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Footwear
Anyone bringing Altai Hok's to this... ? I'm curious to see them in action. :) No place here in the Bay Area to rent them yet, the nearest being Truckee ... -mox

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Meetup - Yosemite Snowshoe/Ski to Dewey Pt. - Jan. 11-13
January 08, 3:03pm

Percentage
I like the idea of %-based skin-out weights, if anyone really cares, minus water/fuel. From JGG (via Hendrik's post) Lightweight = 12-20 pounds Ultralight = 6-11 pounds Superultralight =...

In Philosophy & Technique » Packweight definitions
January 08, 1:38pm

Sheriff first
Yes, you can call the Sheriff's office first, as SAR teams are all county-based. They will request mutual aid through the state offices if they need additional resources, which then contacts t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Who pays for Angeles National Forest SAR?
January 03, 5:24pm

Date question
The dates are for a Fri-Sun trip ... for those of us who cannot get Friday completely off, can you post the rough itinerary so we can possibly drive up Friday evening/night and figure out where you...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Meetup - Yosemite Snowshoe/Ski to Dewey Pt. - Jan. 11-13
December 26, 3:15pm

Question about "true rating" of MontBell SS UL #1
They market it as a "15deg F" bag. [EN TESTED]26˚F/ -3˚C(Comfort)、15˚F/ -9˚C(Lower Limit)、-19˚F/ -28˚C(Extreme*) Given that they call it "comfort female / comfort mal...

In GEAR » Question about "true rating" of MontBell SS UL #1
December 26, 12:00pm

Heavy materials
I will point out that when hand-sewing heavy materials (Cordura 500/1000D comes to mind) that it's MUCH easier with a machine than pushing a needle through it yourself. It can be done, sure, b...

In Make Your Own Gear » hand sewing vs machine - stitch strength, down-proof(ness), etc?
December 14, 12:24pm

Refocus...
@Jason "Weight conscious?" You just need to come to terms with your size and not focus 110% on the weight ... accept that you're a bigger guy and everything you do will have to ...

In GEAR » Need some tent help, please
December 14, 12:16pm

Hard question
I want a jacket with inflatable air-struts and (partial) vacuum chambers. Just to see how well it works against the Argon-filled Klymit vests. =) -mox

In GEAR » Wishlist Gear Ideas
December 12, 4:33pm

Excess
Lots of people in the world use the same small set of clothes over and over. The only downsides are: 1) Lack of expression/style/freshness/etc 2) Smaller set of clothes to be washed more frequ...

In GEAR » Can 3/4 of my wardrobe be hiking gear?
December 07, 6:54pm

Of course...
This video shows a cheap blue poly tarp, 8x10, pitched as a pyramid. Obviously the technique will scale up, so if you wanted a bigger tent ... just get a bigger tarp and pole. Nothing fancy...

In GEAR » Tarp for car camping
December 07, 4:12pm

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