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Re: Final questions for a PLB purchase
The spot is mainly optimized to send and receive messages and uses a satellite system built to send and receive messages. ACR and the satellites it uses were specifically designed for search and r...

In GEAR » Final questions for a PLB purchase
December 08, 3:41pm

Re: practical experience with a microwave
Sorry, double post.

In GEAR » Dry a Sawyer in the microwave?
October 18, 10:31pm

Re: practical experience with a microwave
while I have not microwaved my Sawyer. I did experiment with microwaving a an old MSR ceramic filter (years before I got the Sawyer). You have to go very slowly at this (microwave for a few second...

In GEAR » Dry a Sawyer in the microwave?
October 18, 10:30pm

Re: Re: Washing Tyvek
Tyvek comes in two types Soft structure and hard structure. building wrap is hard structure and it is noisy. Soft structure (Tyvek 1443 and 1460)is is less noisy. While I have not washed hard...

In GEAR » Is Tyvek Really That Bad?
October 18, 10:08pm

Re: Re: State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
"Personally, I can't stand ball heads" I also don't like ball heads. The est tripod head I have found is Bogen 410 mini gear head. Once you point it at your target it will no...

In Photography » State of the Market - Fully Functioning Lightweight Tripods
October 14, 11:54pm

Re: Understanding rain gear materials?
"The inner layer may get clogged with oils, dirt, etc at which point it will not breath much." This applies to any air permiable membrains. This simply means you need to clean your ja...

In GEAR » Understanding rain gear materials?
September 30, 11:20am

Re: Re: Re: Squeeze Filter and Tannins
""I'm surprised they'de clog the filter." My experience on this issue, with various filters, has varied and I'm not sure I understand what all is going on." Tann...

In GEAR » Squeeze Filter and Tannins
September 27, 8:05pm

Re: q
"I would much prefer to be able to screw something on both ends." If I had designed it instead of the fittings it has I ould have put Luer lock fittings on both ends. Syringes have Lu...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini rocks!
September 27, 5:53pm

Re: Applying DWR to winter softshell: Hood + Top Shoulders/Arms or All Over?
DWR will have minimal to no effect on breathability. Spray the entire jacket. Note no DWR treatment will make a jacket water proof. Note DWR only prevents water from sticking to the fabric. It...

In GEAR » Applying DWR to winter softshell: Hood + Top Shoulders/Arms or All Over?
September 26, 3:42pm

Re: "I know I can't wiggle/crawl into a 2-foot opening in the middle of winter."
The opening is bigger than 2' and it's really not that much of a physical feat. i'm sure even you can inchworm. with any kind of specialized gear there are +/- that come along with the ...

In GEAR » Is anyone making eVent bivy's anymore?
September 26, 12:30am

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