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Poly tarp weight.
I don't have it here to recheck, but I recall the cheap poly tarp I got from Ocean State Job Lot was about 1.5 lb for 8'x10'.

In GEAR » cheap tarp weight
June 12, 9:12am

cat bird calls.
"On a separate note, has anybody seen or heard a cat meow very strangely when they are near birds/prey? It almost sounds like a mix between a cackle and a meow. We joke that he's "sen...

In Chaff » Backpacking with Cats
June 11, 5:29pm

Thanks for the German link. It looks like it's possible to get Pertex from there. What they list as microlight is very light 32 g/qm=.94 oz/yd2 International shipping is possible, but a bit ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric choice for wind shirt?
June 11, 2:20pm

Links to bulk dried food.
I think this is Sarbar's site; it has link. This place has other stuff: Haven't used any of these myself.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Bulk dried food company?
June 11, 2:08pm

Cats and birds.
I like cats, but have decided that they have to be kept inside. In the northeast US, I think the main problem with cats is birds. I can't imagine any non-bird species that cats can have a sig...

In Chaff » Backpacking with Cats
June 11, 12:21pm

S. America fuels.
You might consider the Optimus Nova or Nova+ multifuel stoves. I still haven't forgiven MSR for my Internationale failing in Peru. :( Learn the names of the different fuels for the places whe...

In GEAR » Heet in south america??
June 11, 12:11pm

Obtaining pertex??
Thanks for the Pertex suggestion. I don't know where to get small quantities of pertex fabrics. The usual online fabric sellers in the US don't carry it. I've emailed Pertex to ask.

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric choice for wind shirt?
June 11, 12:03pm

Fabric choice for wind shirt?
Does anyone have recommendations for the fabric choice for making a UL windshirt? I want something that is very breathable. I have a jacket that I think is supplex with no DWR that I like but it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric choice for wind shirt?
June 11, 9:51am

Part for backwashing Sawyer filter.
Thanks for the parts #s. I'm not sure if this is the same as your part, but for backwashing the Sawyer filter, a standard US garden hose female to 1/4" adapter at usplastics is: 63001 N...

In GEAR » Gravity filter pre-filter effectivness
June 11, 9:43am

Sawyer filter
David, the disadvantage of the Walmart Sawyer filter bottle is that it doesn't come with the fittings for backflushing with a faucett. is the same thing e...

In GEAR » Most efficient gravity filter system - need market update
June 10, 8:44am

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