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Re: Down vs. synthetic insulation for sleeping hoods and booties?
I went synthetic on booties many years ago for two reasons: 1) the down shifted around a lot in the booties, leaving cold spots. 2) Slightly less compressibility is a plus sometimes with the syn...

In GEAR » Down vs. synthetic insulation for sleeping hoods and booties?
March 05, 1:19pm

Re: Creative Commons and gear design.
If someone wants to copy your design and try to outsell your version they can still do it whether you have a pattern out there or not - all they have to do is buy one of yours and take it apart. Th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Creative Commons and gear design.
March 04, 10:53pm

Re: Do any companies ship direct to Muir Trail Ranch
Unless they've changed their rules you have to ship to them in a 5-gallon plastic bucket. I doubt the FD food suppliers will be willing to do that, but who knows? Another idea is to post on...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Do any companies ship direct to Muir Trail Ranch
February 23, 4:55pm

got snow?
morning in the emigrant wilderness april 2005. A little more snow that year. This campsite on top of approximately 16 feet of snow (as per official snow survey measurement close by within a few day...

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
February 20, 2:48pm

lining the liners
A guy that I have skied with uses latex or nitrile exam gloves under his liners for extra warmth and as VBL. Used with silk or thin poly gloves that have touchscreen compatibility that ought to be ...

In GEAR » Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
February 16, 6:25pm

whitney on the way
Of course you can also summit Whitney without exiting via Whitney Portal. Separate rules apply for that. I would enquire with the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit or Eldorado National Forest, as yo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » PCT Tahoe to Whitney and Exiting through Whitney Portal, Permits and Alternatives?
February 14, 6:44pm

Re: Please elucidate
Eric, I can't help wondering Why? if you want a nice controllable white gas stove why not just get a Dragonfly?

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 14, 4:39pm

bivy or not
For most Sierra use I'd skip the bivy and get a Hexamid with netting and floor. But if you really want to camp in some exposed spots for the views (and I'm all for that) a bivy may be a goo...

In GEAR » Bivy versus bathtub floor, and what tarp for high Sierra?
February 14, 4:30pm

Re: Quilt/bag shell condensation
If the dewpoint is within your insulation then you will have condensation within your insulation. When you used the overquilt you effectively moved the dewpoint out of the bag and into the quilt be...

In GEAR » Quilt/bag shell condensation
February 11, 6:18pm

Re: Taking off old seam seal to replace....
Most of those seam tapes are applied with hot-melt adhesive. If yours was, tyring to get it all off is hard because you have to hit a temperature that is just enough to melt the old adhesive withou...

In GEAR » Taking off old seam seal to replace....
February 10, 12:30pm

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