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Re: Lab Test - Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Fabric
richard, Thanks for doing this test. It confirms what I was expecting. I have a westcomb specter Lt Event jacket. The pockets in this jacket were made by stitching two pieces of Event fabric...

In GEAR » Lab Test - Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Fabric
December 20, 9:03pm

Re: Re: REALLY COOL, but what the heck?
""...why is there so much vegetation now compared to 100 years ago?" Fire Suppression." There has beeen little to no fire suppression in yosemite national park for about 5...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 100 years in tuolomne...
December 19, 8:49pm

Re: What the heck is a Jetboil?
the purpose of the heat exchanger is to bring a given mount of water to a boil in less time with less fuel. On long trips you would need significantly less fuel than a regular stove (without a heat...

In GEAR » What the heck is a Jetboil?
December 17, 10:47pm

Re: Debunking Hydrostatic Head
"The test only reveals the pressure threshold at which the material allows water to seep through. It does not consider the volume of water that is allowed through after that threshold is reach...

In GEAR » Debunking Hydrostatic Head
December 15, 1:18pm

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

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