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Re: Re: Silk and M90T
I'd go 3 yds to be safe. If you're not doing it flat without a sewn footbox you'll need a few extra inches. 5mm Habatai is what I've used from Dharma. It's definitely pretty ...

In Make Your Own Gear » let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
March 12, 4:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
I use a 2.5 oz climashield apex quilt with a silk shell for warm weather. Nice and breathable and great against the skin. Weighs about 9oz. Silk from dharma trading.

In Make Your Own Gear » let's make a hot weather quilt.. cotton, fleece?
March 12, 2:51pm

hipbelt stiffness
In my experience stiffness is less important than surface contact with your hips. The more wrap the better. With most wing hipbelts there's often several inches on both sides (usually at the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Chris Zimmer Pack for Heavy Loads
March 05, 9:15pm

Cowboy coffee is good and easy
Grind fine and pour with the lid on. It'll strain itself. No need for bags, filters, presses, or expensive little instant packs.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backcountry coffee
March 05, 8:48pm

Re: viewfinder
Thanks for the comments on the pics. I forgot to mention battery life on the sigmas. It's almost hilariously bad. I bought like 20 batteries from ebay for a couple bucks a piece. They&#...

In Photography » Large sensor compact vs rangefinder style mirrorless SOTM for pocketable cameras
February 28, 5:57pm

Sigma
I basically never use a tripod. I have the little ballhead off of a gorillapod that I've adapted to attach to a trekking pole but I've hardly ever used it. I find it fine for sunrise/suns...

In Photography » Large sensor compact vs rangefinder style mirrorless SOTM for pocketable cameras
February 28, 2:04pm

Re: Large sensor compact vs rangefinder style mirrorless SOTM for pocketable cameras
Hey Max, Looks like you've pretty much done your research. The RX100 seems to be a killer little camera if you need the flexibility of different focal lengths. I've heard it's not as...

In Photography » Large sensor compact vs rangefinder style mirrorless SOTM for pocketable cameras
February 27, 4:38pm

Re: 45 pounds of UL (Grand Canyon list)
Here's my list. Like Dave said, pretty similar to his. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ao7AKvnJ7s3ydDdYZFo4bjlhQjN2N1hLV1RIOTM5aEE&usp=sharing Should be a healthy mix ...

In Gear Lists » 45 pounds of UL (Grand Canyon list)
February 25, 11:01am

Re: Squamish
I've been using a Squamish after losing my Houdini last spring. I found it on clearance and price was on par with other similar windshirts. Fit is great (although it could be slightly longer)...

In GEAR » Windshirt Question
February 03, 8:52am

another price drop
bump

In Gear Swap » Fuji X100, Canon S90, W's Ibex hooded Indie, W's MEC T2 hoody, Inov8 Trailroc 255
February 03, 8:48am

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