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balls v esbit
I have used vaseline/cotton balls many times. Even if well soaked in vaseline they can easily light with a spark if teased out. A moderately soaked ball will burn for 3-4 minutes. Does esbit l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 12:55pm

Oware
Brad. Had you considered the Oware pyramid tarps? I have a 9x9 which is the same size as the SL5 or Luna4. Cheaper new. No vent though. But I generally leave the zip undone unless rainy or very w...

In Gear Swap » WTB Shangri La-5 or Bear Paw Luna 4/5
January 31, 1:54pm

simple method shown here
A simple method illustrated here. Scroll down to the post by Ptarmigan. http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/gear/golite-shangri-la-3/hex-3-owners-thread/30212-2.html I used this method for a fe...

In GEAR » Anyone use trekking poles with a Golite Shangri-la 3?
January 14, 1:35am

Check out this fellows blogs for Scottish packrafting trips.
http://gridnorth.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-archive.html several packrafting trips.

In Packrafting » Routes in the UK ... ideas ?
January 08, 2:18pm

linelocs
Interesting experience. It's not the linelocs that are the real problem, but the line that Tarptent supply. It's too narrow in diameter - also the stopper knots are tied so close to the...

In GEAR » The Notch, in the wind, on a platform
January 08, 2:14pm

Side entry is easiest
It works ok with the Scarp1 for my girl and me. Tight but can be done. (I'm 6' she is 5'10) a side door each helps. I've cooked meals inside the vestibule with doors closed i...

In GEAR » 1P tent for 2P? Anyone doing it?
January 02, 10:32pm

compass
I've used sighting compasses (MC1) a lot. For intensive use - at night, poor weather, repetitious bearing checking/taking (inc from map), using a large Baseplate is more useful than sighting...

In GEAR » Best baseplate compass
January 02, 1:58am

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

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