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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

Re: Footbox
When I made my quilt I also went for sewn footbox with oval end panel. Tried drawstinbg and the Rayway but didn't like them at all - needed the foot room (size 13 feet!)

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewn footbox design
April 25, 10:12am

sil polyester
is available e.g. http://www.extremtextil.de/catalog/Ripstop-Polyester-silicone-coated-40den-60g-sqm-2nd-choice::2188.html more on that site... Paramo favour Polyester over nylon for their...

In Make Your Own Gear » determining fabric type
April 23, 12:23pm

re polyester
it could be polyester. Plenty of polyester clothing out there. E.g. microfibre windshells, lightweight linings. .. Some tent flys use polyester - it is much more UV stable than nylon if i...

In Make Your Own Gear » determining fabric type
April 23, 1:07am

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