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Re: Source for EVA Foam
It looks like SULUK46 does not sell the 1/8" foam anymore. Looking at the Foamorder website, they don't give weights or density. My 1/8" foam from Suluk is lighter than what you have ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Source for EVA Foam
March 27, 8:08pm

nice one
Doug - excellent judgement call. Sounds like you learned the most important lesson of all - when to back off in the face of conditions. I'm curious about your lighter - I've always used BI...

In Post-Trip Reports » Snowshoeing Mammoth report
March 20, 10:37pm

Re: Thanks
Brent - here's a suggested route for you that is logistically easy - starts and ends at the same point and has a resupply (MTR) reasonably midway - and has lots of options for on and off trail ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SHR solo in a single thru-hike??
March 20, 3:21pm

Re: SHR solo in a single thru-hike??
I would suggest that from what you say it sounds like your off-trail high mountain navigation experience is pretty slim. If that is correct, then a solo thru-hike of the SHR in a tight time frame i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SHR solo in a single thru-hike??
March 19, 1:20pm

Re: Octamid Help
You'll get a lot more efficient cutting layout if you have horizontal seams in each panel - you can nest the upper triangular pieces in between the lower trapezoids. Your selvage edges will be ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Octamid Help
March 19, 12:21pm

Re: Balaclava ?
I've had pretty good luck with these:

In GEAR » Balaclava ?
March 19, 11:53am

Re: JMT thru-hike in June??
You may want to reconsider your timing if solitude is a prime concern. Start on Labor day and you'll have as much solitude as you're going to get on the JMT outside of doing it on skis. Jul...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » JMT thru-hike in June??
March 19, 11:38am

yes and no
Cairns on a trail I would leave undisturbed. Cairns not on a trail I would knock down, primarily because off-trail cairns tend to keep everyone n the same route and thus create a use tail, rather t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cairns and LNT?
March 16, 7:03pm

Re: Longsleeve baselayer for hot, summertime use?
I use a Terramar shirt that they, sadly, no longer make. Men's silkweight EC2 qwik-dry long sleeve crew. Best shirt I have ever had for hiking in any temperature. I suppose the same fabric may ...

In GEAR » Longsleeve baselayer for hot, summertime use?
March 16, 5:33pm

Re: MYOG Pack for Scouts
Actually my interest was in providing a pattern and instructions to scout groups (for free). I'm not involved in scouting myself, but I applaud those who take kids out into the wilds, and havin...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » scouts making their own gear
March 16, 12:54pm

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