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Re: disposable ultralight water bladder
I've been stockpiling Subway bags for a while, so afraid they will change them and they'll be gone for good. They are very strong for their weight, and compress down to nothing. They are...

In Make Your Own Gear » disposable ultralight water bladder
February 26, 3:23pm

Re: Re: lightest HE pot
I would say folks get the heat transfer property of titanium mixed up with the product made from titanium. Sure the element Ti is a crappy conductor of heat relative to aluminum (copper is even bet...

In GEAR » lightest HE pot
February 21, 6:28pm

Re: Re: Isopropanol Question
OK good info here to digest, thanks... James: are you saying that the 9% water content of isopro that burns off as steam negates entirely its higher energy content over methanol? (I'm compar...

In GEAR » Isopropanol Question
February 12, 7:27pm

Isopropanol Question
OK, I know Isopropanol is smoky and generally considered a non-starter alcohol stove fuel. But I've read that isopropanol has more stored energy than ethanol or methanol, and Zelph among others...

In GEAR » Isopropanol Question
February 12, 1:09pm

Re: Flash 18
Eh, it's slightly better than the Flash 18, but only addresses one problem: it lacks the waist belt. The water bottle pouches compete with the pack contents, and they don't secure the bottl...

In GEAR » REI Flash 18 Pack
January 31, 8:04pm

For thin insulating layers...
this works fine. I bought a Houdini full zip in XXL (I'm an XL) for this purpose, and it works ok over my montbell ul jacket. Where wind shirts fail in this application is in the pits: the arm...

In GEAR » windshirt sizing with down insulation layer?
January 06, 6:35pm

Re: 7oz (199g) down jacket from UNIQLO in NYC
Tried on the XL, which is my usual size. Felt true to size, and had good coverage down arms and waist. The hood is simple, with no draw string our other volume adjustment. Seemed warm for the two m...

In GEAR » 7oz (199g) down jacket from UNIGLO in NYC
December 02, 6:08pm

Re: Ski clothing - lift served, resort style - Utah in January
Hmmm... Hope you're going to Deer Valley... OK, so think layers. Everything you bring for backpacking would work at the temps., except for your shell, which you may want to use something hea...

In GEAR » Ski clothing - lift served, resort style - Utah in January
November 20, 4:15pm

Re: Altoids tin kits
I moved onto the plastic ones, mainly because they're inherently waterproof, while the Altoids tins are not. I have two, one is from a Japanese supermarket and has the brand name Takeya, and...

In GEAR » Altoids tin kits
November 19, 10:57pm

Re: Rocky Gore Tex Socks Narrow
Rocky's are narrow, but they do stretch a tad width-wise with use. I almost returned mine, but they fit OK now, even over a pair of thin fleece socks. Do wish they were wider, though.

In GEAR » Rocky Gore Tex Socks Narrow
November 07, 7:23pm

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