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Re: Help with hikes in Zion/Bryce/Sedona/Arches
You could go to the Needles section of Canyonlands. Tons of trails there that you can link up and make loops of whatever length you want. That's probably your best bet in the area if you'...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Help with hikes in Zion/Bryce/Sedona/Arches
June 23, 3:39pm

Re: wrap
too bad they aren't all connected or you could put a valve in it and be able to deflate it...

In Make Your Own Gear » 2oz pad
June 20, 9:18pm

"Safest (least toxic) fuel source for California alcohol stove"
The Kleen Strip Green denatured alcohol has the highest % of ethanol (label states 90-100) of anything else I've found aside from everclear. It's widely available. edit: looks like will...

In GEAR » Safest (least toxic) fuel source for California alcohol stove
June 15, 7:46am

downproofness of m50
I've used an M50 quilt and down jacket for a few months now and it's definitely not as downproof as m90 and the dwr isn't nearly as good. I still like it but the weight definitely has ...

In Make Your Own Gear » M 50?
June 13, 11:19am

m50 quilt
I made an m50 down quilt with about 9oz down, sewn footbox, 6ft x 50" shoulders and it's around 15oz. I don't think you could get to 12oz with m90 unless you were really cutting it cl...

In GEAR » Quote for custom quilt
June 06, 10:41pm

Re: Steripen users advise
I'd bet that 99% of failures (at least on most recent models) are due to users using poor quality or wrong batteries.

In GEAR » Steripen users advise
June 06, 9:25am

"Sleeping pad?"
I'd check out the new POE Peak Elite AC or if you're willing to wait Kookabay is top notch.

In GEAR » Sleeping pad?
June 06, 6:55am

"M50 Pullover Jacket"
Great work! Turned out fantastic.

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 Pullover Jacket
June 05, 12:49pm

Re: Pack strap pockets
I dislike large strap pockets mainly because they feel like they're in the way and my pack is light enough that I don't feel like I need the extra weight distribution. If they were very la...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack strap pockets
June 04, 8:48am

Re: OK, you're convincing me to try merino...
I have a couple icebreaker 150 tops that I've had for over a year and wear all the time (including some bushwacking) and still no holes or snags. You can usually find tops in the $30 range on ...

In GEAR » Looking for a quick drying, moisture wicking, non-stinking short sleeve and long sleeve shirt....
June 03, 1:48pm

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