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Re: Zipper Design
"Can you really have a truly airtight zipper?" Drysuits do it all the time. Granted as many have said, the zipper is an additional point of failure, but I have a 10 year old diving dr...

In Packrafting » The Alpacka Raft Cargo Fly
December 01, 4:17am

The Alpacka Raft Cargo Fly
Interesting post over on the Packrafting forums. Hopefully not a spoof because it is definitely an interesting idea. Would you pay to have your boat retrofitted? http://packrafting.org/forums/...

In Packrafting » The Alpacka Raft Cargo Fly
November 30, 5:56am

Re: Dehydration
I have been dehydrating all my camping meals for about 2 years now. First piece of advice is do not scrimp on the dehydrator. I wasted money on two cheap dehydrators before getting a Excalibur Foo...

In GEAR » Odd Question
November 12, 8:59am

Re: Watching. Brief.
+ 2 Suunto. The high price put me off for a long time, but now that I have it, I love it. Storm alarm has proved more reliable that I ever expected - particularly in Scotland's fickle wea...

In GEAR » Multifunction Watches
November 09, 1:04pm

Re: Re: Compact camera pouch for 5N with kit lens?
Chris, I already had the Zpacks bag made one inch deeper. I seems to be a perfect size. In the picture it has the pancake lens on the camera and the kit zoom in the corner pouch. Both the cam...

In Photography » Compact camera bag for 5N with kit lens?
November 08, 6:55am

Re: 24 Hours: Packrafting the Grande Ronde River
Ryan, A question on your feet - would you say your system keep your feet dry, wet but warm, or wet and chilly. If you were planning a much longer trip, say a one to two week trip in conditions ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 24 Hours: Packrafting the Grande Ronde River
October 31, 4:53am

Re: Compact camera pouch for 5N with kit lens?
This is what I came up with for my 5N. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=68884

In Photography » Compact camera bag for 5N with kit lens?
October 30, 2:50am

Re: Re: microweight merino wool vs wind shirt
+1 Stephen. I personally put out a lot of body heat when I hike. WPB Shells are never B enough, so I like to get them off as soon as I can or I sweat buckets. Wind Shirts also work great when u...

In GEAR » Windshirt question
October 29, 1:35am

Re: Windshirt question
Like many have already said, I use the wind shirt over my base layer.  I've only started using one in the last 18 months, but I regret not learning about the benefits of it sooner.  In fact I...

In GEAR » Windshirt question
October 28, 1:58pm

Re: Could that Condensation in Your Bivy be a Leaking Floor?
I would advise you to steer clear of the Ti-Goat bivy.  mine has some issues with the quality of its build.  A zipper across the top is a pain when compared to a side zipper.  Finally it seems ...

In GEAR » Could that Condensation in Your Bivy be a Leaking Floor?
October 28, 1:41pm

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