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reticulated fiber
I've used reticulated fiber as back padding on an internal frame pack, covered in leno mesh. In use I don't find that I sweat any less than with a solid fabric pack body, so I don't use...

In Make Your Own Gear » Giant 3D spacer mesh
November 14, 8:47pm

Re: Stevensen's Warmlight Question
I believe it was called Filmgap. Never saw one, just heard of it.

In GEAR » Stevensen's Warmlight Question
November 13, 4:21pm

Re: What have I been doing?
Always remember, the most important measuring device is not the scale, it's the fun-o-meter.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What have I been doing?
November 03, 8:06pm

Re: Best inherently waterproof fabric?
Using silnylon you should be able to get well under 10 oz. I'd bet that you could be under that even using 1.9 oz coated ripstop or a light coated taffeta. Either will be somewhat more durable ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best inherently waterproof fabric?
November 02, 7:56pm

Re: Best backcountry meal ever?
My most memorable backcountry meal came at the end of a 5-week backpacking trip when I was 15. We were all teenagers on the trip, and we basically hadn't packed enough food, so by the end we we...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Best backcountry meal ever?
November 02, 7:48pm

my 2 cents
Looks like a cool idea. I think that with the sidewalls as steep as they appear to be, you will have a hard time getting enough tension on the two ridgelines. Extending the vestibules further out t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Advice on 2 Person Tent Design
November 02, 6:22pm

Re: UL Liquor bottle
you can buy some brands of whiskey - usually not the finest - in plastic bottles of the hip flask size. just get one of those, dispose of the contents in any way you see fit, and refill with your f...

In GEAR » UL Liquor bottle
October 30, 8:23pm

water loss
I believe (though I don't have data handy at the moment) that you lose significantly more water through respiration during a night than you do by way of transpiration (water lost through the sk...

In Make Your Own Gear » Roam Mountain MYOG Gear Test
October 30, 8:19pm

Re: Pyramid - math help
I always like to draw the thing to scale - or full size if you have big enough paper and room to do it. Even if this is just to double-check the calcs, it is worthwhile.

In Make Your Own Gear » Pyramid - math help
October 30, 4:02pm

Re: High Sierra Trail Logistics
If you are going in over Shepherd Pass it seems like one way or the other you will pass by or near Bighorn Plateau (between Tyndall and Wright creeks). If so, I highly recommend it for a great 360 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » High Sierra Trail Logistics
October 30, 3:52pm

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