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Re: Breathability vs WPB Cuben
The 3 fabrics are quite different to each other - apples to oranges. Pertex Equilibrium is not at all waterproof, it is 'almost windproof' - it is very breathable and good at wicking du...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pertex Equilibrium and Endurance
July 02, 10:45am

quick n dirty Witabs efficiency tests- Bought some last week
I bought some last week. The tabs are 7g each. (1/2 of a 14g Esbit) I did 3 boil tests using 1 block each time in 2 different cone setups with my esbit stove. 2 tests with MST Ti Kettle...

In GEAR » WiTabs fuel tabs
June 30, 9:51am

What's the problem
Can't you just have a wash!? ;) I'm guessing it must be a desert area? A cup of warm water is enough to wash 'pits and bits' properly in my experience. A way to avoid the we...

In GEAR » Personal hygene (the naughty spot question)
June 30, 9:38am

ideas
yeah - like Stephen says - ask on Outdoorsmagic why keep asking here? I wouldn't ask about hiking in a specific area of California on a UK site...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
June 11, 5:51am

Don't panic - things get better (then bad again, then better....)
You'll cope in the end - if determined. PT and exercises will help. I have a bulging lumbar disc. And several dehydrated discs. Had hard times for years, - it's manageble between ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Encouragement Needed
June 11, 5:47am

agree
What David says certainly no lower. Generally at most, a 4*C comfort rating is given for bags with cheap generic synthetic fillings of 200gsm. Primaloft will be better. Do the maths. Work...

In Make Your Own Gear » Synthetic sleeping bag, how much insulation?
June 03, 12:43pm

practice
I find any style of lotus position takes too much of the lumbar curve out of my back for long term comfort. _______________________________ That's because you aren't 'fit' enou...

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique: How do you Sit on the Ground (Comfortably)?
June 03, 4:18am

Re: Is it possible to do a DIY Epic like process?
of course. Just take the thread of your choice, soak it in silicone, then weave your fabric.... ;)

In Make Your Own Gear » Is it possible to do a DIY Epic like process?
May 31, 12:16am

strap is first aid/crutch for ITB pain
I had very painful ITB issues 5-3 years ago. Apart from stretches, Chiro trigger point massage (and dry needles) in my gluteus medius(?), I also used a strap to suppress symptoms when hiking. It...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » IT Band issues
May 29, 7:27am

wet
If almost no wind, can conditions be really 'bad'? Or just very wet? ;) fabric wise, I think I'd choose almost new silnylon over a 25year+ old tent. (uv degradation? ) My 3 yr old...

In GEAR » A tent's ability to withstand heavy rain
April 28, 1:08am

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