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"Tiny house anyone?"
I HIGHLY recommend this book (if you can find it...looks like there're lots used on amazon) for some incredible tiny houses. There's a similar one that's called Woodstock Handmade Hous...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
April 29, 9:03am

digital vs analog photography
I have to disagree that good image quality is more affordable in digital. I have a Koni Omega (hehe DEFINITELY not UL) with three incredible lenses that shoots 6x7 that I paid about $400 for the b...

In Photography » F/.95
April 29, 8:28am

"MLD Trailstar Question"
Like Travis said, condensation has never been an issue for me with the Trailstar. Below is a thread that discusses dimensions in more detail. There's a bit of a cat cut on the edges of the sh...

In GEAR » MLD Trailstar Question
April 28, 7:22am

Protocol B Version 1 Procedure and Test Results
I still have not heard of ANY problems of cuben's water proofness/resistance in the field with tarps/shelters. I've heard of durability problems with the lighter weights, but my trust in c...

In Make Your Own Gear » Protocol B Version 1 Procedure and Test Results
April 28, 12:01am

"Apparatus for Testing Thermal Insulation Properties"
Definitely looking forward to more. Even the findings here with the pad thickness are pretty interesting considering that many neoair/other inflatable users don't fully inflate the pad for mor...

In Editor's Roundtable » Apparatus for Testing Thermal Insulation Properties
April 26, 5:34pm

"Good Outdoor DVD's?"
+1 to Alone in the Wilderness (I adore that movie) and Herzog recs. Probably my favorite director. I'd add Fitzcarraldo and Aguirre, the Wrath of God, even though they're a bit different ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Good Outdoor DVD's?
April 26, 5:18pm

"Inov 8 Shoes ... Just Another Cult ?"
+1 on the 212s. My only complaint is that I wish they drained/dried a bit faster. The uppers are pretty tough though. I think I'm going to try some 285s next since they sound pretty similar ...

In GEAR » Inov 8 Shoes ... Just Another Cult ?
April 26, 8:30am

merino 1
I called patagonia a few weeks ago and they only had two smalls left (which I snatched up). One person told me via email that they'd have the merino line back in august for fall, but over the ...

In GEAR » light merino for tropics?
April 23, 7:15pm

Ten Fidy
That's an outstanding beer. Oskar Blues is one of my fav breweries for sure.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Concentrated Backpacking Beer
April 22, 4:44pm

bump and price drop
price lowered to $45.

In Gear Swap » 2 yds of .74 oz cuben
April 21, 5:11pm

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