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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: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/37360?feat=908-GN1&page=supplex-classic-sport-shorts-8-inseam and these if you want more pockets: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/36414?feat=908...

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

Re: Adding weight to increase efficiency. Thoughts?
For the few things I do use stuff sacks for, I like them plenty big. that way they squish around nicely when mashed into the bottom of the pack, so that you get, to quote a friend of mine, "a ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Adding weight to increase efficiency. Thoughts?
April 06, 11:04pm

Re: Re: gloves
Tom, I'm not extrapolating from my experience, because I didn't damage my hands that way, my nerve damage is different. I'm passing along a hand specialist's advice against forceful...

In GEAR » Trekking poles/blisters
April 06, 10:52pm

gloves
As a guy who works with his hands I say go gloves. I try to wear gloves almost all the time when I am working - in large part for my wife's sake. Because of this my hands are not rough and toug...

In GEAR » Trekking poles/blisters
April 05, 10:39pm

Re: Overquilt - hydrophobic down or synthetic fill and which shell material?
If you go with a single layer of 2.5 or so Climashield, which is reputed to be about a 50 degree quilt on its own, I think that you get more warmth for the same weight than with down, due to the fa...

In GEAR » Overquilt - hydrophobic down or synthetic fill and which shell material?
April 05, 10:25pm

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