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Re: tent fabric weight
Sorry to hijack the thread but other than the Obi Elite 1P and Golite Imogene, is there any other tents made from 10D/20D fabric combos? And other than dry times, is there any advantage to PU c...

In GEAR » Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 tent fabric
October 20, 5:17pm

Re: Re: Uniqlo Heattech base layers?
This might be the same stuff Mizuno developed called Breath Thermo. They now sell a lot of Winter clothing here using it. http://www.breaththermo.com/index.html With emphasis on power conser...

In GEAR » Uniqlo Heattech base layers?
October 20, 4:17pm

Re: miso again
Generally, rice is not mixed in with a miso soup. But some kids will do it for a quick breakfast and crack a raw egg in it too. I think the "taste" you want is really o-chazuke, which...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Looking for a rice-based one-pot recipe.
October 20, 5:30am

Re: Re: campsaver coupon
This should give you an extra 5% off anything, cart-5849.

In Gear Deals » campsaver 20% off coupon
October 17, 8:27pm

Re: Looking for Great Lightweight Travel Pants
Exofficio Men's BugsAway® Ziwa™ Pants. Surprisingly lightweight, only 260g in XL! Tailored fit with a soft peached finish non-technical look despite the technical feature set. ~US$40 on sale.

In GEAR » Looking for Great Lightweight Travel Pants
October 17, 6:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Potential move overseas - Japan
Stephen, I am a San Antonio TX native so can empathize with your flatlander plight. Your facility appears to be near the Tanzawa range. There are probably several hundred hiking paths in this area ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Potential move overseas
October 16, 11:11pm

Re: Down hooded jackets
Typical sewn thru down jacket will need ~5oz of 800FP down at 20F and ~7oz at 10F to keep relatively warm at rest wearing just a base layer and 100w fleece midlayer.

In GEAR » Down hooded jackets
October 15, 11:48pm

Re: snowshoe advice, please
I have the Tubbs Flex TRK 24". Some things I learned from my rental experience about choosing snowshoes. First, temper your expectations about snowshoe flotation. IMO, all the makers weight...

In GEAR » snowshoe advice, please
October 15, 11:31pm

Re: Black Swan event sooner than you think
Well it seems the most powerful typhoon in 10yrs is on a bullseye path for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant tonight. Will this be the Black Swan event no one planned for? USA West Coast will hav...

In GEAR » Bug Out Bag / Prepper Setup / Survival-based UL kit and philosophy
October 15, 3:08am

Re: Potential move overseas-Tokyo
We have world-class hiking/mountaineering/skiing/snowshoeing in Japan. Much of it within 4hrs of central Tokyo by public transport. Extensive mountain hut system too, so camping and carrying lots o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Potential move overseas
October 13, 7:49pm

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