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Re: Re: The North Face Thermoball
I thought about some type of plastic beads, too, when I first read about the thermoball. The main downside, I think, would be low compressibility, and depending on bead size, breathability. If on...

In GEAR » North Face Thermoball technology
March 08, 4:40pm

Re: How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
When I started backpacking later into fall and earlier in the spring, I did some planning about what things I might do during the long nights. Tore out some crossword puzzles from the newspaper, br...

In Philosophy & Technique » How Do You Occupy Self during Evening/Downtime when Solo?
March 02, 6:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What is your two item first aid kit?
"The tape and PLB suggestion was half joke, half serious. If you're back in remote terrain, the probability of something between minor booboo (tape your ankle and walk on out) and call in ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is your two item first aid kit?
March 02, 6:32pm

Re: Evazote Pads - Thickness & Width Preference
3/8 x 20 x 59-60 does it for me. On harder or uneven ground, I like to combine it with a thinner torso pad. Gives a lot of options for getting comfortable. Cheers, Bill S.

In GEAR » Evazote Pads - Thickness & Width Preference
March 02, 6:12pm

Re: Re: A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding
Thanks, Richard. That's helpful. It seems pretty clear why that would be the case wrt the maximum water vapor transfer rate that can be sustained without getting any significant condensation. B...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 01, 7:58pm

Re: Re: Re: A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding
Thanks for your reply, Richard. I think I must not have phrased my question right, or I'm missing something. I'm not wondering so much about the relationship between HH/rainproofness and CF...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 01, 6:56pm

Re: A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding
I'm late to this party, so please feel free to redirect me if this has been covered fully elsewhere, but what is the relationship between the wind resistance and water vapor diffusion rate? Do...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
March 01, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Re: That's it
Thanks, Franco. Some interesting ideas, but I'm not so sure about some of conclusions, or underlying explanations. IMO, it's really *not* all that clear exactly how much a few extra oun...

In GEAR » "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
February 18, 3:43pm

Re: Re: missing the point
"And we KNOW just how many miles are chopped off your day per pound weight extra. See Ryan's article on the Arctic 100 trip, where he spells the numbers out clearly." Can someone p...

In GEAR » "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
February 17, 6:57pm

Re: ultralight waders
What type of float tube, what shoes and what fins? Know what it all weighs? Would be useful to compare complete systems for getting around in the water. Cheers, Bill S.

In Fishing » ultralight waders
February 14, 8:42pm

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