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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: what to make with M50?
Tim, I don't think it's true that M50 has very little wind resistance. I've used a down m50 quilt (about 10oz down) for probably 50 nights down to low 20s as well as a m50 down jacket ...

In Make Your Own Gear » what to make with M50?
July 07, 11:42am

Re: Velcro vs. Zipper???
Don't let sewing zippers scare you. It's not as difficult as you might think. Search youtube and the web and I bet you can get good instructions. The coils act as a guide and you might e...

In Make Your Own Gear » Velcro vs. Zipper???
July 07, 8:07am

Latin American pit vipers
Javan, had a run in or two with one of these? (this one's actually in Ecuador but I saw lots while working in CR)

In Philosophy & Technique » Wise or Wuss?
July 07, 7:31am

Re: Biodiesel Filter used in Water Filter system
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=13654 http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?foru...

In GEAR » Biodiesel Filter used in Water Filter system
July 07, 12:01am

Re: Re: wet feet = masochism?
goretex also takes forever to dry and wont drain if (when) you go past that "just the right depth". If your feet tend to get tore up after being wet for day after day, use Hydropel.

In GEAR » Footwear - waterproof boots v. fast drying trail running shoes.
July 06, 11:55pm

Re: "Why don't A-holes drink quality beer?"
wow that's a beautiful can...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do A-holes drink light beer?
July 06, 1:09pm

Weminuche snow conditions
Just got back from a trip last weekend starting at Highland Mary Lakes down to Flint Lakes on the CDT, down Rock Creek and up Vallecito Creek. There's definitely lots of snow crossing and wet ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Help needed. San Juans in early-mid July: Gear for snow and cold and bugs
July 05, 3:29pm

Re: MLD grace duo taught pitch?
the ridgeline should be taught before sides are staked out. stake out the back, pull ridgeline taught, stake front corners. Here's a video from GG on pitching the spinntwin; same idea. http:...

In GEAR » MLD grace duo taught pitch?
June 30, 10:42am

Re: South San Juan Wilderness, Conejos River
I was almost going to be the same place this weekend but will be up a little farther north (shorter drive after work tomorrow)...I think around 40 sounds right. Check out hillmap.com and you can c...

In Post-Trip Reports » South San Juan Wilderness, Conejos River
June 29, 3:18pm

Re: Re: MYOG cuben cat tarp
Correct; 10' ridgeline with 4" deflection at the center. Same on the sides. I used Roger's spreadsheet to do the curves. I taped the center ridgeline first with the 3M tape and then...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG cuben cat tarp
June 27, 1:01pm

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