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I wouldn't get one with a backlight if it were me. The battery on a regular kindle is three months or something but it's only a few hours with the light on if I remember correctly. I always...

In GEAR » Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite or Nook for backpacking?
April 27, 12:03am

Re: low den sil
Manufacturers lean towards nylons with a PU coating over sil because you can tape a PU coated nylon but you can't tape silnylon. Also, silnylon is not as flame retardant. In fact, I am pretty s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 04, 6:17am

Argon silnylon
Dutch has added a new fabric to the DIY section of his website: Argon silnylon! Finished weight after coating of 1.06 ounces per sq yard, 1650mm waterproofness and amazingly, $5.75 per yard! This s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Argon silnylon
April 02, 7:25pm

Re: Does anyone remember Frostline kit down packets
I don't suppose anyone still has any of the patterns still kicking around?

In Make Your Own Gear » Does anyone remember Frostline kit down packets
March 26, 7:12pm

Re: 950 Fill Power?
I can't comment 950 fp but I've used 800 and 900 fp down in projects, both from Thru-Hiker. The 800 fp down definitely had more feathers in it. It was a marginal but the 900 had just no fea...

In Make Your Own Gear » 950 Fill Power?
March 05, 7:47pm

Re: AT NOBO gear list
Looks like a pretty awesome list. I did the AT in 2011 and I would have been very happy with that list. The only thing I would add is one or two extra tent pegs. I'm not too familiar with the n...

In Gear Lists » AT NOBO gear list
February 06, 8:29am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
Billy, A cotton tent probably wouldn't be completely watertight in a driving rain unless really heavily coated, but a cotton tent isn't meant for rain. It's a very specific style of ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
January 24, 5:50pm

Re: Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
I'm a little unclear on the description. Is it cotton to be used for a hot tent setup in the winter? Is yes, than I might be interested but $18 per yard is pretty steep.

In Make Your Own Gear » Any interest in EtaProof fabric?
January 24, 3:52pm

Re: stretchy material
I believe the lycra mesh from Quest Outfitters is what you're looking for. I remember liking the mesh material used for the pocket on a fellow hiker's ULA bag and I'm pretty sure the st...

In Make Your Own Gear » stretchy material
January 19, 2:18pm

Frogg toggs
I used a frogg togg suit my entire AT hike and loved it. It doesn't have many features but the brushed layer on the outside dried way faster and didn't wet out as much. It also easily laste...

In GEAR » Need advice on a rain jacket that will fit my needs for an AT thru hike.
December 26, 9:08am

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