as a base layer? I was just wondering how it performed. I've heard it has good wicking properties.

In GEAR » Silk
October 02, 7:49pm

caffiene
Caffiene has definitely been shown to increase aerobic performance, however the effects aren't huge. The benefits have to be wieghed agaist the potential detrimental effects (ie diuresis which cou...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Energy for the Trail
October 02, 7:33pm

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