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Finland? and more compass ruminations
Silva is a Swedish company! from Wikipedia: At its production facility in Haninge, Sweden, and in mainland China,[8] Silva of Sweden AB manufactures a wide variety of portable compasses for recre...

In GEAR » Best baseplate compass
January 01, 1:18pm

compass
I would have a look at Silva compasses. The basic baseplate compasses are fine for general use. (In future, can upgrade if necessary) Their website has some basic info on use. If very rusty on t...

In GEAR » Best baseplate compass
January 01, 8:58am

liners
Have you guys who are suggesting just a liner ever tried it at 50° on mountain? I'd freeze my @*se off at that temp over here with the humidity and wind we have- unless in full set of ou...

In GEAR » Non-traditional blanket/quilt ideas?
December 30, 3:23am

sorry for drift, but Pile is NOT Fleece....
to be pedantic ;) 'fleece' as we know it is NOT 'AKA' Pile - they have a quite different structure pile was around for years before 'fleece' was invented, and has a di...

In GEAR » Non-traditional blanket/quilt ideas?
December 28, 8:46am

alternatives are heavier?
Interested why you don't want synthetic/down as they will be lightest? If I was going to make such a thing - i.e a blanket for outdoor use, I would use Pile n pertex - i.e. Fibre pile with ...

In GEAR » Non-traditional blanket/quilt ideas?
December 28, 5:59am

Starlyte n cone.
supports just pull out . go back in easy. You guys with your modified Starlytes and big pots surprise me. I've been using a Starlyte n cone(s) regularly since 2010. no problems with fue...

In GEAR » Does anyone use their Caldera Cone w/alcohol or esbit for 2P, and if so, what's your setup?
December 05, 2:00am

hood
OH and I forgot to add that I prefer a hood which will offer protection to the top of your head whilst open at face e..g drawstring or zip across chest/chin area., The type which zip around...

In GEAR » Best stand-alone bivy?
November 17, 3:05am

Bivi floors etc
From what I have been told/read of by other users, an all eVent bivvy is overall better breathability all round. But like other lightweight types with breathable floors, benefits from careful prot...

In GEAR » Best stand-alone bivy?
November 17, 2:43am

Re: Best stand-alone bivy?
That would be one that you could throw down with a protective ground sheet and pad and camp in any 3-season weather and stay dry and warm. _________________________________________________________...

In GEAR » Best stand-alone bivy?
November 16, 1:33pm

removeable fill, footbox
Rick Colin Ibbotson has made a removeable fill synthetic quilt here: http://tramplite.com/2013/10/myog-synthetic-quilt.html His is an an intersting project, but personally, I'd just make...

In Make Your Own Gear » Two planning quesitons about making a quilt
November 10, 3:37am

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