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Re: Spider + Titan + Windscreen: Height and Storage Issues
The foil that MSR uses for their windscreens is tough enough so that you can fold it up and then bend the whole thing to fit the curve of the inside of the pot - thus height of the windscreen can b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Spider + Titan + Windscreen: Height and Storage Issues
May 11, 9:20pm

Re: Extreme weather
Well, I wouldn't say I was re-evaluating, because I've always taken into consideration the variability of weather and unreliability of forecasts. Here in California, the three-day forecast...

In Philosophy & Technique » Extreme weather
May 11, 1:52pm

Re: Re: Extensions
Well, I sure wouldn't do that with a bear can full of food - all that weight so far back from my center of gravity is not my idea of stability. But if you had just the empty can back there so t...

In GEAR » New Paradox Unaweep Packs — Divide & Exposure
May 09, 5:14pm

Re: Sierra mosquitoes in May?
Unlikely to be too bad, since the nights are most likely going to be below freezing still. I would expect the end of the month to be more likely to have skeeters, as there is usually a noticeable d...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra mosquitoes in May?
May 04, 10:21pm

Re: Re: White turns to Mellow Yellow (beige) ... eventually
If you wash white stuff with colors this is what usually happens. The white fabric picks up some color bleeding from the colored fabrics. Which is why I am not allowed to wash my wife's whites.

In Make Your Own Gear » Is it possible to paint or dye my nylon sun hat?
May 04, 10:01pm

Re: Pack for Bearikade Expedition
When I carry my expedition it is vertical in my homemade pack, with not much room around it, rather as you describe the fit in your McHale. What I have taken to doing is to shove various articles o...

In GEAR » Pack for Bearikade Expedition
May 03, 11:59am

Re: ideal sized mid for 2?
I wouldn't do the 8x8. a 6x9 is great for two, or the 9x9 for real spaciousness. A shangri-la is a great size as well - I have a different shelter with same footprint and it is just as describe...

In GEAR » ideal sized mid for 2?
April 30, 9:04pm

Re: container for white gas?
I have also carried WG in plastic bottles many times with no issues. I do like to find bottles a little thicker and tougher than soda or water bottles, since I take them on ski trips and when I fal...

In GEAR » container for white gas?
April 29, 11:31am

Re: Drawstring Shorts for JMT
These: and these if you want more pockets:

In GEAR » Drawstring Shorts for JMT
April 18, 12:13pm

Re: Best aluminum flick-lock hiking poles? Al versus Carbon for shelter support & field repair
AS a shelter support it seems to me that the locking mechanism is the weak link usually. Some of the twist-lock poles tend to slip slowly down under the kind of vibrating load you get with a wind-f...

In GEAR » Best aluminum flick-lock hiking poles? Al versus Carbon for shelter support & field repair
April 13, 9:59pm

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