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Re: FS: BD Lighthouse tent
make me an offer!

In Gear Swap » FS: BD Lighthouse tent
June 09, 9:01pm

Re: Pillow slipping out under my head
I put fabric straps on my stuffsack with velcro, and the other half of the velcro glued to my mat. Works great.

In GEAR » Pillow slipping out under my head
June 08, 12:07pm

FS: BD Lighthouse tent
BD Lighthouse, excellent condition, seam sealed, with footprint. $200 shipped conus OBO PM me Maybe $180?

In Gear Swap » FS: BD Lighthouse tent
June 08, 12:05pm

Re: Concept Design for UL Cuben fiber, Silnylon, Carbon fiber, Dyneema cord, fully collaspseable Umbrella
If you want it to shed water you don't want it flat; it must be a dome, however shallow a dome you prefer. To make a dome you cut "gores" of fabric; how many is dependent on how many ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Concept Design for UL Cuben fiber, Silnylon, Carbon fiber, Dyneema cord, fully collaspseable Umbrella
June 04, 4:22pm

what about widthwise?
So cutting a NeoAir shorter is an established deal, but has anyone cut one down in width/ I'm thinking of making a tapered pad, so I get the width I want at the elbows but then it tapers so I d...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trimming an Inflatable Pad
June 04, 4:06pm

Re: JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
Shorts, long johns, windpants - that's my Sierra summer system. One thing about the Driducks pants - they are known to be very fragile. I generally wear my windpants most evenings, so they get ...

In GEAR » JMT Hike: Convertable Pants vs Shorts with built in liner
May 29, 9:51pm

Re: Do you peg ground peg points on your tent?
I always do. In the wind I want the tightest pitch I can get, and staking the floor out is part of that.

In GEAR » Do you peg ground peg points on your tent?
May 26, 10:38pm

Re: Which do you prefer for your own lower body base layer?
for summer in the Sierra I take powerstretch tights or expedition weight long johns for camp use/sleeping. Almost never wear them during the day; just shorts and occasionally windpants. For shoulde...

In GEAR » Which do you prefer for your own lower body base layer?
May 20, 5:00pm

alternatives
I have tried picaridin, eucalyptus based, citronella; none have been effective for me. The timed release DEET stuff works well; concentrations of 30% and up have worked well for me, and seem to be ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » DEET
May 20, 4:56pm

Re: IT Band issues
My personal experience with ITB fun: For me it was all about stretching. The PT tested my leg strength and said that was not an issue. Tightness definitely was. So stretching after exercise was th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » IT Band issues
May 20, 4:51pm

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