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Re: recommend me some New Zealand hikes
I assume you're flying from South Island to North? That's a long haul if not. Roughly the size of California and with as diverse a geography; the roads, terrain, and bridges of NZ don'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » recommend me some New Zealand hikes
March 19, 10:12pm

MYOG pants
>"Some pants are dual layered in the knees and are designed to accept foam inserts to serve as kneepads. " I've MYOGed my caving overalls into that. Then cut ensolite sections ...

In GEAR » Knee Pads.
March 19, 9:48pm

Re: Zion Snow
>"could possibly try and get a read on the high country snow when you are there. thanks." Art, I posted on the other (logistics?) thread when I got back. Going up to Angel's L...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual BPL Spring Run -Zion Training Thread
March 19, 1:18am

Re: Wilderness First Responder Training Question
I've taught a few thousand students CPR, FA, AFA and WAFA. Like many have said, I would focus on the practical sessions that are offered to assess different courses. It's not the only cri...

In Other Activities » Wilderness First Responder Training Question
March 19, 12:57am

Re: Does anyone comb their fleece or pile?
In the early 80's Patagonia pile garments got very pilly with use. They could be restored to date-worthy clothing (well, in Berkeley) by shaving the pills off.

In GEAR » Does anyone comb their fleece or pile?
March 19, 12:40am

Here's a comparison. With weights.
80-pound dacron fishing line, 25 feet = 5.1 grams braided nylon line (mason's line thickness, but braided, 25 feet = 10.4 grams 550-cord, possibly heavier than some stuff sold as para-cord, p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bamboo External Frame Backpack
March 17, 7:38pm

Re: line for lashing
There's braided nylon line that works well. NOT mason's line - Mason's line is twisted, not braided and doesn't stay together well and is more slippery. But the braided stuff is a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bamboo External Frame Backpack
March 17, 2:06pm

Re: "Converting my wife"
Dena: Here's a photo to tempt you: One to tempt him: and one for a laugh (the island is totally treeless except for a few introduced and nursed along by Navy personnel): The cush way ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Converting my wife
March 16, 4:30pm

Re: Bamboo External Frame Backpack
Another approach would be to drill the cross members with a hole saw matching the verticals' diameter. Then rest the verticals in the 180-degree and compress the left vertical towards the righ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bamboo External Frame Backpack
March 16, 4:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Suggestions on improvements
Daryl: I've had good success with a "constrictor knot" - a clove hitch with an extra twist, which helps with slipperier synthetic cordage. which especially helpful and easy with...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bamboo External Frame Backpack
March 16, 3:58pm

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